On January 21, Japan time, Twins announced that Ron Gardenhire, Dan Gladden and Cesar Tober will be inducted into the Team Hall of Fame. Being the 35th, 36th, and 37th member of the Twins Hall of Fame, the ceremony will take place on the weekend of August 20-21 local time as part of the “Hall of Fame Weekend” event. This is the first time that more than three people have been inducted into the Hall of Fame at the same time since the baseball hall of fame was established with six initial members in 2000. The three have built a page in the history of the team in completely different standing positions.
Gardenhire has been with Twins for 24 years, of which 13 seasons (2002-14) served as a director. From his first year in office, he has won the American League Chubu district three times in a row and has won six district championships. He won the Best Director Award in 2010. He started his career at Twins in 1991 as a third base coach. That year, the Twins achieved the last World Series title in the history of the team at the moment, but they were in the Coachers Box on third base when Gene Larkin hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th inning of Round 7 of the World Series. But Gardenhire, and the third base runner who stepped on the home of goodbye was Gladden.
Gladden contributed to winning the World Series twice in 1987 and 1991. Mainly played in the Twins for 5 years from 1987 to 1991 as “No. 1 Left”, joined the Yomiuri Giants in 1994 with a batting average of .267, 15 home runs, 37 RBIs, 2 stolen bases, OPS.758 in 98 games. Marked. After his retirement, he has been active as a commentator on a Minnesota radio station.
Tober, who died at the young age of 54 in 1994, was a fast-paced utility player who mainly served as a lead-off man from the mid-1960s to the early 1970s immediately after the move to Minnesota. He played for eight years from 1965 to 1972, when he made his major debut in the Twins. In the match against Athletics on September 22, 1968, he achieved “9 positions in 1 game” with only 5 players in history.
Gladden and Tober were elected by a committee of 67 members consisting of media personnel, team members, and members of the Hall of Fame. On the other hand, Gardenhire was elected by the “Veterans Committee” consisting of members of the Hall of Fame and executives of the team.