Apr 21st, 2014
“The star of Down to the Last Pitch is Tim Wendel, one of our game’s must-read writers.”
-John Thorn, official historian of Major League Baseball
Never before in baseball history had a team finished last and rallied to take the pennant the following season. Yet in 1991, lightning struck twice as the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves both reached the World Series. Four of the games between the Twins and Braves were settled by “walk-off” runs. Three of them, including the climactic Game Seven, went into extra innings. And all seven games had memorable moments.
In Down to the Last Pitch, award-winning writer Tim Wendel brings to life these seven memorable games, weaving contemporary interviews with discussions decades later about this classic World Series, and teasing out fact from legend.
Tim Wendel was a founding editor of USA Today's Baseball Weekly, which was in its inaugural season when the 1991 Twins-Braves Series played out. The highly acclaimed author of 11 books is currently writer-in-residence at Johns Hopkins University.
The first three-time author in the Clubhouse, Tim was previously here with High Heat and Summer of '68. Listen in to this discussion of Down to the Last Pitch with one of the game's must-read writers...