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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 … Continue reading

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The day the DH was born – January 11, 1973

After a seven-hour meeting in the Lancaster Room of the Sheraton-O’Hare Motor Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, American League owners voted 8-4 for something they called the “designated pinch hitter for the pitcher,” or DPH, an abbreviation quickly modified to DH. … Continue reading

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