Jack Morris beat Charlie Liebrandt in Game 1.
Chuck Knoblauch opened the scoring in the third inning with a single off the crafty lefty that scored radio announcer Dan Gladden. In the fifth inning, the Twins added to the lead when, of all people, Greg Gagne socked a three run homer. The next inning, in a much more likely scenario, Kent Hrbek added a solo homer.
Morris cruised through seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He got the victory, but this wasn’t the one that earned him MVP honors. Morris ended up winning another game later in the Series. Liebrant took the loss, and he would also go on to lose another game (more on that in a few days).
The 1991 World Series started well for the hometown Twins. If you remember the game (and any self-respecting Twins fan over the age of 25 should), take some time to think back on it and smile a little bit.