The Twins single-game RBI record is eight, originally set by Glenn Adams in 1977, and tied by Randy Bush in 1989. The previous record was seven, set by Bob Allison in 1961, and matched by Harmon Killebrew, Brant Alyea (twice), and Bobby Darwin.
After just 18 games with the team, the Twins release pitcher Luis Tiant. He had previously been an All-Star in Cleveland, and would go on to become a Red Sox all-time great.
The Twins release fan-favorite Mickey Hatcher and acquire the much more dynamic Dan Gladden from San Francisco in exchange for two prospects and a player to be named later, who turned out to be 1982 Bemidji grad and Golden Gophers all-time great Bryan Hickerson.
Tom Quinlan was a “Mr. Hockey” finalist his senior season at Hill-Murray. He was drafted by both the Calgary Flames and Toronto Blue Jays.
Twins all-time great Michael Cuddyer hit for the tenth and most recent cycle in team history on May 22, 2009. He became the only Twin to homer twice in the same inning later that season.
The Twins and Tigers swap catchers, with Minnesota sending Salvatore Butera to Detroit for minor leaguer Stine Poole and cash money
Alyea’s career had gotten off to an Eddie Rosario-esque start, homering on his first major league pitch in 1965. His Twins career, too, got off to a hot start, collecting a team record 7 RBI to back Jim Perry on Opening Day. He went on to drive in a remarkable 19 runs in Perry’s first four starts of the season.
1995 Hill-Murray graduate and Gophers all-time great Robb Quinlan hit .413 his senior season en route to being named the Big Ten Player of the Year. He was the Angels’ Minor League Player of the Year in 2002. He played 458 major league games between 2003 and 2010.
1975 Hermantown High School graduate Jerry Ujdur is the second-winningest pitcher in Golden Gophers history. He pitched for the Tigers from 1980 to 1983, and Cleveland in 1984.
The day after suffering a massive stroke at his home in Arizona, Twins all-time great and 2001 Hall of Fame inductee Kirby Puckett passes away. He was just 45 years old.
1993 Apple Valley grad Dave Maurer pitched for the Padres, Cleveland, and Blue Jays over parts of four major league seasons.
1965 Minneapolis Edison grad and longtime Pioneer Press sportswriter Charley Walters went 7-2 with a 1.94 ERA for the 1967 Northern League champion St. Cloud Rox. He made six appearances with the Twins in 1969.
St. Paul Central alumnus Mickey Rocco led the American League and tied for the major league lead with 653 at-bats in 1944.
The Twins trade first baseman Randy Johnson and outfielder Ron Scheer to the White Sox for infielder Roy Smalley. The Twins had originally acquired Smalley in the 1976 trade that sent Bert Blyleven and Danny Thompson to the Texas Rangers.
Audobon, MN native Joe Marshall led all of professional baseball with 25 home runs in 1903.
Richard “Dick” Siebert was born on February 19, 1912 in Fall River, MA. In the summer of 1923 the Sieberts moved to Cass Lake, MN where Dick’s dad pastored Immanuel Lutheran Church. In 1926 the family moved to St. Paul where the elder Siebert had accepted a teaching position at Concordia …