Every player's name links to their career statistics. Game 7 matched Detroit native John Smoltz against his hometown hero Morris who had been a longtime Tiger standout. A three run blast by Greg Gagne and a bases-empty bomb by Kent Hrbek (that landed in the upper decks) backed up the thirty-six year old workhorse. Minnesota scored first in the bottom of the third. Because Game 3 ended after midnight, some credited Lemke with winning two World Series games in one day. The Minnesota Twins of the American League ended the season with a record of 95 wins and 67 losses, finishing first in the AL's West Division. Brian Harper, who had not started the game at catcher (instead Kelly started Junior Ortiz, Erickson's personal catcher for much of that season) pinch hit to start the inning and reached on an error. In 1991, Leibrandt was 15–13 with a 3.49 ERA. As with the '87 contest, the Twins still had a definite advantage over visiting teams thanks to the "baseball purist's nightmare" known as the Hubert Humphrey Metrodome. First base umpire Drew Coble called Gant out. Cox called for a hit and run with Pendleton at the plate. Kelly later said that he wanted Knoblauch to take the turn around first to draw the throw away from the plate and allow the run to score. And five years ago, for the 20th anniversary of the 1991 World Series, the Twins gave out bobbleheads of Hrbek holding Gant by one leg. Then Justice hit into a fielder's choice that scored Pendleton and gave the Braves a 5–0 lead. The Twins' middle infielders (still waiting for the cut-off) acted as if they had the ball and held Smith at third preventing the tiebreaker. With a lead and a bullpen that had allowed only one earned run in the entire post-season, the Twins opted to go for more runs by pinch hitting for Morris and removing him after six innings. NLCS MVP: Steve Avery. I wonder if he could have hit the split-finger fastball? Puckett homered in the seventh to make it 4–2, one inning after two Twins hits and two other fly outs to the warning track. Test your knowledge on this sports quiz and compare your score to others. Smith (playing with a record fourth team in Series play) led off Atlanta's eighth with a single to right and Terry Pendleton followed with a double to deep left-center. Bream followed Gant's lead and slapped a weak grounder toward Hrbek who threw the ball home for a force-out, then took the return from Harper for a double play. Stanton misstepped coming to play the bunt, allowing Harper to reach base without a play. In the top of the seventh, Pagliarulo homered to give the Twins the lead, 2–1. The Braves, realizing that their opponents were fresh out of fresh players, ended the struggle with Mark Lemke delivering a two out single to score David Justice, who had singled and stolen second. Then in the top half of the inning, he had inserted Leius, normally a third baseman, into the game at shortstop in place of pinch hitter Sorrento. The Twins contended for the 1992 American League Western Division title for much of the season but finished six games behind the Oakland Athletics, who won the division for the fourth time in five seasons. The "marathon man" Morris continued to dominate the Braves going into the tenth and retired the side with no incidents. Player birth country and age distributions, draft rounds of players in the 1991 tournament. Before joining the Braves in 1990, Leibrandt was a member of the Kansas City Royals for six seasons and had won 17 games for their 1985 World Series champion squad. The 1991 Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB) won the World Series, the second time the Twins had won the World Series since moving to Minnesota in 1961.During the 1991 regular season the Twins had an MLB-leading 15-game win streak, which remains a club record. C $113.96. In the second inning, Harper scored on Mike Pagliarulo's double. [14] The Twins added three more runs in the fifth, as Kent Hrbek led off with a double, Scott Leius singled and shortstop Greg Gagne hit a three-run shot. The move backfired as Braves got the run back in the bottom of the inning when Smith made up for his baserunning gaffe and homered off Twins reliever Carl Willis to tie the game. 1991 World Series (4–3): Minnesota Twins (A.L.) Tickets. Oct 27, 1991, Attendance: 55118, Time of Game: 3:23. West had failed to retire a batter in Game 3, facing two batters and giving up two walks (while one of these walks did force a run home, this run was an unearned run charged to starter Erickson). In 2002 the Braves finally experienced a Metrodome win by taking two games from the Twins in a three-game series;[33] the Twins swept a three-game series from the Braves at the Metrodome in 2007. As it turned out, the game was just beginning. Lemke tagged and broke for the plate as soon as Mack caught the ball. The game entered the seventh with the Braves leading 5–3. “It’s a testament to the team that got put together. Seven Twins players