"I liked him. He snapped the ball out in left field, a rocket. Really quick feet over there, quick action. A live body, for sure. Took some good rips up there.” Twins Manager Ron Gardenhireon his one-game fill-in Eduardo Nunez. Nunez is normally an infielder, and was purchased from the New York Yankees because of his greater proficiency as a hitter over the incumbent Twins SS, Pedro Florimon. Time is likely ticking on the Florimon Era as the starter.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Met Stadium Pictorial Part III: Construction Phases

There are some really fine shots of primitive Metropolitan Stadium in the 1956 Metropolitan Sports Area Stadium Souvenir booklet. It was sold at the ballpark that first season, when it was home to the AAA Minneapolis Millers of the American Association. The Millers were the top minor league team for the San Francisco Giants.

This is a continuation of the previous "pictorial" posts that brings readers back to the first Twins ballpark. Reminder: the Met was payed for by contributing bondholders to the tune of $8.5 Million in the mid-'50's.

Additional info on The Met can be found at SABR Biographies. Stew Thornley's article is a fine place to go for details.

As Herb Carneal ended every Twins game broadcast: "So long everybody!" - TT

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