Category: Kirby Puckett

May 13, 2024

Twins’ Ober carries club to series win over Blue Jays

Sunday’s series win over the Toronto Blue Jays belonged to Twins starter Bailey Ober. Ober was masterful, limiting the Blue Jays to just one hit over six-plus innings with 10 strikeouts. He walked off the mound, the offense kicked it into gear and everyone exited with a 5-1 win. As for Ober, he improved to... Continue Reading »

May 9, 2024

It’s a win, but not a winning streak

The Twins and M’s have so far traded punches in this four-game series and appear likely to walk away with two wins apiece. For the moment, though, the Twins are looking for the series win on Thursday after their 6-3 victory on Wednesday. It was a balanced win. The team got plenty of pop from... Continue Reading »

May 6, 2024

Wurst alert: Twins lose, winning streak ends at 12 games

The Twins’ longest winning streak since 1991 came to an end Sunday after the club reverted to its beginning-of-the-season form in which they struggled mightily with their clutch hitting. In this case, they were 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Making things even more difficult is that the bullpen... Continue Reading »

March 12, 2024

A trip down memory lane with ex-Twin Scott Erickson

The other day I wrote about a Twins’ Billy Martin baseball card that I recently discovered. What I didn’t mention is that I also came across what I will call a Scott Erickson action pack, complete with baseball card, poster and an Erickson action figure. Unfortunately, Erickson has been in the news of late for... Continue Reading »

March 9, 2023

Something actually resembling a Twins lineup played baseball this week

A Twins lineup consisting of Joey Gallo, Carlos Correa, Max Kepler, Jose Miranda, Donovan Solano, Kyle Farmer, Michael Taylor, Trevor Larnach and Ryan Jeffers — in other words, a lineup we might actually see during the regular season — took the field this week and won, edging the Baltimore Orioles 7-6 in Grapefruit League action.... Continue Reading »

February 5, 2023

What baseball moments would count as Pat Mahomes’ ‘Super Bowl?’

Pat Mahomes’ son Patrick is headed to his second Super Bowl as the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs. But what about his old man? What were the Super Bowl-like moments for the former Twins pitcher who spent five of his 11 major league seasons in Minnesota? Well, there weren’t many, largely, it appears, because... Continue Reading »

September 4, 2022

Twins in a jam after 3 straight losses

Thirty-one years ago, Hall of Fame broadcaster Jack Buck, whose memorable call of the 1991 World Series will never be forgotten, was clearly in his element as he described the final moments of the Twins’ Game 7 win. The Twins’ Gene Larkin was at the plate, Kirby Puckett stood at second base and Dan Gladden... Continue Reading »

July 6, 2022

Twins’ home run barrage buries White Sox, 8-2

The Twins may have recently struggled with the Cleveland Guardians, but they own the Chicago White Sox and improved to 5-0 against the South Siders this season after an 8-2 rout of the club on Tuesday. The Twins ran away from the Sox with power, hitting five home runs, including two from budding star and... Continue Reading »

May 2, 2022

Twins make it look easy again, rip Rays 9-3

The Twins took two of three games from the Tampa Bay Rays, including Sunday’s 9-3 win, the second straight game that the Twins have scored nine runs. They scored nine runs on 14 hits on Saturday and did it again on Sunday with 13 hits. Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Trevor Larnach, Jorge Polanco and Gilberto... Continue Reading »

Hi, I’m Rolf Boone, Twins fan.

I became a fan of the Minnesota Twins after a friendly wager in the early 1980s. I survived Ron Davis, the meltdown in Cleveland, Phil Bradley at the Kingdome and then marveled at a rising generation of stars and two World Series wins in 1987 and 1991. Brad Radke made the 1990s bearable, while Kirby Puckett’s eye injury, exit from the game and eventual death made it almost too much to bear. The new century ushered in more talent — Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau — and consecutive seasons of playoff baseball, followed by consecutive seasons of losing baseball. A winning season returned in 2015. So here we are. Go Twins.