Hmm, anybody mention John Smiley? Big trade, baby!
Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:23 PM
Quinton McCracken, which is just one hell of a name.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:57 PM
Foul. He was an all star I believe.
Funny thing, but unless he qualifies as a legend, Greg Gagne. Unless being in the Twins HOF is what is meant.
How about Paul Abbott. Be sure to ask Dan Gladden for his opinion on him.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:45 PM
He was an All Star with the White Sox and a very productive player with the Royals and Orioles but he played his first 20 big league games with the Twins. PAT KELLY
Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:49 PM
A Two Time Gold Glove recipient, Six Time All Star and Five Time World Series participant with the Yankees and Padres but he hit his first 12 career home runs with the Twins GRAIG NETTLES
Edited by oldguywithanitch, 13 September 2017 - 05:50 PM.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:04 PM
Nine pages before I see this thread. So I shall state the obvious.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:08 PM
I've got two more. One is a personal one. Paul Giel. He's Winona's hometown hero in terms of sports. Two time All American fot the Gophers as a running back. He was a good friend of my father. He passed away several years ago, shortly after attending a Twins game with my father and a couple of his friends.
The other is the end all, be all, top it if you can.
Charley Walters, yep that one!
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:37 PM
Fun note: Joe Benson is still playing! 112 games for Sugar Land this year with a slash line of .256/.311/.367/.678
Edited by benchwarmerjim, 13 September 2017 - 06:37 PM.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:56 PM
First game I ever went to at the old Met, he crashed into the LF wall making a catch and had to come out of the game. Still bitter that Mauch sat Carew that Sunday.
Edited by Physics Guy, 13 September 2017 - 07:56 PM.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:10 PM
A two time All Star and two time World Series participant with the Mets, he was a 20 game winner for the Twins in 1979 and a 222 game winner in the major leagues, JERRY KOOSMAN
Edited by oldguywithanitch, 13 September 2017 - 08:16 PM.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:12 PM
An All Star Catcher with the Cubs, he only played 32 games for the Twins, hitting .193, RANDY HUNDLEY
Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:20 PM
If not for a back injury prematurely ending his career, he would have been the starting second baseman on the 1987 World Champions. Co- American League Rookie of the Year in 1979, JOHN CASTINO
Edited by oldguywithanitch, 13 September 2017 - 08:21 PM.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:25 PM
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 08:33 PM
We claimed him off waivers from and then traded him back to the Oakland A's.
Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:14 PM
700 post Joe Benson thread > Joe Benson > Jeff Gray
Come on now, some things are still obligatory.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:47 PM
Tommy Herr. One of my least favorite Twins because of his attitude. I loved the trade at the time because one of the big weaknesses of the 87 Twins was offense from the 2nd baseman. Herr had a nice track record but did not want to be here. Not too long before I didn't want him here either.
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