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This Day in Twins History
July 3rd

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1965 As part of the Farmer’s Night festivities, which attracts the largest crowd in nearly two years, at Municipal Stadium, A’s pitcher Diego Segui rides Charlie O., the team’s mule mascot, to the mound at the start of the game against the Twins. The promotion, features a milking contest between Kansas City first baseman Ken Harrelson and Minnesota right-hander Al Worthington as well as a greased pig competition for the fans.
1968 Luis Tiant strikes out nineteen Twins and scatters six hits in a ten-inning 1-0 complete-game victory against Minnesota at Cleveland Stadium. 'El Tiante,' who equals Sandy Koufax's record for 41 strikeouts for three consecutive games, becomes the second hurler to whiff more than 18 batters in an American League contest, behind only Tom Cheney of the Senators, who recorded more when he punched out 21 Baltimore batters in a 16-inning game in 1962.
2010 With homers in his first two at-bats, Twins' DH Jim Thome passes franchise legend Harmon Killebrew with 574 round-trippers and moves into tenth place on the all-time home run list. The team plays a previously recorded message from the much-beloved Hall of Famer in which he congratulates the designated hitter on the career accomplishment.

2013 CC Sabathia, throwing 121 pitches in seven innings, collects his 200th career win when the Yankees beat the Twins at Target Field, 3-2. With the victory, the 32 year-old southpaw continues his nearly six-year winning streak over Minnesota, compiling an 11-0 record, along with a 2.01 ERA, in his last 12 starts against the team.

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