June 6, 2013
April 26, 1984 - Buy a Vowel
I remember watching a Twins game on TV as a kid and the camera panned to the crowd during a Kent Hrbek at-bat. A Twins fan held a sign that lovingly said, "Kent, buy a vowel!"
Lefties Ron Guidry and Frank Viola were trading goose eggs through the first three and a half innings. Guidry even struck out four of the first five Twins he faced. But in the bottom of the fourth Tim Teufel doubled home Kent Hrbek. Minnesota maintained a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the eighth when Hrbek launched a major two-run homer against tough leftie reliever Dave Righetti. Suddenly Minnesota, the worst team in the AL this season, has won two games against the Bronx Bombers.
Winning Pitcher - Frank Viola
Losing Pitcher - Ron Guidry
Save - Len Whitehouse
Player of the Game - Hrbek, 2-3, HR, 2RBI's, 2R's, on HBP
Hall of Famers in the Game - Dave Winfield, Kirby Puckett