Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

The Forums

Ex-Twins in 2020

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:50 AM
The season hasn't started yet, but I was motivated to start this thread a bit early after getting a message from Van, suggesting that I s...

Do you really like the DH?

Other Baseball Today, 05:10 AM
We've resisted in the NL for 47 years now and with a 26th player added it may be delayed even longer. When offense is slacking they talk...

Forget adding SP, let's talk about keeping what we have

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:25 AM
Let's stop talking about adding more SP for a moment and recognize what we have and keeping it. There have been various discussions about...

Twinsfest questions

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:25 AM
I am thinking about attending Twinsfest and had a couple of questions I hope could be answered: 1. Do you have to pay for autographs? 2....

Donaldson contract discussion - 4/100? 4/110?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:36 PM
https://www.mlbtrade...-donaldson.html Hopefully this offer gets accepted as it would be a good way to wrap up the off-season. Big impro...

Photo

The Twins Almanac, 3/27-4/2

Posted by Matt Johnson , 25 March 2016 · 1,462 views

twins almanac michael cuddyer kirby puckett denard span jacque jones
The Twins Almanac, 3/27-4/2 And here is The Twins Almanac for the week of March 27th to April 2nd, 2016.

3/27 is the birthday of Michael Cuddyer, born in 1979 in Norfolk, VA. He was the Twins’ 1st round draft pick out of high school in 1997. In 2009 he hit for the cycle (5/22), and homered twice in the same inning (8/23). He was an All-Star in his final season in Minnesota (‘11), and again with Colorado in 2013 when he was the National League batting champ (.331). 3/27/73: 37 year old future Twins HOFer, Jim Perry, okays trade to Detroit. 3/27/05: Iconic Twins public address announcer of 44 years, Bob Casey, passes away at age 79. Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek, Dan Gladden and Jack Morris would serve as pallbearers at his funeral. 3/28/96: On the final day of spring training, Kirby Puckett wakes up unable to see out of his right eye. He would be diagnosed with career-ending glaucoma. 3/30/81: Ken Landreaux is traded to the Dodgers for Mickey Hatcher and 2 others. 3/31/87: Just before opening their championship season, the Twins release fan-favorite Mickey Hatcher, and trade 2 minor league pitchers and a player to be named later to San Francisco for Dan Gladden and others. The Twins would send Bemidji-native, Bryan Hickerson, to the Giants in June to complete the trade. 3/31/10: Leading off a spring training game vs. the Yankees and future-Twins pitcher, Phil Hughes, Denard Span fouls off a 3-2 pitch that hits his mother, sitting behind the third base dugout and wearing a Span Twins jersey, square in the chest. It is a scary moment at the ballpark, but she is not seriously hurt. 4/1/07: Herb Carneal, the radio play-by-play voice of the Twins from 1962-2006 (44 years), passes away at age 83. 4/2/62: The Twins trade pitcher Pedro Ramos to Cleveland for Vic Power, and Nimrod, MN-native, Dick Stigman. 4/2/02: The Twins open the regular season with 5 HRs in an 8-6 win vs. KC. Jacque Jones hits solo and 3-run HRs. David Ortiz, Brian Buchanan, and Torii Hunter hit solo HRs. 4/2/10: The Twins play the first MLB game at new Target Field, an exhibition vs. St. Louis. Denard Span collects the stadium’s first hit, a triple, and the first HR and run scored. Jacque Jones, attempting a comeback with the club, pinch-hits and receives a moving standing ovation from Twins fans.

Posted Image

For the history of the Minnesota Twins, told one day at a time, follow @TwinsAlmanac on Twitter.

For the stories of the Major Leaguers who grew up in Minnesota, follow @MajorMinnesota on Twitter, and like Major Minnesotans on Facebook.




Photo
stringer bell
Mar 25 2016 09:44 PM

Cuddy is 49? No wonder he retired. Actual DOB-3/27/79.

Photo
Matt Johnson
Mar 25 2016 10:02 PM

 

Cuddy is 49? No wonder he retired. Actual DOB-3/27/79.

 

Good catch! Thank you very much. You see, this is why I put up the inaugural edition well in advance.

Photo
Matt Johnson
Mar 25 2016 10:05 PM

 

Cuddy is 49? No wonder he retired. Actual DOB-3/27/79.

 

Wow. He's only 4 years older than me. Sh*t just got real.