The 1987 Minnesota Twins are the only World Series champions to be outscored in the regular season. Despite scoring only 786 runs while allowing 806, the Twins finished the 1987 regular season with a record of 85-77, two games ahead of Kansas City in the AL West and then shocked the favored Detroit Tigers in the ALCS and beat St. Louis in seven games for the title. Their .525 winning percentage is the lowest ever for a World Series champion.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Big League Trivia’
My take 0 I remeber that team very well. And they were a ton of fun to watch!!!
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I bring you the sixth of eight packs of 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards that I ripped through this morning…
Notable – Ramon Martinez, Greg Gagne, Edgar Martinez
Pick Of The Pack – Triple exposure shot of Rickey Henderson
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The 1991 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves is considered one of the toughest and tightest ever. To some, this series was the greatest in history. Three games went into extra innings, four games ended with the winning run scoring on the final pitch, and five games were decided by one run. Best of all, the series brought together the previous season’s last place teams, the first time in modern major league history that a team had gone from worst to first.
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – Each of these rosters were loaded with stud players. I too have a ton of fond memories of this incredible ‘Fall Classic’!!!
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All it took Greg Gagne was 9 days to return this card back to me!!
Gagne was just another cog in the wheel of those great Twins teams of the late 80’s and early 90’s. A solid contact hitter and base runner, Gagne had a knack for getting on base and scoring runs. He was part of the Twins championship teams of 1987 and 1991. In those 14 World Series games, Gagne collected 10 hits while scoring 6 runs and driving in an additional 6.
Thank you for the great autograph Mr. Gagne!!!
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