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  1. Twins Birthdays--September 12

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    Scotti Madison (1959)
    Keith Hughes (1963)
    Luis Castillo (1975)
    Sean Burroughs (1980)
    Carmen Pignatiello (1982)


    Catcher Charles Scott “Scotti” Madison did not play for the Twins, but was drafted by them. Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, he was drafted by the Twins in the third round of the 1980 draft out of Vanderbilt. Madison was started at AA Orlando and did not do well, batting only .230. Dropped down ...
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  2. Twins Birthdays--September 10

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    Len Whitehouse (1957)
    Riccardo Ingram (1966)
    Anthony Swarzak (1985)


    Left-hander Leonard Joseph Whitehouse played for the Twins from 1983-1985. He was born in Burlington, Vermont and was signed by the Texas Rangers as a free agent in 1976. He did not pitch very well in the minors, having only one season (1981 in AA Wichita) in which his ERA was under 4.00. He was left-handed, however, and so he got a September call-up with ...
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  3. Twins Birthdays--September 9

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    Jay Ward (1938)
    Alex Romero (1983)


    Utility player John Francis Ward played briefly for the Twins in 1963 and 1964. He was born in Brookfield, Missouri and was signed by the Yankees as a free agent in 1956. He hit very well in the low minors, hitting exactly .300 in three years in Class D and C. He spent most of 1958 in the Washington organization, then was selected off waivers by the Kansas City Athletics. Ward was pretty average ...
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  4. Twins Birthdays--September 7

    There appear to be no players with connections to the Minnesota Twins who were born on this day.
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  5. Twins Birthdays--September 6

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    Greg Olson (1960)
    Roy Smith (1961)
    Pat Meares (1968)
    Micheal Nakamura (1976)



    Catcher Gregory William Olson appeared in three games for the Twins in 1989. He was born in Marshall, Minnesota, went to high school in Edina, Minnesota, attended the University of Minnesota, and was drafted by the Mets in the 7th round in 1982. He should not be confused with pitcher Greggory William Olson, who also played for the Twins. ...
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  6. Twins Birthdays--September 5

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    Randy Choate (1975)
    Jason Hart (1977)


    This is also the birthday of Karl Kuehl (1937), who was a coach for the Twins from 1977-1982.


    Left-handed reliever Randol Doyle Choate never actually played in a regular season game with the Twins, but he was in spring training with them in 2007. Born and raised in San Antonio, he attended Florida State and was drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round in 1977. He spent ...
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  7. Twins Birthdays--September 4

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    Paul Jata (1949)
    Aaron Fultz (1973)
    Pat Neshek (1980)


    Outfielder/first baseman Paul Jata did not play for the Twins, but was in their farm system in 1976. He was born in Astoria, New York, went to high school on Long Island, and was drafted by Detroit in the fifth round in 1967. His minor league numbers don’t stick out, but he was always very young for his league, reaching AA at age 20 and AAA at age 21. He made ...
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  8. Twins Birthdays--September 3

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    Ced Landrum (1963)
    Matt Capps (1983)


    Outfielder Cedric Bernard Landrum did not play for the Twins, but was briefly in their minor league system. He was born in Butler, Alabama, went to high school in Sweet Water, Alabama, attended the University of North Alabama, and signed with the Cubs as a free agent in 1985. Standing a 5’9″ and weighing 165 pounds, he hit for a solid average in the minors, although with little to no ...
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  9. Twins Birthdays--September 2

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    Don Williams (1935)
    Jerry Crider (1941)
    Danny Goodwin (1953)
    Terry Jorgensen (1966)


    ​Right-hander Donald Reid Williams made three appearances for the Twins in 1963. He was born in Los Angeles and was signed as a free agent by the Kansas City Athletics in 1956. He pitched fairly well in Class D, but did not do particularly well after that. He missed all of the 1959 season and was traded to the White Sox in ...
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  10. Twins Birthdays--September 1

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    Rob Wilfong (1953)
    David West (1964)


    Second baseman Robert Daniel Wilfong played for the Twins from 1977-1982. He was born in Pasadena, California, went to high school in Covina, California, and was drafted in the thirteenth round by the Twins in 1971. He had somewhat mixed results in the minors, but after hitting .305 with AAA Tacoma in 1976, he made his big-league debut with the Twins at the start of the 1977 season. He spent
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  11. Twins Birthdays--August 31

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    Mike Hartley (1961)
    Pat Howell (1968)
    Tim Raines (1979)
    Armando Gabino (1983)


    Pitcher Michael Edward Hartley played for the Twins in 1993. He was born in Hawthorne, California, went to high school in El Cajon, California, attended East Carolina University, and was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals in 1981. He had a good year in rookie ball in 1982, but then spent the next four years at Class A before being drafted ...
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  12. Twins Birthdays--August 30

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    Roger Erickson (1986)
    Luis Rivas (1979)


    Right-hander Roger Farrell Erickson played for Minnesota from 1978-1982. He was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was drafted by the Twins out of the University of New Orleans in the third round in 1977. He had an excellent year in AA Orlando, going 8-4 with a 1.98 ERA, and found himself in Minnesota at the start of the 1978 season. He went 14-13 that year with a 3.96 ERA in 256 innings, ...
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  13. Twins Birthdays--August 29

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    Bill Latham (1960)
    Henry Blanco (1971)
    Steve Lomasney (1977)


    Left-hander William Carol Latham played for the Twins in 1986. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, he was signed out of Auburn University as a free agent by the Mets in 1981. He did well in the minors, winning 13 games in both 1984 and 1985 with an ERA under 3.00 both years, mostly at AAA Tidewater. Latham started 1985 with the Mets and did not do badly, ...
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  14. Twins Birthdays--August 26

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    Brendan Harris (1980)
    Eric Fryer (1985)
    Darin Mastroianni (1987)


    Infielder Brendan Michael Harris was with the Twins from 2008-2010. Born and raised in Queensbury, New York, he was drafted out of the College of William and Mary by the Cubs in the fifth round of the 2001 draft. He hit well throughout the minors, usually averaging over .300 with double-digit home runs, and played mostly second base and third base. He made ...
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