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  1. Twins Birthdays--August 31

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    Mike Hartley (1961)
    Pat Howell (1968)
    Tim Raines (1979)
    Armando Gabino (1983)


    Pitcher Michael Edward Hartley played for the Twins in 1993. He was born in Hawthorne, California, went to high school in El Cajon, California, attended East Carolina University, and was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals in 1981. He had a good year in rookie ball in 1982, but then spent the next four years at Class A before being drafted ...
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  2. Twins Birthdays--August 30

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    Roger Erickson (1986)
    Luis Rivas (1979)


    Right-hander Roger Farrell Erickson played for Minnesota from 1978-1982. He was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was drafted by the Twins out of the University of New Orleans in the third round in 1977. He had an excellent year in AA Orlando, going 8-4 with a 1.98 ERA, and found himself in Minnesota at the start of the 1978 season. He went 14-13 that year with a 3.96 ERA in 256 innings, ...
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  3. Twins Birthdays--August 29

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    Bill Latham (1960)
    Henry Blanco (1971)
    Steve Lomasney (1977)


    Left-hander William Carol Latham played for the Twins in 1986. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, he was signed out of Auburn University as a free agent by the Mets in 1981. He did well in the minors, winning 13 games in both 1984 and 1985 with an ERA under 3.00 both years, mostly at AAA Tidewater. Latham started 1985 with the Mets and did not do badly, ...
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  4. Twins Birthdays--August 26

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    Brendan Harris (1980)
    Eric Fryer (1985)
    Darin Mastroianni (1987)


    Infielder Brendan Michael Harris was with the Twins from 2008-2010. Born and raised in Queensbury, New York, he was drafted out of the College of William and Mary by the Cubs in the fifth round of the 2001 draft. He hit well throughout the minors, usually averaging over .300 with double-digit home runs, and played mostly second base and third base. He made ...
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  5. Twins Birthdays--August 24

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    Kevin Correia (1980)


    Right-hander Kevin John Correia came to the Twins prior to the 2013 season. He was born in San Diego, went to high school in La Mesa, California, attended Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, and was drafted by San Francisco in the fourth round in 2002. He had an indifferent time in low class A that season, but started 2003 in AA, was promoted to AAA, and reached the majors by mid-August. He did well there, too, going 3-1, ...
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  6. Twins Birthdays--August 23

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    Marty Martinez (1941)
    Jerry White (1952)
    Randy St. Claire (1960)
    Casey Blake (1972)


    This is also the birthday of the late Carl Pohlad (1915).


    Infielder Orlando (Oliva) “Marty” Martinez played in 37 games for the Twins in 1962. He was born in Havana, Cuba and was signed by Washington as a free agent in 1960. An infielder, he made his major league debut in 1962 with the Twins as a bench player, ...
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  7. Twins Birthdays--August 22

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    Paul Molitor (1956)
    Darrin Jackson (1962)
    Gary Scott (1968)


    Hall of Famer Paul Leo Molitor played for the Twins from 1996-1998. Born and raised in St. Paul, he attended the University of Minnesota and was chosen by Milwaukee with the third pick of the 1977 draft. He spent only one year in the minors, hitting .346 with Class A Burlington, before jumping to the big leagues. He was a fixture in the Brewers lineup for the next ...
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  8. August 21

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    Frank Pastore (1957)
    Mike Misuraca (1968)
    Jason Marquis (1978)


    Right-hander Frank Enrico Pastore pitched for the Twins in 1986. He was born in Alhambra, California, went to high school in La Verne, California, and was drafted in the second round by Cincinnati in 1975, Pastore pitched well at every stop along the way in the minors, and made the Reds at the beginning of 1979. He pitched mostly out of the bullpen that year, ...
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  9. Twins Birthdays--August 20

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    Graig Nettles (1944)

    Bobby Cuellar (1952)
    Tom Brunansky (1960)


    Third baseman Graig Nettles played for the Twins in parts of seasons from 1967-1969. Born and raised in San Diego, he was drafted by the Twins out of San Diego State in the fourth round in 1965. He showed instant power, hitting 69 home runs in three minor league seasons. He made his debut with Minnesota as a September callup in 1967 and reached the big leagues ...
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  10. Twins Birthdays--August 19

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    Fred Lasher (1941)
    Luis Gomez (1951)
    Gary Gaetti (1958)
    J. J. Hardy (1982)


    Right-handed reliever Frederick Walter Lasher appeared in eleven games for the Twins in 1963. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and was signed by Washington as a free agent in 1960. A submariner, he had problems with wildness in his first couple of years in the minors, but gradually improved, although he never had what you would call pinpoint ...
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  11. Twins Birthdays--August 18

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    Billy Consolo (1934)
    Bucky Guth (1947)


    Infielder William Angelo Consolo was one of the original Minnesota Twins, playing in eleven games for them in 1961. He was born in Cleveland, went to high school in Los Angeles, and was drafted by Boston as a bonus baby in 1953, meaning he was required by rule to be on the big league club for all of 1953 and 1954. The amount of cash he received was actually under the limit, but part of the
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  12. Twins Birthdays--August 16

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    Rick Reed (1964)
    Quinton McCracken (1970)


    Right-hander Richard Allen Reed pitched for the Twins from 2001-2003. He was born in Huntington, West Virginia, attended Marshall University, and was drafted in the 26th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986. He made his major league debut with Pittsburgh in 1988. He spent the next eight years bouncing back and forth between AAA and the majors, first with the Pirates, then with Kansas ...
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  13. Twins Birthdays--August 15

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    Jim Snyder (1932)
    Joe Lis (1946)
    Tom Kelly (1950)
    Randy Johnson (1958)


    Second baseman James Robert Snyder played briefly for the Twins in 1961-1962 and 1964. He was born in Dearborn, Michigan, went to Eastern Michigan University, and was signed as an amateur free agent by the St. Louis Browns in 1952. He spent the next ten years in the minors, playing in the organizations of St. Louis/Baltimore (1952-56, 1957), the ...
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  14. Twins Birthdays--August 14

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    Bert Cueto (1937)
    Mike Cook (1963)


    Right-hander Dagoberto (Concepcion) Cueto pitched for the Twins in their inaugural season of 1961. He was born in San Luis Pinar, Cuba, and was signed by Washington as an amateur free agent in 1956. He worked his way up from Class D, pitching well at nearly every stop. There apparently was some indecision about whether Cueto should be a starter or a reliever, as he did some of both every year ...
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