A.J. Pierzynski blasted a 9th-inning two-run homer to put the Twins ahead 4-1 at the time. The A's would rally in the bottom of the inning, but eventually lost 5-4.
Sports MN Quiz: Who replaced Billy Martin as Twins manager in 1969?
On this day in 1969, Twins manager Billy Martin was fired by Calvin Griffith after Minnesota was swept out of the A.L. playoffs by the Baltimore Orioles. Can you name Billy's replacement? For the answer, click on the headline above.