Kent Hrbek, as a relative beanpole
early season, 1982. in SI feature.
Steve does marvelous job conjuring up the late '70's and early '80's era, with names like Hosken Powell, Butch Wynegar, Bombo Rivera of the Twins (plus stars like Reggie, George Brett, Rollie Fingers). A read that's definitely worth your time, and of inclusion on Classic Minnesota Twins. Steve also defended the Twins when they were up for contraction in this excellent November, 2001 piece he did for the magazine.
He was never a star. And he never hit .300.
But did Tony Oliva ever get write-in
votes for student council rep? Well, did he??!!