Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for October 3rd, 2017
Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, October 3rd, 2017
Welcome to the October 3rd edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond. You’ll find the scores and a quick summary of every level of the Minnesota Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow the Minnesota Twins here every morning!
News and Notes
Tomorrow, the Puckett’s Pond staff will be having an open thread that we will open up roughly 30 minutes prior to game time. You can feel free to comment with Puckett’s Pond staff throughout the game, and we can chat throughout the game!
October 3rd Probable Starter: Ervin Santana @ New York Yankees, 7:00PM CT
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Notes from around baseball
- 2018 Draft order set
- Weird stats from 2017
- Postseason times set through Saturday
- Most popular MLB jerseys revealed
- Jeter pens letter to Marlins fan
- How postseason teams were built
- Baker looks forward to playing Cubs
- Vegas tragedy hits home for many players
- Braves front office shake up amid MLB investigation
- DeGrom’s new hairdo draws rave reviews
- Ortiz, Hernandez to join Fox’s playoff coverage
One Last Thing
Today is the 66th birthday of the man who I believe was the greatest athlete that has graced MLB. I will certainly concede that had he not been injured, Bo Jackson would have had the chance to possibly surpass him, but Dave Winfield was an incredible athlete.
Winfield was drafted out of high school in St. Paul by the Orioles, but he had just grown to 6’6″ in his final year of high school, so he was an unknown prospect in the most part and ended up going instead to the University of Minnesota where he was able to excel in both baseball and basketball for the Golden Gophers.
After his college career, Winfield was actually drafted by four different professional leagues to play three sports, being selected by MLB, NBA, the ABA, and even the NFL, even though he hadn’t played football since high school.
Winfield was most known for his arm as a pitcher, but the San Diego Padres promoted him immediately to the major leagues to get his powerful bat into the lineup. Winfield’s arm in right field was considered one of the best in the entire game for well over a decade of his career, taking him through his time with the Padres and the Yankees.
In his career, Winfield hit .283/.353/.475 with 465 home runs, 223 stolen bases, and 3,110 hits. He won 7 Gold Gloves, was an All Star 12 times, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2001 on the first ballot.
Happy birthday, Winny!