1991 World Series Game 7 Jack Morris goes mad

morrisOn October 27th 1991, there was a Game 7 for the World Series title. There have already been 4 single run games and 3 decided in the final at-bat so why this World Series deciding Game 7 be any different? The two aces Braves John Smoltz and Twins Jack Morris went toe to toe back and forth throughout the game. Both teams had a chance to score but failed to, then the game would get even more nerve wrecking. The Braves threatened to score and take the lead late in the game in the top of the 8th innings with the bases loaded with 1 out. Morris got Braves Sid Bream to ground out into a 3-2-3 double play to get the Twins out of major trouble and Braves would not reach base again for the rest of the game. In the bottom of the 8th it was the Twins turn to load up the bases but they also got denied and the game would remain scoreless. The game went to extra inning for the 3rd time in the series. Jack Morris refused to come out of the game and fought off Twins manager Tom Kelly attempt to take him out of the game. Jack Morris threw 126 pitch in the game and kept the Twins in it the whole way. In the bottom of the 10th the Twins Gladden got a lead off double then the Twins did a sac bunt to send Gladden to 3rd base. The bases would eventually be loaded with one out with Gene Larkins. On the first pitch Larkins would hit a single into deep left-center field to score Gladden to win the dramatic World Series. Gladden would be mobbed at home plate by his team as the Minnesota Twins won their 2nd World Series in 5 years. The Metrodome went nuts as Jack Morris would win the World Series MVP for his stellar performance. This World Series hold the record for longest seven-game World Series ever with 69 total innings played. ESPN would select this particular World Series as “The Greatest of All Time” in their “World Series 100th Anniversary” countdown.

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