Joe Nathan Gets a Hall Call from Twins
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We’re excited to welcome Joe Nathan and Jerry Bell into the Twins Hall of Fame in 2019!
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) January 25, 2019
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….Oh you thought I meant Cooperstown?
Whoops. Nathan was inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame (I’m sure Eric changed my click-bait title so I fooled nobody) and will be immortalized among the great Twins players we’ve ever seen. Nathan was DOMINANT throughout his time in the “Closer” role and is the Twins all-time leader in saves with 260. Nathan pitched in some big games for the Twins but none more memorable than game 163 of 2009 vs the Tigers; one of the greatest games in Twins history.
In the 9th inning of that game, Joe got himself into trouble but threw out a chair and a double-play to keep the inning scoreless and the game tied. What would happen over the next handful of innings would go down in MLB history as a great game.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_code _builder_version=”3.19.9″] [/et_pb_code][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.9″]
So give it up for the greatest Twins closer not named Eddie Guardado![/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.19.9″]
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