But check out the freebie being offered to the first 10,000 fans for the Aug. 5 game: a Kent Hrbek/Ron Gant bobblehead.
The giveaway comes on the first day of what is being billed as "1991 World Series Champs Reunion Weekend," marking the title-winning
Hrbek, the former Twins first baseman, and Atlanta's Gant got tangled up in a play during the World Series that led to the base runner being called out as he rounded first and was retreating back to the base. Unsettled all these years is whether Hrbek unfairly overpowered Gant on the play.
The Twins won 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in the Series, which they eventually won in seven games.
Braves director of public relations Beth Marshall said in an e-mail to the Star Tribune that "we begrudgingly gave our approval [to the design] because, although it wasn't a great moment in Braves history, it was for the Twins!"
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