Down to call, Game 6 echoes blast from past

Down to call, Game 6 echoes blast from past

Down to call, Game 6 echoes blast from past
MINNEAPOLIS -- With FOX broadcaster Joe Buck echoing his father's well-known call by saying, "We will see you tomorrow night," after the Cardinals' epic 10-9 win over the Rangers in Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday, it conjured memories of the Twins' win in similar fashion over the Braves in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

It was legendary broadcaster Jack Buck who famously said, "And we'll see you tomorrow night," after Twins center fielder Kirby Puckett launched a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning at the Metrodome to send the Series to a seventh game.

Exactly 20 years and one day later, it was the younger Buck paying tribute to his father's call when Cardinals third baseman David Freese connected with a homer to open the bottom of the 11th inning at Busch Stadium to push the World Series to a decisive Game 7 on Friday night.

There were other similarities, as Puckett and Freese both hit triples and had three RBIs, while Tim McCarver was also in the booth for both games.

After Puckett's game-winning homer, the Twins came back to win Game 7 in a classic pitchers' duel, as Jack Morris tossed a 10-inning shutout to lead Minnesota to a 1-0 victory and the franchise's second World Series title.

It's yet to be seen how Game 7 of the World Series will turn out on Friday night with Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter starting opposite Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison at Busch Stadium.

Rhett Bollinger is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, and follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.