Game 942 | Thursday, January 28 | Rocco Baldelli, Cory Provus

Rocco Baldelli begins his third season as Minnesota Twins manager, having won the American League Central in both years. He was named A.L. Manager of the Year in 2018. At 38, he was the youngest ever to win that award. Over two seasons as Minnesota’s manager, Baldelli has guided the Twins to a 137-85 record (.617 winning percentage).

Looking Back at 2020 - Season 72

925 Jan 24: Minnesota Twins: Jake Odorizzi, Taylor Rogers, Cory Provus
926 Feb 13: State of Minnesota: Gov. Tim Walz
927 May 20: The Five Local Professional Sports Team Leaders: Matt Majka, Andrew Miller, Ethan Casson, Dave St. Peter, Chris Wright
928 Jun 3: Gopher Football: P. J. Fleck, Joe Rossi, Mike Sanford, Mike Grimm
929 Jun 25: Minnesota Wild: Bill Guerin, Dean Evason, Anthony LaPanta
930 Jul 14: Minnesota Twins: Derek Falvey, Thad Levine, Wes Johnson, Mike Bell, Cory Provus
931 Jul 22: 3M Open: Hollis Cavner, Erik van Rooyen, John Harris
932 Jul 29: University of St. Thomas: Julie Sullivan, Phil Esten, Tom Douple, Dave Mona
933 Aug 11: Women in Sports: Pam Borton, Laura Day, Lisa Lissimore, Julie Manning, Mary Jo Kane
934 Aug 26: University of Minnesota: Joan Gabel, Mark Coyle, Dave Mona
935 Sep 8: Minnesota Vikings: Rick Spielman, Paul Allen
936 Sep 22: Gopher Men's Basketball: Richard Pitino, Joe Schmit
937 Oct 15: Sports Analytics: Daniel Adler, Sachin Gupta, Sam Sigelman
938 Nov 5: Minnesota Wild: Bill Guerin, Ryan Carter
939 Dec 1: Minnesota Timberwolves: Gersson Rosas, Alan Horton
940 Dec 16: Twins-Saints: Twins: Dave St. Peter, Derek Falvey, Jeremy Zoll, Alex Hassan; Saints: Marv Goldklang, Mike Veeck, Derek Sharrer, Chris Atteberry


Minnesota Twins
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Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
Bob Motzko & Brad Frost
Gopher Men's and Women's Hockey Head Coaches

Monday, Feb. 23, 2021
Lindsay Whalen
Head Coach
Gopher Women's Basketball

Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021
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Orthopedics Surgery
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Remembering Sid

Sid Hartman joined Dunkers in 1965 and in 1970 he was the Dunkers Head Coach. On Oct. 18, 2020, Sid died at the age of 100. Many say nobody has brought more top name speakers or more prestige to Dunkers than Sid. Nobody. It's tough to argue that.

This space will be used to share those memories during 2021 from Sid's 55 years as a Dunkers. Who better to start with than with Sid's best friend.

Game 454 Year 1994: During his 18 years as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Grant led the team to four Super Bowls. In 1994 he was honored by the National Football League as a new member in its Hall of Fame. Grant was introduced by long-time friend Sid Hartman. Despite his best efforts to remain stoic, Grant temporarily broke down during his remarks when he talked about how proud his parents would have been. (LtoR) Norm McGrew, Sid Hartman, Pat Miles, Bud Grant.

Sid wins two posthumous sportswriting awards: Minnesota Sportswriter of the Year for 2020 and a lifetime achievement award by the Football Writers Association of Ameria. more...

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