This Day in Twins History – March 27

Jim Perry

Jim Perry

3/27/1973 – Twins’ pitcher Jim Perry becomes the first player to use the ’10 and 5 rule’ when he ok’s his own trade to the Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. Perry won 20 games for the Minnesota Twins in 1969. In 1970, he went 24-12 for the Twins and won the Cy Young Award. The Perry brothers (Gaylord and Jim) are the only set of brothers to both win Cy Young Awards.

3/27/1985 – The Twins move pitcher Brad Havens to the Orioles and receive pitcher Mark Brown.

Bob Casey

Bob Casey

3/27/2005Bob Casey, the first and only Twins public-address announcer passed away.

3/27/2010 – The University of Minnesota Gophers lost to Louisiana Tech 9-1 in the first baseball game played at the Twins’ new home, Target Field. More than 37,757 people came through the turnstiles after they opened in the morning for fans to take a look, sit in the seats and sample the food. Tickets were $2, with proceeds going to the team’s community fund. Former Gophers and Twins catcher Terry Steinbach threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Louisiana Tech’s Clint Ewing hit the ballpark’s first home run.

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