Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants who last night became the second team in baseball history to win six straight elimination games to head back to the World Series!
So Giants fans, it's time to get geared up for the next trip to the World Series! Are you ready?
Backup Satin Jacket, Fan Vintage Tee, Playmaker Hoody, Diamond Tee, Free Agent Vest
If you missed the Giants shutting down the Cardinals last night in Game 7 of the series visit espn.com for a recap.
Shortstop Cardigan & Fastball Henley
On October 9, 1961, the New Yrok Yankees won game five of the World Series, earning their 19th World Championship. They beat the Reds at Crosley Field, 13 - 5. Check out some of our favorite pics from this historic fall classic.
Last night the St. Louis Cardinals forced a game 7 in the 2011 World Series Championship against the Texas Rangers. This is the first time there has been a game 7 since 2002 when the Anaheim Angels beat the San Francisco Giants. The Cardinals were able to extend the series with a 2 RBI, game-tying triple in the bottom of the 9th and a walk off home run in the bottom of the 11th (both hits from third baseman David Freese). If game 7 is anything like game 6, this World Series could go down in history as one of the most exciting series ever. First pitch is 8:05 pm tonight on Fox. One thing that got lost in the shuffle of last night’s extra inning heroics was the play by play call made by Joe Buck. Mitchell & Ness loves the history of baseball and we couldn’t help but notice Buck’s choice of words for the walk off homer.
Back in 1991, Jack Buck, Joe Buck’s father, called the World Series matchup between the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves. In the bottom of the 11th inning (noticing a trend?), Kirby Puckett smacked a walk-off homerun for the Twins to force a game 7. Immediately after Puckett made contact, Jack Buck said “We’ll see you tomorrow night!” And as David Freese started his trot out of batter’s box, Joe Buck said, you guessed it, “We’ll see you tomorrow night!” Not to many people have the opportunity to pay homage to your father like that, and we thought it was pretty cool.
World Series # 23
It's March and the boys of summer are working out. This makes us very happy as baseball season is right around the corner. We want to give you a peak at two upcoming jerseys that are making their Mitchell & Ness debut: 1991 Minnesota Twins Kent Hrbeck and Kirby Puckett.
These jerseys feature the TC patch on the left sleeve with the 1991 patch on the right. Puckett and Hrbeck will hit mitchellandness.com and authroized retailers in early April so keep an eye out!
In 1991, the Minnesota Twins finished first in the AL West with a record of 95-67. Under Manager Tom Kelly, the Twins went on to win the World Series over the Atlanta Braves 4-3. The series was a full-on battle between the two teams. With 69 innings in total, the 1991 World Series holds the record for longest seven-game World Series. Ever. Interestingly enough, both the Braves and Twins finished last in their respective divisions in 1990. With that, 1991 marked the first season where the league champions had finished last in the previous season.
Game 6 in Minnesota put the Twins against the wall with Atlanta up in the series 3-2, but in the 11th inning, Kirby Pucket launched a walk-off homer to force game 7. Click below to watch the video!