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#1 John Bonnes

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:16 PM

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.

#2 ThePuck

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

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.

#3 silverslugger

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

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.

#4 BrentMpls

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:06 PM

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

#5 IdahoPilgrim

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

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.