I was captivated by the story of Jackie Robinson. His contributions to American society outweigh his accomplishments on the field. But could the same be said for Roberto Clemente and his influence on behalf of Latino ballplayers, and the manner in which he lived and died, off the field? If any jersey number is worthy of the honor bestowed on #42, it is #21. I have studied Clemente's influence over the years, and would recommend the following title to any serious fan of the
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Rich Rollins (1938)
Bernie Allen (1939)
Garry Roggenburk (1940)
Third baseman Richard John Rollins played for the Minnesota Twins from 1961-1968. He was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, went to high school in Parma, Ohio, attended Kent State, and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1960. He spent less than two years in the minors, coming up to what was now the Minnesota Twins for a couple of months in 1961 and making the
With the Twins struggling to find offense in the club's games this weekend, there have been a few boo birds roosting in the stands at Target Field. Some of these might be angry fans sitting out at a cold baseball game with nothing better to do. For others, it could be the frustration of the last couple of seasons coming to a head.
Aaron Hicks has found himself in a bit of a rough patch to start his MLB career. According to FanGraphs version of WAR, Hicks has been the worst player in all of baseball this season.
Updated 04-16-2013 at 12:46 PM by Kevin
Baseball is the greatest of games for many reasons. Itís great because itís a marathon and not a sprint. Itís great because it is the worldís greatest athletes. Itís great because of its willingness to respect and appreciate its great history including on Monday when all players wore #42 on their jerseys in appreciation for all that Jackie Robinson did in integrating the game 65 years ago. Baseball is great for so many reasons.
And, of course, Iím preaching to the choir. You choose
Updated 04-16-2013 at 11:52 AM by Kevin
I'm happy the Twins won 8-2 over the Angels on a cold and snowy night. I'm even happy Brendan Harris got a home run for the Angels. I always had a soft spot for him when he was a Twin, even if he did find himself on the losing end of an on-field squirrel attack.
Mostly, I'm thankful that tonight there was a patch of my fair city where people gathered together to watch an ordered, fair, and safe contest. More people watched the event on their televisions, and other (like me) listened
The baseball games tonight give us a chance to clear our minds from the devastating news out of Boston. For those of you living in the nightmare, I think I can speak for everybody at TwinsDaily - creators, writers and readers - that our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
For as exciting (or depressing) as baseball can be, it's still just a game. But in tonight's game, Twins fans were excited to see Oswaldo Arcia make his major league debut. He didn't disappoint, ripping
After two straight 90+ loss seasons and a cool start to 2013, a lot of attention has shifted to the Twins promising stockpile of prospects. Plenty has been written about top prospect Miguel Sano and last year's 2nd overall pick Byron Buxton, but this post will take a look at a lesser known "prospect" in 29 year old Chris Colabello. At this time last year, I had never heard of Colabello. In fact, it wasn't until the Twins fell out of contention and I started aggressively following minor
An Associated Press article reveals plans for major revisions at the "The Friendly Confines." http://www.startribune.com/sports/tw...202993011.html
This is dreadful. I was at the first night game at Target Field, and sat in the upper deck behind home plate, when Scotty Baker outdueled Zack Greinke, and Willie Bloomquist's defense, under the lights. http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...01004160.shtml
I will remember the game forever--and
What if Arcia goes all Wilson Ramos during the Angels series? Can you justify sending him down with your starting CF hitting right around Courtney James' and Antoine Broxsie's combined GPA? If Arcia shows a glimmer of his AAA stats, it's time to give the Mastro a good shin guard and let him roam CF for at least the next couple months, while Hicks builds his confidence in AAA. So where do you put Arcia, you might ask? I'm thinking as a DH/RF platoon with Parmelee as Doumit is hitting about as
There are no players with connections to the Twins who were born on this day.
Since I initially posted a Twins on Twitter blog a couple of months ago, I have updated their Follower counts a couple of times. It is interesting to see which players have increased their Twitter followers the most, by count or by percentage. (Please consider following some of the below links to player and personnel accounts)
Also, a few more players have put themselves out there on social media, so they have been added to the list.
Finally, I started a list to show each
Aaron and John's Minnesota Twins podcast visits a bar for sale. Then they talk about Aaron Hicks historic struggles, their move to KFAN, what went right for the Twins this week, conficting explanations for how the Twins ended up with a low-K pitching staff, Oswaldo Arcia's role this week, what makes Aaron curl into the fetal position, misperceptions about the infield, batting practice misfires, charging the mound and #42. Here are:
the podcaststhe rss feed if you want to
At Twins Daily, we believe that the Twins minor leaguers deserve to be recognized. They may not play in front of big league crowds or for big league pay checks. However, they work really hard and deserve to be noticed when they perform.
Last year, we started Adopt-a-Prospect as a way to help players throughout the minor leagues to get recognized. On Tuesday, starting at 10:00 central time, we will begin Adopt-a-Prospect 2013. As we did a year ago, a separate forum thread will be set
According to the Star Tribune's Phil Miller, the Twins have elected to call up red-hot prospect Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A. It appears that Arcia's major-league debut will be a brief one Ė just a few days while backup outfielder Wilkin Ramirez is away for the birth of his child Ė but still the decision carries many levels of intrigue.
Arcia is an exciting yet curious choice as a roster fill-in. Typically in a situation like this, a team will simply call up a body to provide depth,
Updated 04-15-2013 at 07:40 AM by Kevin