Comments on: Top 40 Minnesota Twins: #35 Steve Braun http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:08:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: MLB Daughter http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-37140 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:03:00 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-37140 My Father was an Amazing Ball Player. He was very under appreciated.
I truly enjoy reading these comments about my Father!!
And truly do not enjoy the negative comments!!
15 Years in the Majors is amazing!
I am extremely lucky to be his Daughter!
Thanks for the kind words.

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By: h2oface http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-3209 Tue, 16 Nov 2010 05:53:21 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-3209 when steve braun is our 35th best player in franchise history………. it is kinda amazing that the twins have done as well as they have.

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By: funoka http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-3200 Mon, 15 Nov 2010 20:58:44 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-3200 In the 1970s — the Twins were in the same division as the A’s not the Yankees — the AL West.

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By: Child of the 70s http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-3166 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 09:28:37 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-3166 I was a kid in the 70s, a tough time to be a Twins fan — not much to root for besides Rod Carew winning another batting titled. We were in the same division as the Yankees, and there was no wild card, so my main memory of that era is developing a life long hatred of the evil empire. But for those of us who collected baseball cards and followed the Twins closely anyway, the name Steve Braun is not only well remembered, but fondly so. He was one of the few steady offensive contributors of that decade, someone you actually looked forward to having come to bat. Like Larry Hisle, Lyman Bostock, and Cesar Tovar, his name might not be on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days, but it sure was to us kids back then.

And of course there was Bombo Rivera, though he was famous mostly for the song:

Bombo, Bombo
Bombo Rivera
What other folks hit just one of, Bombo he hits a pair-a
Well it takes two to tango and two to mambo
But you can do it all with just one Bombo
Bombo Rivera
Will carry us to victory!

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By: Son of Shane Mack http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-3137 Wed, 10 Nov 2010 02:40:38 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-3137 If you don’t buy a comparison to Knoblauch think of Braun instead as the type of player Denny Hocking could have been if he’d hit like Lawton rather than like Lawton’s sister.

Priceless.

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By: Just Passing Through http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-3135 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 21:36:41 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-3135 Looks like Steve is sportin’ a bit of a stiffy on that baseball card, doesn’t it? That’s got to affect the ol’ slugging percentage a little bit.

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By: Drew http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-3133 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:26:51 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-3133 Thanks Aaron. I knew next to nothing about Steve Braun and was surprised to see his name when I checked in today. The 70′s were just a tick before my time so it’s cool to see that it wasn’t just Roy Smalley on the team.

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By: Rhubarb_Runner http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-3132 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 18:26:41 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-3132 I remember Braun well (and the Brye conundrum), and it’s nice he had a shirt-tail resurgence with unrelated Ryan Braun. He was a lot like Cuddyer; he was overshadowed in the batting order, but he definitely deserved some respect.

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By: Illinois Twins Fan http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-3129 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:42:23 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-3129 I remember Braun well, but never appreciated him enough. He was certainly a guy you could pencil in every day and not worry about. After reading the analysis here I find myself wondering if #35 isn’t even a little low.

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By: Highbs http://aarongleeman.com/2010/11/09/top-40-minnesota-twins-35-steve-braun/comment-page-1/#comment-3128 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 14:27:20 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=24273#comment-3128 Thought I’d see some Fire Joe Morgan coverage here today…

He gone.

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