Where are they now?
(As of the 40th team reunion, August 2005.)
One of these men suffered a serious knee injury at age 25, spent his own
money to find the best surgeon, and then played until he was 34.
Another homered off Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford in three successive
at-bats, and did it in front of a U.S. president.
In World Series play, one ended his career with a game-tying pinch hit, and
another banged out his team's only two hits.
Read a lockerful of interesting facts and trivia, starting with:
Bernie Allen, infielder, 66: lives in Carmel,
Dave Boswell*, pitcher, 60: lives in Joppa,
Maryland; works at fantasy baseball camps.
A list of deceased
Minnesota Twins' players.
Jim "Mudcat" Grant, pitcher; 70: lives
in Los Angeles, California; musician and author.
Jimmie Hall, outfielder, 67: lives in Elm
City, North Carolina.
Jim Kaat, pitcher, 66: lives in Port Salerno, Florida; New York Yankee
Harmon Killebrew*, infielder: Harmon
Killebrew, infielder, 69: lives in Scottsdale, Arizona; Minnesota Twins'
special assistant, businessman.
Jerry Kindall, infielder, 70: lives in
Andy Kosco, outfielder, 63: lives in
Youngstown, Ohio; owns Andy Kosco insurance.
Frank Kostro, infielder, 68: lives in Denver, Colorado; owns Kostro
Jim Lemon*, batting coach, 77: lives in
Jim Merritt, pitcher, 61: lives in Hernet, Califorina.
Sam Mele, manager, 82: lives in Quincy,
Don Mincher*, infielder, 67: lives in
Huntsville, Alabama; president of the Southern League.
Hal Naragon, bullpen coach, 76: lives in
Mel Nelson, pitcher, 69: lives in Highland, California.
Joe Nossek, outfielder, 64: lives in Amherst,
Tony Oliva, outfielder, 65: lives in
Bloomington, Minnesota; Minnesota Twins' special assistant.
Camilo Pascual, pitcher, 71: lives in
Miami, Florida; Los Angeles Dodgers scout.
Jim Perry, pitcher, 69: lives in Sioux Falls,
South Dakota and Greensboro, North Carolina.
Bill Pleis, pitcher, 69: lives in Parrish,
Florida; Los Angeles Dodgers scout.
Frank Quilici, infielder, 66: lives in Burnsville, Minnesota; Twins
Community Fund Board of Directors.
Rich Reese, infielder, 64: lives in Carefree, Arizona; retired CEO of Jim
Rich Rollins, infielder, 67: lives in Akron,
Garry Roggenburk, pitcher, 65: lives in Avon, Ohio.
John Sain*, pitching coach, 87: lives in
John Sevcik, catcher, 63: lives in San Antonio, Texas; executive for Jim
Dick Stigman, pitcher, 69: lives in
Sandy Valdespino, outfielder, 66: lives
in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Al Worthington, pitcher, 76: lives in
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* - since deceased.