Game 546 | April 28, 1999 | Doug Mientkiewicz, Torii Hunter, Tom Kelly
The Twins, in Kelly's 13th year as manager, went with yet another youth movement and took a step back in 1999, finishing 63-97, 33 games out of first place. Mientkiewicz took over first base, hitting .229 with two home runs and 32 RBIs. Hunter established himself as the regular center fielder and hit .255 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs.
Game 613 | January 31, 2003 | Bert Blyleven, Doug Mientkiewicz
Veteran Twins pitcher Blyleven introduced Mientkiewicz, the man with the longest last name in Twins history. Mientkiewicz played briefly with the Twins in 1998-2000 and took over the first base job in 2001. He was traded in mid-season 2004 to the Boston Red Sox and made history later that fall when he recorded the final out in the Red Sox World Series victory.
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