FRANK VIOLA

Game 300 | September 21, 1982 | Frank Viola, Tom Brunansky, Jim Lemon
There was enough interest in the young Twins team to merit a second meeting during the 1982 season. Brunansky, acquired from California in a May trade for Doug Corbett, hit .272 with 20 home runs and 46 RBIs. Viola won only four games in his rookie season, but would go on to become a member of the Twins Hall of Fame. Lemon, a slugging member of the Washington Senators who became the Minnesota Twins, was in his second stint as a batting coach.


Game 335 | May 9, 1986 | Frank Viola, Kent Hrbek
After showing improvement in 1985, the 1986 Twins took a major step backward, finishing with a record of 71-91. Ray Miller was fired with 23 games to play. Hrbek continued to show great power with 29 home runs and 91 RBIs. Viola, in his first major league season, won 16 games and struck out 191 batters.


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