DANNY THOMPSONGame 187 | August 10, 1970 | Bert Blyleven, Danny Thompson
Born in the Netherlands, Blyleven made his major league debut in June 1970 after only 21 minor league games. He pitched for the Twins from 1970-1976 and returned from 1985-1988 and played a major role in helping his team win the 1987 World Series. Thompson played shortstop with the Twins from 1970-1976 and was traded with Blyleven to the Texas Rangers for four players, including future Dunkers Head Coach Roy Smalley. Thompson, diagnosed with leukemia before the 1974 season, made his final start with Texas against Minnesota on September 29, 1970. He died at age 29 less than 10 weeks later.
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