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Major League Season Recap 1987

Major League Season Recap 1987 World Series – Minnesota Twins AL over St. Louis Cardinals NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Frank Viola Babe Ruth Award – Frank Viola ALCS Minnesota Twins over Detriot Tigers 4...

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Albert Pujols becomes the ninth major leaguer to hit 600 home runsand the only player to reach the milestone with a grand slam. The 37 year-old Los Angeles DH, the fourth youngest to accomplished the feat, behind only Babe Ruth, Alex Rodrigues, and Henry Aaron, goes deep in the fourth inning off Ervin Santana in the team’s 7-4 victory over the Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Albert Pujols becomes the ninth major leaguer to hit 600 home runsand the only player to reach the milestone with a grand slam. The 37 year-old Los Angeles DH, the fourth youngest to accomplished the feat, behind only Babe Ruth, Alex Rodrigues, and Henry Aaron, goes deep in the fourth inning off Ervin Santana in the team’s 7-4 victory over the Twins at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

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Paulo Orlando hits 5 Triples in First Seven Games

2015 – Rookie Paulo Orlando continues to be a triples-hitting machine, as he hits his fifth three-bagger in his first seven major league games in the Royals’ 7 – 1 win over Minnesota. No one has ever done this before, and neither had anyone before him ever have his first first three big league hits be triples either.

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Twins pitcher Phil Hughes sets a record for the best K/W ratio in history in his final start of the year. He walks none and strikes out 5 over 8 innings in a 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks to finish with 186 Ks and only 16 free passes. His ratio of 11.63 tops the previous record of 11.00 set by Bret Saberhagen in 1994. However, a 66-minute rain delay in the top of the 9th proves literally costly as he ends the season with 209 2/3 innings pitched; he would have earned an additional $500,000 bonus for reaching 210 innings.

Twins pitcher Phil Hughes sets a record for the best K/W ratio in history in his final start of the year. He walks none and strikes out 5 over 8 innings in a 2-1 win over the Diamondbacks to finish with 186 Ks and only 16 free passes. His ratio of 11.63 tops the previous record of 11.00 set by Bret Saberhagen in 1994. However, a 66-minute rain delay in the top of the 9th proves literally costly as he ends the season with 209 2/3 innings pitched; he would have earned an additional $500,000 bonus for reaching 210 innings.

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Ben Zobrist has the best day of his career as he drives in 10 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Twins by the Rays

2011 – Ben Zobrist has the best day of his career as he drives in 10 runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Twins by the Rays, 15 – 3 and 6 – 1. Zobrist goes 7 for 10 with 2 homers and 3 doubles in the two games; his 8 RBI in the opener are a team record. Zobrist finishes with 18 RBI in a five-game period, the best by any AL player since Reggie Jackson in 1969. The injury-racked Twins feature a depleted line-up, with emergency starter Anthony Swarzak losing the nightcap and LF Rene Tosoni making his major league debut and getting two hits in the first game.

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The Minnesota Twins inaugurate their new outdoor ballpark, Target Field, with a 5 – 2 win over the Red Sox. A host of former Twins greats, including Hall of Famers Harmon Killebrew and Rod Carew, joined by Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and Frank Viola, among others, are on hand to witness the historic game. Carl Pavano picks up the win while Joe Mauer and Jason Kubel pace the offence with three hits and two RBI each.

The Minnesota Twins inaugurate their new outdoor ballpark, Target Field, with a 5 – 2 win over the Red Sox. A host of former Twins greats, including Hall of Famers Harmon Killebrew and Rod Carew, joined by Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and Frank Viola, among others, are on hand to witness the historic game. Carl Pavano picks up the win while Joe Mauer and Jason Kubel pace the offence with three hits and two RBI each.

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With the same pen he used to sign his rookie contract in 2001, Twins catcher Joe Mauer (.365, 28, 96) signs a $184 million, eight-year contract extension, keeping him with the small market team through 2018. Last year, the 26 year-old backstop, after starting the season on the DL as result of back surgery the previous year, captured his third batting crown and was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player.

With the same pen he used to sign his rookie contract in 2001, Twins catcher Joe Mauer (.365, 28, 96) signs a $184 million, eight-year contract extension, keeping him with the small market team through 2018. Last year, the 26 year-old backstop, after starting the season on the DL as result of back surgery the previous year, captured his third batting crown and was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player.

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Johan Santana also sets a team strikeout record, this one for a single game, when he fans 17

Johan Santana also sets a team strikeout record, this one for a single game, when he fans 17, two more than the old Minnesota Twins record. Santana throws two-hit ball and walks none in a 8-inning gem to beat Kevin Millwood, 1 – 0, in a pitcher’s duel. Michael Cuddyer provides the game’s lone run with his 12th homer of the season. Michael Young, the All-Star shortstop, leads the K crowd by striking out all four times against Santana.

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Hall of Fame outfielder Kirby Puckett dies in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 45, a day after suffering a massive stroke

2006 – Hall of Fame outfielder Kirby Puckett dies in Scottsdale, Arizona, at age 45, a day after suffering a massive stroke. Puckett, who led the Minnesota Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991, hit .318 with 207 home runs and 1085 RBI over 12 seasons. A 10-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glove winner, Puckett ended his career abruptly due to irreversible retina damage in his right eye.

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The long-anticipated trade of Nomar Garciaparra is finally accomplished

The long-anticipated trade of Nomar Garciaparra is finally accomplished as the Red Sox shortstop is traded to the Cubs in a four-team deal which includes the Twins and Expos. Chicago first acquires shortstop Orlando Cabrera from the Expos for shortstop Alex Gonzalez, relief pitcher Francis Beltran and minor leaguer Brendan Harris. They then pry 1B Doug Mientkiewicz from the Twins for minor league southpaw Justin Jones. Finally, Chicago flips its two new acquisitions to the Bosox for Garciaparra, prospect Matt Murton and cash.

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In the midst of the franchise’s uncertain future due to its possible contraction as a major league team, Ron Gardenhire is named to replace Tom Kelly as the Minnesota manager. The 44 year-old Twins coach, who will remain as the team’s skipper for 13 seasons, is given a two-year pact to pilot the team.

In the midst of the franchise’s uncertain future due to its possible contraction as a major league team, Ron Gardenhire is named to replace Tom Kelly as the Minnesota manager. The 44 year-old Twins coach, who will remain as the team’s skipper for 13 seasons, is given a two-year pact to pilot the team.

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Devon White of the Toronto Blue Jays becomes just the sixth player in major league history to hit both a leadoff home run and an extra-inning homer in the same game.

1992 – Devon White of the Toronto Blue Jays becomes just the sixth player in major league history to hit both a leadoff home run and an extra-inning homer in the same game. He also became the 56th switch-hitter in the majors to homer from both sides of the plate in the same game. Toronto defeats the Minnesota Twins, 5 – 3.

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Major League Season Recap 1991

Major League Season Recap 1991 World Series – Minnesota Twins AL over Atlanta Braves NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Jack Morris Babe Ruth Award – Jack Morris ALCS Minnesota Twins over Toronto Blue Jays 4...

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1989 – Free agent outfielder Kirby Puckett re-signs with the Minnesota Twins for $9 million over three years, making him the first major league player ever to sign a contract that calls for an average salary of $3 million per year.

1989 – Free agent outfielder Kirby Puckett re-signs with the Minnesota Twins for $9 million over three years, making him the first major league player ever to sign a contract that calls for an average salary of $3 million per year.

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