Tag Archives: Bill Campbell

This Day In Twins History – August 8

8/8/1962 – With the score tied at 3 apiece at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, A’s rookie third baseman Ed Charles steals home with two out in the ninth to score the winning run in a A’s 4-3 win over … Continue reading

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Twins pitchers that went the extra mile

The Twins have been in Minnesota for 53 years and have played 8,455 games winning 4,204 and losing 4,243. (just a FYI, the Angels who also started play in 1961 have won 4,220 games). Over the 53 years and 8,455 games … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – August 7, 1976

Steve Luebber‘s Twins pitching career was relatively short, just 58 games with 24 starts in parts of three seasons (71, 72, and 76). But on this day Luebber felt confident, he was facing the Rangers for the second time in a two-week … Continue reading

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Meet the first ever Rolaids Relief Man of the Year award winner – Bill “Soup” Campbell

William Richard Campbell (Soup) was born in Highland Park, Michigan on August 9, 1948 but grew up in the Panoma, California area. Campbell attended junior college after graduating from high school but left school in order to earn some money … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – November 6, 1976

After having a season for the ages (still holds AL record for most wins and saves in the same season) with the Minnesota Twins going 17-5 with 20 saves and a 3.01 ERA in 167.2 innings, reliever Bill Campbell (Soup) becomes the first … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – August 8

1974 – The Royals – Twins game at Royals Stadium is briefly interrupted by President Nixon’s resignation speech. The speech is broadcast after it begins and the next inning is delayed until the conclusion of the speech. The Twins prevail … Continue reading

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Twins most pitching appearances in a season

  Mike Marshall – Twins pitcher form 1978 – 1980 and known as “Iron Mike” August 28, 2010 - This is obviously a relief pitcher category but still a lot of fun to look at. There are a couple of guys … Continue reading

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A look at the top closers in franchise history

December 16, 2009 - A successful team needs to have a top notch closer, a pitcher that can come in and slam the door on the opposition game after game. In the past, closers were expected to pitch more than one … Continue reading

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