This Day in Twins History – April 15, 1962

Jim Manning became the youngest Twins player to appear in a MLB game when he came in to pitch in relief at the tender age of 18 years, 8 months and 25 days against the Los Angeles Angels at Met Stadium. Manning had been signed as a free agent prior to the 1961 season and pitched in just 45 innings in a dozen class D ball games in 1961 before make his major league debut on this date in 1962. Jim made four more appearances for the Twins before being sent down to the minors and he never made another big league appearance again. Manning pitched in the Twins minor league system through 1965 but did not get above AA ball. In 1966 Manning pitched in the Washington Senators AA team in York before walking away from baseball at the age of 22.

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