The 1991 Major League Baseball World Series was a best-of-seven played between the American League champion Minnesota Twins and the National League champion Atlanta Braves. The Twins defeated the Braves 4-3 in series to win the championship, which included five of the games decided by a single run, four decided in the final at-bat and three going into extra innings. Both teams had finished the 1990 season in last place, before making pennant winning turnarounds in 1991. No league champion had ever finished the previous season in last place.
The series culminated in dramatic fashion. Game 7 was scoreless through the regular nine innings and went into extra innings. Minnesota won 1–0 in the bottom of the 10th, with their starting pitcher, Jack Morris, pitching a complete game.
October 14, 1991 - MPR’s Bill Wareham reports on Minnesota Twins winning American League pennant, beating the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 5 of American League Championship Series. The Minnesota Twins now go onto the 1991 World Series and face the winner of National League Championship Series.
October 18, 1991 - MPR’s Bill Wareham reports on the various preparations of the Minnesota Twins as they get ready for the 1991 World Series, after winning the American League Championship. The Twins opponent will be the National League Champion Atlanta Braves.
October 18, 1991 - MPR’s Gary Eichten interviews sports commentator Howard Sinker, who provides insight into 1991 World Series match-up of American League’s Minnesota Twins and National League’s Atlanta Braves. The series opens on October 19th at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
October 19, 1991 - On this Weekend Edition report, MPR’s Bill Wareham highlights the Atlanta Braves. For many Braves players, this will be the first experience playing in the Metrodome and dealing with its unique oddities as a ballpark. The Braves will represent the National League in the 1991 World Series against the American League’s Minnesota Twins.
October 21, 1991 - MPR’s Bill Wareham provides a recap of Game 2 of the 1991 World Series. The Minnesota Twins beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2. Segment includes interview clips of Twins Manager Tom Kelly and players from both teams.
October 22, 1991 - MPR’s Mark Heistad interviews Mike Tiering, an Atlanta sportswriter, about the 1991 World Series and the intense enthusiasm for the Atlanta Braves. Tiering discusses the Atlanta losses in first two games and prediction on Game 3.
October 22, 1991 - MPR’s Gary Eichten interviews sports commentator Howard Sinker to get his take on the first two games of 1991 World Series and match-ups between Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves in Game 3. The Twins lead series is tied 2-0.
October 23, 1991 - MPR’s Bill Wareham reports from Atlanta and gives a recap of Game 3 of the 1991 World Series. The Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 in the bottom of the 12th inning. Segment includes interview clips of players and Twins manager Tom Kelly.
October 23, 1991 - MPR’s Gary Eichten talks with sports commentator Howard Sinker about the Game 3 of the 1991 World Series between Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves. The game ended with Atlanta winning in the bottom of the 12th.
October 24, 1991 - MPR’s Bill Wareham reports from Atlanta and gives a recap of Game 4 of the 1991 World Series. The Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2. Segment includes interview clips of players and managers from both teams.