appeared in both the 1987 and 1991 Series, playing for the Twins both times: Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, Greg Gagne, Dan Gladden, Gene Larkin, Randy Bush and Al Newman. Morris was in a jam as he faced Gant with two runners in scoring position. About logos . His score gave the Braves a 5–4 win and cut the Twins' lead in the Series to two games to one. Leading off the bottom of the first, Gladden lifted a seemingly routine pop-up toward second base. While the Braves fans agonized over the base running error, Atlanta nonetheless was in an enviable position with two runners on, no one out and the power-hitting Ron Gant at the plate. Record: 74-88, Finished 5th in NL_West (Schedule and Results) Manager: Lou Piniella (74-88) General Manager: Bob Quinn Sr. This game set a World Series record for the longest scoreless tie in Game 7. The Twins had their first opportunity in the bottom of the third inning, when Gladden doubled and advanced to third on a flyout by Knoblauch. It was the sixth game-tying homer in World Series history by a No. The Braves tied it in the third when Pendl… He had been effective, allowing only the one run, but had a high pitch count. The reliever nailed a high fly ball, but it was easily caught to retire the side. Lemke (who had nearly caused a major Twins rally with his fielding error in the top of the inning) now entered the pantheon of World Series heroes by hitting a single to left that enabled Justice to just beat the throw home from Gladden. Your Account; Logout; Login; Create Account; via Sports Logos.net. For three innings, the pitchers matched zeroes, but in the fourth, Gant singled to left and Justice homered off the top of the left-field wall for a 2–0 Braves lead. After the pitch, the Twins' Al Newman returned the ball to Palermo and the series umpires jogged to the mound to exchange well wishes. He explained, "everybody watches the feet on the replays, but if you watch his upper body, he's falling over and in my judgment his momentum after he hit the bag carried him on and off." The Atlanta 5-4 victory was the first of four games in this Series to end with the winning team scoring the deciding run in the ninth inning or later. ALCS MVP: Kirby Puckett. In addition, the Braves' Terry Pendleton also played in the 1987 Series, as a Cardinal. This became important when Pendleton golfed Erickson's next pitch into the seats, his second World Series home run, to tie the game at two. Randy St. Claire gave up a run when Gladden tripled (the fifth triple of the game) and scored on a fielder's choice by Junior Ortiz, but the game ended in a 14–5 Braves rout, the Series' only lopsided game. Kelly sent David West out to begin the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Justice lifted what appeared to be a go-ahead home run for the Braves to right, but at the last instant, the ball hooked foul by about two feet. He also lost Game 6 of the 1992 World Series by allowing an extra-base hit to the Blue Jays' Dave Winfield for the eventual game- and series-winning runs, but was significantly more philosophical about that misfortune, saying, "I was devastated last year. Pendleton then followed with a deep fly ball to center field. A three run blast by Greg Gagne and a bases-empty bomb by Kent Hrbek (that landed in the upper decks) backed up the thirty-six year old workhorse. With Glavine working on a two-hitter, the game seemed in hand for the Braves. He lifted a fly ball toward right-center field where Justice and Gant both went to catch it, but neither called for the ball and it dropped between them. After Olson popped out, Lemke hit his third triple in his last four at bats, driving home Justice and Hunter, and scoring when Belliard singled to center. During the game, a Hrbek pop foul hit Commissioner Fay Vincent's daughter Anne in the head. Ron Gant then followed with a single that Gladden misplayed, which scored Treadway and left runners at second and third. Game 4 matched up Jack Morris against Atlanta starter John Smoltz, a former Detroit prospect who had idolized him while a youngster. Both managers emptied their benches to give playing time to non-starters. Into the wind, and the left-hander (Charlie Leibrandt) delivers. The over confident skipper would regret his off-hand remark as he demonstrated his lack of both scientific and mathematical skills in Game 3. The match-up would prove to be one of the greatest pitcher’s duels in World Series history. The 1991 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament was played at the end of the 1991 NCAA Division I baseball season to determine the national champion of college baseball.The tournament concluded with eight teams competing in the College World Series, a double-elimination tournament in its forty fifth year.Eight regional competitions were held to determine the participants in the final event. After Jarvis Brown came in to run for Davis, Harper attempted to move him over with a bunt down the first base line. This moment is captured in a statue of Puckett just outside Gate 34 at the Twins' new home, Target Field. And then the floodgates opened. Neither team was able to score a run early on. As of 2016, no subsequent World Series has approached either number in national TV ratings. After a strikeout, Smith walked and Pendleton reached on an infield single. Copyright 1999- Rick Aguilera earned the save for the Twins, and the Series headed to Atlanta with the Twins leading two games to none. This game matched Minnesota's 20-game winner Scott Erickson against Atlanta's late-season hero and NLCS MVP, Steve Avery. 