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First of all, congratulations to Linda P. of Lindenhurst, IL, winner of last week’s book, Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76, by Dan Epstein. Thank you all for your comments. This week’s offering is the brand-spankin’ new Down to the Last Pitch: How the 1991 Minnesota Twins and Atlanta […]

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Baseball book ‘prospects’

February 27, 2014

This it the time of year when the baseball media offer their considered opinions on their favorite prospects. Sometimes they’re spot on, other times, not so much. So I thought, why not apply this to the upcoming “rookie crop” of baseball books? That is, titles that are making their debuts in 2014 — no reprints/reissues […]

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Minnesota hometown favorite Kent Hrbek turns the big five-oh today. Surprisingly, he was an All-Star just once, finishing second in the AL Rookie of the Year voting in 1982 and MVP voting two years later. He lent his name to Kent Hrbek’s Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout in 2007. Also born this date (in […]

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More on Killebrew

May 18, 2011

From the Baseball Hall of Fame: Killebrew Family, Hall of Fame and the Twins Announce Funeral and Memorial Plans The Killebrew Family, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Minnesota Twins have announced plans for the memorial services and burial of the late Twins legend and 1984 Hall of Fame inductee Harmon […]

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I wonder if, instead of the traditional rendition of “New York, New York” — the “sign off” at Yankee’s home games — we’ll be treated Ol’ Blue Eyes crooning “My Way.” “And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain…” In addition to Tom Verducci’s “first stadium” account of the end […]

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The Minneapolis-based Finance and Commerce reports on entrepreneurs John Bonnes and Tom Genrich, a couple of Davids trying to beat back the Goliaths (in the form of the Minnesota Twins) by hawking Game Day, their own (unauthorized) version of the team’s program, available for sail at the Metrodome. They also host a similarly-named blog. They’re […]

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