Tag Archives: Roy Smalley

10 years is a long, long time

  If the reports are true, the Colorado Rockies and long-time Twins first baseman Justin Morneau have agreed on a two-year $13 million deal. After signing Morneau the Rockies will have two players on their roster that spent all or parts … Continue reading

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MLB Network to air “The Lyman Bostock Story”

This is a Press Release from MLB Network yesterday. Lyman Bostock was a great baseball player and a wonderful human being. I know I am looking forward to watching it. Here is a link to a post I did on Bostock in … Continue reading

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Taking a look at hitting streaks

Former Twins outfielder Micheal Cuddyer set a Colorado Rockies team record recently when he had a 27 game hitting streak from May 28 through June 30 for the Colorado Rockies. During his streak Cuddyer hit .372 with 6 home runs, … Continue reading

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They went down swinging

Hitters with 500 are more career strikeouts as Twins Rk Player SO From To Age G PA AB R H HR BA OPS 1 Harmon Killebrew 1314 1961 1974 25-38 1939 8018 6593 1047 1713 475 .260 .901 2 Kirby … Continue reading

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Twins Minor League Players of the Week & Month

Rochester (AAA-International League) left-handed pitcher Andrew Albers is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week. In two starts for the Red Wings, Albers went 2-0, pitching 15.0 innings allowing just four earned runs (2.40 ERA), with 11 strikeouts and … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – May 31

  5/31/1976 – With trade rumors running rampant due to how poorly salary negotiations had progressed, Bert Blyleven walked off the mound after pitching a complete game at the Met in front of 8,379 fans trailing the California Angels 3-1. … Continue reading

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Twins switch-hitters

In baseball, a switch-hitter is a batter that bats either from the right side or the left side depending on if the pitcher is right or left-handed. Most curveballs break away from batters hitting from the same side as the opposing … Continue reading

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Fun facts about Twins home openers

The Minnesota Twins are playing their final spring training game today and I am sure they are hoping for a quick non extra inning game so they can grab a quick shower and board the plane for their flight to … Continue reading

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They came to play

The major league baseball season is a real grind, you are scheduled to play 162 games in about 185 days give or take and that includes travel time. I am not even going to mention spring training and the post … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – September 30, 1981

The Minnesota Twins played their final home game at Metropolitan Stadium in front of 15,900 fans on a drizzly and cloudy 52 degree day and lose to the Kansas City Royals 5-2. DH Roy Smalley makes the final Twins out … Continue reading

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Twins Iron Men

The Twins have had their share of injuries the last few years and it got me to wondering how often a Twins position player has participated in every game during a particular season and when was the last time this … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – June 26

1964 – Gerry Arrigo pitches the Twins first ever one hitter when Mike Hershberger singles to right leading off the ninth inning and breaks up Arrigo’s no hit bid but the Twins prevail 2-0 over the White Sox at Met … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History

5/31/1976 - With trade rumors running rampant due to how poorly salary negotiations had progressed, Bert Blyleven walked off the mound at the Met in front of 8,379 fans trailing the California Angels 3-1. A number of fans were on Blylevens’ … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – May 30, 1986

DH Roy Smalley III hits a home run from each side of the plate against the Red Sox at the Metrodome in a Twins 13-5 win and becomes the first Twins batter to ever do so. Smalley ended up hitting 110 … Continue reading

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A very nice chat with Gary Serum

Please meet Gary Serum Gary Wayne Serum was born in Fargo, North Dakota on October 24, 1956 but grew up in the Alexandria, Minnesota area. Gary grew up playing basketball, baseball, and football but basketball was the game he really enjoyed. … Continue reading

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Twins opening day tidbits

March 31, 2011 – I thought that it would be fun to look over the Twins 50 year history of Opening Days and see who has started the most games at each position. Through their first fifty years, the Twins … Continue reading

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Most Games Played in a Twins Uniform

Rank Name Games played Plate appearances 1 Harmon Killebrew 2,329 9,462 2 Kirby Puckett 1,783 7,831 3 Kent Hrbek 1,747 7,137 4 Tony Oliva 1,676 6,879 5 Rod Carew 1,635 6,980 6 Bob Allison 1,541 5,921 7 Gary Gaetti 1,361 … Continue reading

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Good Eye, Good Eye!

May 15, 2010 - The Twins preach to their pitchers that the batter should earn his way on base via a hit, just throw the ball over the plate and take your chances that the batter will hit it to one … Continue reading

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Top franchise home run teams

January 23, 2010 - The home run, the long ball, the big blast, or whatever you want to call it is fun to watch and it can put runs on the score board in a hurry. The home run is loved … 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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