Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Mota, Romero, Brito, Mitterwald & Snyder

Major league debuts as Minnesota Twins on September 15th.


Danny Mota (Credit Getty Images)

Danny Mota (P) – September 15, 2000 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Brian Buchanan, Cristian Guzman, Eric Milton and cash to the Minnesota Twins for Chuck Knoblauch on February 6, 1998. Mota’s debut was at the Dome in a 16-5 loss to the Anaheim Angels. Mota pitched 2.2 innings of relief throwing 51 pitches and faced 16 batters allowing 3 runs on 6 hits and a walk while striking out one.


JC Romero (Credit: EPSON MFP image)

J.C. Romero (P) – September 15, 1999 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 21st round of the 1997 amateur draft. Debuted in a 8-3 Rangers win at the Dome pitching 1.1 scoreless innings and allowing one hit.

Bernardo Brito

Bernardo Brito (OF) – September 15, 1992 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on March 31, 1988. Debuted as a PH at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and struck out. Brito was one of three consecutive pinch-hitter TK sent up to the plate in the 8th inning against Ron Darling and Darling retired all of them in a twins 2-1 loss to the Oakland A’s.

George Mitterwald (C) – September 15, 1966 – Signed by the Minnesota Twins as an amateur free agent in April 1965. The Twins were trailing the Tigers 8-5 when Mitterwald replaced Earl Battey as the catcher but had no PA’s in this game. Only 4,337 fans were at Tiger Stadium that day to witness Mitterwald’s debut.

Jim Snyder (2B) – September 15, 1961 – Purchased by the Minnesota Twins from Indianapolis (American Association) in 1961. This future Seattle Mariners skipper made his big league debut in Cleveland Stadium in the Twins 3-2 win over the Indians as the starting second baseman hitting eighth but he was 0 for 3 in the game.

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