Thursday, July 8, 2010

Alum publishes book about Twins trivia

SMU alumnus Jim Hoey ’74 has recently published a book titled, “Minnesota Twins Trivia.” For all you Twins fans, autographed copies are available in the Alumni Office (Heffron Hall, Room 60) at a discounted rate of $17 each. Checks can be made payable to Jim Hoey.

Descriptions and review of the book are below.

Jim Hoey’s “Twins Trivia” book is a must-have for fans across Twins Territory. The depth of the questions, creative concepts and attention to detail span the team’s 50 seasons in Minnesota. This book will challenge even the most passionate Twins fan. — Dave St. Peter, President, Minnesota Twins Baseball Club

A 50th anniversary is the perfect time to relive some great moments. Jim Hoey has done a great job of it. His knowledge and love of the Twins comes to life in this book as his well-researched questions take us from 1961 to 2009 and from Bernie Allen to Jerry Zimmerman. —Dave Mona, co-host, WCCO Radio “Sports Huddle with Sid and Dave”

Product Description
Can you name the only Twin to be selected to the All-star game at three different positions? Jim Hoey has unearthed tidbits from every phase of the franchise’s history since their arrival in Minnesota in 1961. Names like Killebrew, Kaat, Puckett and Gaetti will delight seasoned readers while the current crop of stars, including Mauer and Morneau, are also well-represented.