Ron Gardenhire Attains 1,000th Career Win After Defeating Indians 7-3
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire saw his 1,000th career win as a major league skipper Saturday after defeating the Cleveland Indians 7-3 on the road.
According to the AP, Gardenhire becomes the 60th manager in major league history to reach the milestone . He also becomes the eighth manager since 1961 to reach it while staying with just one team.
The 56-year-old took over the Manager’s position in 2002 after spending a previous decade as the Twin’s third-base coach. He happened to be a coach on the 1991 World Series Championship team.
Starting pitcher Kyle Gibson helped solidify the Twins win, hurling five innings while allowing only one run. Brian Dozier started Minnesota’s scoring early with a lead-off homerun in the first.
Minnesota plays Cleveland again on Sunday afternoon before heading to Minneapolis for Monday’s home opener against the Athletics. Both games can be heard on Cool Country 100.9 WCMP.