May 12 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on May 12 games is 

 

2008 – The Red Sox score 3 runs on 4 hits in the top of the first st the Dome but they shut the door and hold on for a 7-3 win and Livan Hernandez ups his record to 6-1.  Michael Cuddyer who fancies himself as a magician, pulls off a magical catch off of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia’s fly ball at the dome when the ball pops out of Cuddyer’s glove, bounced off his head, rolled down the bill of his cap before Mike grabbed it for the out. Box Score

Livan Hernandez

Cuddyer video

1982 – In their 2nd major trade in as many days, the Twins deal catcher Butch Wynegar and pitcher Roger Erickson to the Yankees for infielder Larry Milbourne and minor league pitchers John Pacella and Pete Filson, and cash. The Twins’ frugal owner, Calvin Griffith, is roundly criticized for the deals, in which he appears to be unloading high-salaried veterans at the expense of a winning ball club.

Butch Wynegar

Roger Erickson

Larry Milbourne

John Pacella

Pete Filson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1972 – The Brewers edge the Twins 4-3 in a 22-inning marathon at the Met that lasts for 5 hours and 47 minutes. The game was actually suspended after 21 innings due to an American league curfew rule and resumed the next day. Bert Blyleven pitched the final inning of the 22 inning affair and was the losing pitcher. Shortstop Danny Thompson had a long day going 0 for 10 (tying an AL record) with an error. 8,628 fans attended the game, I wonder how many were around when the game was suspended? That would be 178 plate appearances between the two teams and zero home runs. Bert then went right into the regularly scheduled game for May 13th and pitched 9 innings giving up 3 runs but received a no decision for his efforts. The Twins won the game 5-4 in 15 innings. That makes 37 innings in two days. Box Score

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1961 – Twins pitcher Pedro Ramos and Angels hurler Eli Grba homer off each other at Met Stadium in a Twins 5-4 win. It is the first home run ever hit by a Twins pitcher. Ramos pitches 8 innings allowing 4 runs on three home runs but it is good enough for the win because he helped his own cause with a home run and a single in three at bats while scoring once and knocking in three. Box Score

Pedro Ramos

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