C)Bill Rigney was brought in to replace the popular Billy Martin, who led the Twins to the American League West championship. Some fans -- so irritated with owner Calvin Griffith's decision to fire Martin in the first place -- called for a boycott of the Twins. Rigney, like Martin, would also win a divisional title in 1970, but would also be swept in the AL playoffs that year to the Baltimore Orioles, three games to none.
Twins rally to top Royals, reach 25 games over .500
Another come-from-behind win for the MLB-leading Twins.