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The Twins Almanac for May 23


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May 22

Happy 77th Birthday, Mick Tingelhoff

 

It's the birthday of longtime Vikings center (1962-'78) and 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Mick Tingelhoff, born in Lexington, Nebraska in 1940.

 

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May 22

Happy 74th Birthday, Tommy John

 

It's the birthday of 26-year major league pitcher and 1994 Minnesota Twins broadcaster Tommy John, born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1943. Consider this: with 21 major league seasons under his belt, LaTroy Hawkins is only the fourth-longest-tenured pitcher to share the booth with Dick Bremer.

 

May 22, 1987

Twins Sign Free Agent Catcher Butera

 

The Twins sign free agent catcher Sal Butera, who had previously played for the club from 1980-'82. Salvatore played just 51 games that season, but there are no small roles on a World Series Championship team.

 

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May 22, 2009

Michael Cuddyer Hits for the Cycle

 

The day after snapping a six-game losing streak with a 20-1 road win versus the White Sox, the Twins returned home to the Dome, beating the Brewers 11-3. The Twins had outscored their opponents by 27 runs over the past two days. Michael Cuddyer, who had four hits the previous day in Chicago, hit for the cycle versus the Brewers, going 4-for-5 with five RBI and two runs scored, making him 8-for-11 with eight RBI and six runs over the past two days. He hit a three-run home run in the first inning, driving in Mauer and Morneau. Cuddy completed the cycle with an RBI triple to left, driving in Morneau, putting the Twins up 11-1. Cuddyer grounded out in his final at-bat. No Twin has hit for the cycle since.

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