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.

Ripken’s 3,000th Hit

Cal Ripken Jr. became the 24th player to reach 3,000 hits in a 6-4 Orioles win at the Metrodome on April 15, 2000. Ripken entered the game sitting at 2,997, having collected one hit the night before in a wild Twins come-from-behind win. In that game, the Twins trailed 4-9 …

High-Hit Shutouts

The Twins record for hits allowed in a complete game shutout is 13, by Jim “Mudcat” Grant on July 15, 1964. There have been three 11-hit complete game shutouts in Twins history: Jim Kaat on 7/11/71, Rick Lysander on 8/1/83, and Carlos Silva on 8/3/04.

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