2 sold. Leibrandt's poor performance resulted in his being removed from the rotation, although he did pitch in Game 6, facing just one batter and giving up the game-winning home run to Puckett. The ground ball retired Pendleton, but the speedy Gant beat the relay to first and Lemke scored the tying run, charged to Erickson. The Twins kept their three-man rotation, with Erickson, who had been batted around in Game 3, getting the start for Minnesota. Hrbek threw to home to force out Smith, who was still at third at the time of the pitch, and Harper relayed the ball back to first to retire Bream, who, with his chronic knee problems (five previous surgeries) and running with a large brace on his right knee, was known as one of baseball's slowest runners, in time to complete a rare 3–2–3 double play and end the inning. - Jack Morris in The Detroit Tigers Enyclopedia (Jim Hawkins, Dan Ewald, George Van Dusen, Sports Publishing, April 1, 2003, Page 123), ← 1990 | Minnesota Twins (4) vs Atlanta Braves (3) | 1992 →. This left Kelly with backup catcher Junior Ortiz and utility man Gene Larkin. After the Twins' triumph, the 1993 Phillies, 1998 Padres, 2007 Rockies and the 2008 Rays followed previous seasons' last-place finishes with a World Series appearance, but fell short. In the fifth, Pendleton and Gant singled, with Pendleton moving to third. As was the custom in the first three games, the Twins scored first. [29] Smoltz later said that if he had had the experience Morris had at the time, he might also have tried to argue his way out of being removed from the game when he got in trouble in the 8th, but as a young and fairly inexperienced pitcher, he didn't feel he had the standing to argue with Cox the way Morris did with Kelly. With one out and Guthrie pitching, Lemke drilled a triple off the left-center field wall. After Mark Wohlers retired Randy Bush to lead off the top of inning, Gladden singled. Kirby Puckett had other plans in the eleventh inning and the Braves did too — they made a call to the bullpen for reliever Charlie Leibrandt. S 9 T 4 p N o n N s T 6 o r e d F N I S. Kerby Puckett - 1991 Minnesota Twins Baseball World Series Ring WITH Wooden Box . Lemke, the hero of Games 3 and 4, drilled a triple that scored Olson, and then scored on a double by Belliard. C $50.03. Knoblauch reached on a one-out walk and then went to third on a single by Puckett. Immediately in the bottom half, the unheralded Leius drilled Glavine's first pitch into the left-field seats for what proved to be the game-winning home run.[22]. Morris used this ball during that extraordinary feat, … [17] This call was ranked as one of the top ten worst baseball calls by both ESPN and Sports Illustrated. After Pendleton reached with one out, Gant drove a pitch deep to left field. As such, the ball never touched Lemke and by rule, he was safe. C $59.16. Both starting pitchers stayed in the game through eight innings and were quite effective, giving up just five runs combined (three earned). That's going to be a winner for Atlanta!!! The game remained tied through the sixth. This World Series was also the first to end with an extra-inning Game 7 since 1924, when the home team, the Washington Senators (who became the Twins in 1961), won it in their last at-bat. He took it hard. The same thing happened in the 1997 World Series, when the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians in the 11th inning of Game 7. With the score 4–1, the Braves looked to close it out. Mike Stanton was called in to replace Smoltz and was ordered to walk the lumber-wielding outfielder. Only one other World Series game went longer without a run, Game 6 of the 1956 World Series, which went to two outs in the bottom of the 10th before the winning run scored. The Twins also won the AL West Division in 1991 with every team in the division having a .500 or better record, a feat the Braves achieved in the National League East in 2005. The Braves ended the seventh with an 11–3 lead and the announcers began talking about the teams' chances in Game 6. Gladden, the left fielder, departed in the offseason for Detroit. Rawlings 1987 World Series Official MLB Game Baseball Minnesota Twins - Boxed. With 69 innings in total, the 1991 World Series shares the record for longest seven-game World Series ever, in terms of innings, with 1924 (some early series were best-of-nine contests or contained tie games; 1912 logged the most innings ever, at 75). Way back! But by Game 7 -- what was to become one of the most memorable title clinchers in the history of the sport -- it had simply become one of the greatest World Series ever played. From United States +C $33.29 shipping. