Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Twins Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Twins Stories Ever Told

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Overview

Imagine a story in which a young man grows up so close to a major-league ballpark that he can see the stadium lights from his front yard. He pretends to be the team’s star during neighborhood ball games and fantasizes about one day playing for his hometown team. Stop imagining. Kent Hrbek made those childhood dreams come true.

In this newly revised edition of Tales From the Minnesota Twins Dugout, the Twins superstar himself relives his journey from homegrown dreamer to international superstar. Along the way, he recounts all the unforgettable moments from on the field and in the locker room that make the Twins one of baseball’s most beloved franchises.

Hrbek played fourteen seasons for the franchise, helping the club win two World Series titles. His jersey has been retired by the Twins, hanging alongside the likes of Tony Oliva, the hitter he emulated as a child. It is a fairytale story. But it’s only one part of this newly revised edition of Tales From the Minnesota Twins Dugout. Within these pages, readers will find the story of players’ hopes, realities, and unforgettable moments. Enjoy the humorous tales of pranks pulled by Hrbek and his zany teammates, taste the victory as the Twins take home two World Series titles. Savor the story of the hometown hero who remains to this day fiercely loyal to his Twins. A must-have for any Minnesota fan.

Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683582823
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/04/2019
Series: Tales from the Team Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 759,743
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kent Hrbek is a former Twins first baseman and host of Kent Hrbek’s Outdoors. He played for the Twins for fourteen seasons and received World Series rings when the Twins took the title in 1987 and 1991. He is known for his humanitarian efforts and charity work for Lou Gehrig's disease.

Dennis Brackin is an award-winning sports writer and Twins fan who has covered the Twins for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Twins Way 1

Chapter 2 Shadows of the Met 7

Chapter 3 My First Love 15

Chapter 4 Headed to the Pros 25

Chapter 5 Welcome to the Big Time 35

Chapter 6 A New Era 41

Chapter 7 G-Man 53

Chapter 8 Moving Up 59

Chapter 9 A Step Back 67

Chapter 10 The New Pieces 75

Chapter 11 The Postseason 89

Chapter 12 The Slide 107

Chapter 13 Return to Glory 119

Chapter 14 Winding Down 139

Chapter 15 Where's It Heading? 149

Chapter 16 Life After Baseball 157

Epilogue 165

Acknowledgments 173

Index 177

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