Wayne Terwilliger

At a Glance

Playing Career
--Des Moines
--Los Angeles
--St. Paul




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Minneapolis Millers (1955, '56, '57), American Association, AAA

Minneapolis Millers 1955: .297 avg, 72 games, 276 at-bats

Manager: Bill Rigney. Teammates included Al Worthington, Ralph Branca, Billy Gardner, Eddie Bressoud

With the Giants in Minneapolis for an exhibition game against the Millers at old Nicollet Park, Manager Leo Durocher told Twig, " Get on the bus, you're coming with us." Twig finished the season with the Giants.

Future Hall of Famer Monte Irvin stayed behind to make room on the roster for Twig. The Millers won the American Association pennant and the Junior World Series, the championship of minor league baseball.

Millers clipping 1956: .245 avg, 90 games, 290 at-bats

Manager: Eddie Stanky. Teammates included Willie Kirkland, Ozzie Virgil, Gil Coan, Bill White

Twig wasn't seeing much playing time with the Giants, so he asked to be sent back to the Millers, thereby being eligible to play in Venezuela in the off-season.

The Millers played at the brand-new Metropolitan Stadium, later the first home of the Minnesota Twins, where Twig says the infield was "true and manicured, just fast enough so you could get a jump on a ground ball and still not penalize the hitter."

'57 Millers yearbook 1957: .270 avg, 144 games, 508 at-bats

Manager: Red Davis. Teammates included Orlando Cepeda, Jim Davenport, Felipe Alou

Millers were 85-69 and placed third in the league. After the season, Twig played winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

Forward to New York Giants (1955)

Forward to Charleston Senators (1958)

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