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  1. Twins Birthdays--April 30

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    Ken Retzer (1934)
    Jeff Reboulet (1964)

    Catcher Kenneth Leo Retzer did not play for the Twins, but was in their farm system in 1965. He was born in Wood River, Illinois and signed with Cleveland as a free agent in 1954. He began in Class D and rose very slowly. He hit for good averages most years, but with very little power. He reached Class A in 1956, but then missed 1957 due to military service. When he came back in 1958, he was once ...
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  2. Twins Birthdays--April 29

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    Ron Washington (1952)

    Infielder Ronald Washington was with the Twins from 1981-1986. Born and raised in New Orleans, Washington signed with Kansas City as a free agent in 1970. He was in the Royals’ system for six years, only one of them higher than Class A, and did nothing of any particular note apart from play several positions; he was used as a catcher, outfielder, shortstop, and second baseman. Washington was traded to the Dodgers after the ...
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  3. Twins Birthdays--April 27

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    Pedro Ramos (1935)
    Luis Quinones (1962)
    Sean Douglass (1979)
    Yoslan Herrera (1981)

    Right-hander Pedro (Guerra) Ramos played for the Twins in 1961 and was the starting pitcher in the first game the Minnesota Twins ever played. He was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1953. He had a fine year in 1954, split between Class C and Class B ball, and started 1955 in the major leagues, pitching
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  4. Twins Birthdays--April 27

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    Patrick Lennon (1968)
    Benj Sampson (1975)
    Luis Perdomo (1984)

    Outfielder Patrick Orlando Lennon was in the Twins’ minor league system for a couple of months in 1995. Born and raised in Whiteville, North Carolina, he was named North Carolina High School Athlete of the Year in 1986 and was drafted by Seattle with the eighth pick of the 1986 draft. His early minor league numbers were fairly pedestrian, but in 1991 he hit .329 with 15 ...
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  5. Twins Birthdays--April 26

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    Tom Norton (1950)

    Steve Lombardozzi (1960)
    Joe Crede (1978)
    Alejandro Machado (1982)

    Right-handed reliever Thomas John Norton made 21 appearances for the Twins in 1972. Born in Elyria, Ohio, he attended St. Clair County Community College of Port Huron, Michigan. Norton signed with Minnesota as a free agent in 1969. He was somewhat up and down in his minor league career. After a decent but unspectacular season in AA Charlotte ...
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  6. Twins Brithdays--April 25

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    Greg Wells (1954)
    Larry Pashnick (1956)
    Jacque Jones (1975)

    The original Boomer Wells, first baseman Gregory De Wayne Wells had 54 at-bats with the Twins in 1982. Born in McIntosh, Alabama, he went to Albany State University (where he also played football and was drafted by the Jets in the sixteenth round) and signed with Pittsburgh as a free agent in 1976. He signed with the Pirates on March 26 and was released on April 7, making one ...
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  7. Twins Birthdays--April 24

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    Bill Singer (1944)
    Bill Krueger (1958)
    Todd Jones (1968)
    John Barnes (1976)

    Right-hander William Robert Singer was with the Twins for four months in 1976. He was born in Los Angeles, went to high school in Pomona, California, and signed with the Dodgers as a free agent in 1961. He advanced rapidly through the minors, reaching AAA in 1964 at age 20. He averaged over 200 innings per season in three years at AAA Spokane. His numbers ...
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  8. Twins Birthdays--April 23

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    Jason Tyner (1977)
    Carlos Silva (1979)
    Sean Henn (1981)

    Outfielder Jason Reynt Tyner was with the Twins from 2005-2007. He was born in Bedford, Texas, went to high school in Beaumont, Texas, and was drafted by the Mets in the first round in 1998. He hit over .300 almost every year in the minors and stole a good number of bases, although even in the minors he did not hit a home run until 2004. He made his debut with the Mets in June ...
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  9. Twins Birthdays--April 22

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    Steve Jones (1941)
    Jack Savage (1964)
    George Williams (1969)

    Left-hander Steven Howell Jones did not play for the Twins, but was in their minor league system from 1962-1963. He was born in Huntington Park, California, attended high school in Bell, California, went to Whittier College, and signed with Minnesota as a free agent in 1962. He was in the Twins’ organization for two years, one at Class D Erie and the other at Class A Wilson, ...
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  10. Twins Birthdays--April 21

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    Jesse Orosco (1957)
    Terry Tiffee (1979)

    Left-hander Jesse Russell Orosco pitched the final eight games out of 1,252 in his career with the Twins in 2003. Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Orosco was drafted by Minnesota in the second round of the January draft in 1978. He had an outstanding year at Elizabethton in 1978, posting a 1.12 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in 40 innings. That off-season he became the player to be named later in a deal that
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  11. Twins Birthdays--April 20

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    Doug Clarey (1954)
    Floyd Chiffer (1956)
    Greg Brummett (1967)

    Second baseman Douglas William Clarey was drafted by the Twins, although he never played for them. Born in Los Angeles, Minnesota selected Clarey in the sixth round of the 1972 draft. He was in the Twins’ organization for three years, never rising higher than Class A and never hitting more than .237. After the 1974 season, Clarey was chosen by St. Louis in the minor league ...
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  12. Twins Birthdays--April 19

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    Ed Hodge (1958)
    Frank Viola (1960)
    Joe Beimel (1977)
    Dennys Reyes (1977)
    Joe Mauer (1983)

    Left-hander Ed Oliver Hodge made 25 appearances for the Twins in 1984. Born in Bellflower, California, Hodge was drafted by Minnesota in the fifth round of the January draft in 1979. There is nothing in his minor league record that suggests he would be a major league pitcher, but the 1984 Twins were desperate for a fifth starter, so after ...
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  13. Twins Birthdays--April 18

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    Bobby Castillo (1955)
    Jim Eisenreich (1959)
    Steve Dunn (1970)
    Brian Buscher (1981)


    Right-hander Robert Castillo was with the Twins from 1982-1984. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Castillo was drafted by Kansas City in the sixth round in 1974. He was drafted as an outfielder, spent one undistinguished season in rookie ball, and then converted to pitching, apparently while playing in the Mexican League. He was sold to the ...
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