Reporting Steve Murphy
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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There are some eerie parallels between the thrilling finish of Game 6 of the World Series Thursday night and Game 6 of the Twins-Atlanta game in 1991.
Both ended in home runs, sending the series to a decisive seventh game.
Jack Buck called the action 20 years ago and is now known by many local fans for his famous call after Kirby Puckett’s home run landed in the left center field seats at the Metrodome.
“And we’ll see you tomorrow night!” he shouted over the Metrodome roar.
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And Thursday night in St Louis, Joe Buck echoed his father’s words as the Cardinals beat the Rangers, also in the 11th inning.
“We will see you tomorrow night!” he said as David Freese’s home run landed over the center field fence at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
The man who caught Puckett’s home run ball 20 years ago, Joe Reis, said he sent a message to St Louis friends just two days ago.
“And I said I hope you guys win Game 6 and Game 7 like the Twins did. And I sent the video clip of Kirby’s home run”, he said. “Little did we know it would be a walk-off home run in the 11th inning and someone would catch it and return it.”
One more coincidence: Reis said the fan who caught the ball in St Louis last night returned it to the pitcher — escorted by a security guard named Reis.