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    Contest: do you know your Twins? Game-used bat reward

    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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    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.

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    nah.... wrong ( ) And I hate to give hints about that

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

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

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

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

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

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    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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    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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    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.
    Last edited by nicksaviking; 03-20-2012 at 03:04 PM.

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    Seems like someone (almost) gave the correct answer but in the wrong place
    Last edited by Thrylos; 03-20-2012 at 05:49 PM.

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

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideyo View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by thrylos98 View Post
    It isn't right
    Which is how it's "different" than all the other answers...which ARE right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spideyo View Post
    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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    Carl Pohlad is the only owner in any teams HOF?
    Follow me on Twitter: @brandon_warne (drop me a line and I'll follow back)
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    Finally, GO TWINS!

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    Bert Blyleven is the only one who loves farts.

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    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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