ABOUT EARL BATTEY
Role in Twins history: First regular catcher when the franchise moved from Washington, D.C., to Minnesota before the 1961 season. Four-time All-Star and standout on the 1965 AL championship team.
Ironman: Despite a serious beaning in 1961 that required hospitalization, Battey played at least 125 games every season from 1960 through 1965.
Oh, that arm: The catcher had a cannon arm, throwing out almost 40 percent of would-be basestealers during his career.
Honors: He won a Gold Glove three years in a row starting in 1960, and in 1960, ’63 and ’65 was among the top 10 in MVP voting.
After baseball: Battey fulfilled a promise he had made to his mother, earning his college degree and then becoming a high school teacher and coach at Ocala, Fla. He died of cancer in 2003.
|Los Angeles - WP: H. Ryu||5||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: E. Volquez||2|
|San Francisco - WP: G. Kontos||7||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Lee||4|
|Texas - WP: M. Mikolas||4||FINAL|
|NY Yankees - LP: S. Greene||2|
|Boston - WP: J. Lackey||14||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: D. Hutchison||1|
|Miami - WP: B. Morris||3||FINAL|
|Atlanta - LP: S. Simmons||1|
|Cincinnati - LP: M. Latos||2||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta||5|
|Cleveland - LP: B. Shaw||3||FINAL|
|Minnesota - WP: C. Fien||4|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Guthrie||1||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale||3|
|Washington - WP: D. Fister||7||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: F. Morales||2|
|Detroit - WP: J. Verlander||4||FINAL|
|Arizona - LP: R. Delgado||3|
|Baltimore - WP: B. Norris||4||FINAL|
|LA Angels - LP: M. Shoemaker||2|
|NY Mets - LP: J. Niese||2||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: R. Elias||5|
|Calgary||7/24/14 8:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/25/14 9:00 PM|
|Ottawa||7/26/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||7/26/14 9:00 PM|