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Sat, Oct 19th, 2013

Mickey Hatcher is Newest Camp Pro Staff Member

The Minnesota Twins Baseball Fantasy Camp is excited to announce the addition of former Twins fan favorite, Mickey Hatcher to the 2014 Twins Camp Pro Staff.

Mickey Hatcher

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mickey attended the University of Oklahoma where he played both football and baseball.  He was drafted twice (in '74 in the 12th round by the Houston Astros, and in 1976 in the 2nd round by the New York Mets) before signing with the Dodgers in 1977 when he was selected in the 5th round of the June draft.  He made his MLB debut on August 3, 1979 for the Dodgers where he subbed for then Dodger 3rd baseman, Ron Cey.  On March 30, 1981 he was traded by the Dodgers, along with two other minor league players, to the Twins for veteran outfielder, Ken Landreaux.

He played for the Twins from 1981-86, hitting .284 in 672 games and then returned to the Dodgers as a free agent in 1987.  He hit two home-runs in the 1988 World Series to help his Dodgers to their World Series Championship.

Mickey is admired for his fun loving approach to playing baseball, particularly on the World Champion 1988 Dodger team.  During that season, he was featured in various  presentations to the tune of the "Mickey Mouse Club" song.  Hatcher was famously portrayed in the 1986 Fleer and 1991 Upper Deck baseball cards with his "giant glove".

After his career as an active player, Mickey transitioned into coaching, starting with the Texas Rangers in 1994.  He also worked as a coach at various positions with the Dodgers organization.   In the middle of the 2000 season, Mickey was named the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Angels by manager and his former teammate, Mike Scioscia.

"I'm excited to have been invited to join the Twins Fantasy Camp Staff", said Mickey.  I'm looking forward to seeing some of my former teammates and spending time with the friends that I made during my years with the Twins.  I know we'll have some fun!"

Welcome to the Twins Camp Mickey!

The Minnesota Twins Baseball Fantasy Camp is excited to announce the addition of former Twins fan favorite, Mickey Hatcher to the 2014 Twins Camp Pro Staff.

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