Tom Kelly Hoping To Be Ready For Spring Training


It looks like it is full steam ahead for Tom Kelly. The former Minnesota Twins manager suffered a minor stroke four months ago, but hopes to be cleared for spring training according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press.

Kelly, of course, was the manager of the Twins for 15 full seasons from 1987 thru 2001. Kelly managed the Twins to their two World Series victories and has been part of the organization ever since he stepped down from the managerial seat.

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T.K. now makes an impact on the organization with helping out at spring training. Kelly has been doing that throughout the Ron Gardenhire tenure and now looks to be doing it again in the Paul Molitor era.

As a member of Twins Territory that didn’t get to be exposed to a whole lot of Kelly as a manager, I sincerely hope that Kelly gets some more time in the broadcast booth. There’s something about actual analysis of the game that is much more attractive than, oh, I don’t know, circling people and talking about your birthday.

After a health scare, it looks like Tom Kelly is close to being back in action. Great news for one of the greatest Twins in history.