Joe Nathan Gets a Hall Call from Twins

(Jeff Wheeler-Star Tribune)

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Well, it finally happened. Former Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan was notified today that he will be taking his rightful place in the Hall of Fame!

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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.

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So give it up for the greatest Twins closer not named Eddie Guardado!

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Seth Toupal | Minnesota Sports Fan

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