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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 29 – Twins losing streak finally over

According to manager Cal Ermer about 1/3 of the Twins roster was a bit lighter in the wallet after Ermer fined them for curfew violations. The Twins who took on  the Yankees in a scheduled doubleheader today were on a … Continue reading

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Twins pick-off artist’s

It is obviously important for pitchers to keep base runners as close to the base as possible to prevent them from getting a good jump and stealing a base. What Twins pitchers were the best at this seemingly lost art? … Continue reading

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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 11 – Back-to-back walk-off victories & Bob Allison

June 4 – Bob Allison drove in Ted Uhlaender from third base with a squeeze bunt in the bottom of the 10th inning in an 8-7 win over the Angels after blowing a 7-3 lead in the seventh inning. Jim … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – May 19 – Buchanan & Strickland

Brian Buchanan (OF) – May 19, 2000 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Cristian Guzman, Eric Milton, Danny Mota and cash to the Minnesota Twins for Chuck Knoblauch on February 6, 1998.   Jim Strickland (P) – May 19, 1971 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Los Angeles … Continue reading

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According to ELIAS – Ervin Santana

Santana off to a stellar start for the Twins Ervin Santana allowed one run in seven innings of work leading the Twins to an 8-1 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. Santana is 4-0 with a 0.77 ERA in five … Continue reading

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The 1967 AL pennant race – Part 5 – Walter Bond and Bratwurst on the menu at Met Stadium

Part time outfielder and first baseman Walt Bond played in just 10 games for Minnesota and he was never a star but he had an interesting history. Although his time in Minnesota may have been short, he still should be … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins who have received Hall of Fame votes over the years

We all know about the Minnesota Twins players who have been enshrined in the MLB Hall of Fame and it is a great and rare honor to get voted in. Over the years a number of outstanding and I think … Continue reading

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Twins masters of the pickoff

In baseball, a pickoff is an act by a pitcher, throwing a live ball to a fielder so that the fielder can tag out a baserunner who is either leading off or about to begin stealing the next base. Twins … Continue reading

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Looking at the length of Twins games from 1961-2015

Some time ago I did a piece on the length of MLB games after the league announced its changes to quicken the pace of play prior to the 2015 season that I called Looking back at the pace of play … Continue reading

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Twins way-back machine looks at April 1963

It is fun to look back at the Sporting News and see what was up with the Minnesota Twins back in the day. The Twins started their 1963 season with a 9-10 record in April but went on to win … Continue reading

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