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Happy Birthday–November 7

Chris Von der Ahe (1851)
Ed "The Only" Nolan (1857)
Bill Brubaker (1910)
Dick Stuart (1932)
Jake Gibbs (1938)
Jim Kaat (1938)
Joe Niekro (1944)
Buck Martinez (1948)
Willie Norwood (1950)
Guy Sularz (1955)
Orlando Mercado (1961)
Russ Springer (1968)
Todd Ritchie (1971)
Glendon Rusch (1974)
Esmerling Vasquez (1983)
Sonny Gray (1989)
Danny Santana (1990)

Promoter/entrepreneur Chris von der Ahe, referred to as "Bill Veeck with a handlebar mustache", owned the St. Louis franchise from 1882-1899.

With the addition of Sonny Gray, November 7 ties November 1 for the most Twins birthdays, with nine.  Apparently, if you want your son to play for the Twins, it helps to have him born in November.

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Game 154: Twins vs Hangovers

Congrats to the 2023 Twins. We all believed in you the whole time! Definitely there were none of us despairing and thinking that the team should be sellers after a horrible series in Baltimore. No, sir.


Back in the day, this would've been the last game of the regular season. We've still got a few left to go, though. With no reasonable shot at the second seed, I'm mostly rooting for the Mariners to make the playoffs and for some of the fun individual milestones around the league (holy cow, Acuña).

Today, everybody on the hometown team just needs to take an aspirin, chug their electrolyte of choice, and see if they can finish the season on this hot streak that they've been on.

Game 124: pirates @ twins

Mitch Keller takes on Sonny Gray.

Gray has started 5 games since he resolved to stop being the world's most annoying pitcher, and the results have been very good: 31 innings, 34 Ks, 9 BBs. 2.61 ERA, 2.39 FIP. Here's hoping he can keep it up.

Keller, for his part, pitched pretty well in his last start, but he's been getting lit up over the last month or so to the tune of a 7.71 ERA over his last six starts.

Let's keep it going.

2023 Game Log 95: Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners

I mean, a sweep is a sweep, but it wasn't pretty. Especially against one of the historically worse teams ever, but who cares! I'll take it. This next series will be a bigger challenge though.

The M's, like the T's, have good pitching and bad batting. They're at .500 (though have only played 92 games) and they are a +31 to the Twins' +32. Gilbert is having a decent year so far, which isn't good news for the hitting staff.

Fingers crossed, friends!