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Old 02-19-2014, 05:28 PM
 
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My vote goes to:
1991 Twins vs. Braves

Games 6 and 7 ended with walk-off hits by Twins. Five games decided by one run, three extra-inning games.

Honorable mention: 2001 Yankees vs. Diamondbacks
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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My vote goes to:
1991 Twins vs. Braves

Games 6 and 7 ended with walk-off hits by Twins. Five games decided by one run, three extra-inning games.

Honorable mention: 2001 Yankees vs. Diamondbacks
Various ratings of World Series agree with you. Here's one:
ESPN: WORLD SERIES 100th ANNIVERSARY

It's worth remembering that both Games 3 and 4 also ended on runs, not outs - and both with two outs (Game 3 in the 12th, Game 4 in the 9th) and in very close plays at home plate.

Toss in the fact that Puckett was the perfect Game 6 hero (exuberant as can be, and with that un-baseball-like body) and that Game 7 also featured the only starting pitcher to pitch past the 9th inning in a World Series game since Seaver in Game 4 in 1969, Jack Morris - who happened to be from the Twin Cities and playing his only season as a Twin.

Only Game 5 was a dud, a Braves blowout. The rest of the Series was storybook.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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I'm going with '86, primarily because both playoffs leading up to the WS were tremendous - IMO both were the best playoff series since MLB went to divisions - and it would've been difficult to imagine the WS wouldn't be anticlimactic, but thanks to Scharaldi, Stanley and Buckner, it wasn't. Mets started 0-2 at home, game 6 was classic, and the Mets came back from 3 down in Game 7.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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1991 was great, it belongs at the top but its closest rival may be the relatively unheralded 1973 Series between Cincinnati and Oakland.
The scores of the seven games:
1) 3-2 A's
2) 2-1 A's
3) 1-0 Reds
4) 3-2 A's
5) 5-4 Reds
6) 8-1 Reds
7) 3-2 A's

A seven game series won by the underdogs, with six of the games decided by one run.
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Old 02-19-2014, 06:41 PM
 
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1991 was great, it belongs at the top but its closest rival may be the relatively unheralded 1973 Series between Cincinnati and Oakland.
The scores of the seven games:
1) 3-2 A's
2) 2-1 A's
3) 1-0 Reds
4) 3-2 A's
5) 5-4 Reds
6) 8-1 Reds
7) 3-2 A's

A seven game series won by the underdogs, with six of the games decided by one run.
You mean 1972.

1973 was Mets/A's, which was almost an upset with the 83-win Mets pushing the series to 7 games.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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1991
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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You mean 1972.

1973 was Mets/A's, which was almost an upset with the 83-win Mets pushing the series to 7 games.
Yes, '72, I'm a man ahead of his time.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:26 AM
 
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1978 and 1996. ;-)
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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You mean 1972.

1973 was Mets/A's, which was almost an upset with the 83-win Mets pushing the series to 7 games.

How come nobody talks about the 1972 series?!
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Old 02-20-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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How come nobody talks about the 1972 series?!
Grandstander just did.
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