George Weiss (1894)
Jack Smith (1895)
Karl Spooner (1931)
Dave Bristol (1933)
Tom Haller (1937) Dave Goltz (1949) Marty Barrett (1958) Jim Deshaies (1960) Hensley Meulens (1967)
Josh Byrnes (1970)
Mark Hendrickson (1974)
George Weiss was the general manager of the New York Yankees from 1948-1960.
Karl Spooner set the record, later tied by J. R. Richard, for strikeouts in a major league debut with fifteen.
Dave Bristol managed four different teams from 1966-1980.
Josh Byrnes has been the general manager of Arizona and San Diego and is currently the senior vice president of baseball operations for the Dodgers.
A solid game for Zack Littell. A better game for Lewis Thorpe. Charlie Barnes pitches well, too. Ben Rodriguez hits an inside-the-park homer to lead the Kernels. Lots of batters off to good starts for the E-Twins. Anthony Escobar has the best game of them all.
Carl Hubbell (1903) Walt Masterson (1920)
Han Urbanus (1927)
Faye Throneberry (1931)
Russ Snyder (1934)
Ron Hodges (1949)
Dave Tomlin (1949) Greg Booker (1960) Brant Brown (1971)
Esteban Yan (1975)
Willie Harris (1978) Luis Maza (1980) Ian Kinsler (1982) Engelb Vielma (1994)
Han Urbanus is in the Dutch Baseball Hall of Fame. He pitched over 150 consecutive complete games over a period of eight years.
The brother of Marv Throneberry, outfielder Faye Throneberry spent much of his career with the Twins franchise while it was still in Washington (1957-1960). In December of 1960, he was chosen by the Los Angeles Angels in the expansion draft.
The Twins haven't scored a ton of runs, but their differential is not as jaw-dropping as I'd expected to see. Competent-to-Good pitching helps I guess. If this team can stay within a half-dozen games of first, I'd love to see them add some offense before the deadline. I'd even be happy with the return of second-half-2017 Dozier, Morrison, Buxton & Polanco with a little Santana (and eventually Sano ... hopefully sometime later this summer?) sprinkled in.
Anyway, Boston's legit, and no matter the outcome of today's game (Good Gibson v. Porcello ... yeah), I'm encouraged by the Twins' play against 'em. Add some offense and a continued mediocre run by Cleveland and this team may still be competing in late August.
Matt Kilroy (1866)
Randy Moore (1906)
Harold Seymour (1910)
Ed Lopat (1918)
Merle Harmon (1926) Jackie Collum (1927) Charlie Moore (1953)
Rick Sutcliffe (1956) Jay Pettibone (1957) Donovan Osborne (1969) Garrett Jones (1981) Jeff Baker (1981)
Harold Seymour wrote a three-part History of Baseball, published from 1960-1990.
Merle Harmon broadcast Minnesota Twins games from 1967-1969.
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