June 20 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on June 20 games is 

 

1986 – A six run sixth inning that has home runs by Tim Laudner and pinch-hitter Randy Bush proves to be just enough for the Twins to beat the visiting Indians at the Metrodome and up the Twins record to 28-38. Kent Hrbek goes 3 for 5 with a home run and a double, scores twice and knocks in three. The Twins hit five home runs off Indians pitchers. Box Score

Kent Hrbek

The Twins trade pitcher John Butcher to the Indians and get pitchers Neal Heaton and Kevin Trudeau in return. Trudeau never reached the major leagues.

John Butcher

Neal Heaton

Kevin Trudeau

 

 

 

 

 

 

1965 – The largest crowd to ever watch the Twins play on the road, 71,245 New York fans watched their beloved Yankees get swept by the Minnesota Twins 6-4 and 7-4 in a doubleheader as the Twins marched towards their first ever World Series. In the first game Minnesota came back with one in the eighth on a Killebrew home run and two in the ninth on a passed ball and a wild pitch to beat the Bombers 6-4. Al Worthington got the win and Jim Kaat got a rare save. In game 2 Harmon Killebrew was 2 for 5 with a home run and 3 RBI. Dick Stigman pitched the final 3.1 innings for starter Dave Boswell and didn’t allow a hit earning the save.

Harmon Killebrew

1961 – With the score tied 4-4 at the Met against the Baltimore Orioles, Julio Becquer is called upon to lead off the bottom of the ninth as a pinch-hitter against Jack Fisher and he proceeds to hit a home run and become not only the first Twin to pinch hit a home run but also becomes the first Twins player in history to hit a walk-off home run as the Twins win 5-4. Harmon Killebrew also hit a home run in the game and Chuck Stobbs who pitched to three batters to retire the side in the ninth picked up an easy win. Box Score

Julio Becquer

Chuck Stobbs

 

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