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Down to the Last Pitch

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

Trade Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780306823749

Price: $15.99 / $19.99 (CAD)

ON SALE: March 31st 2015

Genre: Nonfiction / Sports & Recreation / Baseball / History


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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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“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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