This Day in Twins History – November 12

Killebrew, Harmon 2111/12/1969 – Twins infielder Harmon Killebrew, who led the American League with 49 home runs, 140 RBI, and a .430 on-base percentage, is voted the American league MVP and becomes the second Twins player so honored. You can read what the Daily Illini wrote the next day about Killebrew being named the American League MVP by clicking here.

Ron Gardenhire11/12/1986 – The New York Mets traded shortstop Ron Gardenhire to Minnesota for a player to be named later, RHP Donnie Iasparro. Iasparro would never pitch above class A ball and was out of baseball after the 1987 season. Who knew at that time that in 2002 Gardenhire would become the Twins 12th manager and manage the team to a 1,068-1,039 record between 2002-2014.

 

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