FRANK QUILICI

Game 210 | July 13, 1972 | Frank Quilici
A utility infielder for the Twins throughout much of the 1960s, Quilici became a Twins coach in 1971, and was named manager on July 6, 1972, following the f1ring of Bill Rigney. The highlight of his playing career was the 1965 World Series in which he had two hits in one inning off Dodger starter Don Drysdale. That accomplishment tied a World Series record, held by many different players.


Game 230 | December 17, 1974 | 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.


Game 233 | May 30, 1975 | Jim Hughes, Frank Quilici
Hughes, with no previous major league victories, was the star of the 1975 Twins pitching staff, winning 16 games, one more than teammate Bert Blyleven. Under Quilici the team finished 20 1/2 games out of first place, and he was replaced at the end of the year by Gene Mauch.


Game 660 | August 19, 2005 | Tony Oliva, Jim Perry, Frank Quilici
The Minnesota Twins had a major promotion in August 2005 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1965 team that won the American League title. Nearly 20 former players and coaches attended. Perry went 12-7 on the pitching staff. Oliva hit .321 to win his second straight American League batting title, and Quilici joined the team mid-season and fielded and hit well as a second baseman in the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.


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