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Down to the Last Pitch

Down to the Last Pitch

How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time

Never in baseball history had a team ranked last rebounded to take the pennant the following season. Yet in 1991 lightning struck twice as the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves, a pair of cellar dwellers the year before, faced each other in an unforgettable World Series. When the final out was recorded, the cover headline in Baseball Weekly read: “Best World Series Ever.”
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Genre: Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Baseball / History

On Sale: March 31st 2015

Price: $15.99 / $19.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780306823749

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Reader Reviews

Praise

“The most underrated great World Series is finally getting its due…brilliantly [brought] to life by Tim Wendel.”—Claire Smith, award-winning ESPN news editor

“Just when you think you've seen everything, read everything, along comes a book and an author in whose gifted hands the past comes alive and makes you believe in miracles all over again.”—Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy

"Tim Wendel, a great baseball writer and historian, relives the only time that two last-place teams rebounded the next year to play for the championship."—Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The reader is in for a treat. Down to the Last Pitch is Wendel at his best."—Tampa Tribune

"[A] classic tale of an authentic Fall Classic"—Charleston Post and Courier

“This is a winner.”—San Francisco Book Review

Hudson Valley News, 6/29/15
“A fine new book…for the baseball fan.”
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