In my book “Cubanos in Wisconsin“, I wrote about the Minnesota Twins, the 1965 AL champs. They were the first team that I followed after arriving in Wisconsin back in 1964.
We say happy # 79 to Jimmie Hall, one of my favorite players on those Minnesota teams.
Hall had a quick start in the majors: 33 HR and 80 RBI in his rookie season of 1963.
In 1965, Hall hit .285, 20 HR and 88 RBI. He was part of a lineup that included Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, AL batting champ Tony Oliva, AL MVP Zoilo Versalles and power hitter Bob Allison.
Hall played 4 seasons with the Twins: 98 HR and 288 RBI. He was traded to the Angels in 1967 and bounced around several teams until his retirement in 1970.
Happy birthday Jimmie Hall!
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— Silvio Canto, Jr. (@SCantojr) March 16, 2017