Tag Archives: Cal Ermer

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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Thoughts on the Gardenhire extension and other things

Two days have past since Terry Ryan and the Twins announced that they have extended manager Ron Gardenhire‘s contract by two years and the sky has not fallen as yet. I was in favor of Gardenhire being kept on as the … Continue reading

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Manager ejections by the numbers

Back in December 2010 I did a post about Twins player ejections and determined that the Twins all time leader in player ejections was Torii Hunter with five. I mentioned in that article that I would look at manager ejections in … Continue reading

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The Twins and tie games

Who says that there no tie games in baseball? In major league baseball, games end with tie scores only in rare cases when conditions make it impossible to continue play. A tie game does not count as a game in … 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 managers playing careers

December 30, 2009 – The Minnesota Twins have had 12 managers since the team moved here from Washington after the 1960 season. I thought that it would be interesting to see how many games each of them had played at the … Continue reading

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Forty Years Ago

November 18, 2009 – The 1968 Minnesota Twins finished with a 79-83 record under manager Cal Ermer and finished a disappointing seventh in the ten team American League, a full 24 games behind the first place Detroit Tigers and owner Calvin … Continue reading

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Intentional Strikeout

November 13, 2009 – Deceased former Twins manager, Cal Ermer speaking: “We have a play now that we used to use in Chattanooga in 1952, with two strikes, we begin to walk a batter intentionally. After three balls, the catcher is … Continue reading

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Former Twins Manager Cal Ermer dead at 85

August 8, 2009 – Former Twins manager Cal Ermer died Saturday in his sleep at his home in Chattanooga, Tenn. after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Ermer was the Twins third manager replacing Sam Mele after he was let go … Continue reading

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The Twins Third Manager – Cal Ermer

February 6, 2009 – Calvin Coolidge Ermer was born on November 10, 1923 in Baltimore, Maryland and was known as much for his ability to play soccer as baseball. For seven years, he coached the College of Baltimore’s soccer team in … Continue reading

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