Kent Hrbek Region: #7 vs. #10

I really dislike these cloying retrospectives from the Twins and Dick Bremer but it's the video I got.

7. Jack Morris Escapes Jam in 5th inning of Game 7

One could argue the entire game was a moment for Jack Morris, but it's not like he was brilliant.  He just was solid and escaped a few jams, thanks to some luck (thanks Lonnie Smith), some bad hitting, and a lot of guile.  But his work in the 5th inning was pretty excellent, and I love his reaction when he strikes out Gant.

10. Brad Radke wins his 20th game

Brad Radke might be my favorite pitcher.  Even when I barely paid attention to the Twins in the 90's, I paid attention to what he was doing.  He had a lot of solid games in his career.  There's the ALDS against the A's.  There's pitching with a torn labrum in 2006 to help the Twins make the playoffs.  And I'll always fondly remember him for being terrible in the first inning before settling down.

Since I couldn't pick a single moment, him winning his 20th game of the year for a terrible team by pitching ten innings with Paul Molitor driving in the game-winning run with a triple (Brent Brede scoring!) seemed as good as any.  Might I say he's also one very good looking dude.

The Better Moment

  • Brad Radke Wins #20 (74%, 14 Votes)
  • Jack Morris Escapes Jam in 5th Inning (26%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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The Better Moment

  • 3-2-3 Double Play (79%, 15 Votes)
  • Winfield's 3000th hit (21%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 19

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The Better Moment

  • Hrbek Tags Out Gant (77%, 17 Votes)
  • Bobby Korecky: First Hit, First Win (23%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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The Better Moment

  • Eric Milton No-Hitter (55%, 12 Votes)
  • Juan Berenguer Saves ALCS Game 2 (45%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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The Better Moment

  • Pedro Munoz Walks Off in 22nd Inning (65%, 13 Votes)
  • Twins Win 15 In A Row (35%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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The Better Moment

  • Larkin Walks It Off (96%, 23 Votes)
  • Mike Sweeney Pops Into Infield Fly Double Play, Gets Nailed by Dougie (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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4 thoughts on “Kent Hrbek Region: #7 vs. #10”

  1. I love Radke, but I was completely tuned out of MLB in 1997. I vaguely knew that the Twins were very bad, but I didn't come back to the team until 2001. Therefore, I've got to go with the moment that I actually saw.

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