Remembering 1965 Part 2

Catcher Earl Battey played for the Senators/Twins from 1960-1967

Catcher Earl Battey played for the Senators/Twins from 1960-1967

A thousand dollars is a lot of money today but back in 1965 it was worth a whole lot more. Twins owner Calvin Griffith had a unique salary negotiation process, and it was pretty simple, “my way or the highway”. Today you get to revisit Calvin’s take on catcher Earl Battey and his weight issues prior to the 1965 pennant winning season in this issue of the January 30, 1965 Sporting News.

Sporting News January 30, 1965

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2 Responses to Remembering 1965 Part 2

  1. Paul says:

    Thanks for the link to the Sporting News page. At that time I was a huge fan of the Twins but was hot and heavy into playing and watching the Twins play to see how it’s done. I didn’t pay much attention to news of this sort. Nice to see it now with a whole new perspective.

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