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The Pirates aim to put Sid Bream’s slide in the past

The 1992 NLCS ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Leading 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth of Game 7, Doug Drabek loaded the bases with none out. Stan Belinda got Ron Gant to hit into a sac fly to make it 2-1, and after a walk kept the bases loaded, Brian Hunter popped up for out number two. Then, Francisco Cabrera singled to left to score David Justice and Sid...
Via The Outside Corner
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins troll the Braves in new commercial starring Kent Hrbek

The Minnesota Twins released a commercial to hype the 2014 season, and fans of the Atlanta Braves will not be pleased with it. In the commercial, former Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek shows new Twins first baseman Joe Mauer how to play his new position by treating Minnesota mascot T.C. Bear like he treated Ron Gant during the 1991 World Series. Cold, Twins – cold.
Via The Outside Corner
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ron Gant’s new gig

Did any of you catch Ron Gant on Good Day Atlanta this morning? His new job is on their front news desk! He’s not the sports guy or a special reporter – he’s actually on the main desk from 6-8am every … Continue reading →
Via Love My Bravos
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Hrbek statue unveiled at Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS Arms extended, feet off the ground and a smile on his face. That's how Kent Hrbek will forever be remembered the bronze version of him, at least. The Minnesota Twins unveiled Hrbek's statue before Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers. It is located outside of Gate 14, which also bears Hrbek's number. As Hrbek, a Bloomington, Minn., native, said...
Via Fox Sports North
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Hrbek statue to be unveiled on 14th, of course

MINNEAPOLIS First baseman Kent Hrbek won two World Series titles with his hometown Minnesota Twins. Now, Hrbek will be immortalized with a bronze statue of his likeness that will stand outside Target Field. The Twins officially announced Wednesday that Hrbek's statue will be unveiled Saturday, April 14 before Minnesota hosts the Texas Rangers. It will be outside Gate 14, which...
Via Fox Sports North
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pose for Hrbek statue remains undecided

MINNEAPOLIS Kent Hrbek already has his No. 14 retired by the Minnesota Twins. He already has a bar and restaurant named after him at Target Field, the Twins' two-year-old ballpark. But this season, the Bloomington, Minn., native and former first baseman will be honored by his hometown team in one more fashion: with a bronze statue. The Twins announced late last month that...
Via Fox Sports North
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Happy Hour: 20 Years Ago….

 To keep with the “This Day in History” them for the afternoon, let’s have a 5 minute look back at game 6 of what has been described as the best World Series ever, the 1991 Series between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves. After taking three games at Atlanta-Fulton County stadium, the Twins returned to Metrodome on the brink of losing the Series.  Before the game, Kirby...
Via The Victory Formation
October 26, 2011  |  Discuss

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