Game 184 | April 21, 1970 | Paul Ratliff, Luis Tiant, Brant Alyea
Tiant had won 21 games for Cleveland in 1968 and was expected to be a major contributor to the Twins in 1970. Injuries limited him to just 18 games, and he finished with a 7-3 record before moving on to Boston in 1971. Ratliff, a "Bonus Baby" with the Twins in 1963, returned as a catcher in 1970 and appeared in 69 games, batting .268 with five home runs. Alyea, a journeyman outfielder, came to the Twins after the 1969 season in a trade for pitcher Joe Grzenda and future St. Paul sports columnist Charley Walters.



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