Tag Archives: Sports Illustrated

Do you remember Garrabrant Alyea?

Garrabrant  (Brant) Ryerson Alyea was born in Passaic, New Jersey and will turn 73 on December 8th. His father’ s family was Dutch. Brant attended Rutherford High School, where he was famous for his long home runs. The 6’5″ right-handed hitting Alyea received a … Continue reading

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The Minnesota Twins first manager

Harry Arthur “Cookie” Lavagetto   Harry Arthur “Cookie” Lavagetto was born December 1, 1912 in Oakland, California and died in his sleep on August 10, 1990 in Orinda, California at the age of 77. He acquired his nickname from his Oakland … Continue reading

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First Twins player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated

On August 23, 1965 the Twins were in their fifth season in Minnesota ready to take on the New York Yankees in a 3:10 start at Met Stadium in front of 37,787 fans that wanted another Twins win over the … Continue reading

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Meet the first ever Rolaids Relief Man of the Year award winner – Bill “Soup” Campbell

William Richard Campbell (Soup) was born in Highland Park, Michigan on August 9, 1948 but grew up in the Panoma, California area. Campbell attended junior college after graduating from high school but left school in order to earn some money … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – November 6, 1976

After having a season for the ages (still holds AL record for most wins and saves in the same season) with the Minnesota Twins going 17-5 with 20 saves and a 3.01 ERA in 167.2 innings, reliever Bill Campbell (Soup) becomes the first … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – February 6, 1998

The Twins trade their 1991 Rookie of the Year and four-time All-Star 2B Edward Charles “Chuck” Knoblauch to the New York Yankees and in turn receive pitchers Eric Milton and Danny Mota along with shortstop Cristian Guzman and outfielder Brian … Continue reading

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The Killer

October 15, 2010 – A nice article about Harmon Killebrew written by Barbara Heilman for Sports Illustrated’s Baseball issue back in April 8, 1963. A nice piece, it is well worth your time and you might even learn a few things about … 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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Kent Hrbek and the 82 Twins

February 7, 2010 – The 2010 baseball season is just about upon us and we can’t wait to see what the Twins new ballpark, Target Field, will be like. But before that can happen, baseball fans all over Twins territory want … Continue reading

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What “they” said about Bert in 1976

January 31, 2010 – An interesting story about Bert Blyleven written by Pat Jordan in the June 14, 1976 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine. It is a fun read and I hope you enjoy it. I wonder what Bert would say … 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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Target Field Construction Photo’s

September 6, 2009 – Sports Illustrated has some interesting Target Field construction photo’s that you can see by clicking here. They are a bit different then the ones I have seen in the past. It is a good thing that the … Continue reading

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No Feud Like An Old Feud

July 27, 2009 – A short but interesting piece by Walter Bingham in the May 1, 1961 Sports Illustrated about the Twins and the traditional animosity between St. Paul and Minneapolis as they open their first season in Minnesota in 1961 … Continue reading

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Not Such a Tough Cookie

June 30, 2009 – A very enjoyable story about the Minnesota Twins first manager Attilo Harry “Cookie” Lavagetto, written by Walter Bingham for Sports Illustrated on May 15, 1961. Maybe there really is something to the Sports Illustrated cover jinx; Lavagetto … Continue reading

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Sports Illustrated 1961 Pre-Season Twins Analysis

June 3, 2009 – Let’s go back in time, way back to April 10, 1961 and take a peek at the Sports Illustrated pre-season analysis of the new Minnesota Twins as the team prepares to expose the Minnesota and Midwest fans … Continue reading

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