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  1. Twins Birthdays--April 17

    There do not appear to be any players associated with the Minnesota Twins who were born on this day. It is, however, the birthday of Alexander Cartwright (1820).
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  2. Twins Birthdays--April 16

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    Rich Rollins (1938)
    Bernie Allen (1939)
    Garry Roggenburk (1940)

    Third baseman Richard John Rollins played for the Minnesota Twins from 1961-1968. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, went to high school in Parma, Ohio, attended Kent State, and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1960. He spent less than two years in the minors, coming up to what was now the Minnesota Twins for a couple of months in 1961 and making the ...
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  3. Twins Birthdays--April 15

    There are no players with connections to the Twins who were born on this day.
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  4. Twins Birthdays--April 14

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    Ron Schueler (1948)
    Greg Myers (1966)
    Mike Trombley (1967)


    Right-hander Ronald Richard Schueler pitched for the Twins in 1977. Born and raised in Catherine, Kansas, Schueler was drafted by Atlanta in the third round of the secondary phase of the January draft in 1967. He struggled in his early years in the minors, but put things together in 1969, when he was used primarily in relief for AA Shreveport. He then had an excellent year as ...
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  5. Twins Birthdays--April 13

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    Jeff Bittiger (1962)
    Kevin Ohme (1971)


    Right-hander Jeffrey Scott Bittiger pitched in three games for the Twins in 1987. He was born in Jersey City and went to high school in Seacaucus, New Jersey. Bittiger was drafted by the Mets in the seventh round in 1980. His minor league numbers were fairly solid–his best year was 1982 with AA Jackson, when he went 12-5, 2.96 with a WHIP of 1.22 and 190 strikeouts in 164 innings. He was promoted ...
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  6. Twins Birthdays--April 12

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    Pedro Hernandez (1989)


    Left-hander Pedro Michel Hernandez has not played for the Twins yet, but joined their farm system in late July of 2012. He was born in Barquimsimeto, Venezuela and signed with San Diego as a free agent in 2006. He did very well in rookie ball but struggled in his first two tries at Class A. He took a substantial step forward in 2011, pitching well in both A and AA, although he struggled in four AAA starts. ...
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  7. Twins Birthdays--April 7

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    Bobby Mitchell (1955)
    Ricky Bones (1969)

    Outfielder Robert Van Mitchell was with the Twins from 1982-1983. He was born in Salt Lake City, went to high school in Chatsworth, California, and was drafted by the Dodgers in the seventh round in 1977. He hit for a high average every year in the minors; his lowest average was .292 with AA San Antonio in 1978, and his highest was .327 with AAA Albuquerque in 1979. He drew a decent number of walks
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  8. Twins Birthdays--April 6

    Bert Blyleven (1951)
    Bret Boone (1969)

    Right-hander Rik Aalbert Blyleven had two stints with the Twins, 1970-1976 and 1985-1988. He was born in Zeist, Netherlands but attended high school in Garden Grove, California. Minnesota drafted him in the third round in 1969. He had an excellent year and two months in the minors, was brought up to the Twins in June of 1970, and never looked back. He was immediately placed in the starting rotation and went 10-9, 3.18 with five complete ...
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  9. Twins Birthdays--April 5

    No Twins players were born on this day. However, this is the birthday of former Twins GM Andy MacPhail (1953).
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  10. Twins Birthdays--April 4

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    Tom Herr (1956)
    Casey Daigle (1981)



    Second baseman Thomas Mitchell Herr was with the Twins for most of the 1988 season. Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, he signed with St. Louis as a free agent in 1974. He hit for a high average with a good OBP in the minors, although he showed little power. He reached AAA in 1978 and got to the majors for the first time in mid-August of 1979, staying for the rest of the season but getting ...
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  11. Twins Birthdays--April 2

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    Reggie Smith (1945)
    Tom Johnson (1951)
    Billy Sample (1955)
    Curtis Leskanic (1968)
    Denny Hocking (1970)

    Outfielder Carl Reginald Smith did not play for the Twins, but spent his first year, 1963, in their farm system. Smith was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, went to high school in Compton, California, and signed with Minnesota as a free agent in 1963. He played in Wytheville in the rookie-level Appalachian League, hitting ...
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  12. Twins Birthdays--April 1

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    Ron Perranoski (1936)
    Ted Sadowski (1936)
    Mike Bacsik (1952)
    Mike Kinnunen (1958)

    Left-handed reliever Ronald Peter Perranoski pitched for the Twins from 1968-1971. His last name was originally “Perzanowski”, and he is a cousin of former Twins pitcher Stan Perzanowski. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey and went to high school in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. He attended Michigan State and was signed by the Cubs as a free agent in ...
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