On September 22, 1968 —  At Metropolitan Stadium, Cesar Tovar plays one inning at each position for the Minnesota Twins, becoming only the second major leaguer in history to do it. Bert Campaneris of the Oakland Athletics was the first, in the 1965 season.

Tovar starts the game and pitches a scoreless first inning giving up a walk and strikesout, Reggie Jackson, for the second out.  Tovar makes his way around the diamond in order, he catches in 2nd, plays first in the third, and plays all 9 positions without an error. He did commit a balk in the first.

Graig Nettles played first, centerfield, and third base. Nettles played Centerfield only 1 other time in his career. Rod Carew played second and shortstop, he played short only 3 other times in his career. Jackie Hernandez played Shortstop and First base. It was the first and only time he played first.

Tovar went 1-3 with a stolen base and run scored. With all the changes the twins made they didn’t make an error and won the game 2-1 and he handled 7 chances cleanly, Blue Moon Odom takes the loss . The A’s drop to 78-78, the Twins record there 75th win.

 

 

 


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