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Before the Twins outlasted the Braves in that unforgettable 1991 World Series, the last Fall Classic that was decided in extra innings occurred way back in 1924, when the Washington Senators defeated the New York Giants... and the major coincidence here is that the Minnesota franchise was an offshoot of the Senators, who initially moved to the Twin Cities in 1961. Back in '24 - the only year our nation's capital ever hoisted a World Series trophy - Muddy Ruel doubled and scored the series-deciding run on Earl McNeely's bad-hop single in the bottom of the 12th. Ace Walter Johnson somehow lost both of his starts in the Series but pitched the last four innings of Game 7 to earn the biggest win of all. Both Ruel and Johnson's signatures on this heavily toned ball rate 5/6 out of 10. Johnson could hardly contain himself as he was teary-eyed during the ensuing on-field celebration. The following day, the Senators were greeted with a heroes' parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House, where they were greeted by the same President Calvin Coolidge who had thrown out the first pitch of that magical season. Comes with a JSA LOA.
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