Bob Hegman

1976 Sauk Rapids-Rice graduate, St. Cloud State all-time great, and current Twins scout Bob Hegman played half an inning in the field for the 1985 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals.

Tim Laudner

1976 Park Center graduate Tim Laudner led professional baseball with 44 home runs in 1981, including a Southern League record 42 at Double-A Orlando, and one in each of his first two career major league games.

The Twins Almanac for August

August 1, 1953Elliott Makes MLB Debut 1942 Watertown graduate and Golden Gophers all-time great Harry Elliott makes his major league debut with the Cardinals, pinch hitting against Dodgers lefty Preacher Roe, who was coming off four-straight All-Star seasons. (Elliott struck out, but connected for his first major league homer off Roe on September 1.)  Elliott …

Johan Santana

Johan Santana went 93-44 in eight seasons with the Twins, leading the league in strikeouts and WHIP each year from 2004 to 2006. He won the American League Cy Young Award in 2004 and 2006, the latter unanimously.

Billy Martin

Fan-favorite Twins player, scout, coach, and manager Billy Martin was instrumental in the development of several young players, including César Tovar, and, to a lesser extent, Rod Carew

Hy Vandenberg

Minneapolis South graduate Hy Vandenberg appeared in 90 major league games, going 15-10 with five saves during seven seasons spread out over an 11-year period (1935–1945) with the Red Sox, Giants, and Cubs.

Tim McIntosh

1983 Hopkins High School graduate and University of Minnesota alumnus Tim McIntosh made his major league debut in Milwaukee in a game versus the Minnesota Twins on September 3, 1990, going 0-for-3 as Mark Guthrie hurled a shutout. Three weeks later he homered for his first major league hit.

Brad Hand

2008 Chaska graduate Brad Hand led all major league pitchers with 82 appearances in 2016. He had a career year in 2017, posting a 2.16 ERA, 0.933 WHIP, earning 21 saves, and making his first All-Star team. He also held Twins hitters 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in his first two career appearances versus his hometown team in 2017.

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