JOHN ROSEBOROGame 157 | January 22, 1968 | John Roseboro, Bob Miller, Ron Perranoski
In what was the biggest trade in Twins history up to that point, Roseboro, Miller and Perranoski came from the Dodgers in exchange for Zoilo Versalles and Mudcat Grant. Roseboro, a four-time All Star, was the Twins' starting catcher in 1968 and 1969. Perranoski anchored the Twins' bullpen for the next four years, winning 25 games and saving 76 more. Miller, a journeyman who pitched in the majors for parts of 17 seasons, won just five games for the Twins. He was Billy Martin's surprise choice to pitch (and lose) the third and final game of the 1969 American League championship series, and Martin was fired shortly thereafter.
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