Minnesota lefties with a Twins impact:
• Dick Stigman, Nimrod. He pitched four (1962 to '65) of seven seasons for Twins; outstanding as spot starter and long reliever.
• Tom Burgmeier, St. Cloud. He was with Twins for four (1974 to '77) of his 17 seasons. Gene Mauch pitched him 115 ⅓ innings as the bullpen lefty in 1976.
• Jerry Koosman, Appleton. One of the aces of 1969 Miracle Mets, "Koos'' had two full seasons (1979 and '80) for Twins and was 36-26 for non-contending teams.