Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Parmelee, Benson, Hendriks, Faedo & Poepping

Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins on September 6. Note that Chris Parmelee, Joe Benson and Liam Hendriks all debuted in the same game on the same day and all started. The Twins lost the game 3-0 at Target Field

Chris Parmelee (OF/1B) – September 6, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (20th) of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft. Debuted at first base hitting fifth. Parmelee had singles in his first two at bats and finished the day 2 for 4.

 

Joe Benson

Joe Benson (OF) – September 6, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft. Benson played center field and hit lead-off and finished the game 0 for 3 with a walk.

 

Liam Hendriks

Liam Hendriks (P) – September 6, 2011 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent on February 25, 2007. Debuted as the starting pitcher and went 7 innings (99 pitches) and allowed three runs on 4 hits, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts.

Lenny Faedo (SS) – September 6, 1980 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1978 amateur draft. Debuted in Tiger Stadium at “short” hitting ninth and was 1 for 3 with a run scored in a Twins 4-0 win.

Mike Poepping (OF) – September 6, 1975 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in 1969. Debuted in White Sox Park in a Twins 5-2 loss as the starting right fielder and was 0 for 4.

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