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One last dance with the Cork man

Posted at 10:56 AM on September 13, 2005 by David Zingler (2 Comments)

The Rochester Red Wings season is over and the Twins have completed their round of September call-ups. Sadly, Corky Miller is nowhere to be seen. In what has been (and will be) a depressing finish to the Twins season, the Cork man could have provided some much needed comic relief.

That being said, I feel we should honor his memory with one final Corky Miller update. Miller, of course, finished the season in Rochester, where he hit .229/.379/.465 with 11 homeruns and 25 RBI in 59 games. In eight minor league seasons, our favorite back-up catcher has hit .254 with 78 homers and 320 RBI.

In case you donít remember (and who could blame you for that), the Corkster actually made the Twins opening day roster and went 0 for 12 before being demoted in early May. In parts of five big league seasons, the California native has posted a .193 (47 for 244) average and hit 6 dingers.

While we donít know where youíll be next year Corky Ė probably not in the Twins organization Ė we all (OK, just me) wish you the best of luck. Thanks for the (fuzzy) memories.

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