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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1994
MINNEAPOLIS -- A leading American League Rookie of the Year candidate in 1982, he has played for the local team he rooted for all of his life and has played for no one else.He helped his team become a World Series winner and is linked to Lou Gehrig.And his name is not Cal Ripken.Kent Hrbek finished second to Ripken in the AL Rookie of the Year voting 12 years ago. Ripken will make his 2,003rd consecutive start tonight, hours after Hrbek officially announces his retirement, to go into effect after this season.
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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | August 4, 1994
MINNEAPOLIS -- A leading American League Rookie of the Year candidate in 1982, he has played for the local team he rooted for all of his life and has played for no one else.He helped his team become a World Series winner and is linked to Lou Gehrig.And his name is not Cal Ripken.Kent Hrbek finished second to Ripken in the AL Rookie of the Year voting 12 years ago. Ripken will make his 2,003rd consecutive start tonight, hours after Hrbek officially announces his retirement, to go into effect after this season.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The 440-foot blast that Kent Hrbek launched into the upper deck on Saturday night did not figure heavily in the outcome of Game 1, but its significance could not have been lost on the Atlanta Braves.The Minnesota Twins were on their way to a decisive 5-2 victory at the Metrodome in the opener of the 88th World Series . No doubt, they were happy to have an insurance run when the Braves threatened to get back in the game in the late innings, but the mammoth home run meant much more than that.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | July 18, 1993
For about five hours yesterday the Orioles were in sole possession of first place. Granted it was by the slimmest of margins (.001), but considering that they had once been nine games under .500 (21-30), it had been a remarkable journey.Nobody was more aware of the Orioles' position than RicSutcliffe, and he took it as almost a personal affront that the standings were juggled before the end of the night. Despite the right-hander logging his second complete game, the Orioles were unable to overcome an early deficit and lost, 4-2, to the Minnesota Twins before another capacity crowd at Camden Yards.
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March 29, 1992
Minnesota Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek will be sidelined for as long as six weeks because of a dislocated left shoulder.Hrbek, who batted .284 with 20 home runs and 89 RBI last season, suffered the injury during an exhibition game yesterday while making a headfirst slide into third base.The injury occurred in the third inning. Kirby Puckett singled and scored on Hrbek's double to left-center. Trying for third, Hrbek rolled over and injured the same shoulder he had hurt three years ago.* RED SOX: Addressing reports that he was upset about having to bat first, Wade Boggs said he would be content in the role because he believes that center fielder Ellis Burks would be upset about being the leadoff hitter.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Depending on who's telling the story, either Kent Hrbek has been watching too much professional wrestling or Ron Gant is not telling the whole truth.Hrbek appeared to lift Gant off of first base in the third inning of last night's second game of the World Series, but umpire Drew Coble ruled that the Atlanta Braves outfielder fell off all by himself.The play turned out to be a pick-me-up for the Minnesota Twins, who escaped from a first-and-third jam and went on to score a dramatic 3-2 victory at the Metrodome.
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October 8, 1991
The Twins' Kent Hrbek has been bothered by a sore shoulder lately, but he has been one of the club's hottest hitters down the stretch. In his last 38 games, he batted .326 with 9 homers and 33 RBI to finish with 20 homers and 89 RBI. The Blue Jays' John Olerud rebounded from a slow start this year to put up respectable numbers. He finished with 17 homers and 68 RBI, driving in 39 runs in the second half.Advantage: Twins.
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By Peter Schmuck | June 5, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Gregg Olson was caught in a candid moment last night, and he hopes everyone will understand.Olson vented his frustration after a 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins by flipping his middle finger at a television camera as he walked into the dugout."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins had appeared almost docile during the first two games of the American League playoffs, leaving room to wonder if the Metrodome had lost its magic. But the Atlanta Braves soon found out that nothing had changed since the last National League team passed through here in 1987.The dome-maniacs don't have quite the same lung power anymore, but the Twins have a way of joining together with the fans to make an evening at "The Hump" a powerful experience.Greg Gagne and Kent Hrbek showed why they call it the Homerdome and Jack Morris pitched seven strong innings, as the Twins took Game 1 of the 88th World Series last night with a 5-2 victory.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | July 18, 1993
For about five hours yesterday the Orioles were in sole possession of first place. Granted it was by the slimmest of margins (.001), but considering that they had once been nine games under .500 (21-30), it had been a remarkable journey.Nobody was more aware of the Orioles' position than RicSutcliffe, and he took it as almost a personal affront that the standings were juggled before the end of the night. Despite the right-hander logging his second complete game, the Orioles were unable to overcome an early deficit and lost, 4-2, to the Minnesota Twins before another capacity crowd at Camden Yards.
