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  1. Twins Birthdays--June 16

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    Joe Decker (1947)
    Chris Gomez (1971)


    Right-hander George Henry ”Joe” Decker played for the Twins for four years in the mid-1970s. He was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, went to high school in Petaluma, California, and was drafted by the Cubs in the ninth round in 1965. He took a while to get started, pitching one year in rookie ball and two at Class A. His first good season in the minors came in 1968, a season split between A and AAA. He followed
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  2. Twins Birthdays--June 15

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    Zach Day (1978)
    Jeremy Reed (1981)
    Trevor Plouffe (1986)

    Right-hander Stephen Zachary Day did not pitch for the Twins, but he was in their farm system for about a month in 2008. Born and raised in Cincinnati, he was drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round in 1996. He advanced slowly, not getting out of A ball until 2000. When he did, he was no longer in the Yankees’ system; he was traded to Cleveland in late June of 2000. He reached ...
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  3. Twins Birthdays-- June 14

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    Jim Constable (1933)
    George Tsamis (1967)
    Peter Munro (1975)
    Michael Hollimon (1982)

    Left-hander Jimmy Lee “Sheriff” Constable was an original Twin, in a way, but he did not play for them. He was born in Jonesborough, Tennessee and signed with the New York Giants as a free agent in 1951. He pitched very well in the low minors, reaching AAA in 1954. He stumbled in his first couple of years there, possibly because he had averaged ...
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  4. Twins Birthdays--June 13

    There do not appear to be any players with connections to the Minnesota Twins who were born on this day.
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  5. Twins Birthdays--June 12

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    Gerry Arrigo (1941)
    Jim Strickland (1946)
    Scott Aldred (1968)
    Damon Hollins (1974)

    ​Left-hander Gerald William Arrigo pitched for the Twins in the early 1960s. Born and raised in Chicago, he signed with the home town White Sox in 1960. After a fine season in Class D Clinton the Twins chose him in that off-season’s first year player draft. He did not do particularly well in 1961 but was called up for a month anyway, working ...
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  6. Twins Birthdays--June 11

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    Danny Morris (1946)
    Bobby Keppel (1982)

    ​Right-hander Danny Walker Morris pitched a total of six games for the Twins from 1968-1969. Born in Greenville, Kentucky, Morris signed with the Twins as a free agent in 1964. He had an excellent year in Class A Wisconsin Rapids in 1965, going 16-8, 2.16 with a WHIP of 1.00 in 225 innings. He struggled for a while as he went up the minor league ladder, but had a good year in 1968 at AAA Denver, ...
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  7. Twins Birthdays--June 10

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    Ed Palmquist (1933)
    Scott Ullger (1955)

    Right-hander Edwin Lee Palmquist appeared in nine games for the Twins in 1961. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he signed as a free agent with Brooklyn in 1951. He was with Class C Santa Barbara through 1952, then served in the military for two years. He returned to organized baseball in 1955, but either still had a military obligation or was battling injuries, because he played very little until 1957. ...
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  8. Twins Birthdays--June 9

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    Jake Jacobs (1937)
    Bruce Look (1943)
    Tom Edens (1961)

    Outfielder Lamar Gary “Jake” Jacobs appeared in four games for the Twins in 1961. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, went to college at Ohio University (playing on the same team as another future Twin, Joe Nossek), and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1959. He did not hit for power in the minors, but hit for around .300 for three seasons, the first at Class D Sanford, the
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  9. Twins Birthdays--June 8

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    Joe Grzenda (1937)
    Pete Magrini (1942)
    Carmelo Castillo (1958)

    Left-hander Joseph Charles Grzenda made 38 appearances for the Twins in 1969. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, went to high school in Moosic, Pennsylvania, and signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 1955. He was mostly a starter in the minors, and after a poor first season did pretty well for the most part. He started 1961 in the majors but was sent back after
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  10. Twins Birthdays--June 7

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    George Mitterwald (1945)
    Tim Laudner (1958)
    Donaldo Mendez (1978)
    Virgil Vasquez (1982)



    Catcher George Eugene Mitterwald played for the Twins in 1966 and from 1968-1973. He was born in Berkeley, California, went to high school in Hayward, California, and attended Chabot College in Hayward. He signed with the Twins as a free agent in 1965. He had an excellent year at Class A St. Cloud in 1965, then settled in as a rather
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  11. Twins Birthdays--June 6

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    Bobby Randall (1948)
    David Lamb (1975)

    Second baseman Robert Lee Randall played for the Twins in the late 1970s. He was born in Norton, Kansas, went to high school in Gove, Kansas, and attended Kansas State. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the June Secondary draft in 1969. He never showed power in the minors, and his average was up and down; his best year was 1974, when he hit .338 for AAA Albuquerque. After the 1975
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  12. Twins Birthdays--June 4

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    J. C. Romero (1976)

    ​Left-hander Juan Carlos ”J. C.” Romero from 1999-2005. He was born in San Piedras, Puerto Rico, went to high school in San Juan, and then attended the University of Mobile. He was drafted by Minnesota in the 21st round in 1997. He was a reliever throughout his early minor league career, did very well, and made the majors for the first time in September of 1999. He bounced back and forth between the majors and AAA for ...
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  13. Twins Birthdays--June 3

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    Ron Keller (1943)
    Jim Dwyer (1950)
    Nelson Liriano (1964)

    Right-hander Ronald Lee Keller made nine total appearances with the Twins in 1966 and 1968. He was born in Indianapolis and attended Indiana University. The Twins drafted him in the eighth round in 1965. After a strong year at Class A St. Cloud in 1965, he started 1966 in at Class A Wilson, was promoted after seven starts to AA
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  14. Twins Birthdays--June 2

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    Frank Verdi (1926)
    Jack O'Connor (1958)
    Kurt Abbott (1969)
    Jared Burton (1981)

    Infielder Frank Michael Verdi did not play for the Twins, but he was in their minor league system in 1961. He was born in Brooklyn and signed with the Yankees as a free agent in 1946. His minor league stats vary widely form one year to the next, with averages of over .300 mixed with averages in the .250s and .260s. There were a lot more levels in the
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