"I can run. The hard part is stopping this body."
—KENT HRBEK, THE 6'4", 240-POUND FIRST BASEMAN FROM BLOOMINGTON, WHO PLAYED FOR THE TWINS FROM 1981 TO '94 AND WAS SECOND IN THE AL MVP BALLOTING IN '84.
Game 7 of the 1991 World Series kept going and going, and so did St. Paul native Jack Morris. The Twins pitcher held the Atlanta Braves scoreless for 10 innings; pinch hitter Gene Larkin finally singled home the run that give Minnesota a 1-0 win and its second World Series title in five seasons.
NCAA team wrestling championships won by the University of Minnesota in the last three years.
Super Bowls lost by the Vikings between 1967 and '77; the team has not returned to the game since.
NBA titles won by the Lakers in their 12 seasons in Minneapolis.
Percent of residents I who have a recreational boat, the highest figure of any state; Minnesota has 90,000 miles of shoreline,
NCAA-record wins for John Gagliardi, football coach at Division III St. John's, in Collegeville.
Year that Minnesota State School of Agriculture played host Hamline in the first college hoops game, in St. Paul.