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March 29, 1992
Minnesota Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek will be sidelined for as long as six weeks because of a dislocated left shoulder.Hrbek, who batted .284 with 20 home runs and 89 RBI last season, suffered the injury during an exhibition game yesterday while making a headfirst slide into third base.The injury occurred in the third inning. Kirby Puckett singled and scored on Hrbek's double to left-center. Trying for third, Hrbek rolled over and injured the same shoulder he had hurt three years ago.* RED SOX: Addressing reports that he was upset about having to bat first, Wade Boggs said he would be content in the role because he believes that center fielder Ellis Burks would be upset about being the leadoff hitter.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | October 28, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota pinch-hitter Gene Larkin raised his right fist in triumph. Dan Gladden did the same at third base. It was immediately obvious Larkin's flyball to left would be deep enough to win the World Series.The thing that wasn't obvious moments before the decisive at-bat was whether Larkin would bat from the right side or left. The switch-hitter picked out two helmets and two bats. "I was ready for whatever they threw at me," he said.Larkin, 29, wound up batting lefthanded when Atlanta manager Bobby Cox stuck with reliever Alejandro Pena, who issued intentional walks to Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek, loading the bases with one out in the 10th inning and the score tied 0-0.Both Larkin and Twins manager Tom Kelly thought Cox might summon lefthander Kent Mercker to face Hrbek, who was 0-for-8 with men in scoring position in the Series.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The 440-foot blast that Kent Hrbek launched into the upper deck on Saturday night did not figure heavily in the outcome of Game 1, but its significance could not have been lost on the Atlanta Braves.The Minnesota Twins were on their way to a decisive 5-2 victory at the Metrodome in the opener of the 88th World Series . No doubt, they were happy to have an insurance run when the Braves threatened to get back in the game in the late innings, but the mammoth home run meant much more than that.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins had appeared almost docile during the first two games of the American League playoffs, leaving room to wonder if the Metrodome had lost its magic. But the Atlanta Braves soon found out that nothing had changed since the last National League team passed through here in 1987.The dome-maniacs don't have quite the same lung power anymore, but the Twins have a way of joining together with the fans to make an evening at "The Hump" a powerful experience.Greg Gagne and Kent Hrbek showed why they call it the Homerdome and Jack Morris pitched seven strong innings, as the Twins took Game 1 of the 88th World Series last night with a 5-2 victory.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 21, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Depending on who's telling the story, either Kent Hrbek has been watching too much professional wrestling or Ron Gant is not telling the whole truth.Hrbek appeared to lift Gant off of first base in the third inning of last night's second game of the World Series, but umpire Drew Coble ruled that the Atlanta Braves outfielder fell off all by himself.The play turned out to be a pick-me-up for the Minnesota Twins, who escaped from a first-and-third jam and went on to score a dramatic 3-2 victory at the Metrodome.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 20, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins had appeared almost docile during the first two games of the American League playoffs, leaving room to wonder if the Metrodome had lost its magic. But the Atlanta Braves soon found out that nothing had changed since the last National League team passed through here in 1987.The dome-maniacs don't have quite the same lung power anymore, but the Twins have a way of joining together with the fans to make an evening at "The Hump" a powerful experience.Greg Gagne and Kent Hrbek showed why they call it the Homerdome and Jack Morris pitched seven strong innings, as the Twins took Game 1 of the 88th World Series last night with a 5-2 victory.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | October 28, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota pinch-hitter Gene Larkin raised his right fist in triumph. Dan Gladden did the same at third base. It was immediately obvious Larkin's flyball to left would be deep enough to win the World Series.The thing that wasn't obvious moments before the decisive at-bat was whether Larkin would bat from the right side or left. The switch-hitter picked out two helmets and two bats. "I was ready for whatever they threw at me," he said.Larkin, 29, wound up batting lefthanded when Atlanta manager Bobby Cox stuck with reliever Alejandro Pena, who issued intentional walks to Kirby Puckett and Kent Hrbek, loading the bases with one out in the 10th inning and the score tied 0-0.Both Larkin and Twins manager Tom Kelly thought Cox might summon lefthander Kent Mercker to face Hrbek, who was 0-for-8 with men in scoring position in the Series.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 20, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins had appeared almost docile during the first two games of the American League playoffs, leaving room to wonder if the Metrodome had lost its magic. But the Atlanta Braves soon found out that nothing had changed since the last National League team passed through here in 1987.The dome-maniacs don't have quite the same lung power anymore, but the Twins have a way of joining together with the fans to make an evening at "The Hump" a powerful experience.Greg Gagne and Kent Hrbek showed why they call it the Homerdome and Jack Morris pitched seven strong innings, as the Twins took Game 1 of the 88th World Series last night with a 5-2 victory.
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October 8, 1991
The Twins' Kent Hrbek has been bothered by a sore shoulder lately, but he has been one of the club's hottest hitters down the stretch. In his last 38 games, he batted .326 with 9 homers and 33 RBI to finish with 20 homers and 89 RBI. The Blue Jays' John Olerud rebounded from a slow start this year to put up respectable numbers. He finished with 17 homers and 68 RBI, driving in 39 runs in the second half.Advantage: Twins.
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By Peter Schmuck | June 5, 1991
MINNEAPOLIS -- Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Gregg Olson was caught in a candid moment last night, and he hopes everyone will understand.Olson vented his frustration after a 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins by flipping his middle finger at a television camera as he walked into the dugout."
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