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. Then, as part of the new season-long interleague schedule, the Twins played their first regular-season series against the Braves at Turner Field in May 2013; the Braves swept the three-game set. Gladden responded with a walk and a steal of second. On the fourth pitch of the at bat, with Knoblauch running to avoid a potential double play, Hrbek struck out looking. Pendleton and Gant walked, Justice singled to score Pendleton, and West was again taken out without retiring a batter; in this game, he was charged with four earned runs without retiring a batter, for an infinite ERA (West retired his first World Series hitter in the 1993 World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies). 1991 Cincinnati Reds Statistics. As a result, the relay reached Harper before Smith got to the plate. The ball landed in front of the charging Hunter for a bloop hit, and the ball then took a high bounce that Hunter was unable to field. Despite his earlier struggles, Peña induced a ground ball double play from Mack to record the first two outs. The Twins' 90–72 record was their last winning campaign until 2001, Kelly's last season as manager. As Puckett went back to field it, Smith stopped between the bases to see if Puckett had a chance to catch it. Morris threw a pitch that got past Harper, but he was able to recover and tag Pendleton out as he tried to score. The Twins started their ace, Minnesota native Jack Morris. Morris's win was his third World Series win in as many starts, as he won Games 1 and 4 of the 1984 Series. It's only a game. The Twins, on the verge of elimination, managed to force a seventh outing in Game 6 after Kirby Puckett drilled an eleventh inning home run off Charlie Leibrandt, who had just entered the game back at the Metrodome. Cox brought in Jim Clancy to pitch and called for an intentional walk with the pitcher's spot due next, loading the bases and forcing Kelly's hand. [21], The Braves tied the game in the fifth when Olson doubled, advanced to third on a groundout by Lemke, and came home on a sacrifice fly by Rafael Belliard. Larkin had a .167 postseason average and was nursing an injured knee, but had one hit in three pinch-hit at-bats in Games 3–5 (the hit in Game 3). With two out, leadoff hitter Dan Gladden walked and then stole second. Despite a heated debate by Braves manager Bobby Cox, the call stood as the official believed it was the runner's own momentum that had carried him off of the base. Despite Hrbek's .115 Series average and lack of speed, and even though the Braves had left-hander Kent Mercker, who had struck Hrbek out in a similar situation earlier in the series, warming up in the bullpen along with right-hander Jim Clancy, Cox decided to call a second consecutive intentional walk, loading the bases to set up a force play at home plate. The runner tags at third, here's the throw from Shane Mack, here's Lemke... he is out.. safe, safe, safe!!! Smith, playing for a record fourth team in World Series play, tried to beat the throw to third from Gladden, which was wild and missed third baseman Leius. Team Canada stats, scoring leaders and demographics breakdown at U20 World … Once again, the … Knoblauch followed with a double play grounder to second that Lemke misplayed, allowing Gladden to advance to third. The Twins have won it! Refusing to come out of the game, Morris pitched the top of the tenth. Morris was named the MVP for the series. Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. As Mercker came into the game, Tim McCarver theorized on the CBS broadcast that the Twins might be forced to use one of their pitchers as a pinch hitter if the inning continued. I've seen his swing. Later, the Twins players did a victory lap around the perimeter of the Metrodome.[30]. The 1991 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 1991 season. Atlanta fielders Justice and Mark Lemke miscommunicated and collided, and the ball fell from Lemke's glove. The Braves appeared ready to take a lead in the fifth when Smith singled and stole second. Smith took third, but Gant was caught between bases trying to advance on the throw. Morris returned to the mound for his third start of the Series while Smoltz made his second for the Braves. Cox sent Leibrandt to the mound to face Puckett, who recalled telling Davis that he planned to bunt for a base hit, to which Davis responded, "Bunt my ass. On Oct. 27, 1991, the Atlanta Braves’ John Smoltz and the Minnesota Twins’ Jack Morris took the mound at the Metrodome in Minneapolis for Game 7 of the 1991 World Series. Minnesota