They Never Forget: Twins' fans paid tribute to Bert Blyleven, who is continuing to rehabilitate his shoulder while his status with the Angels remains in doubt. A large banner behind home plate read: "Minnesota Chapter Bert Blyleven Fan Club . . . Just Do It."
A bad break for Chuck Knoblauch was a good break for the Twins.
The rookie second baseman suffered a broken leg as a high school senior in Houston, cooling the interest of Philadelphia Phillie scouts who had been following him. The Phillies still drafted him in the 16th round, but that wasn't as high as Knoblauch had hoped, and he accepted a scholarship to Texas A&M.; He was the Twins' third selection in the 1989 draft.
"If it wasn't for the broken leg at that time, I'd have probably signed with the Phillies," Knoblauch said. "But I had three great years at A&M; and wouldn't trade that experience for anything. It's very hard for a position player to come right out of high school and be successful."