This Day in Twins History – September 7, 1970

In game 1 of a double-header at Met Stadium against the Milwaukee Brewers, outfielder Brant Alyea goes 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 home runs and knocks in all 7 Twins runs in a 7-6 Twins win. Alyea sets a Twins team RBI record in the process that has since been broken by Glenn Adams in 1977 and Randy Bush in 1989.

Hal Haydel

In game 2 of the double-header Twins rookie pitcher Hal Haydel hits a home run in his first major league game when he hits one out against Milwaukee Brewers hurler Al Downing at Met Stadium in his second at bat, Haydel had doubled in his first at bat and the Twins won the game 8-3 and swept the double-header. Haydel remains the only Twins pitcher in history to hit a home run in his first ML game. Haydel had relieved Luis Tiant who was taken out of the game after one inning, and pitched 5 innings to get his first major league victory. Brant Alyea had two more RBI’s in the second game.

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