Puckett, Knoblauch made World Series plays for the ages


Baseball fans will love the bit ESPN is doing. It's a roundup of the best defensive plays in World Series history.

Twins fans will be excited to see former stars Kirby Puckett and Chuck Knoblauch on the list.

We'll let Jack Buck and Tim McCarver describe Puckett's catch in game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

Imagine if that throw by Puckett would have doubled-up Terry Pendleton at first-base. The play is already arguably the greatest in World Series history, but a double-play would have made it that much more memorable. Puckett, of course, went on to hit the game-winning home run in the 11th inning.

Knoblauch's play isn't quite as revered, but it meant just as much to the Twins beating the Braves in the World Series. He bluffed the Braves out of a run in the eighth inning of game 7 to help Jack Morris and the Twins go down in history.

The play is hard to find, so either watch it here, or fast forward the video below to the 1:47:10 mark to watch the play in real time.

As the voice of Babe Ruth said in The Sandlot, "Heroes get remembered but legends never die."

The plays by Puckett and Knoblauch fall into the legendary category. Help cement them in ESPN history by ranking the all-time World Series plays right here.

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