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2011 – Hall of Famer and legendary Twins slugger Harmon Killebrew, who was diagnosed with esophageal cancer late last year, has decided to enter hospice care. Killebrew said that “I have spent the past decade of my life promoting hospice care and educating people on its benefits. I am very comfortable taking this next step and experiencing the compassionate care that hospice provides. I am comforted by the fact that I am surrounded by my family and friends. I thank you for the outpouring of concern, prayers and encouragement that you have shown me. I look forward to spending my final days in comfort and peace with Nita by my side.”
Friday the 13th was a tough day in Twins Territory all around as the Twins were beaten at Target Field by the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 but the game of baseball wasn’t as important on the day that the Twins legend announced he was entering hospice care. It was a pitchers duel between Twins pitcher Carl Pavano and Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero but the Blue broke through for a run in the seventh off reliever Alex Burnett and held on for the 2-0 win. Box Score
1998 – Brad Radke and the Twins beat the Red Sox at the Dome by a score of 7-4 with both teams getting 9 hits apiece. Todd Walker and Terry Steinbach each hit a home run off Bret Saberhagen and pin the first loss of the season on Saberhagen. Box Score
Some off the field action too as St. Paul Saint owner Mike Veeck, already part of an ownership group that wants to buy the Minnesota Twins, will meet with team officials to see if he can strike a deal on his own. Veeck said he wants to know if he can buy a share of the team or all of it. He was to meet with Twins financial advisor Bob Starkey today. Veeck’s late father, Bill Veeck, was one of baseball’s more colorful owners when he had the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians. Twins owner Carl Pohlad has been negotiating a sale of the team to North Carolina businessman Don Beaver for months, but prospects for that deal suffered last week when two counties in North Carolina rejected a tax for a new stadium.
1989 – Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins hits four doubles against the Blue Jays at the Metrodome in a 10-8 Twins win and sets a Twins individual game record. Puckett scores once and knocks in three. He became the 35th player to hit four doubles in a game, the first since Toronto’s Damaso Garcia in 1986. Shortstop Greg Gagne hitting ninth had a nice game with his stick going 3 for 4 with a double, 3 RBI and scored twice. Box Score