DOWN TO THE LAST PITCH by Tim Wendel

April 27, 2014

Tim Wendel spoke about his book, Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Never before in baseball history had a team finished last and rallied to take the pennant the following season. Yet in 1991, lightning struck twice as the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves both reached the World Series. The remarkable turnarounds resulted in arguably the greatest Fall Classic of all time. Four of the games between the Twins and Braves were settled by "walk-off" runs. Three of them, including the climactic Game Seven, went into extra innings. And all seven games had memorable moments--from close plays at the plate to base-running blunders to pitching gems to dramatic late-inning home runs.

 

In Down to the Last Pitch, award-winning writer Tim Wendel brings to life these seven memorable games, weaving contemporary interviews with discussions decades later about this classic World Series, and teasing out fact from legend. When the final out was recorded in 1991, the cover headline in "Baseball Weekly" read, "BEST WORLD SERIES EVER?" While that can always be debated, what happened inside and outside the lines in 1991 continues to resonate today.

 

Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time By Tim Wendel Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780306823749
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 31st, 2015