SEASON: 26 | YEAR: 1974
HEAD COACH: PHILIP LEWIS. JR.


Game 225 | February 8 | Jim Palmer

A tall, right hander, Palmer played his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles (1965 to 1984). He was coming off a Cy Young-award-winning season in 1973 when he finished 22-9. He finished his career with three Cy Young awards and a record of 268-152. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990, receiving 92.6 percent of the votes in his first year of eligibility.

Game 226 | March 21 | Bill Goldsworthy, Herb Brooks
One of the all-time Minnesota North Star crowd favorites, Goldsworthy joined the team as an expansion draft choice. He had his best offensive season in 1974, setting career highs with 48 goals and 74 points. He died in 1996 of complications from AIDS. Brooks, whose greatest fame was six years ahead of him, had just coached the Gophers to the first of three NCAA hockey championships during the seven years he coached the team before resigning to coach the 1980 U.S. Olympic team.

Game 227 | June 24 | Bobby Riggs, Bart Starr
This was one of the strangest pairings in Dunkers' history, featuring the straight-arrow Green Bay quarterback with the playboy tennis hustler. Starr quarterbacked the Packers from 1956-1971 and was MVP of the first two Super Bowls. He was to come back as coach of the Packers in 1975. Riggs was nearly forgotten when, at age 55, he challenged two of the top female tennis players in the world to televised matches. In a match staged on Mother's Day in 1973 he defeated Margaret Court 6-2, 6-1. On September 20, 1973, in a nationally televised match, he lost to Billie Jean King in the "Battle of the Sexes" 6-4, 6-3, 6-3.

Game 228 | July 16 | Bert Blyleven, Phil Roof
A career backup catcher, Roof managed in the Twins' minor league system for nearly two decades and is given credit for the development of many players who went on to star for the Twins. He hit .196 with two home runs in the 197 4 season. Blyleven won 17 games with a 2.66 earned run average for the 1974 Twins.

Game 229 | September 6 | Doug Kingsriter, Jeff Siemon
Born in Rochester, Minnesota, Siemon gained fame at Stanford University where he won the Dick Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker. He became the 1972 first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings and went on to play linebacker in three Super Bowls during his 11-year career. Kingsriter, the Gopher All-American, was a sixth-round choice of the Vikings in the 1973 college draft. He played three years at tight end for the Vikings.

Game 230 | December 17 | Frank Quilici
The only person in history to play for, coach, manage and broadcast for the Minnesota Twins, Quilici had just finished his third season as the team's manager in 1974. The team finished 82-80 that year in third place.