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The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Minnesota Twins won 4 games to 3, giving the franchise its first World Series victory since 1924, when the team was located in Washington, D.C. and known as the Washington Senators. Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_1987. ... Image File history File links World_Series_Logo_1987. ... Jump to: navigation, search In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Jump to: navigation, search * World Champion notes: St. ... Washington, D.C. is the capital city of the United States of America. ...


The 1987 Series was remarkable in several regards: It featured the first World Series game played in an indoor stadium (the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome), and was the first World Series in which all games were won by the home team. The 1987 Twins set a record for the lowest regular season win-loss record of any World Series championship team (85-77, .525). The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


Managers: Tom Kelly (Minnesota), Whitey Herzog (St. Louis) People named Tom Kelly include: Tom Kelly (baseball) Tom Kelly (engineer) Tom Kelly (Ireland) Tom Kelly (musician) Tom Kelly (UK) Tom Kelly (USA) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Whitey Herzog (born November 9, 1931) is a former major league baseball player and manager. ...


Umpires: Dave Phillips (AL), Lee Weyer (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), John McSherry (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL), Terry Tata (NL) Lee Howard Weyer (September 3, 1936 – July 4, 1988) was an American umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1963 to 1988. ...


Series MVP: Frank Viola (Minnesota) Frank John Viola (born April 19, 1960 in Hempstead, New York) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1982-89), New York Mets (1989-91), Boston Red Sox (1992-94), Cincinnati Reds (1995) and Toronto Blue Jays (1996). ...


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Playoffs

American League Championship Series: Minnesota Twins def. Detroit Tigers

Going into the ALCS, few outside of Minnesota gave the lowly Twins much chance of defeating the mighty Tigers. Many sports writers noted that the Twins' 85-77 record would have placed them fourth in the powerful AL East. However, the Twins cruised to victory in the ALCS, winning both games at the Metrodome and losing the first at Tiger Stadium before winning games 4 and 5 and ending the Tigers' season. The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... This article is about Tiger Stadium in Detroit. ...

National League Championship Series: St. Louis Cardinals def. San Francisco Giants

The NLCS was a much closer race, with four of the seven games being decided by two or fewer runs. The 1987 National League Championship Series took place between the 6th of October and the 14th of October, at Busch Stadium (Games 1, 2, 6, 7) and Candlestick Park (3, 4, 5). ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ...

Game 1

October 17, 1987 at Hubert H Humphery Metrodome (Minnesota Twins) Jump to: navigation, search October 17 is the 290th (in leap years the 291st) day of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. ...


A raucous, sold-out Metrodome met the Cardinals on the 17th, stunning them at times with the sheer noise. Their play was marred with numerous mistakes brought by the Dome's fast AstroTurf and white roof. The Twins' aggressive play hardly helped the Cards at all, and the game was a 10-1 blowout. Starting pitcher Frankie "Sweet Music" Viola put the lights out on the Cards easily. Frank John Viola (born April 19, 1960 in Hempstead, New York) is a former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1982-89), New York Mets (1989-91), Boston Red Sox (1992-94), Cincinnati Reds (1995) and Toronto Blue Jays (1996). ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis Cardinals 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 Minnesota Twins 0 0 0 7 2 0 1 0 X 10 11 0 PITCHERS: STL - Magrane, Forsch (4), Horton (7) MIN - Viola, Atherton (9) WP - Viola LP - Magrane SAVE - none HOME RUNS: STL - none MIN - Gladden, Lombardozzi ATTENDANCE: 55,171 

Game 2

October 18, 1987 at Hubert H Humphery Metrodome (Minnesota Twins) Jump to: navigation, search October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ...


