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  •  I saw the first 2 games of the 1991 World Series (4+ / 0-)

    My brother won the ticket lottery and borrowed money from me to pay for the tickets, so I saw the first two games in Minnesota and he saw the last two games. Minnesota Twins against Atlanta Braves.

    It was a close series. One game where the Braves won by a ton, but mostly one or two run games.

    The one play I remember was this:

    A Braves player was on 2nd base. The batter hit a fly ball to the outfield. The Twins shortstop saw the ball was going over his head, but he crouched down and put his glove on the ground, as if the ball was headed to him. The Braves player on second saw this, hesitated, and went back to second. When he realized it was a hit, the runner on second went to third, but not to home. So he didn’t score a run. So it went to extra innings (because that runner hesitated) and the Twins won the World Series.

    That was exciting.

    Plus, the Red Sox came back in the 9th inning (down three games to zero) against the NY Yankees and won four games in a row. That was exciting, too. Then they won the World Series. That was a few years ago.

    Also, I was in the Kingdome when the Seattle Mariners beat the Yankees in the playoffs. Then they lost to Cleveland and then Cleveland lost to the Marlins (or some team from Florida?) in the WS. But at least the Mariners beat the Yankees.

    "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

    by Dbug on Sat May 18, 2013 at 09:54:21 PM PDT

    •  My dad saw a couple of games from 1972 (3+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, helpImdrowning, Dbug

      Pittsburgh v. Baltimore, with Roberto Clemente leading the charge.  Dad, who'd loved the Pirates ever since he'd cut school to sneak into Forbes Field in the 1920s and 1930s (he actually saw one of Babe Ruth's last games, when he was playing for the Boston Braves), was in seventh heaven.  

      •  I saw Roberto Clemente, Jr, play (1+ / 0-)
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        RiveroftheWest

        Back in the 1980s, Greensboro, NC, had a minor league team called the Greensboro Hornets. I went to a game once and the opposing team had a player named Roberto Clemente, Jr. I think I remember that he struck out. I'm pretty sure he never made it to the major leagues.

        "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

        by Dbug on Mon May 20, 2013 at 09:58:05 PM PDT

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