Tuesday, January 21, 2014


As you can see from the three cards, Johnny Goryl wore many hats during his twenty years with the Twins. He was a utility infielder in the early '60s and transitioned to coaching immediately after hanging up his playing spikes. He had two stints as a coach on the big league staff and eventually took over as the Twins' manager after Gene Mauch resigned during the 1980 season. As impressive as his run with the Twins was, the baseball lifer worked for the Indians for over thirty years, in a variety of roles, after his time in Minnesota was over.

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