May 21 – This Day in Twins History

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2009 – The Twins are on a six game losing streak when they take on Bartolo Colon and the Chicago White Sox in the final game of a three game series at US Cellular Field. When the smoke clears, the Twins have put a serious pounding on the mighty whitey’s by out-scoring them 20-1 on 20 hits. Michael Cuddyer gets 4 hits and 3 RBI’s while Joe Mauer gets 3 hits and 6 RBI’s, and Jose Morales, Jason Kubel and Matt Tolbert also chip in 3 hits apiece. Nick Blackburn picks up the easy win with 7 innings of scoreless baseball and Colon is the loser. Box Score

Michael Cuddyer

Joe Mauer

Nick Blackburn & Jose G. Morales

Jason Kubel

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Tolbert

 

 

 

 

 

2006 – It was almost 5 a.m. central time and the first hints of sunlight were starting to make for the Minnesota State Capitol when a new day dawned for Minnesota Twins baseball. A decade of fans’ frustration came to an end in the wee hours of Sunday morning, as both bodies of the Minnesota Legislature passed a bill that will mean a new home for the Twins. The deal between the team and Hennepin County, which calls for a sales tax extension to fund a 42,000-seat open-air facility in downtown Minneapolis, passed the Minnesota House on a bipartisan 71-61 vote late Saturday. After some last-minute deliberations, identical language passed the Minnesota Senate early Sunday morning on a 34-32 vote. “For all of our fans who have stayed with us, through all of the ups and downs of this debate, we are finally going to build a ballpark,” said a tired but elated Jerry Bell, the president of Twins Sports, Inc. “We’re again going to have baseball outdoors, on grass, the way the game was meant to be played.”

1999 – The Twins trade pitchers Rick Aguilera and Scott Downs to the Cubs to get pitchers Kyle Lohse and Jason Ryan.

Rick Aguilera

Scott Downs

Kyle Lohse

Jason Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1967 – The Twins putting a good whipping on the California Angels by beating them 12-3 at Anaheim Stadium. Cesar Tovar was the hitting star when he became the first Twins player to ever get four XBH in a game when he went four for six with two doubles and two home runs. Dave Boswell pitched a complete game and struck out 11 on the way to his first win of the season. Box Score

Cesar Tovar

Dave Boswell

 

 

 

 

 

1961 – The attendance for the first ever Twins home double-header was 30,999 but they were not a happy crowd when they left Met Stadium after witnessing the Twins get shutout not once but twice losing to the Cleveland Indians 9-0 and 2-0. In the first game the Twins managed two hits and were shut out by rookie Wynn Hawkins and in the second game the Twins managed three hits and were shut out by Mudcat Grant. Indians second baseman Johnny Temple had 6 hits himself going 6 for 11 in the DH. Pedro Ramos lost game 1 and Don Lee lost game 2. Something happened that day that you won’t see nowadays, Ramos started game 1 for Minnesota and lasted just 1.1 innings before being taken out of the game after allowing three runs on 6 hits, so what happens? Ramos relieves Twins game 2 starter Don Lee after he lasts just 1.2 innings and Ramos goes on to pitch 5.1 scoreless innings of relief allowing just three hits.

 

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