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The sport of baseball does not get any more special than the World Series. Watching the two best teams compete in a long seven-game series builds the excitement and tension to levels that cannot be achieved in a single game. While there have been a few lackluster years, the vast majority are filled with drama. These are the three most exciting World Series Championships in MLB history. 

1991 – Minnesota Twins vs. Atlanta Braves
The World Series simply does not get not any better than the one held in 1991. There was such little separation between the Twins and Braves that five of the seven games in the series were decided by only one run. After losing the first two games, the Braves clawed back into the series with two straight walk-off wins. Game 7 was an absolute masterpiece that saw John Smoltz and Jack Morris pitch shutouts going into extra innings. The Twins eventually won the final game in 10 innings after Gene Larkin drove in Dan Gladden with a pinch-hit single. 

2001 – New York Yankees vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
After losing the first two games in Arizona, the Yankees battled their way back into series by winning three consecutive one-run games. A blowout win by the Diamondbacks in Game 6 set up a dream pitching matchup between Curt Schilling and Roger Clemens in Game 7. Mariano Rivera was tasked with closing out a 2-1 lead, but he uncharacteristically did not have his best stuff. A bloop single by Luis Gonzalez that landed just past the infield dirt helped Arizona seal the comeback win. 

1975 – Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds
While the final six games in 1975 were decided in the late innings, this series is best known for Carlton Fisk’s iconic walk-off home run in Game 6, where he waved the ball fair while jumping towards first base. The deciding game the next night was equally as exciting. After the Red Sox came back from three runs down in the eighth inning, the game remained tied until the 12th inning. Ken Griffey led off the inning with a walk, and he eventually came around to score the deciding run on a bloop single by Joe Morgan.