A pair of former Minnesota Twins will be paying a visit to Hi-Way Liquor as a part of the upcoming RiverFest celebration.
Both standout catchers during their days on the diamond, Tim Laudner and Terry Steinbach will be making a joint appearance to visit with customers from 11a.m. to 12 p.m. on July 13 at HW-L. THE EVENT IS NOT FROM 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. AS ORIGINALLY PRINTED IN THE RIVERFEST GUIDE.
Hi-Way Liquor and Prairie Vodka (Phillips Distilling) will be co-sponsoring this appearance during RiverFest.
While long-removed from his playing days for the Minnesota Twins, Laudner chose to make his home in the Twin Cities.
He wore a Twins uniform from 1982 to 1989, while proving to be a driving force in the 1987 World Series, with the Twins winning out.
Laudner delivered a home run in the Twins’ Game 2 victory, en route to the club’s first world championship.
Reportedly Laudner had a great 1988 season behind the plate, with his play earning him his only American League All-Star appearance.
Laudner finished his final season in the majors in 1989 as the backup to Brian Harper, while filling a utility role and getting some of his at-bats as the designated hitter, while seeing some action in the field at first base and behind the plate.
Today Laudner remains close to the professional game, being involved with the Twins in his role serving as a television analyst on the pre- and post-game shows on the Fox television network.
Steinbach’s diamond career as a catcher on the major league-level lasted 14 years, seeing him play for the Oakland Athletics and his home-state Minnesota Twins, from 1986 until 1999.
During his time in uniform, Steinbach was a three-time major league All-Star with his Oakland team.
His steady play came, earning All-Star status during a stretch when the A’s reached the World Series in three consecutive seasons, winning the crown in 1989.
Never far away from the game he loved, Steinbach has coached for the Twins since 2013, passing along what he learned to younger prospects.