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Tuesday Twins: Former manager Frank Quilici passed away

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He was a Twins player and broadcaster too, of course. Plus, notes on Nick Punto, gambling, and more.

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RIP.
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  • Sad news, everyone — former Twins player, manager, and broadcaster Frank Quilici passed away yesterday at the age of 79. Quilici played all 405 games of his big league career with the Twins, and managed the team from 1972 to 1975. Back in 2015 Quilici joined the FSN broadcast booth to talk a bit about the 1965 World Series.
  • In lighter news, Nick Punto is going to be suiting up for the Twins again, baby! He’s participating as the Minnesota Twins representative in the Hall of Fame Classic game in Cooperstown, NY, on May 26. Former Twin AJ Pierzynski will be participating as well, but as a representative for the White Sox. Boo.
  • You might have heard yesterday that the US Supreme Court struck down a law outlawing sports betting in most states! So now states can make sports betting legal if they want. It probably won’t ruin sports. Hopefully.
  • In case you hadn’t heard, Jason Castro is getting surgery on his knee and is going to be out for four to six weeks. How will losing the pitch framer extraordinaire affect the pitching staff?