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Happy Birthday–March 30

Tom Burns (1857)
George Van Haltren (1866)
Ripper Collins (1904)
Dick Fowler (1921)
Dick Woodson (1945)
Grady Little (1950)
Jason Dickson (1973)
Jeriome Robertson (1977)
Josh Bard (1978)
Shairon Martis (1987)
Chris Sale (1989)

Grady Little was the manager of the Boston Red Sox from 2002-03 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2006-07.

Josh Bard was drafted by Minnesota in the thirty-fifth round in 1996, but did not sign.

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1970 Rewind: Game Fifty-nine

KANSAS CITY 5, MINNESOTA 3 IN KANSAS CITY

Date:  Saturday, June 20.

Batting stars:  Rod Carew was 2-for-4 with a three-run homer, his fourth.  Rich Reese was 2-for-4.  The Twins only got one other hit.

Pitching stars:  Dick Woodson struck out three in three shutout innings, giving up one hit.  Stan Williams pitched a perfect inning.

Opposition stars:  Ed Kirkpatrick was 2-for-3 with a home run (his ninth), a double, and four RBIs.  Amos Otis was 2-for-4.  Jim Rooker pitched seven innings, giving up three runs on four hits and three walks and striking out five.  Bob Johnson struck out four in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.

The game:  In the first inning, the Twins loaded the bases with one out on a bunt single, a walk, and an error, but Leo Cardenas grounded into a double play to end the inning.  It cost the Twins, because the Royals scored four in the bottom of the first.  Cookie Rojas hit a one-out double and scored on Rojas' single.  An error put men on first and third and Joe Keough walked, loading the bases.  With two out, Kirkpatrick hit a three-run double, making it 4-0 Kansas City.

It stayed 4-0 until the fourth, when Kirkpatrick homered to make it 5-0.  Meanwhile, the Twins got only one hit in innings two through seven.  Bob Allison led off the eighth with a double.  Brant Alyea walked and Carew followed with a three-run homer to make it 5-3.  It killed the rally, however, as the next three batters went out.  Reese hit a one-out double in the ninth, bringing the tying run up to bat, but Charlie Manuel and Allison struck out to end the game.

WP:  Rooker (4-4).

LP:  Dave Boswell (2-6).

S:  Johnson (1).

Notes:  Rick Renick was in left field in place of Alyea.  Allison pinch-hit for Dave Boswell in the fifth and stayed in the game in center field as part of a double switch.  Alyea pinch-hit for Woodson in the eighth and Jim Kaat pinch-ran for Alyea.  Manuel pinch-hit for George Mitterwald in the ninth.

Carew was batting .376.  Tony Oliva was 0-for-4 and was batting .318.  Harmon Killebrew was 0-for-2 and was batting .307.  Woodson had an ERA of 2.35.  Williams had an ERA of 1.85.

Manuel was 0-for-1 and was batting .167.  Boswell gave up five runs (two earned) in four innings and had an ERA of 6.89.

This would be the last time Allison would play center field.  He had not done so since playing two innings there in 1968.

Oliva was 0-for-12 in his last three games.  Killebrew was 0-for-12 in his last four games.

This was Woodson's first appearance since June 2.  I assume he had gone to AAA Evansville during the interim.

This was the Twins' third consecutive loss, two to the Royals and one to the Senators.

Record:  The Twins were 38-21, in first place in the American League West, four games ahead of California.

1970 Rewind: Game Forty-two

NEW YORK 4, MINNESOTA 2 IN MINNESOTA

Date:  Friday, May 29.

Batting stars:  Rick Renick was 2-for-4 with two home runs, his third and fourth.  Tony Oliva was 2-for-4.

Pitching starsJim Perry pitched six innings, giving up three runs (one earned) on seven hits and three walks and striking out one.  Dick Woodson pitched a perfect inning.

Opposition stars:  Thurman Munson was 2-for-4.  Bobby Murcer was 2-for-5.  Mike Kekich pitched 5.1 innings, giving up two runs on six hits and four walks and striking out four.  Lindy McDaniel pitched 3.2 scoreless innings of relief, giving up one hit and one walk and striking out two.

The game:  With two out in the first Murcer singled, Roy White walked, and Danny Cater delivered an RBI single to put the Yankees up 1-0.  The Twins drew a pair of walks in the second but could do nothing with them.  In the third Jerry Kenney tripled and scored on a fielder's choice to make it 2-0 New York.  The Twins loaded the bases in the third but again could not score.  In the fourth, Gene Michael and Mike Kekich singled, putting men on first and third, and Horace Clarke grounded out to put the Yankees ahead 3-0.

The Twins got on the board in the fourth when Renick led off with a home run.  Renick again homered in the sixth to make it 3-2.  The Twins had men on first and third in the seventh, but again failed to make it count.

White led off the eighth with a triple and scored on Ron Woods' single to give New York an insurance run at 4-2.  The last seven Twins batters were retired.

WP:  Kekich (1-1).

LP:  Perry (6-4).

S:  McDaniel (4).

Notes:  Renick was at third, with Harmon Killebrew moving to first and Rich Reese on the bench.  Reese pinch-hit for George Mitterwald in the sixth.  Paul Ratliff pinch-hit for Perry in the sixth and stayed in the game at catcher.  Charlie Manuel pinch-hit for Ron Perranoski in the eighth.

Carew was 1-for-4 and was batting .393.  Oliva was batting .331.  Renick was batting .323.  Killebrew was 0-for-2 and was batting .322.  Woodson had an ERA of zero.  Perranoski gave up one run in two innings and had an ERA of 1.80.  Perry had an ERA of 2.61.

Woodson was making his season debut.  It appears he was coming off an injury.

The Twins stranded nine and were 1-for-7 with men in scoring position.

Record:  The Twins were 29-13, in first place in the American League West, 2.5 games ahead of California.

Happy Birthday–March 30

Tom Burns (1857)
George Van Haltren (1866)
Ripper Collins (1904)
Dick Fowler (1921)
Dick Woodson (1945)
Grady Little (1950)
Jason Dickson (1973)
Jeriome Robertson (1977)
Josh Bard (1978)
Shairon Martis (1987)
Chris Sale (1989)

Grady Little was the manager of the Boston Red Sox from 2002-03 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2006-07.

Josh Bard was drafted by Minnesota in the thirty-fifth round in 1996, but did not sign.

Continue reading Happy Birthday–March 30

Happy Birthday–March 30

Tom Burns (1857)
George Van Haltren (1866)
Ripper Collins (1904)
Dick Fowler (1921)
Dick Woodson (1945)
Grady Little (1950)
Jason Dickson (1973)
Jeriome Robertson (1977)
Josh Bard (1978)
Shairon Martis (1987)
Chris Sale (1989)

Grady Little was the manager of the Boston Red Sox from 2002-03 and the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2006-07.

Josh Bard was drafted by Minnesota in the thirty-fifth round in 1996, but did not sign.

Continue reading Happy Birthday–March 30