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The Twins Frank Viola prepares to pitch in the Metrodome. He would go on to win two games and be named the World Series MVP

Pitcher Frank Viola

The Twins Frank Viola prepares to pitch in the Metrodome. He would go on to win two games and be named the World Series MVP

 Kirby Puckett squares away in this at-bat in the Metrodome. He would go on to hit .357 in the Series.

Kirby Puckett at-bat

Kirby Puckett squares away in this at-bat in the Metrodome. He would go on to hit .357 in the Series.

Twins' catcher Tim Laudner watches a foul ball fly out of reach, and into the Metrodome seats.

Twins Catcher Tim Laudner

Twins' catcher Tim Laudner watches a foul ball fly out of reach, and into the Metrodome seats.

Twins manager Tom Kelly.

Twins manager Tom Kelly.

Twins manager Tom Kelly.

Kent Hrbek hits a sixth inning grand slam to put the Twins ahead 10-5 en route to their 11-5 Game Six victory.

Kent Hrbek's Grand Slam

Kent Hrbek hits a sixth inning grand slam to put the Twins ahead 10-5 en route to their 11-5 Game Six victory.

 Dan Gladden connects with a fourth-inning Grand Slam in the Twins' 10-1 opening game victory.

Dan Gladden's Grand Slam

Dan Gladden connects with a fourth-inning Grand Slam in the Twins' 10-1 opening game victory.

Excited fans swarm around the Minnesota Twins during their victory parade

1987 World Series Parade

Excited fans swarm around the Minnesota Twins during their victory parade.

 President Ronald Reagan listens to Twins manager Tom Kelly at the congratulatory ceremony at the White House.

1987 Team at the White House

President Ronald Reagan listens to Twins manager Tom Kelly at the congratulatory ceremony at the White House.

Twins relief pitcher Jeff Reardon is mobbed by catcher Tim Laudner and third baseman Gary Gaetti after the final out in the deciding Game Seven.

Final Out Celebration

Twins relief pitcher Jeff Reardon is mobbed by catcher Tim Laudner and third baseman Gary Gaetti after the final out in the deciding Game Seven.

1987 World Series

The 1987 World Series put the Minnesota Twins on the national map for the first time since their 1970 Western Division Title. The Twins met the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals in what was called both the "Riverboat Series" (after the fact that both cities were connected by the Mississippi River) and the "Cinderella Series" (both clubs were considered underdogs in their respective leagues). The Twins went on to win the series, four games to three.

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