Tag Archives: Willie Banks

It was a bad beat, maybe one of the worst ever

Justin Upton flung the ball into the air and the bat out of his hands as his second walk-off homer of the year lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 12-11 win over Minnesota at Comerica Park last night. The home run … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Willie Banks

One big league debut in a Minnesota uniform on July 31.   Willie Banks (P) – July 31, 1991 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1987 amateur draft. Big league debut was in … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – May 20 – Thielbar & Stevens

The following players made their major league debuts wearing a Minnesota Twins uniform on May 20. Caleb Thielbar (P) – May 20, 2013 – Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins on August 18, 2011 Dave Stevens (P) – May 20, 1994 – Traded by … Continue reading

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Some of the Twins worst games ever pitched

Minnesota Twins pitchers have pitched some bad games over the years, here is a list of Twins pitchers that gave up 10 or more runs in a single game. The most runs given up by a Twins pitcher was 11 … Continue reading

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Analyzing Minnesota Twins First Round Picks – Part 1

Since the June Amateur Draft began in 1965 the Minnesota Twins have selected 72 players in round one, some are their regular first round selections and other are supplemental picks for the loss of a free agent or failure to … Continue reading

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The Twins trials and tribulations with finding starting pitching

The Minnesota Twins have a long history of problems developing starting pitching. Using 100 starts as a barometer, since 1961 the Twins have signed and developed just 11 pitchers in their system that have gone on to get 100 or … Continue reading

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Twins starting pitchers that never finished what they started

Do you know what pitcher has started the most games for the Minnesota Twins and hasn’t completed a single one of his starts? The Minnesota Twins franchise leader in starts without a single complete game on his resume is Mike … Continue reading

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Historically bad starts by Twins pitchers

With the Twins on a roll and their starting pitchers pitching well this might not be a good time to bring back bad memories but I couldn’t help myself after seeing that the New York Yankees were not good hosts … Continue reading

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According to Elias

  Trevor May walked seven batters without recording a strikeout in his major-league debut, a 9-4 Twins loss at Oakland last night. No pitcher had issued that many bases on balls without a strikeout in his first big-league game since … Continue reading

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Twins “games started” history

The Twins will have three starters that will start 20 or more games during this 2013 season. Kevin Correia, Mike Pelfrey, and Scott Diamond have all passed that mark and there is no chance of anyone else joining that group. … Continue reading

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