June 1 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on June 1 games is 

 

2017 – The Twins score 3 runs in the top of the ninth inning and beat the Angels 4-2. It all started with an error but there were also 2 hits and 3 walks. In addition; the Twins turned the 12th triple play in their history in the bottom of the fourth inning, (Sano to Dozier to Mauer) and their third time against Anaheim (1966 and 1983). Adalberto Mejia started for Minnesota and went six good innings. Catcher Jason Castro knocked in the tying and winning runs and Joe Mauer took a walk to force in an insurance run. Alex Meyer who the Twins traded to the Angels in 2016 pitched six strong innings for the Angels but got a ND for his troubles.  Box Score

Adalberto Mejia

Jason Castro

 

 

 

 

 

2013 – The Twins trail the Seattle Mariners 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth at Target Field. Seattle closer Tom Wilhelmsen walks the first 3 batters he faces to load the bases and then Josh Willingham scores one with a sac fly and catcher Ryan Doumit becomes the hero with a walk-off triple to clear the bases and send Twins fans home happy. Minnesota native Caleb Thielbar gets his first big league victory. Box Score

Caleb Thielbar

Ryan Doumit

 

 

 

 

 

2005 – A good day for Torii Hunter when he goes 5 for 5 with a grand slam home run, two doubles and 2 singles, crosses the plate once and knocks in all 6 runs as the Twins whip the Indians 6-2 at the Metrodome. Brad Radke goes 7 innings for the win. Box Score

 

Torii Hunter

 

1976 – California Angels starter Nolan Ryan pitches a complete game allowing 7 hits and 5 walks but strikes out 7 Twins in a 6-4 win over the Twins at Met Stadium where a measly crowd of 4,709 watched the future Hall of Famer pitch. Bobby Bonds was 2 for 5 with a run scored, a stolen base and a run knocked in to support Ryan. Larry Hisle was 3 for 5 with a home run, stolen, base, run scored and had 2 RBI but the Twins came up short. Craig Kusick also hit a home run. Box Score.

Nolan Ryan

Larry Hisle

 

 

 

 

 

The Twins trade pitcher Bert Blyleven and shortstop Danny Thompson to the Rangers for pitchers Bill Singer and Jim Gideon, shortstop Roy Smalley, third baseman Mike Cubbage and $250,000.

Roy Smalley

Mike Cubbage

Bill Singer

Jim Gideon

 

 

 

 

Bert Blyleven

Danny Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

1961 – No scheduled Twins game today. In the Twins first ever trade, the Twins trade third baseman Reno Bertoia and pitcher Paul Giel to Kansas City for outfielder Bill Tuttle. That very same day they acquire second baseman Billy Martin from the Milwaukee Braves in exchange for shortstop Billy Consolo.

Bill Tuttle

Reno Bertoia 1961

Paul Giel

Billy Martin

 

 

 

 

Billy Consolo

 

 

 

 

 

 

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