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20 years ago, today.

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In honor of this ‘91 World Series reunion weekend celebration, I present the 1991 Minnesota Twins doing super-90s dances to a super-90s soundtrack.  Enjoy!

(Thanks to Leanne for this hilarity)

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This remains the best sports moment I’ve seen in person. 

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Listen to one of the greatest PA Announcers of all time, Marshall Mann, announce the starting lineups in Game 3 of the 1991 World Series between the Minnesota Twins and the Atlanta Braves.

I grew up admiring the late Marshall Mann, the Public Address Announcer for the Atlanta Braves from 1967-1996. He was my inspiration to pursue the position, one I look to take back on again when the timing is right.

What is ironic he came on to take the position the 2nd season Atlanta moved from Milwaukee and held the position as Atlanta Fulton County Stadium’s voice until it was closed.

Mann began working as the Braves’ P.A. announcer in 1967, the club’s second year in Atlanta. At one point in the early ‘70s, Mann served as the public-address announcer for the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, NHL Flames and NASL Chiefs. He also announced NCAA basketball games and other events in the Omni.

Baseball, however, was his first love. Mann once estimated he drove more than a half-million miles making the 80-mile round trip from Griffin to Atlanta. When he retired following the 1996 season after 30 years with the Braves, Mann had the second-longest tenure among major-league P.A. announcers behind Bob Sheppard of the New York Yankees.

During his career, Mann saw Hank Aaron’s record 715th home run and Phil Niekro’s no-hitter. But his favorite sports memory was the Braves’ breakthrough 1991 season. “It was better than '95 [when Atlanta won the World Series],” said Mann, “because it was so unexpected.”

He will forever be missed as the Stadium Voice (Pa Announcer) as the Atlanta Braves. He passed away after a brief bout with cancer in 1997.

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25 years ago, I was there when the Braves won their first ever World Series game in Atlanta.

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