Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Espinoza, Stanfield, & Hughes

Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins on September 14th.

Alvaro Espinoza (SS) – September 14, 1984 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on March 18, 1982. Entered the game late as a replacement shortstop and had no PA’s in his big league debut at Arlington Stadium in a Rangers 9-2 win over Minnesota.

Kevin Stanfield (P) – September 14, 1979 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 7th round of the 1976 amateur draft (January). Debut was a relief appearance in the first inning that lasted just one batter after Twins starter Dave Goltz got off to a rough start. Stanfield retired the batter on an infield fly at Arlington Stadium in a Twins 5-3 loss to Texas.

Jim Hughes (P) – September 14, 1974 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 33rd round of the 1969 amateur draft. Hughes debuted as the Twins starter in the second game of a DH at Met Stadium against the Kansas City Royals and was pinned with the 13-3 defeat. He lasted just 1.1 innings allowing 6 run (4 earned) on 5 hits and a walk. He never actually recorded an out himself as the first batter he faced, Hal McRae walked and was caught stealing. Tough start indeed.

 

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