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    16 Days Until Pitchers & Catchers Report....

    To countdown the days til pitchers and catchers report, we're going to list the Twins with those numbers (thanks to this awesome list) and let you pick your favorite. So who is the poster boy for 1/25 or Day #16....

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    Bert Cueto, 1961
    Johnny Goryl, 1962
    Joe Nossek, 1964
    Jerry Kindall, 1964-65
    Ted Uhlaender, 1966
    Frank Kostro, 1967
    Ron Perranoski, 1968-71
    Bob Gebhard, 1971-72
    Dan Fife, 1973-74
    Tom Kelly, 1975
    Eddie Bane, 1975
    Butch Wynegar, 1979-82
    Frank Viola, 1982-89
    Bob Kipper, 1992
    Derek Parks, 1992-94
    Dan Masteller, 1995
    Dan Serafini, 1996-98
    Midre Cummings, 1999-2000
    Doug Mientkiewicz, 2001-04
    Glenn Williams, 2005
    Jason Kubel, 2006-11
    Josh Willingham, 2012

    I'm going with Viola. Greatest nickname for a Twin of all time? I think so.

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    Mientkiewicz

    Of the Twins jerseys I have, I only have one with a name on it. That's Doug's. LOVED his defense at 1B.

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    Definitely Butch Wynegar, Calvin Griffith's wunderboy. For those 30 and under on this site, if you think the Pohlad's and Ryan are miserly, bone up on your history concerning Calvin and his ownership of the Twins in the late 70's/early 80's.

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    I associate TK with #10 (the number they retired last year) so definitely Frank "Sweet Music" Viola.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverslugger View Post
    Definitely Butch Wynegar, Calvin Griffith's wunderboy. For those 30 and under on this site, if you think the Pohlad's and Ryan are miserly, bone up on your history concerning Calvin and his ownership of the Twins in the late 70's/early 80's.
    I remember those days. I remember when Pohlad was hailed as a local hero because he bought the Twins from the miserly Griffith. Now, of course, Griffith is remembered more fondly. It's interesting how reputations change over time.

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