Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time

Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves Gave Us the Best World Series of All Time

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by Tim Wendel
     
 

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From acclaimed author Tim Wendel, the behind-the-headlines story of the “Best World Series Ever,” and the watershed season that propelled two of baseball’s worst teams to dominance and ushered in baseball’s “modern era.”

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From acclaimed author Tim Wendel, the behind-the-headlines story of the “Best World Series Ever,” and the watershed season that propelled two of baseball’s worst teams to dominance and ushered in baseball’s “modern era.”

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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.”

Internet Review of Books, 8/22/15
“If you are…a grown-up kid who still has his old infielder’s mitt and prefers to listen to Vin Scully on the radio, Down to the Last Pitch will delight you. It’s like sitting in the dugout while the players shoot the breeze…This is a book about the 1991 World Series between the Braves and Twins, maybe the most exciting, and certainly closest, World Series ever played, and Wendel gives it to us inning by inning, out by out…Everybody knows the series went seven games, everybody remembers who won, almost every fan knows four games went extra innings. But somehow Wendel keeps it fresh and exciting…A hell of a book.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306822766
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,146,955
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Tim Wendel is the author of ten books, including High Heat and Summer of ‘68. A founding editor of USA Today Baseball Weekly, he has written for Esquire, GQ, and Washingtonian magazines. He is writer-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University and has served as an exhibit adviser to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He lives in Vienna, Virginia.

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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 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Beuwolf More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book! Tim Wendel is a veteran baseball writer and he brings all of his skills to bear in "Down to the Last Pitch". Wendel makes the reader feel like they have been transported in time back to 1991. He does an excellent job of setting the stage for the 1991 World Series by describing the larger trends at taking place in baseball and in American life in 1991. The interviews with the participants in the 1991 World Series and with other notable baseball figures provide much new, original research. I found myself highly engrossed in the book - once I started reading it, I didn't want to put it down. Enjoy!
lorac55 More than 1 year ago
Excellent .  A great World Series and a great book.