Still more major league debuts as Minnesota Twins on September 8.
Jose G. Morales (C) – September 8, 2007 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 3rd round of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft. Morales had a pretty cool big league debut at U.S. Cellular Field albeit in a Twins 8-7 loss to the White Sox. Morales started behind the plate hitting eighth and had a single, a double and another single before being lifted for a pinch-runner.
J.D. Durbin (P) – September 8, 2004 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 2nd round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft. The “Real Deal” as he liked to call himself saw his first big league action in Camden Yards in a Twins 9-0 blowout of the Orioles. Durbin pitched the ninth inning for the Twins and closed them out on one hit with 11 pitches.
Brent Brede (OF/1B) – September 8, 1996 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 5th round of the 1990 amateur draft. Brent got to wear his Twins uniform in a real game for the first time at The Metrodome but it was in a losing cause as the home team lost 4-2 to the California Angels. Brede appeared a s a PH in the ninth inning but Angels closer Troy Percival sent him back to the bench after swinging at strike 3.
Paul Sorrento (1B) – September 8, 1989 – Traded by the California Angels with Rob Wassenaar (minors) and Mike Cook to the Minnesota Twins for Kevin Trudeau (minors) and Bert Blyleven on November 3, 1988. Sorrento played in the majors for the first time at Royals Stadium as a ninth inning PH and coaxed a walk from Royals closer Jeff Montgomery but it was in vain as the Twins lost 6-0.
Craig Kusick (1B) – September 8, 1973 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in June 1970. Kusick’s first taste of the big leagues took place at the Met but he went 0 for 4, but at least he got to shake hands on the field after a 6-2 Twins victory.