Being there for most of those, I got to say that 1987 was much ahead of 1991. First title in MLB or NFL in Minnesota. Big thing. In 1991 we kinda knew it was going to happen and that the Twins will not lose at home and win it all out, because of 1987.
And I am ranking those from a fans' perspective not individual performance perspective
1.I'd put as number one the single biggest impromptu people driven athletic moments in history. What he has as number 5. 60,000 of us for a good reason stormed downtown and the Metrodome. Things like that just do not happen. It was unbelievable and hair raising. It was like Occupy Metrodome in a time and place before the word of mouth could be spread by social media. 60,000 plus people had the same thought at the same time and acted. Never happened before will never happen again in the sports world... He was probably too young to remember (if he was born) Not exactly the same as marching to break the Berlin Wall, but a lot of similar elements.
2. Last pitch of the 1987 series. (what he has as #3)
3. Last pitch of the 1991 series (what he has as #2)
4. And we'll see you tomorrow night (what he has as #1; cannot be ahead 2 WS wins)
5. 10/7/1987: The first postseason game in the dome and the first time a local paper gave away something called the "homer hanky". 55,000 crazy fans were waving it and screaming at the Tigers' pitchers' windups making the dome a hell house for visitors. And it continued to be until the Twins' fall. Remember the decibel meters? Good luck seeing this today in a ball park (unranked)
6. Sunday September 27, 1987. Against the Royals. Crowd of 55,000. Last regular season game in the dome. With Blyleven starting, Pucket, Hrbek and Gaetti all hit HRs leading the Twins to and 8-1 victory and having them up 6 games in the division with 6 to play in Arlington. All they needed was to win one. And they did win just that one. But at that point we all knew that the Twins have made it to the post-season (unranked)
7. 4/12/2002. Home opener. The one that might had not happened if Carl Pohlad and Bud Selig had their way (unranked)
8. Hrbek's grand slam (#6 in his list)
9. Dan Gladden's grand slam to cap a 7 run inning in game 1 of 1987 (unranked).
10. Kirby's memorial (#10 in his list)
And opposing players hitting milestones ranks really last on my list of any moments in sports...
So many of those things one can put, there is just not enough space...
Edited by Thrylos, 19 December 2013 - 01:32 PM.