Twins Today: 6/27

2 years ago…

6/27/2005: Joe Mays out pitched Kansas City’s Zack Greinke in a 3-1 Twins’ victory. Glenn Williams had two hits in the game. June 28th will be Williams’ last game at the major league level. He has hit safely in each of the 13 games he has played.

9 years ago…

6/27/1998: The Mark McGwire 1998 home run tour came through the Metrodome for a three game series. Fans in lower left field received hard hats as part of a promotion, and put them to use when McGwire took a Mike Trombley pitch deep to left field for his 36th home run of the season. The Cardinals defeated the Twins 7-2.

17 years ago…

6/27/1990: While we’re on the theme of stars coming to the Metrodome, Nolan Ryan made an appearance in the third of a four game series between the Twins and the Rangers. He had three strikeouts in the game, career numbers 5,171; 5,172; and 5173. Ryan beat another pitcher who started his career with the Mets, a young Kevin Tapani, in the 9-2 Rangers’ win.

30 years ago…

6/27/1977: Rod Carew went 3-for-4 with 3 RBI in a game against Milwaukee at the Met. The Twins won the game 10-3, and Carew’s batting average for the season swelled to .408. Since June 19, when his average was at .378, Carew went an incredible 22-for-36 (a .611 average) to get his average to its highest point so far in the season. His average will peak at .411.

37 years ago…

6/27/1970: Bert Blyleven pitched his first of 242 career complete games. It came as part of a 9-1 win over the White Sox in Chicago. Tony Oliva and Cesar Tovar each homered in the Twins’ win. It was the third win of Blyleven’s young career.

 

 

 

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