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Patrick Reusse


Reusse: Three batting titles guarantee historic standing for Mauer

The Twins' Joe Mauer collected his 2,000th career hit this season.

The American League started in 1901. There have been three batting titles won by a catcher, all by Joe Mauer. Will a catcher ever win another one?


Reusse: Friday a first-rate showcase of Gophers women's sports success

Reusse: Friday a first-rate showcase of Gophers women's sports success

Lindsay Whalen's first game as coach drew a big crowd to the Barn. And the No. 3-rated volleyball Gophers packed the Pav again to reach 15-0 in the Big Ten.


Reusse: Who would Calvin have hired as Twins manager? That's easy

Reusse: Who would Calvin have hired as Twins manager? That's easy

Admittedly, the reason for former owner Calvin Griffith to reach the same conclusion as Derek Falvey and Thad Levine would not have been sharing "intellectual curiosity'' with the new manager.


Reusse: Baldelli's youth baseball buddy became a brother

Reusse: Baldelli's youth baseball buddy became a brother

New Twins' manager Rocco Baldelli spoke about a desire for diversity on his staff, words that ring true with his immediate family.


Fans wearing Butler's No. 23 to Target Center came out fine on Friday

Unhappy customers could not be dissuaded from booing Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau in pregame introductions. Butler turned 'em around in Wolves victory.


Reusse: Really, Gophers have beaten Ohio State. (We have witnesses)

Frank Jacobs of Minnesota caught a touchdown pass midway through the third quarter in Minnesiota's 1981 upset of Ohio State.

When thinking bad thoughts about Ohio State, remember this: If not for the Buckeyes, Minnesota still would be waiting to win a Rose Bowl.


Reusse: One Johnnie's first question. 'How do they win here?'

Reusse: One Johnnie's first question. 'How do they win here?'

Steve O'Toole soon found out there was a method behind the St. John's approach, and he became a tremendous defensive tackle for John Gagliardi.


Another Martin Luther football mystery solved: Once rated No. 677 (among 677)

Twitter follower tracks down SI's bottom 10 of all colleges from November 1991. It was not kind to UMAC schools.


Reusse: Catching gear never lost its place in Mauer's baseball soul

Joe Mauer at Cretin-Derham Hall in 2001.

Two decades ago, catching was so important to Joe Mauer that he stayed on Cretin-Derham Hall's freshman team rather than finding another position on the varsity.


From Sept. 25, 1988: Bostock's murder still causes pain, bewilderment

This weekend will marks 40th anniversary of Lyman Bostock's murder. He was unforgettable for reasons far beyond the tragic circumstance of his death at age 27.


Reusse: NFL wants defenders scared, so it'll support flag-happy ref

Reusse: NFL wants defenders scared, so it'll support flag-happy ref

The NFL is making it up as it goes along on roughing calls. And after Sunday in Lambeau, they will be able to call a penalty for making a quarterback feel claustrophobic.


Reusse: Fritz, Smith have hoops stories to share from Hot Box and Rat Hall

Steve Fritz is in his 52nd and last school year at St. Thomas. Jim Smith coached 51 years at St. John's. That should be some round of golf.


Reusse: Zamberletti was the sports guy with insight worth trusting

Longtime Vikings trainer Fred Zamberletti (right, shown talking with Vikings running back Robert Smith in 2006) died Sunday at age 86.

Over the decades, Zamby went out of his way to call once: To straighten me out on Anthony Carter.


Reusse: Mankato college coach wishes Vikings were still in town

Logistics are easier for MSU Mankato football these days, but coach Todd Hoffner isn't celebrating. He sees the Vikings' training camp departure as a

Logistics are easier for MSU Mankato football these days, but coach Todd Hoffner isn't celebrating. He sees the Vikings' training camp departure as a huge loss for the city, university and his team.


Reusse: Proud and loud, Croatian Hall draws a crowd for World Cup final

Jack, 10, and Tate, 8, live near Zagreb in Croatia. They are visiting an aunt and uncle in the Twin Cities.

France's 4-2 victory reduced the need for celebratory shots of Slivovitz. That might not have been all bad.


When impatience is among your flaws, don't take the train to Chicago

To put it another way: We all pay for our mistakes ... and sometimes it's with airfare.


Fifth inning was ordeal, as Twins scored 4 and then gave up 5

Twins shortstop Ehire Adrianza hit a two-run single off the Cubs' Tyler Chatwood during the top half of a very long fifth inning Saturday at Wrigley F

You know it's a long inning on a steaming day when the entire infield runs for the dugout during a pitching change.


Reusse: Hildenberger goes from 'working on things' to working 8th

Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Trevor Hildenberger throwing in the eighth inning.

There was no wiggle room for Trevor Hildenberger when he signed as a23-year-old. The Twins gave him some this spring and it's paid off in recent weeks.


Reusse: Champions vs. PGA Tour events? Start with money and keep going

People watch golfers on the first tee at the 3M Championships in Blaine last year.

The mom-and-pop attraction that has been the 3M Champions event is going away. Forget about the free admission of recent years and a course designed for low scores, among other things.


Reusse: Where's Wolves-style vitriol for the underwhelming Twins?

Byron Buxton (left to right), Andrew Wiggins and Miguel Sano

Where are the Andrew Wiggins-style bashers for the local baseball team? The 2018 Twins have their versions of Wiggins in Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton.