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#1 Thrylos

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:27 PM

Here are the members of the Minnesota Twins' Hall of Fame:

Harmon Killebrew
Rod Carew
Tony Oliva
Kent Hrbek
Kirby Puckett
Calvin Griffith
Herb Carneal
Jim Kaat
Bert Blyleven
Tom Kelly
Bob Allison
Bob Casey
Earl Battey
Frank Viola
Carl Pohlad
Zoilo Versalles
Gary Gaetti
Jim Rantz
Rick Aguilera
Brad Radke
George Brophy
Jim Perry
Greg Gagne
Camilo Pascual

Here is the challenge: Find the one who is different than the others. That's the game. I'll let it run until I return from Fort Myers early April. The first person who will guess who is different that the othersand why, will win a game used bat of a Twins' first round pick.

And you have to guess in the comments section here.

Shoot :)

the winner will be announced early April
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

I have the answer, but I'm not going to post at your blog (don't have a sign in, don't want one.) Rod Carew is the only Twins HOF member who is also a member of another team's HOF (Angels.) Someone can now take my answer and go post on Thrylos' blog.

#3 Thrylos

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

nah.... wrong ( ;) ) And I hate to give hints about that
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Posted 19 March 2012 - 10:07 PM

Which other Twins HOF member is a member of another team's HOF?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:09 AM

This is the most silly and vague contest question I've ever heard. There are literally dozens of ways it could be answered correctly.

#6 WJ

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

Carl Pohlad. Only member to win a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:26 PM

Greg Gagne. Only player to share a name with a former professional wrestler (albeit a different pronunciation.)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:47 PM

Frank Viola is the only member whose last name is also a french word.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:28 PM

Like Chief said, this is kind of arbitrary... but my guess (posted on the coments). Jim Rantz is the only guy who never actually played a MLB game for the Twins.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:45 PM

I wonder if any of them were an actual twin - i.e. had a bother or sister born on the same day.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 02:48 PM

Jim Rantz is the only one still employed by the organization and employed in the same postion he is best known for. TK and Oliva have helped as spring training instructors, and Blyleven is an announcer, but Rantz is still in the front office.

Edited by nicksaviking, 20 March 2012 - 03:04 PM.


#12 Thrylos

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:02 PM

Seems like someone (almost) gave the correct answer but in the wrong place ;)

Edited by Thrylos, 20 March 2012 - 05:49 PM.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:11 PM

I've been looking for a Lenny Faedo Bat for years.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:21 PM

Wait...did Herb Carneal and Calvin Griffith play in Twins games? On the blog someone said Jim Rantz is the only one who didn't...that can't be right

#15 Thrylos

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:28 PM

Wait...did Herb Carneal and Calvin Griffith play in Twins games? On the blog someone said Jim Rantz is the only one who didn't...that can't be right


It isn't right
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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:32 PM

It isn't right


Which is how it's "different" than all the other answers...which ARE right.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:01 AM

Wait...did Herb Carneal and Calvin Griffith play in Twins games? On the blog someone said Jim Rantz is the only one who didn't...that can't be right


cause I need to pay closer attention when I'm reading... wow... FAIL

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:03 AM

Carl Pohlad is the only owner in any teams HOF?
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:19 AM

Bert Blyleven is the only one who loves farts.

#20 Cris E

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:35 AM

The only billionaire. The only Dutchman. The only root beer magnate. The only MVP. The only one without a food stand at Target Field.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:56 AM

Only one won a world series somewhere else? (Aguilera)
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#22 Thrylos

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

Only one won a world series somewhere else? (Aguilera)


Kaat and Blyleven did also
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:24 AM

Only one played with the Twins and managed the Twins. (Tom Kelly)
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#24 WJ

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:12 PM

Calvin Griffith. The only one with a son who exposed himself to a law student. And the only Canadian.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:20 PM

Gary Gaetti is the only one to play Splinter. I also have a trivia question for you guys to answer. Only several times in Twins history has THIS happened. What is THIS? Winner will get the RF foul pole from Target Field.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:03 PM

Gary Gaetti is the only one to play Splinter.

I also have a trivia question for you guys to answer.

Only several times in Twins history has THIS happened. What is THIS?

Winner will get the RF foul pole from Target Field.


The Twins went to the world series.

#27 Teflon

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:32 PM

It' a trick question. None of them are different. The only Twin who was different was Bernardo Brito.

#28 UCLA_YANKEE_COLA

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 11:16 AM

Close enough! Just pick up your prize at the next game you attend.

#29 East Coast Twin

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

Does this contest have a conclusion?

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 09:03 AM

Close enough! Just pick up your prize at the next game you attend.


That's funny stuff mayne.