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Former Twins OF Revere finally gets off the home run schneid

Ben Revere hit his first major-league home run in his 1466th at-bat in the Phillies’ home loss to the Rockies. That was the longest start-of-career homer-less streak by any player since the Pirates’ Frank Taveras connected for an inside-the park … Continue reading

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Twins that have not jogged around the bases

The home run hitters of baseball have been idolized by baseball fans for years, but what about those “Punch-and-Judy” hitters that just have not been able to put one out over the fence and haven’t even been lucky enough to get … Continue reading

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1995 “Replacement Players”

September 16, 2010 - When the major league baseball lockout of 1994 dragged into the spring of 1995, the owners announced that they would start the season with “replacement players,” made up of minor leaguers and even some current or former … Continue reading

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They Said It

July 4, 2009 - Here are some fun and interesting quotes pertaining to the Minnesota Twins/Washington Senators that I found in The Sports Illustrated archives. Frank Kostro, Minnesota Twins utility man: “So far I’ve played right, left and first base and … Continue reading

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Twins Uniform Numbers

July 12, 2008 – Did you know that there are only two Minnesota Twin uniform numbers between 0 and 60 that have been worn by only one player each? Junior Ortiz, the sometimes “strange but like-able” catcher from Puerto Rico … Continue reading

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