Learning from their mistakes of the previous night, the Cardinals met the Twins on the 18th, determined to even the score. Their offensive output of nine hits was closer to the Twins' output, but the home team burst out to an early lead with a six-run fourth inning, generating all the offence that starting pitcher Bert Blyleven needed to win the game. The final score was 8-4. Rik Albert Blyleven, better known as Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1970s and 1980s, best known for his astounding curveball. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 9 0 Minnesota Twins 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 X 8 10 0 PITCHERS: STL - Cox, Tunnell (4), Dayley (7), Worrell (8) MIN - Blyleven, Berenguer (8), Reardon (9) WP - Blyleven LP - Cox SAVE - none HOME RUNS: STL - none MIN - Gaetti, Laudner ATTENDANCE: 55,257 

Game 3

October 20, 1987 at Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals) October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. ...


Traveling down the Mississippi, to the open air of Busch Stadium, game Three saw a tense pitching duel between Twins starter Les Straker and John Tudor of the Cardinals. The Twins scored first, in the 6th inning, and this looked like all the offense the game would see until the bottom of the seventh, when an ill-timed substitution for relief pitcher Juan Berenguer surrendered three runs to the Cardinals. Berenguer was charged with the loss and the game ended after 9 with a 3-1 score. Busch Stadium in St. ... Lester Paul Straker Bolnalda (born October 10, 1959 in Ciudad Bolívar, Bolívar State, Venezuela), best known as Les Straker, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Minnesota Twins. ... John Tudor (born February 2, 1954 in Schenectady, NY) is a baseball player. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Minnesota Twins 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1 St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 X 3 9 1 PITCHERS: MIN - Straker, Berenguer (7), Schatzeder (7) STL - Tudor, Worrell (8) WP - Tudor LP - Berenger SAVE - Worrell HOME RUNS: MIN - none STL - none ATTENDANCE: 55,347 

Game 4

October 21, 1987 at Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals) Jump to: navigation, search October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ...


In Game 4, the Cardinals issued payback to the Twins for their manhandling in Games 1 and 2, taking Viola deep and often as they marched to a 7-2 victory.

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Minnesota Twins 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 1 St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 X 7 10 1 PITCHERS: MIN - Viola, Schatzeder (4), Niekro (5), Frazier (7) STL - Mathews, Forsch (4), Dayley (7) WP - Forsch LP - Viola SAVE - Dayley HOME RUNS: MIN - Gagne STL - Lawless ATTENDANCE: 55,347 

Game 5

October 22, 1987 at Busch Stadium (St. Louis Cardinals) October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 70 days remaining. ...


Game 5 was a much closer ball game, but eventually the Cardinals were victorious, by a score of 4-2.

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - Minnesota Twins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 1 St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 X 4 10 0 PITCHERS: MIN - Blyleven, Atherton (7), Reardon (7) STL - Cox, Dayley (8), Worrell (8) WP - Cox LP - Blyleven SAVE - Worrell HOME RUNS: MIN - none STL - none ATTENDANCE: 55,347 

Game 6

October 24, 1987 at Hubert H Humphery Metrodome (Minnesota Twins) Jump to: navigation, search October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 68 days remaining. ...


The Series returned to the Metrodome with the Twins facing elimination (a position they would find themselves in once more four years later against the Atlanta Braves). The home team scored early and often in Game 6, putting up 8 runs between the fifth and sixth innings on their way to an 11-5 victory. Jump to: navigation, search The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis Cardinals 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 11 2 Minnesota Twins 2 0 0 0 4 4 0 1 X 11 15 0 PITCHERS: STL - Tudor, Horton (5), Forsch (6), Dayley (6), Tunnell (7) MIN - Straker, Schatzeder (4), Berenguer (6), Reardon (9) WP - Schatzeder LP - Tudor SAVE - none HOME RUNS: STL - Herr MIN - Baylor, Hrbek ATTENDANCE: 55,293 

Game 7

October 25, 1987 at Hubert H Humphery Metrodome (Minnesota Twins) Jump to: navigation, search October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ...


