Counsell WS Game 7

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"The men in Teal, are for real!"

THE MOMENT

October 26, 1997, World Series Game 7, Pro Player Stadium.

Bottom of the 11th. Long suffering Indians fans could taste victory and also feel the wrath of impending gut-wrenching defeat. 

Edgar Renteria, who would set a precedent for dramatic flair in his career, singled off the glove of Charles Nagy, a starter, who was brought in relief after Jose Mesa allowed the tying run to cross home plate in the bottom of the 9th. 

Craig Counsell, who also would score another important World Series run for a different team a few years later, scored the winning run. Counsell grounded into what would have been an inning ending double play, but reached base after sure handed Tony Fernandez made an error.

It would give the Marlins their first World Series victory. They began play in the National League in 1993.