The Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals today to force a one-game playoff with the Detroit Tigers for the 2009 American League Central Title. This means the Twins will play at least one more game in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. They will open Target Field at the beginning of the 2010 MLB Season.
My favorite Metrodome moment will always be when Centerfielder Kirby Puckett hit an 11th-inning walk-off homerun in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series against the Atlanta Braves. That run forced a game seven, and the Twins ended up winning the series. Kirby Puckett and Michael Jordan were my two childhood sports heroes.
I love Jack Buck‘s call on this play — “And we’ll see you tomorrow night!”