COOKIE LAVAGETTO

Game 93 | January 16, 1961 | Cookie Lavagetto, Harmon Killebrew
Lavagetto was best known for his pinch-hit double to ruin Bill Bevens' no-hit bid in the 1947 World Series. He was the manager of the Washington Senators, who moved here to become the Minnesota Twins. With his Twins in 9th place, he was fired on June 23, 1961, and replaced by Sam Mele. Killebrew, the Twins' all-time home run leader, hit 46 homers in the Twins' first season, and drove in 122 runs while batting .288.


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