The AL Central is 46 games under .500 just over a quarter of the way into the season.
Does anyone else get inordinately ticked off when their one day off includes at least one obligation?
Myles Jaye has his third consecutive strong game. Omar Bencomo does almost as well. A big day for Jordan Gore. Rain was the winner in Fort Myers.
Walt Burnham (1860)
Joe Harris (1891)
George Grantham (1900)
Pete Appleton (1904)
Hal Newhouser (1921)
Herman Wedemeyer (1924)
Tom Morgan (1930)
Ken Boyer (1931)
Sadaharu Oh (1940)
Bobby Murcer (1946)
Ralph Bryant (1961)
David Wells (1963)
Todd Stottlemyre (1965)
Ramon Hernandez (1976)
Jayson Werth (1979)
Austin Kearns (1980)
Adam Rosales (1983)
Walt Burham was a minor league manager from 1885-1907, winning 1,164 games.
Outfielder Herman Wedemeyer played for Class C Salt Lake City in 1950. He was a star running back in the All-America Football Conference and later appeared in over 300 episodes of the original Hawaii Five-O, playing Sergeant Edward “Duke” Lukela.
Right-hander Tom Morgan was with Washington at the end of 1960, appearing in fourteen games with them. On January 31, 1961, before the franchise played a game in Minnesota, he was sold to the Los Angeles Angels.
Sadaharu Oh hit 868 home runs in Japan.
Outfielder Ralph Bryant was drafted by Minnesota in the thirteenth round of the January draft in 1981, but he did not sign.
This is not connected to the Twins or baseball in any way we're aware of, but we'd like to wish a happy 91st birthday to Bud Grant.
We would also like to wish a very happy birthday to hungry joe.
There do not appear to be any other major league players with connections to the Minnesota Twins born on this day.
Is it happening?
Experts seem to think that the AL Central could be won by a sub-500 team. That...seems possible,but it seems just as possible that the Indians could win the division by twenty if the Twins can't get it going.
Fernando Romero might be the right guy to do it. He's given up one run in three starts ,after all. I expect that this is a sustainable pace. So, I'm running the Brewers are thing to score zero runs. So that's good.
Hope the bats can beat that.
(somehow, there was not a Fernando Romero tag. I have fixed that. The first of many, hopefully.)
Harry's, what, like 12th in line? Doesn't matter, Liz is gonna live to be 200.
A solid game for Stephen Gonsalves. A good game for Kohl Stewart. No offense for the Miracle again. A big Kernels comeback falls short.
Goose Curry (1905)
Gil McDougald (1928)
Curt Simmons (1929)
Larry McCoy (1941)
Dan Ford (1952)
Rick Cerone (1954)
Ed Whitson (1955)
Luis Salazar (1956)
Eric Show (1956)
Turk Wendell (1967)
Brandon Inge (1977)
Brian Anderson (1993)
Outfielder Goose Curry was a star in the Negro Leagues, batting over .300 several times.
This author's first baseball glove was a Gil McDougald model.
Larry McCoy was an American League umpire from 1971-1999.
Eric Show was drafted by Minnesota in the 36th round in 1974, but did not sign.
Brian Anderson was drafted by Minnesota in the 20th round in 2011, but did not sign.
This makes me want to see Alex Turner collab with Julian C.