This Day in Twins History – September 19, 2002

Twins rookie outfielder Mike Ryan gets 2 hits in the first inning of what should have been his major league debut in Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers. In what was a nine-run first inning for Minnesota, Ryan singled in his first two big league at-bats, and drove in two runs. But the glow of the feat was short-lived when his hits and Minnesota’s 9-0 lead were wiped from the record books when rain forced the game to be called before the top of the third inning. Ryan’s official major league debut occurs the next day at Comiskey Park in a Twins 10-2 loss and Mike Ryan goes 0 for 4.

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