No player in Major League Baseball history has ever won a World Series championship with four different franchises, and on October 27, 1991, the player who had the best shot at putting himself in a club all his own instead made one of the biggest gaffes in World Series history. In the top of the 8th inning of the do-or-die Game 7 of the 1991 World Series, Lonnie Smith was on first base with no outs when Terry Pendleton ripped a double into the left field gap that should have easily scored the speedy Smith to give his Atlanta Braves a 1-0 lead. Instead, this happened….
The veteran Smith, who was already a three-time champion with the Phillies (1980), Cardinals (1982) and Royals (1985), got utterly played by Minnesota Twins rookie second baseman Chuck Knoblauch, who with the help of shortstop Greg Gagne, faked Smith into thinking they were turning a double play even though Lonnie should have easily seen the ball hit into the outfield. That kept the game scoreless through regulation, and it was the Twins who would finally score in the bottom of the 10th to take what is rightly considered one of the greatest Game 7’s of one of the best World Series of all time.
And now The Nest will stop bowing at the altar of 1991 World Series hero Gene Larkin and proceed with this week’s Share Your World questions from Di!
How organized are you? Do you plan ahead, take things as they come, or does it depend on the circumstances?
I…….. uh………. shoot! I wasn’t ready for this question! Let’s see what I can come up with on the fly…..
How many Christmas presents have you bought already?
Do you prefer a family gathering for special occasions, or just you and your significant other?
I don’t prefer either… even though my significant other is a cat.
How many words do you think your pet understands?
None. Ody definitely does not understand the words for “move over so I can sit in the chair too” or “stop clawing at my mouth! I’m trying to sleep!” He is very adept at picking up on any indication he might be getting fed, though….
Please share a gratitude meme for your readers.
I’m thankful my world doesn’t revolve around a device….