Francisco Liriano became a member of the Minnesota Twins organization on Nov. 14, 2003, coming over from the San Francisco Giants in a trade for A.J. Pierzynski.
“It’s a beautiful day for baseball … let’s play two!” Legendary Cubs third baseman Ernie Banks once uttered those famous words, and they became his trademark.
On June 12, 1997, the Texas Rangers hosted the San Francisco Giants in the first of what’s become a series of nearly 4000 non-World Series games played between American League and National League teams – or as we know it: Interleague Play
Memorial Day is the traditional “quarter pole” in the Major League Baseball season. It marks the point where the sorting out of contenders from pretenders truly begins.
It’s difficult to find many things to smile about when the Twins are 9-24 overall in 2012, and 1-8 on games where I’ve been out at the ballpark.
Japanese sensation Yu Darvish made only his second Major League appearance on Saturday, pitching against the Twins for the first time in his brief Rangers career.
Devin Setoguchi scored in the fourth round of the shootout, spoiling a strong night by Edmonton Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin and sending the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory Thursday.