Monday, April 23, 2012
The Minnesota Twins: Players and the Manager
The Minnesota Twins have had many great baseball players such as Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Rod Carew, Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven and Kirby Puckett. Current superstars include local hero catcher Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Jim Thome and pitcher Carl Pavano.
The Twins have had 12 managers since moving here in 1961. Currently, Ron Gardenhire serves as the Twins manager and is known as a 'players manager'. "Gardy," as he is often called, is a passionate high energy manager. He keeps his Twins in shape and competitive with tough swinging bats and sharp defensive skills. Gardenhire was named "AL Manager of the Year" in 2010.