We invite you to join former Twins Pitcher, Joe Nathan and former team president, Jerry Bell on Saturday, August 3 for a special breakfast celebrating their inductions into the Twins Hall of Fame. The breakfast will include a program and autographs featuring Twins Hall of Famers Michael Cuddyer, Johan Santana, Brad Radke, and more.
*Twins Hall of Famers subject to change. Select member of the Twins Hall of Fame will be present for autographs.
Saturday, August 3, 2019
9-11:30 a.m. CT
Gate 34 Experience at Target Field
Onsite Parking is available. Parking is available for an additional fee in the Thomson Reuters Champions Club lot at Target Field. Parking is only valid for the Hall of Fame Breakfast, and not for gameday parking.
Tickets are nonrefundable.
Nathan pitched 16 seasons in the major leagues, including seven with the Twins from 2004-11. He finished his Twins career with a record of 24-13, a 2.16 ERA (463.1 IP, 111 ER), 134 walks, 561 strikeouts and a club-record 260 saves in 460 games. Nathan was named to the American League All-Star team four times for Minnesota and was the closer on three different American League Central Division championship teams. He was named the co-winner of the American League Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award with New York's Mariano Rivera in 2009 after saving a club-record 47 games. The Houston, Texas, native was originally drafted by San Francisco in the sixth round of the 1995 First-Year Player Draft and was acquired by the Twins as part of a four-player trade in exchange for catcher A.J. Pierzynski in November 2003. Nathan saved 35-plus games in six different seasons for Minnesota and led all of baseball in saves (246) over a six-season stretch from 2004-09.
Bell was named the third president in Twins history in January 1987. He spent 16 years as Minnesota's Chief Executive, helping lead the team's business operations, while he was instrumental in the Twins 1987 and 1991 World Championship seasons. During his tenure, Bell led the effort to ensure the long-term viability of the Minnesota Twins and specifically oversaw the development, design, construction and opening of Target Field in 2010. Other accomplishments include setting an American League attendance record in 1988, when the Twins became the first A.L. team to attract more than three million fans. He also led the development and construction of Minnesota's spring training facility, CenturyLink Sports Complex, located in Ft. Myers, Fla., which opened in 1991. In addition, Bell became the fourth recipient of the Herb Carneal Award in 2009 as presented by the Minnesota chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
All net proceeds will benefit the Twins Community Fund. The mission of the Twins Community Fund is to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through an association with baseball, softball and the Minnesota Twins.