the Answers Are…
Joe Mauer signed a letter of intent to play college football for Florida State.
2. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was
born in West Germany (answer courtesy of “Minnesota Twins Trivia”
author Jim Hoey).
Cesar Tovar pitched and played eight other positions during a late season Twins
game in 1968.
Harmon Killebrew played in more games (1,939) than any player in franchise history
(answer courtesy of Jim Hoey).
stands for James Jerry (Hardy).
Rick Anderson became the Twins pitching coach in 2002.
Tony Oliva won batting championships his first two seasons in the big leagues,
the only player ever to do so.
8. Metropolitan Stadium opened in 1956 and
was home to the Minneapolis Millers until the Twins began playing there
Joe Nathan owns the franchise single season saves record at 47 while Eddie
Guardado is second with 45.
10. With 22 home runs, Justin Morneau
won the 2008 Home Run Derby, played as part of baseball’s All-Star game
Harold Wynegar, former Twins catcher, known to the baseball world as “Butch.”
(Answer courtesy of Jim Hoey).
12. None. There’s never been a Twins
hitter who led the American League in batting average, home runs and RBI
in the same season.
13. Manager Gene Mauch’s nephew,
shortstop Roy Smalley, played for him in the late 1970’s. (Answer
courtesy of Jim Hoey).
14. The Twins record last season when they
won their fifth Central Division title since 2000 was 87 wins, 76
15. I know you will groan but the answer
is: the organist.