GENE MAUCH

Game 74 | January 27, 1959 | Sherm Lollar, Gene Mauch
Lollar was an All-Star and Gold Glove winner as the Chicago White Sox catcher in 1958. He was soon to report to spring training for what would be his best season and a World Series Championship for his team. Lollar was such a fixture at catcher that his backup, Earl Battey, was traded to Washington and would be a future Minnesota Twins star: Mauch, a future Twins manager, had guided the Minneapolis Millers to the Junior World Series title as manager in 1958.


Game 134 | July 13, 1965 | Gene Mauch
Six years after he appeared as the Millers' manager, Mauch was back as the manager of the Philadelphia Phillies. It was his first of four major league managerial stops, and certainly his most painful. The 1964 Phillies blew a 6 1/2 game lead with 12 games to go to lose the National League championship to St. Louis. When he retired from managing in 1987, he had set a record as the winningest manager to have never won a league pennant.


Game 241 | January 13, 1976 | Gene Mauch
With Mauch at manager the Twins improved to a third-place finish, just five games out of first in the Western Division. For Mauch, who had first appeared at Dunkers as manager of the Minneapolis Millers, it was a job that was to last for more than four and one-half seasons before he was replaced with Johnny Goryl.


Game 265 | September 22 | Gene Mauch, Rod Carew
Carew was to finish the 1978 season with a .333 batting average. In February of 1979 he was involved in one of the biggest trades in Twins' history, going to the Angels for Ken Landreaux, Brad Havens, Paul Hartzell and Dave Engle. Under Mauch's managing the Twins finished fourth in 1978, 19 games out of first place.


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