1942 Watertown graduate and Golden Gophers all-time great Harry Elliott had some prodigious minor league seasons, but his chances of a significant major league career were hampered by military service during World War II.
Richfield graduate and Golden Gophers two-sport star Bill Davis’s only major league home run was a two-out 10th-inning pinch-hit walk-off.
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.
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.
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 …
1974 Richfield High School graduate and University of Minnesota alumnus Brian Denman pitched for the Boston Red Sox in 1982.
2003 Eden Prairie graduate and three-year Golden Gopher Cole DeVries appeared in 21 games for the Twins between 2012 and 2013.
1974 Cretin High School grad and Golden Gophers all-time great Paul Molitor is elected to the Hall of Fame alongside legendary closer Dennis Eckersley, both on their first ballots. Molitor appeared on 85.2% of ballots, meaning a staggering 75 members of the BBWAA were complete ignoramuses…