Happy Birthday–September 7

Dave Foutz (1856)
Hooks Wiltse (1879)
Curt Davis (1903)
Tommy Matchick (1943)
Willie Crawford (1946)
Joe Rudi (1946)
Darren Bragg (1969)
Jason Isringhausen (1972)
Mark Prior (1980)
Wade Davis (1985)
Devin Smeltzer (1995)

Left-hander Devin Paul Smeltzer came up to the Twins in 2019 at this writing.  He was born in Voorhees, New Jersey, went to high school in Pennsauken, New Jersey, attended Florida Gulf Coast University and San Jacinto College, and was drafted by the Dodgers in the fifth round in 2016.  He pitched pretty well in ten starts for Great Lakes in 2017, but didn't do much anywhere else in the Dodgers organization and was traded to Minnesota at the July deadline of 2018 along with Luke Raley and Logan Forsythe for Brian Dozier.  He did well in ten relief appearances for AA Chattanooga that season.  He began 2019 in AA Pensacola and dominated in five starts, leading to a promotion to Rochester.  He was up and down between the Twins and the Red Wings the rest of the season.  He pitched well for Rochester, even though his won-lost record didn't show it.  He did well for the Twins in eleven games (six starts), going 2-2, 3.86, 1.27 WHIP.  He has not done as well so far in 2020, although the numbers are somewhat skewed by the second game of the season, when Rocco left him in too long.  He turns twenty-five today.  It's doubtful that he'll ever be a star, but he certainly has a chance to be a useful major league pitcher.