Very emotional evening! Good bye, Harmon...
As Herb Carneal said "...and the count rides along." - TT
|Harmon Killebrew, batting at Met Stadium, 1970|
|The Killer: at spring training, Tinker Field, |
Orlando, Florida, in the 1960's
|1969 Topps Card|
Just going by this photo, you'd swear Italians were ruling baseball in the early 1960's. Ray Crump (front row, far right) looks as if he's 14 years old. And he just may have been. Owned a souvenir shop just outside the Metrodome for a long time. Pretty sure this photo was shot at Tinker Field, the Minnesota Twins first spring training home, in Orlando Florida. A story out there that Jim Kaat was asked "What does the 'TC' stand for on your caps." "Twenty Cuban's" was his tongue-in-cheek response. Another joke that circulated: how does a team win with a Lemon leftfielder, a Green centerfielder, and a Battey catcher?
NOTE: click image to get an unobstructed view of the team photo!
As Herb Carneal used to say: "...and the count rides along." - TT
Heimlich Manuever applied
to Liriano, who's just
swallowed his disbelief.
Jerry has always been very proud
that fans fall all over themselves
to buy his rookie card. Nobody has the
heart to tell him...
Things got surreal and left-of-center
at Target Field the other night.
To wit: naked frat guy
Game time temp was about 40 degrees.
Then the snow started in the 2nd inning.
A cold breeze of f Lake Nokomis began
to blow. To hades with the warm chocolate!
It's a cold one for the birthday boy.
|Behold, one of the Twins few bright spots!|
|Tony Oliva, the kid from Cuba|
|Don't mess with the gods.|