Braves catcher Greg Olson is upended after tagging out Dan Gladden at home plate during Game 1 of the 1991 World Series. The Twins would go onto win the World Series in seven games. Game 1 of the 2011 World Series starts tonight. (Richard Mackson/SI)
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Braves catcher Greg Olson is upended after tagging out Dan Gladden at home plate during Game 1 of the 1991 World Series. The Twins would go onto win the World Series in seven games. Game 1 of the 2011 World Series starts tonight. (Richard Mackson/SI)

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Rangers outfielder Jose Canseco flexes his muscle before a 1994 spring training game between the Rangers and White Sox. The Canseco-less Rangers face off against the Cardinals Wednesday night in Game 1 of the World Series. (John Iacono/SI)
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Rangers outfielder Jose Canseco flexes his muscle before a 1994 spring training game between the Rangers and White Sox. The Canseco-less Rangers face off against the Cardinals Wednesday night in Game 1 of the World Series. (John Iacono/SI)

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The White Sox hired Robin Ventura to be their new manager. Let’s hope his tenure is more successful than this 1993 fight against Nolan Ryan in which Chicago’s new skipper was punched six times by the 46-year old before teammates came to his rescue. (AP)
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The White Sox hired Robin Ventura to be their new manager. Let’s hope his tenure is more successful than this 1993 fight against Nolan Ryan in which Chicago’s new skipper was punched six times by the 46-year old before teammates came to his rescue. (AP)

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