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  1. Twins Birthdays--July 13

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    Ruben Gomez (1927)
    Buzz Stephen (1944)
    Jerry Terrell (1946)
    Mark Brown (1959)


    Right-hander Ruben (Colon) Gomez appeared in six games for the Twins in 1962. He was born in Arroyo, Puerto Rico, and played in independent ball (much more prevalent at the time) for nearly three years. He played briefly for Havana in the Washington organization in 1951, then was in AAA briefly for the Yankees in 1952. He then went ...
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  2. Twins Birthdays--July 12

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    Tom Tischinski (1944)
    Adam Johnson (1979)
    Phil Dumatrait (1981)

    ​Catcher Thomas Arthur Tischinski was a reserve catcher for the Twins for three seasons, 1969-1971. Born and raised in Kansas City, he signed with the Kansas City Athletics as a free agent in 1962. He was always a weak batter, even in the minors. His highest average in the minors was .256, in 1958 at AAA Denver, and he had two seasons in which he hit below .200 and ...
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  3. Twins Birthdays--July 11

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    Bob Allison (1934)
    John Sevcik (1947)
    Yorman Bazardo (1984)
    Bryan Augenstein (1986)

    ​Outfielder William Robert ”Bob” Allison played his entire career with the Washington/Minnesota franchise, beginning in 1958 and ending in 1970. Born and raised in Raytown, Missouri, he attended the University of Kansas (where he starred in football as well as baseball) and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1955. His minor league ...
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  4. Twins Birthdays--July 10

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    Marty Cordova (1969)

    Outfielder Marty Cordova played for the Twins from 1995-1999. Born and raised in Las Vegas, he was drafted by Minnesota in the tenth round in 1989. He was young and took a few years to get going, but hit .341 with 28 homers for Class A Visalia in 1992. He stumbled a little when promoted to AA the next year, but came back with a bang, hitting .358 with 19 homers and an OPS of 1.018 for AAA Salt Lake in 1994. He was the Twins’ ...
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  5. Twins Birthdays--July 9

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    Wally Post (1929)
    Hal Haydel (1944)
    Steve Luebber (1949)

    Outfielder Walter Charles Post had 47 at-bats for the Twins in 1963, near the end of a solid career. He was born in St. Wendelin, Ohio and signed with Cincinnati as a free agent in 1946. Perhaps because of his youth, he did not play much in the minors in his first few seasons, but as he got older he played more and played well. He hit .306 with 21 homers for AAA Buffalo in 1951 ...
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  6. We Interrupt This Blog

    Due to a family situation, I have not been able to publish Twins birthday biographies. I hope to be back doing so Monday or Tuesday. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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  7. Twins Birthdays--July 2

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    Chuck Stobbs (1929)
    Samuel Deduno (1983)
    Rene Tosoni (1986)

    Left-hander Chuck Stobbs was an original Twin, appearing in twenty-four games for them in 1961. He was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, went to high school in Norfolk, Virginia, and signed with Boston as a free agent in 1947. He pitched very well that season for Class B Lynn, going 9-2, 1.72, got a September call-up at age 18, and never went back to the minors again. He may ...
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  8. Twins Birthdays--July 1

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    Justin Huber (1982)

    First baseman/outfielder Justin Huber had two at-bats with the Twins in 2009. He was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia and was signed by the Mets in 2000. He hit well throughout his early minor league career, reaching AAA briefly in 2004. He was then traded to Kansas City, for whom he reached the majors for a week in June and then received a September call-up in 2005. He had been a catcher in the Mets’ system, but was ...
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