Major League debuts as Minnesota Twins – Guerrier, Wiley and Whitby

Three major league debuts as Minnesota Twins on June 17 ranging from 1964 to 2004.


Twins reliever Matt Guerrier pitches during the seventh inning during Friday’s interleague game against the Houston Astros at the Metrodome in Minneapolis on June 20, 2009. (Pioneer Press: John Autey)

Matt Guerrier (P) – June 17, 2004 – Selected off waivers by the Minnesota Twins from the Pittsburgh Pirates on November 20, 2003. Guerrier’s debut was as the Twins starter at Olympique Park at Montreal in a Twins win but Guerrier received a ND for his efforts that day. Turns out that starting was not Guerrier’s forte.



Mark Wiley (P) – June 17, 1975 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 1970 amateur draft. Wiley’s debut took place in the middle of an eight run outburst by the Oakland A’s at the Met.


Bill Whitby (P) – June 17, 1964 – Signed as an amateur free agent in 1961 and debuted in relief in a 5-0 loss at Cleveland Stadium pitching 1.1 innings and allowing 2 hits and 1 run (a home run by Pedro Ramos).


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