SEVEN GAMES PLAYED. SEVEN GAMES WON BY THE VISITING TEAM.
It was a good thing that The Washington Nationals were able to play four games on the road. They won them all. They won the World Series. We’ve never seen the like.
For Minnesota fans, it was a much different experience in the Fall Classic.
Our Twins have played in twenty-one World Series games and twelve of those twenty-one games were home games. They won eleven of those twelve. Their only home loss was in game seven of the 65 Series in which Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax hurled a three hit shut-out at the old Met in Bloomington to seal the deal for The Dodgers.
In both the 87 and 91 World Series, the Twins won the first two at home, lost the next three on the road and came home to win games six and seven. Thank you Kirby. Thank you Herbie. Thank you G-man. Thank you Metrodome!
This year’s was a great World Series. It will be forever remembered as the Series in which nobody could win in front of the home crowd.
One time Twins, Brain Dozier, Kurt Suzuki and Fernando Rodney will all be sized for World Series rings as members of the triumphant Washington Nationals.