Wild Card Wednesday – Minnesota Twins
If you ever put me under oath, I would most likely admit that the interlocked TC logo and the powder blue jerseys of the Minnesota Twins were pretty, pretty cool.
In his playing days, Jose Morales was known as Jose “Two Bats” Morales.
Glenn Adams was the hitting coordinator for the Seattle Mariners when the Timber Rattlers were affiliated with Seattle. Geoff Zahn!
How cool is it that Darrell Jackson’s Fleer card featurs him holding a bat? Eric Soderholm was the #1 overall pick of the draft that was held in January of 1968.
I’ll be honest here. I got Steve Braun and Steve Brye mixed up. Braun never played for the Brewers. Brye did. You can see Brye’s 1975 card up in the top row of the first image. Johnny Briggs played with the Brewers and went to the Twins during the 1975 season in a trade for Bobby Darwin. Briggs did not play the 1976 season with the Twins. Instead, he went to play part of 1976 in Japan.
Gene Mauch made sure that the 1978 Twins team picture looked perfect. Ray Miller managed parts of two seasons with Minnesota before being replaced by Tom Kelly. He has also managed and been a pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles. Ron Washington!
That 1976 Dan Ford card is exactly what I was talking about when I said that “the interlocked TC logo and the powder blue jerseys of the Minnesota Twins were pretty, pretty cool.”
Bert Blyleven with no facial hair looks weird. Notice the patch on the sleeve of Rod Carew. That’s the representation of the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul shaking hands. Seriously.
This is my new favorite baseball card…ever.
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