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Pitched 7-inning, 5-0, no-hit Win for Lynchburg against Burlington, 8-26-71. Tied for American League lead in Victories with 20 at Minnesota in 1977.
Fell 3 innings short of qualifying for Southern League Earned Run Average leader at Orlando in 1977. Attended Springfield College, Springfield, Illinois, and caught attention of pro scouts while pitching at University of New Orleans during Spring of 1977. Had 3.00 ERA in Florida Instructional League action, 1977.
Received reported $40,000 bonus to sign with Twins in 1976. Was teammate of Twins' shortstop Roy Smalley at University of Southern California in 1973. Had an impressive 5-hitter for Twins against the Seattle Mariners, July 27, 1977.
Tied for the International League lead with 33 Doubles at Charleston in 1977. Led 3rd baseman in Putouts, Assists & Chances.
Turned in sparkling 0.82 Earned Run Average in 33 innings at Sarasota in Gulf Coast League, 1971. Tied for Pacific Coast League lead in Saves with 13 at Tacoma in 1973. Led major league relievers with 16 Victories in 1977.
Received reported $100,000 to sign with Texas Rangers in 1974. Led American League batters in Sacrafice Hits with 25 for Rangers and Twins in 1976. Led American League shortstops in Total Chances with 792 & DP's with 116, 1977.
Compiled a 10-4 record as senior at Arizona State University. Pitched a no-hitter in his first pro start for Orlando in April of 1978, got a "no decision" after 9 innings, his team winning in the 10th. Promoted to Twins after winning 4 of 7 decisions in minors. Made big league debut vs. Tigers, June 16, 1978.
Named as Outstanding Rookie of Twins in 1977. His first big league Complete Game was a 5-hitter vs. Yankees, 6-12-77. Had 5-hit, Shutout vs. Brewers, July 4, 1977.
Led Carolina League outfielders with 17 Assists at Lynchburg in 1973. Tied for Carolina League lead in Double Plays by an outfielder with 3 in 1973.
Traded by Texas Rangers to Minnesota Twins with pitcher Bill Singer, infielder Roy Smalley and pitcher Jim Gideon in exchange for pitcher Bert Blyleven and infielder Danny Thompson, 6-1-76. Attended Univ. of Virginia.
Led Pacific Coast League outfielders with 7 Double Plays at Tucson, 1973. Traded by A's to Twins with Dennis Myers for Pat Bourque, October 23, 1974.
Led Appalachian League with .346 Batting Average at Elizabethton in 1974. Led catchers with .987 Fielding Percentage and 9 Double Plays. Topped California League with 112 RBI's and 142 Bases On Balls at Reno for 1975 season.
Attended Miami Dade Community College and University of South Alabama. Was credited with 652 Putouts and 52 Assists for the Twins during 1974.
Tied major league record for most times hit by pitch in extra-inning game with 3 in 11-inning contest, August 27, 1975. Led Pacific Coast League batters with 103 Bases On Balls at Tacoma in 1973.
A cousin of George "Highpockets" Kelly, star first baseman for New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Brooklyn Dodgers, 1915-1932, and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Led American Association with 11 Triples at Oklahoma City, 1970.
Drafted by A's from Giants, 12-2-68. Sold by A's to Expos, 9-18-78, sold by Expos to Twins, 3-28-78. Set mark at Montreal with 25 pinch-Hits, 1976.
Signed by Twins after attending club's Try-Out Camp in 1975. Was 2nd Try-Out product to make the club, following in the footsteps of Charley Walters, who accomplished the feat during 1969 camp.
His greatest baseball thrill was hitting a Homer his first official time at bat in pro ball, for Charlotte in 1972. Was Southern League All-Star, 1975.
Enjoyed standout baseball career in high school and at Chipola Junior College. Was an All-Star selection in his first 2 pro seasons. His 107 Runs at Tacoma in 1977 broke club's record of 102 by Jesus Alou during the 1963 PCL season.
Traded by Rangers to Cardinals for pitcher Mike Wallace, October 22, 1976. Was drafted by Twins off Cardinals' New Orleans roster at winter meetings, 12-5-77.
Traded to Cubs with Eddie Solomon for Burt Hooton, May 2, 1975. Released by Cubs and signed by Twins as free agent, 3-18-77. Hurled no-hitter, June 30, 1968.