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  1. Twins Birthdays--May 31

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    Tippy Martinez (1950)
    Ray Olmedo (1981)

    Left-handed reliever Felix Anthony “Tippy” Martinez appeared in three games for the Twins in 1988. Born and raised in La Junta, Colorado, he and Mike Oquist, whose birthday was yesterday, are the only two major league players born in that town. He went to Colorado State and signed with the Yankees as a free agent in 1972. He was primarily a reliever in the minors other than 1975, when he started 14 ...
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  2. Twins Birthdays--May 30

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    Mel Nelson (1936)
    Mike Sadek (1946)
    Mike Oquist (1968)
    John Courtright (1970)

    Left-hander Melvin Frederick Nelson pitched for the Twins in 1965 and 1967. He was born in San Diego. He played as an outfielder for independent teams from 1954-1955, then signed as a pitcher with St. Louis as a free agent in 1956. His minor league record was not bad but not terribly impressive, either. He both started and relieved every year in the ...
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  3. Twins Birthdays--May 29

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    Mike Stenhouse (1958)
    Matt Macri (1982)

    Outfielder/first baseman Michael Steven Stenhouse played for the Twins in 1985. He was born in Pueblo, Colorado, attended Harvard, and was drafted by Montreal in the first round of the January Secondary draft in 1980. His father, Dave Stenhouse, pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1960s. He hit very well in the minors, but never got much of a chance in the big leagues. In 1982, Stenhouse hit ...
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  4. Twins Birthdays--May 28

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    Mike Maksudian (1966)
    Lester Oliveros (1988)


    Catcher/first baseman Michael Bryant Maksudian played in five games for the Twins in 1993. He was born in Belleville, Illinois, went to high school in Parsippany, New Jersey, and attended the University of South Alabama. He was signed by the White Sox as a free agent in 1987. He was a fairly solid hitter in the minors, but did not hit well enough for a first baseman and did not ...
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  5. Twins Birthdays--May 27

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    George O'Donnell (1929)
    Jerry Kindall (1935)
    Fred Bruckbauer (1938)
    Jim Holt (1944)


    ​Right-hander George Dana O’Donnell did not pitch for the Twins, but he was in their farm system briefly in 1961. He was born in Winchester, Illinois and signed with the St. Louis Browns as a free agent in 1949. His career shows how the minors have changed over the years. He pitched well for two seasons in Class D for the Browns, ...
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  6. Twins Birthdays--May 26

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    Joe Altobelli (1932)
    Chris Latham (1973)
    Kevin Mulvey (1985)


    Outfielder/first baseman Joseph Salvatore Altobelli played for the Twins for about two months in 1961. Born and raised in Detroit, Altobelli signed with Cleveland as a free agent in 1951. He had decent but unspectacular numbers in the minors, but he certainly was there a long time; Joe Altobelli played all or part of thirteen seasons at AAA. The best of those seasons were
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  7. Happy Birthday--May 25

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    Glenn Borgmann (1950)
    Dave Hollins (1966)
    Todd Walker (1973)
    Jason Kubel (1982)

    Catcher Glenn Dennis Borgmann played in part or all of eight seasons for the Twins, from 1972-1979. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey and attended the University of South Alabama. Minnesota drafted him in the first round of the June Secondary draft in 1971. He advanced rapidly through the minors, and after hitting .336 with 12 homers at AAA Tacoma ...
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  8. Twins Birthdays--May 24

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    Willy Miranda (1926)
    Todd Rizzo (1971)


    Infielder Guillermo (Perez) “Willy” Miranda did not play for the Twins, but was in their minor league system in 1961 at the end of his career. He was born in Velasco, Cuba and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1948. He was in the Washington farm system through 1951, spending three of those four seasons at AA Chattanooga. He did not hit much, averaging around .240, but got about six weeks in ...
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  9. Twins Birthdays--May 23

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    Ramon Ortiz (1973)

    Right-hander Ramon Diogenes Ortiz was a member of the Minnesota Twins for about four and a half months in 2007. A native of Cotui in the Dominican Republic, Ortiz was signed by the Angels as a free agent in 1995. He generally pitched well in the minors, although he appears to have been slowed by an injury in 1998. He reached AAA in 1999 and after only nine starts there was promoted to the majors in August. He was immediately ...
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  10. Twins Birthdays--May 22

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    Jose Valdivielso (1934)
    Ron Piche (1935)

    ​Infielder Jose Lopez Valdivielso was one of the original Twins, playing for them in 1961. He was born in Matanzas, Cuba. He started in organized baseball in 1953, joining the Washington organization in 1954. He came up to the majors in late June of 1955 and was the regular Washington shortstop the rest of the season. He hit .221 with an OPS of .594, yet somehow got a tenth-place vote ...
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  11. Twins Birthdays--May 21

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    Kent Hrbek (1960)

    First baseman Kent Allen Hrbek played his entire 14-year major league career, 1981-1994, with the Twins. He was born in Minneapolis, raised in Bloomington, and drafted by Minnesota in the 17th round in 1978. He hit only .203 in 59 at-bats in Elizabethton that year, but improved to .267 with 19 homers in Wisconsin Rapids in 1980. In 1981, he hit .379 with 27 homers at Class A Visalia, and that was as much as the Twins need to ...
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  12. Twins Birthdays--May 20

    No major league players with connections to the Minnesota Twins were born on this day.
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  13. Twins Birthdays--May 19

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    Dan Ford (1952)

    Outfielder Darnell Glenn “Disco Danny” Ford played for the Twins from 1975-1978. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ford was drafted by Oakland in the first round in 1970. He spent his first two seasons at Class A Burlington, hitting .354 with 18 homers the second year. That got him promoted to AAA Tucson, where he also spent two seasons. Ford hit around .280 with double digit home runs in each season, but the Athletics were apparently ...
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  14. Twins Birthdays--May 18

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    Carroll Hardy (1933)
    Andre David (1958)
    Rich Garces (1971)

    Outfielder Carroll William Hardy played in 11 games for the Twins in 1967. Born and raised in Sturgis, South Dakota, Hardy attended the University of Colorado and signed with Cleveland as a free agent in 1955. Hardy began his minor league career that season with Class A Reading; he also played running back for the San Francisco 49ers that season. He stuck with baseball after ...
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