Game 271 | July 23, 1979 | Jerry Koosman, John Castino
Minnesota native, Koosman, from Appleton, came home to the Twins in a late 1978 trade with the New York Mets for Jesse Orosco and Greg Field. Most experts thought Koosman's best years were behind him, but he surprised people by winning 20 games in 1979 and 16 in 1980 for the Twins. Castino, with no previous major league experience, made the Twins in spring training. He played an outstanding third base and hit .285, sharing American League Rookie of the Year honors.