August 8, 2009 – Former Twins manager Cal Ermer died Saturday in his sleep at his home in Chattanooga, Tenn. after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ermer was the Twins third manager replacing Sam Mele after he was let go by owner Calvin Griffith.
I was lucky enough to have spent a little over an hour on the phone with Cal this past February as I was preparing to do a story about him for this site. I found him to be a great story teller even at a time where his memory was starting to fail him. You just knew that Cal Ermer loved baseball because he loved to talk about it. Prior to my call to Cal he did not know me from the man in the moon but he took my call and was very interested in what I was doing with the twinstrivia.com web site.