Friday, January 31, 2014


"Twig" has lived an incredible life.  He was part of the invasions of Iwo Jima and Saipan as a Marine during World War II.  He backed up Jackie Robinson with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  He coached under Ted Williams with the Senators and Rangers.  He became the second man ever to manage a professional baseball team at the age of 80 with the independent Fort Worth Cats in 2005 (and won the league championship).

But, for our purposes, we know him here as the Twins gung-ho first base coach from 1986 to 1994, helping the team to the 1987 and 1991 World Series titles.

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