As we enter the home stretch of 2011 and prepare to welcome the unknown possibilities of 2012 and the 2012 season, let’s have some fun and reminisce about what was the 2011 season.
One moment from the “Top 5 Moments of the 2011 Minnesota Twins’ Season” will be published on From The Third Baseline from December 27 – 31.
In a season that ended with 99 losses, it is surprisingly easy to find memorable Minnesota Twins’ moments. Maybe because these moments were few and far between.
Memorable Moment No. 2….
Michael Cuddyer Pitches In
On July 25th, Cuddyer became the first Twins position player to pitch in a game in 21 years when he was inserted in the eighth inning of a Twins loss against the Texas Rangers, in which they lost 20-6. The right-hander gave up a double to Mike Napoli, a bloop single to Mitch Moreland, and walked Ian Kinsler with one out to load the bases. Cuddyer then retired Elvis Andrus on a fly ball and David Murphy on a pop-up for a scoreless inning. The last Twins position player to pitch was outfielder John Moses against the California Angels on July 31, 1990.