1991 World Series Game 6 “And we’ll see you tomorrow night”

mnhist0511-puckettIn 1991, both teams the Atlanta Braves and the Minnesota Twins went from last place in their respective division (1990) to first in their division the next year and into the World Series which was the first time ever to happen in baseball history. Through the first 5 games of the World Series every game was won by the home team with three games (Game 2-Game 4) being one run games and Game 6 shouldn’t be any different. The Braves were just one win away from winning the World Series their first major professional sport title in Atlanta history. The Twins scored 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning to make it 2-0 but the Braves wouldn’t quit. Braves would tie the game twice including in the top of the 7th inning to make it 3-3. The game would go to extra innings and the Twins hopes on the line, Kirby Puckett became the hero. In the bottom of the 11th Twins Kirby Puckett told teammate Chili Davis that he planned to bunt just to get on base. Davis responded to Puckett ‘Bunt my ass, hit it out of here and let’s go home!” Puckett did just that. Puckett smacked a walk off home run to give the Twins a 4-3 win and tied the series 3-3 to send it to a Game 7 as the Minnesota crowd went crazy. The broadcaster Jack Buck famously called the home run with the line “And we’ll see you tomorrow. A dramatic Game 7 was set up for the very next night.

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