Larry Gura threw a complete-game four-hitter for the Royals. Pete Mackanin drove in the only Twins runs with a homer; it was his last major-league home run. Gary Gaetti and Tim Laudner were in the starting lineup for the Twins that day; Kent Hrbek was getting a day off. 15,900 people watched the Twins leave Met Stadium for the last time.
Ten thousand days later, the Rat, Buck-Ninety, and Herbie are our heroes - and the Twins are once again playing counts-in-the-standings Minnesota baseball outside. It's nice to be back outdoors.