In the deciding game, neither team gave an inch. Though St. Louis came out with a 2-1 lead in the 2nd inning, the Twins marched back with runs in the 5th, 6th and 8th innings, and Twins closer Jeff Reardon came out in the 9th to bring down the curtain on the Cardinals, and on the '87 Series. Jeffrey James Reardon (born October 1, 1955 in Dalton, Massachusetts) is an American former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ...

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E - - - - - - - - - - - - St. Louis Cardinals 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1 Minnesota Twins 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 X 4 10 0 PITCHERS: STL - Magrane, Cox (5), Worrell (6) MIN - Viola, Reardon (9) WP - Viola LP - Cox SAVE - Reardon HOME RUNS: STL - none MIN - none ATTENDANCE: 55,367 
mlb.com coverage of Game 7

Quotes of the Series

"We are no longer the Twinkies. I don't want to hear that again." - Twins second baseman Steve Lombardozzi Jump to: navigation, search Twinkies A Twinkie is a Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling created by Hostess, and baked by Continental Baking Co. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ...


"To (Gary) Gaetti...for the first time ever the Minnesota Twins are the world champions!"--Al Michaels, announcing that the Twins had won the World Series. Gary Joseph Gaetti (born August 19, 1958 in Centralia, Illinois), nicknamed G-Man (Rat during his earlier days), is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1981-90), California Angels (1991-93), Kansas City Royals (1993-95), St. ...


Trivia

  • Although Steve Carlton was left off of the Twins' playoff roster, he still attended the White House to be congratulated by President Reagan. While making a photo op with the president, local newspapers listed the names of all of the Minnesota Twins. The only man who wasn't listed (and simply identified as a Secret Service agent) was a tall man wearing dark sunglasses in the back. The man in question was none other than Steve Carlton.
  • Joe Magrane of the Cardinals became only the sixth rookie to start the seventh game of a World Series.
  • Just prior to Game 4, Reggie Jackson, who was working as a field reporter for ABC's coverage of the 1987 World Series, admitted that he didn't know who Game 4 hero Tom Lawless was.
  • The Cardinals stole five bases in Game 5, the most for one team since the 1907 Chicago Cubs.
  • The 1987 Minnesota Twins became only the second team to have at least two grand slams in a single World Series (the 1956 New York Yankees are the other).
  • Besides setting a record for the worst ever regular season winning percentage for a pennant winner and hosting the first ever World Series game indoors, the 1987 Twins were the first team to ever enter the World Series having been outscored in the regular season. The 1987 Twins as a team were pretty much outnumbered in virtually every major statistical category. As ABC play-by-play man Al Michaels put it in the pre-game show for Game 1 "They were out everything!"
  • The crowd noise in the Metrodome could exceed 110 decibels, which is about the same as what a jet plane makes when it takes off.
  • Game 6 was the last World Series game to be played in the afternoon.
  • Game 7 of the 1987 World Series was the 500th World Series game ever played.

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DVDFanatic Review: Minnesota Twins 1987 World Series Collector's Edition (2389 words)
In 1987, the Minnesota Twins won the American League West Division with a record of 85-77, which at the time was the fewest regular season victories for a World Series champion.
World Series Game One – Minnesota 10, Saint Louis 1: In the first World Series game to be played indoors, the Cardinals jumped out to the early lead on a Tony Pena RBI groundout in the second inning, and Joe Magrane held the Twins hitless through the first three innings.
World Series Game Six – Minnesota 11, Saint Louis 5: In the last World Series game to be played entirely during the afternoon, the Cardinals built a three-run lead entering the bottom of the fifth inning.
1987 National League Championship Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (928 words)
The 1987 National League Championship Series took place between the 6th of October and the 14th of October, at Busch Stadium (Games 1, 2, 6, 7) and Candlestick Park (3, 4, 5).
Second basemen Jeffrey Leonard, who would go on to win the NLCS MVP award, one of the few times it's been given to a player on the losing team, had a home run in each of the first two games, and he was not nearly done yet.
The series was tied as the ballclubs headed to San Francisco.
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