One of the best names in baseball history is taking his rightful place in Minnesota Twins history. It was announced today at the Twins’ media luncheon that Chuck Knoblauch will be the newest member of the Twins Hall of Fame.
To younger fans of the Twins, Knoblauch is best known for being the guy Dome dwellers chucked batteries and hot dogs at when he was playing left field for the New York Yankees, so that begs the question: will Knoblauch be in attendance for his induction?According to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, the answer to that is a yes.
Dave St Peter says “Chuck looks forward to coming to Minnesota on Aug. 23.”
— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) January 24, 2014
Knoblauch won the American League Rookie of the Year award in 1991 and made four All-Star game appearances while donning a Twins uniform.
It is simply clear that Knoblauch is one of the best Twins of all-time and deserves to be in the Twins Hall of Fame, since that’s a thing. I love Eddie Guardado, last year’s inductee, but it seems obvious to me that Knoblauch is more deserving of the spot.
Welcome to the hallowed halls of Target Field, Chuck Knoblauch. We’ll relive the glory days and forget about you demanding a trade. Bygones are bygones.