April 1 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on April 1 games is 


Vance Worley

2013 – The Twins open the 2013 season at Target Field but lose to Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers 4-2. Newly acquired Twins starter Vance Worley took the loss. Catcher Joe Mauer had three hits but it wasn’t enough. With the game-time temperature at 35 degrees and the wind blowing at 17 mph, fans had to bundle up. But opening day is always a draw, as evidenced by the announced crowd of 38,282, officially a sellout by Twins guidelines. Box Score

Tsuyoshi Nishioka

2011 – April Fool’s Day was a bad day for the Minnesota Twins as they got pounded 13-3 by the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays jumped on Twins starter Carl Pavano for four runs in the bottom of the first on a single, single, stolen base, a walk, a bases-loaded HBP, an error and a balk before Pavano was able to retire the side. Tsuyoshi Nishioka made his big league debut at second base and went 1 for 4 but he would only play in six games before suffering a broken leg. The 10-run loss marked the club’s worst margin of defeat in a season-opening game and was a sign of things to come in a season where the Twins finished last in the Central Division and went down to defeat 99 times. Box Score

2007 – Herb Carneal, the Hall of Fame radio voice of the Minnesota Twins for all but one year of their existence, died in his home in Minnetonka, Minnesota at the age of 83 after a long battle with a number of illnesses. The press box at the Metrodome was named in his honor. Carneal was the recipient of the Ford C. Frick award, baseball-broadcasting’s highest honor, in 1996. Obituary

Herb Carneal



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