Remembering 1965 – Part 10 – Floods, Snow, Reese, Fosnow, Kindall

Native Minnesotan Jerry Kindall

Native Minnesotan Jerry Kindall

The spring of 1965 was challenging in Minnesota and some of the stories in the attached Sporting News will tell you about some of the difficulties the Twins encountered as they prepared for the 1965 season opener. The battle for the second base job seems to have been settled (Jerry Kindall) and you how often do you see high school teammates (Jerry Fosnow and Rich Reese) play for the same professional team? Check out the attached Sporting News pages and travel back in time to April 1965.

Sporting News April 24, 1965 P19

Sporting News April 24, 1965 P22

As of April 27th the Minnesota Twins were 7-2 and tied for the American league lead. For the Twins 1965 game-by-game schedule and results and an opportunity to view the box scores, stop by this Baseball-Reference page.

Camilo Pascual

Camilo Pascual

The April 27th grand slam home run by Camilo Pascual in the first inning remains the only grand slam home run to be hit by a Twins pitcher. It was however; Pascual’s second career grand slam.

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