Best Series Ever

by john on October 22, 2003

The Cubs/Red Sox series would have been a good one, but who knows where it would have placed on ESPN’s complete list of the 100 World Series that have been contested, ranked from best to worst.

The best? None other than the 1991 World Series won by the Minnesota Twins. Game 7 still ranks as one of my all-time great sports memories. Jack Morris pitches a 10-inning complete game 1-0 shutout to beat Atlanta and bring the trophy home to Minnesota. I don’t know of a better baseball game ever.

In reading the recap from ESPN I was reminded of why this was such a great series beyond the Morris heroics:

Four games won in the final at-bat; five games decided by one run; three extra-inning games, including Games 6 and 7; Kirby’s Puckett’s HR in the 11th wins Game 6; Jack Morris goes 10 innings in Game 7 1-0 shutout.

“And we’ll see you tomorrow night!”

{ 2 comments }

Terry Weiss September 22, 2004 at 12:53 am

ESPN completely screwed up on the best w/series. It was 1956 Yankees/Dodgers. The best major league game of all time was pitched by Don Larson, caught by Lawrence “Yogi” Berra, 27 up, 27 down. A “perfect baseball game”. It was the best game simply because it happened in a world series. And not only a world series, but a series played by the bitterest of rivals. Dodgers won their first series the previous year, and it was against Yankees. But that’s neither here nor there. This amazing feat, the most amazing in sports aside from ARMY’s undefeated/unscored on football season, made it TOPS in world series, bar none, AMEN. ESPN’s fullacra //Terry Weiss//

roger May 29, 2006 at 7:16 am

Are you fucking crazy? Ever heard of something called the Redsox and Yankees. Down 3 – 0 ?

Come the fuck on.

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