April 29 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on April 29 games is 

 

Casey Fien

2015 – The Twins and Tigers were knotted at 7-7 after 6 innings but Detroit broke through with one in the 8th and 2 in the 9th and beat Minnesota 10-7 at the Twins home ballpark. The Tigers hit four home runs, two by Miguel Cabrera and one apiece by J.D. Martinez and James McCann. Twins Oswaldo Arcia and Trevor Plouffe hit long balls for Minnesota and Joe Mauer was 3 for 5 but it was not enough. Twins reliever Casey Fien had a rough inning and was saddled with the defeat. Box Score

The Baltimore Orioles hosted the Chicago White Sox in Camden Yards at 2:06 PM, Wednesday, April 29, 2015 before an empty stadium, with an attendance of exactly zero fans. The doors to the ballpark were closed to the public because of riots in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old African-American who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in police custody. The game broke the previous lowest attendance record: at a Major League game — 6 fans, when the National League Worcester Ruby Legs hosted the Troy Trojans on September 28, 1882 at the Agricultural County Fair Grounds. Baltimore won the game 8-2. Box Score

1999 – The Minnesota Supreme Court concluded that the sale and relocation of a baseball franchise is an integral part of the business of professional baseball and falls within the antitrust exemption.  The Business of Baseball_ The Antitrust Exemption

1962 – The Twins tied a ML record with 6 solo hom runs against the Indians in the 2nd game of a Minnesota double-header sweep. The Twins down the Indians 8-4 and 7-3. The home runs were hit by Lenny Green, Don Mincher, Zoilo Versalles, Bill Tuttle and Johnny Goryl hit two dingers. Don Lee got the win with a complete game for the Twins. Box Score game 2

John Goryl

Don Lee

 

 

 

 

 

In the first game at Cleveland Stadium the Twins scored four runs in the top of the 8th inning and held on for an 8-4 victory. Catcher Earl Battey led the hitters by going 3 for 4 with 2 runs scored and 2 runs batted in. Twins reliever Dick Stigman blew the save but got credit for the win. Box Score game 1

Earl Battey

Dick Stigman

 

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