MANKATO - The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, a member of the Northwoods League, announced former Minnesota Twins player and the 1988 All-Star game's Most Valuable Player, Terry Steinbach, as the featured guest for Minnesota Twins Night on July 12.
The night will start off with a pre-game autograph session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Hill Top Buffalo Wild Wings location. Steinbach will make his appearance at Franklin Rogers Park to toss out the first pitch, photo opportunities, and additional autographs. Wally "The Beerman," Sue Nelson the Twins organist, and Twins mascot T.C. Bear will be along during the MoonDogs' and Rochester Honkers' battle in the evening.
Selected in the 1983 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics, Steinbach spent 11 years in the league before coming back home to play for the Twins (1997-99).
Throughout his 14 years in the majors, Steinbach was a three-time All-Star selection, the 1988 All-Star MVP, and a 1989 World Series champion.
The New Ulm native won three straight American League Pennants and caught a total of two no-hitters, all while recording a statistics line of a career batting average at .271, 162 home runs, and 745 RBI.