rookie Scott Leius was the hero in Game 2 after a clutch, tie-breaking homer in the eighth, but the most memorable play of the outing came on a controversial call by umpire Drew Coble. He moved to third on Knoblauch's lineout to right and scored on Puckett's center field sacrifice fly. David West entered the game and walked two consecutive batters, forcing home an unearned run (charged to Erickson) and leaving the bases loaded for Terry Leach, who struck out Lemke to end the inning. Neither pitcher matched his effectiveness from his first series start, and despite the final score, this contest was close until after the seventh inning stretch. Controversy occurred the next inning when Lonnie Smith reached first on an error by Scott Leius. Puckett, giving chase, tracked the ball down and then leaped to snare it before it could hit the 13-foot Plexiglas barrier over the left field wall. The statue is of Puckett rounding second base, pumping his fists after hitting the dramatic walk-off home run. New Listing Jack Morris JSA Coa Autograph 1991 World Series Signed BasebaLL. Kelly remembered seeing a tape of the game that showed Glavine in disbelief that Atlanta was unable to score, and felt that Glavine's emotions took over. Charlie Leibrandt was given the start for the Braves in Game 1, but fell 5-2 thanks to a strong seventh inning effort by Jack Morris. Twins catcher Brian Harper then lifted a fly ball to left field that was caught for the second out. The Braves put a runner into scoring position with one out in the top of the fifth, as Lemke reached third on a sacrifice bunt by Belliard and a bunt single by Smith. The 88th edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff played between the American League (AL) champion Minnesota Twins (95–67) and the National League (NL) champion Atlanta Braves (94–68). Minnesota rookie Scott Leius was the hero in Game 2 after a clutch, tie-breaking homer in the eighth, but the most memorable play of the outing came on a controversial call by umpire Drew Coble. 1991 World Series; ALCS; NLCS ; Series Scores. Way back! The Braves countered with Charlie Leibrandt, the only Brave with Series exposure. His hustle enabled Smith to reach first. Brand New. This left Kelly with a tough decision, as Brown did not hit well and had not yet gotten a hit in the Series, going 0–for–2 in Game 5. With two outs and first base open and the normally light-hitting Lemke on deck, Aguilera, wary of Olson's stealth status as one of the Braves' best clutch hitters (despite an overall average of only .241, he had batted .373 with two outs and runners in scoring position during the season), pitched him very carefully after the stolen base and walked him. Won World Series Manager: Tom Kelly (95-67) 1991 Minnesota Twins Statistics 1991 Minnesota Twins Roster. Over the next several seasons, the players that made up the core of the 1987 and 1991 Twins slowly began to leave. Gladden reached third on a fly ball by Kirby Puckett for the first out, and after Knoblauch stole second Chili Davis was put on intentionally. The capstone to what many consider to be the greatest World Series ever played, the Twins' 1-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in 10 innings in that Game 7, on Oct. 27, 1991, marked the third extra-innings game and fifth one-run victory over the course of the seven-game Series. Game 4 matched up Morris against Atlanta starter John Smoltz, a former Detroit prospect and Michigan native who idolized Morris as a youngster. They became the first team in the National League to go from last place one year to first place the next. The pitching matchup featured 1991 National League Cy Young Award winner Tom Glavine against the Twins' 16-game winner and number two starter, Kevin Tapani. Smith hit his third home run in three nights to give the Braves a 6–3 lead. Morris got out of the jam by striking out Sid Bream to end the inning, and the Twins added an insurance run in the bottom of the inning as Hrbek homered off Clancy. 27,439 Ballpark: Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium Won League Championship Series National League Championship Series - Defeated Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 World Series - Lost to Minnesota Twins 4-3 Manager: Bobby Cox (94-68) Location: Atlanta, Georgia. The Twins are going to win the World Series!!! C $50.03. The 1991 Atlanta Braves season was the 26th in Atlanta and the 121st overall. 