Kent Hrbek 12:00 PM Wednesday -November 30 - a great Minnesota Twin as a young man and now a nationally renowned spokesman for hunting and fishing.
Kent Hrbek played fourteen seasons for the Minnesota Twins at first base. Fans nicknamed him “Herbie” and knew him as an outstanding defensive player and a perennial slugger, as well as being charismatic and often chewing bubble gum.
He hit the first home run in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on April 3, 1982. As a rookie he garnered his only All-Star selection, batting .301 with 23 home runs and 92 RBIs. He also finished second to Cal Ripken, Jr in the AL Rookie of the Year vote.
In 1991, while batting .284 with 20 home runs and 84 RBIs, Kent helped Minnesota rise from a last-place finish the season before to their second World Series title in five years.
Kent ,along with television analyst Dick Bremer, will look at the current Minnesota Twins heading into the 2012 season. Expect an entertaining Q and A on Twins baseball and the great outdoors.