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Minnesota baseball legend Wayne 'Twig' Terwilliger dies

"Twig" was a coach on both Twins championship teams.

One of the most memorable figures in Minnesota Twins history, Wayne Terwilliger, has died at the age of 95. 

Terwilliger, best known as "Twig" in baseball circles, was a coach for the Twins from 1986 to 1984, later coaching the St. Paul Saints from 1995 to 2002. He also played for the Saints in 1952. 

He was part of both Twins championship teams in 1987 and 1991, with his image sketched in the minds of fans forever as both he and Kirby Puckett pumped their fists as Puckett rounded the bases after slugging a walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series. 

"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Wayne “Twig” Terwilliger. He was a beloved member of the Twins Family from 1986 - 1994 and will be missed," the Twins announced in a statement. 

The St. Paul Saints issued a brief statement, too, saying: "He was a mentor to many, a friend to all, and a great man. We will miss you Twig."

Terwilliger played 11 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Dodgers, Washington Senators, New York Giants and Kansas City Athletics. 

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