1991 World Series Minnesota Twins over Atlanta Braves (4-3) 1990 WS 1992 WS. But Smoltz struck out Puckett to end the inning. Morris induced Bream to ground to first. On the first pitch he saw, Larkin drove a single into deep left-center over the drawn-in outfield, scoring Gladden with the series-winning run and giving the Twins their second world championship since moving to Minnesota. Gagne and Davis departed after the 1992 season and Harper at the end of the 1993 season. Check out the 1991 MLB Season History, featuring league standings, postseason results, no-hitters, and baseball's leaders in Home Runs, ERA, and more. [34] The Braves ultimately finished with an all-time record of 2–8 in the stadium before it closed as a baseball venue in 2009. Atlanta returned the favor in the bottom of the inning as Minnesota had runners at first and third with one out and Kirby Puckett due up. The Braves . As Atlanta's Ron Gant attempted to retre… But the next batter, Davis, homered off Glavine and gave the Twins an early 2–0 lead. A symbolic moment for this Series occurred on the first at-bat when Braves leadoff hitter Smith shook hands with Twins catcher Harper just before stepping up to the plate. Customs services and international tracking provided. (Game 7 of the 2016 World Series also went to extra innings, when the visiting Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings.) In the bottom of the 12th, Aguilera remained in the game to pitch and quickly got the first out on one pitch. How Gene Larkin Became the Hero of the 1991 World Series. Morris threw 126 pitches in the game. It was the first of four games in this Series to end with the winning team scoring the deciding run in the ninth inning or later. He was also one of the few starting pitchers in the series on either side with prior experience; seven years earlier, as the ace of the Detroit Tigers, Morris won two games in the 1984 World Series and helped lead Detroit to its most recent world championship. All Rights Reserved by Baseball Almanac, Inc.Hosted by Hosting 4 Less. I know he couldn't hit it." Your Account; Logout; Login; Create Account; via Sports Logos.net. In fact, the Braves won an unprecedented 14 consecutive division titles (three as members of the NL West, and the last 11 in the East), not counting the strike-aborted 1994 season. More league info. In the bottom of the eighth, Randy Bush pinch-hit for Gagne to lead off for the Twins, and singled off Smoltz, then was removed in favor of the faster Al Newman to pinch-run. After the pitch, the Twins' Al Newman returned the ball to Palermo and the series umpires jogged to the mound to exchange well wishes. Entering the 10th inning, Kelly had already used four of the seven players on his bench. And it has every player plus manager Tom … Davis, playing this game in right field in place of Mack, who was 0–for–15, singled. The 1991 World Series was notable for several grueling contests, with five of its games decided by one run and three in extra innings (including the third game, a 12-inning marathon that saw Twins manager Tom Kelly run out of hitters). Lemke slid around Harper and was called safe with the winning run. It was Smith's third home run in as many nights and the veteran substitute (in place Otis Nixon who was suspended with drug problems) showed he still had what it took to play in the major leagues. The Twins are selling a set of bobblehead dolls commemorating the 1991 World Series championship team. With Guthrie having pitched the 10th and 11th innings, Aguilera was the last player available for Kelly to use that night; he could not use the other two players he had on the roster as they were his Game 4 and 5 starters (Morris and Tapani). On the pitch before, with a 1–2 count, Pendleton appeared to swing and miss for strike three (as Morris believed). The win tied the Series at two games apiece and ensured a return to Minnesota. Traded to the Cubs, he finished his career with Chicago that season. Morris later claimed the play should never have taken place. After the 1991 Series, the Twins did not play in Atlanta again until 2011 for two preseason exhibition games at Turner Field. Game 7 saw a rematch of the Game 4 starters. Part of the Baseball Almanac Family. In addition to the suspense of the outcome of many of its games, the Series had other highlights. Justice led off the fourth with his first World Series home run, and the Braves led for the first time in the Series, 2–1. Denkinger turned to third base umpire Terry Tata, who confirmed the call. After walking the first two batters to lead off the eighth, Morris was pulled from the game in favor of Mark Guthrie, who induced a double play off the bat of Terry Pendleton. ALCS. Puckett swings and hits a blast! This feat was also accomplished by the 1991 Minnesota Twins.The last Major League Baseball team to accomplish this was the 1890 Louisville Colonels of the American Association. After being traded to the playoff-bound Red Sox in 1995, Aguilera returned to the Twins in 1996, used by Kelly as a starter. The Braves scored just under half their total runs for the series in these eight innings. The Braves and Twins split the series 1–1. Pendleton responded by lacing a double into the left-center field gap, but Smith made his second base-running mistake of the series. Willis was charged with a blown save, but he pitched two more scoreless innings, the eighth and ninth. 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