Baseball — Minnesota Twins

Chris Speier

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Chris Speier

BIOGRAPHY Christopher Edward Speier (born June 28, 1950) is a former Major League Baseball player. He was drafted second overall in the January secondary 1970 Major League Baseball Draft.Playing careerSpeier played 19 seasons in the Major Leagues as a shortstop for the Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Chicago Cubs and briefly for the St. Louis Cardinals and Minnesota Twins during the 1984 season.Speier accrued a career .246 batting average and a .970 fielding percentage. His overall playing strengths were his solid fielding and selective eye at the plate. He was also named to the National League All-Star team during the...

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Orlando Cabrera

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Orlando Cabrera

BIOGRAPHY Orlando Luis Cabrera, nicknamed "O-Cab" and "The OC", (born November 2, 1974) is a Colombian-American former baseball infielder.He won a World Series championship in 2004 with the Boston Red Sox. He has played for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics, Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians and San Francisco Giants. Cabrera is the younger brother of former major leaguer Jolbert Cabrera.Cabrera won the Gold Glove Award in 2001 and in 2007. He announced his retirement before the 2012 season.Baseball careerMontreal Expos (1997–2004) In 2003, Orlando finished second among the league shortstops in...

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Bernardo Brito

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Bernardo Brito

BIOGRAPHY Bernardo Brito known as EL Pupo (December 4, 1963 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic), is a retired professional baseball player who played outfield & designated hitter in the Major Leagues from 1992–1995. While having a successful minor league career, hitting 299 home runs and playing in three minor league all-star games over the course of 15 seasons, he would play only 40 games in the Major Leagues for the Minnesota Twins.Upon his mid-season release from the Twins in 1995, Brito took his talents to Japan, where he signed with the Nippon-Ham Fighters and spent the rest of 1995 (hitting...

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Rich Garces

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Rich Garces

BIOGRAPHY Richard Alan Garcés Mendoza, Jr. (born May 18, 1971) is a former right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. Nicknamed "El Guapo" (The handsome one), he played with the Minnesota Twins (1990, 1993), Chicago Cubs (1995), Florida Marlins (1995) and Boston Red Sox (1996–2002). He is currently the pitching coach for the Bridgeport Bluefish.CareerGarces was signed by Minnesota as an amateur free agent in 1987. After stints with the Twins, Cubs and Marlins, he pitched for the Red Sox, turning into one of the American League's premier setup men. In 1999, Garcés posted a 5–1 record with 33 strikeouts, a...

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Luis Tiant

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Luis Tiant

BIOGRAPHY Luis Clemente Tiant Vega (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlwis ˈtjant]), born November 23, 1940), is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) right-handed starting pitcher. He pitched 19 years primarily for the Cleveland Indians and the Boston Red Sox. He became a member of the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 1997. Tiant compiled a 229–172 record with 2416 strikeouts, a 3.30 ERA, 187 complete games, and 49 shutouts in 3,486.1 innings. He was an All-Star for three seasons and 20-game winner for four seasons. He was the American League (AL) ERA leader in 1968 and 1972. He also was the...

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