May 25 – This Day in Twins History

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Twins record on May 25 games is 

 

2010 – The Twins and their fans witnessed Target Fields first suspended game. The opener of a three-game series between the Yankees and Twins was suspended with the scored tied 0-0 after five innings. The game was halted at 8:32 p.m. CT on Tuesday, as a thunderstorm wreaked havoc at Target Field. Following a rain delay of one hour and 23 minutes, which was the first outdoor delay in Minnesota since Sept. 26, 1981, the contest was officially suspended for the night and resumed at 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday May 26th ahead of the day’s regularly scheduled 6:10 p.m. contest. In just the second at-bat once the contest was under way again, Derek Jeter belted a 1-1 change-up from Twins left-hander Brian Duensing into the bullpen in left-center field and that solo home run was all the Yankees would need to hand the Twins a 1-0 loss in the series opener at Target Field.
It was the first home run that Duensing had allowed all season. By the way, the Twins also lost the regularly scheduled game 3-2 on the 26th. Box Score

Brian Duensing

Derek Jeter

 

 

 

 

 

1997 – The Twins retire HOF Kirby Puckett’s number 34.

Kirby Puckett number 34 for ever

 

 

 

 

 

 

1981 – Texas utility man Bill Stein drives in the winning run with a pinch single in the bottom of the 9th inning of a 4-3 walk-off win over Minnesota at Arlington Stadium. It is Stein’s 7th consecutive pinch-hit, a new AL record. Darrell Jackson gets the defeat when Doug Corbett blows the save. Second baseman Rob Wilfong was 3 for 5 but it was not enough with a team 2 for 10 with RISP.  Box Score

Bill Stein

Rob Wilfong

 

 

 

 

 

1977 – The Twins playing the Red Sox at Fenway Park smashed 24 hits in game one and scored in every inning but the fourth and fifth and took no prisoners as they beat the Red Sox 13-5. Rod Carew led the hit parade going 5 for 6 with a double, knocked in two and scored once. Rob Wilfong was the only Twin without a hit. Dave Goltz got the win and Tom Burgmeier pitched the final 3.2 innings for the save.

Rod Carew

Tom Burgmeier

 

 

 

 

In the second game the Twins scored twice in the top of the first, Boston came back with four in the bottom of the second but the Twins scored six times in the third on four hits, two errors and a HBP and that was pretty much the ballgame as Twins starter Paul Thormodsgard held the Red Sox off the board after that for 8 innings and got the win. Outfielder Lyman Bostock has 12 putouts in the 2nd game of a doubleheader, tying the ML mark. His 17 putouts for the twin bill also sets a major league record.

Paul Thormodsgard

Lyman Bostock

 

 

 

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