May 23 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on May 23 games is 

 

2009 – Anthony Swarzak became the first pitcher in Twins history to start a game and toss 7 scoreless innings in his major league debut. The Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 at the Metrodome and Swarzak earned the win in his major league debut. Joe Mauer who was 3 for 3 with a home run and Joe Crede who was 2 for 4 with a home run provided the offense. Box Score

Joe Mauer

Joe Crede

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Swarzak in ML Debut – Credit Getty Images

 

1997 – The Minnesota Twins along with all the other teams in MLB retire Jackie Robinson’s number 42. Players that currently wear the number 42 can continue to do so but no new players can ever wear that number again.

Yankees’ Mariano Rivera Is the Last No. 42

1991 – Kirby Puckett bangs out 6 hits including 5 singles and a triple against the Texas Rangers at the Metrodome but the Twins still lose 10-6 in 11 innings. I suppose the fact that the Twins were 6 for 24 with RISP and had 19 LOB had something to do with it. The Rangers scored 5 runs in the top of the 11th inning off Twins reliever Steve Bedrosian.  Box Score

Kirby Puckett

Steve Bedrosian

 

 

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