In 1949, Twig reported to spring training with the Los Angeles Cubs of the Triple A Pacific Coast League. By August he was the
Chicago Cubs starting second baseman.
In 2005, Twig became the second man ever to manage at age 80,
led the Ft. Worth Cats to a league championship, posted a franchise record for wins, was Manager of the Year,
got an earring, and published his autobiography.
Twig retired from baseball in 2010 after 62 seasons in uniform.
At a glance:
BIOGRAPHY...YEAR BY YEAR...PERSONAL...GALLERY...CARDS...LINKS
Cubs (1949-51), Dodgers (1951), Senators (1953-54), Giants (1955-56), KC Athletics (1959-60), and 6 teams in the minors.
Senators (1969-71), Rangers (1972, 1981-85), Twins (1986-94), St. Paul Saints (1995-2002), Ft. Worth Cats (2006-2010). DETAILS
Managed 12 minor-league teams; 1,224-1,089 record including 2005 Central League championship. DETAILS
Clippings: book and bling
...Accessorizes a title with an earring New York Times, 7/11/06
Review of book Ft. Worth Weekly, 7/5/06
Manager goes long New York Times, 12/07/05
Terwilliger bunts one for the books Ft. Worth Weekly, 5/05 (an especially good story)
* At a Glance * Playing Career * Coaching * Managing
* Personal * Cards * Links *