June 22 – This Day in Twins History

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2017 – The Twins vs White Sox game at Target Field is delayed for a team record 4 hours and 50 minutes due to rain. When the game finally begins there are about 5,000 people in the stands and the White Sox score 5 runs in the top of the first inning off Twins rookie starter Nik Turley and the game in essence is over 20 minutes after it finally starts. The final score is 9-0 for the White Sox and the Twins use six pitchers, one of them is catcher Chris Gimenez who makes his sixth appearance on the mound for Minnesota in 2017. The Twins were 0 for 1 with RISP. Attendance or tickets sold is reported as 27,684 for the 3 hour and 21 minute game. Box Score

Catcher Chris Giminez pitching on April 23, 2017

 

2014 – The Twins beat the White Sox 6-5 and complete a four-game sweep, their first ever four-game sweep at Target Field where they began play in 2010. The Twins over-come a White Sox five run outburst in the third inning and come up winners by a 6-5 score. It turns out that this little 4 game winning streak will be the longest the Twins see this season. Catcher Kurt Suzuki goes 3 for 4 with  double and center fielder Sam Fuld goes 2 for 3 with two doubles, steals a base, scores twice and has one RBI. Phil Hughes who gives up five runs in five innings get the win. Box Score

Sam Fuld

Kurt Suzuki (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

 

 

 

 

 

 

1984 – In a teary home plate ceremony before the Twins-White Sox game at the Metrodome, Calvin Griffith and his sister, Thelma Haynes, sign a letter of intent to sell their 52 percent ownership of the Twins to Minneapolis banker Carl Pohlad for $32 million (some reports state it was $36 million) ending the longest family ownership of a team in baseball history. Griffith and his sister had been involved with the franchise since 1922, when they were adopted by owner Clark Griffith when the team was the Washington Senators. 

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The game had a bad ending for Twins fans when the White Sox came back with three runs in the ninth inning off closer Ron Davis to win the game 8-6. Although Davis has pitched well recently, this was his seventh blown save of the season and we are still in June. The Twins record dropped to 33-36 after the loss. Box Score 

Ron Davis – (courtesy of the Minnesota Twins)

 

1970 – In the fourth inning of the Twins game against the Milwaukee Brewers in County Stadium Rod Carew suffers a serious knee injury with torn cartilage and torn ligaments when Brewers first baseman Mike Hegan rolls in to Carew at second base trying to break up a double play. According to Rod Carew in his book “Carew”, my leg snapped back and went crack! He goes on to say that second baseman umpire Jake O’Donnell had heard the crack and vomited. Carew was hitting .376 at the time underwent surgery and ended up in essence missing the rest of the season. Rod did return for five at bats late in September but did not get a hit. Carew had only 2 plate appearances against the Orioles in the ALCS with no hits. As far as the game is concerned the Twins won 4-3 when Ron Perranoski relieved Jim Kaat after he had given up a 2-run homer to bring the Brewers within one run in the bottom of the ninth and snuffed out the rally bringing his save total for the season to 17. Harmon Killebrew hit a 3-run homer and Cesar Tovar had two hits for Minnesota. Box Score

Rod Carew

 

1962 – The Twins sweep a double-header from the Los Angeles Angels at Met Stadium and up their record to 40-30 and remain just 1.5 games out of first place. The Twins 3-2 win in game one is a bit of an oddity because the home town Twins only get 3 hits with one walk and no RBI. Georges Maranda who only started four times for Minnesota gets the win, his only win in a Twins uniform. This is the first time that the Twins have ever won a game without getting an RBI. Camilo Pascual pitches a complete game in the nite-cap striking out 10 Angels and the Twins win 8-3. Pascual is solid with the bat also going 2 for 4 with a home run and a double, scoring twice and knocking in three.

Georges Maranda

Camilo Pascual

 

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