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March 6, 2012 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Don Mincher, a 13-year veteran of the major leagues who played with the 1972 World Series champion Oakland Athletics and had stints with the Angels, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, Seattle Pilots and Washington Senators, died Sunday at his home in Huntsville, Ala., after a long illness. He was 73. Mincher later served as general manager, broadcaster and owner of the Class AA Huntsville Stars, a Southern League franchise, and was president of the Southern League from 2000 until retiring last October.
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July 27, 2003 | From Associated Press
A former superintendent at the Metrodome admits he tried to help the Minnesota Twins by adjusting the ventilation system during the late innings of close games in an attempt to get baseballs to carry farther. "If they were down two runs and you're still hoping for them to have the advantage, you'd want to be blowing all the air out and up as much as you can," Dick Ericson told the Star Tribune for today's editions. "I don't feel guilty.... It's your home-field advantage.
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February 25, 1988
The Minnesota Twins obtained infielder Doug Baker from the Detroit Tigers for infielder Julius McDougal.
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April 3, 1991 | From Associated Press
Former Angel Chili Davis hit his sixth home run of the spring, a two-run shot, as the Minnesota Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3, at Ft. Myers, Fla.
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