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    Larry Hisle from the Chronology

    Nov 4, 1977 - The 2nd reentry free-agent draft is held at New York's Plaza Hotel. Big names include Lyman BostockGoose GossageLarry HisleMike Torrez‚ and Oscar Gamble.

    Jun 4, 1976 - At Baltimore‚ the Twins edge the O's‚ 8-6‚ as Minnesota's Larry Hisle hits for the cycle.

    Oct 2, 1974 - In the Rangers' season finale‚ Billy Martin allows Ferguson Jenkins to hit for himself rather than use the DH‚ the first such incident in the AL all season. Jenkins singles to break up the Twins Jim Hughes's no-hitter‚ scores the Rangers' first run‚ and goes on to win his 25th game of the season 2-1. With 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th‚ Harmon Killebrew pinch hits for Larry Hisle and strikes out. It is the Killer's last ML at bat as a Twin. He'll sign on as a DH for the Royals after declining the Twins offer to manage in the minors.

    Mar 6, 1973 - In an exhibition game with the Pirates‚ the Twins Larry Hisle becomes the first designated hitter in ML history. Hisle makes the new AL rule look good by collecting 2 HRs and 7 RBI.

    Nov 30, 1972 - Twelve transactions‚ involving 36 players‚ take place. Among those sent to new clubs are OF Larry Hisle (to the Twins)‚ 2B Dave Johnson (Braves)‚ OF Del Unser (Phils)‚ Oscar Gamble (Indians)‚ Cesar Tovar (Phils) and OF Hal McRae and P Wayne Simpson (Royals).

    Jun 24, 1969 - Richie Allen is fined $2‚500 and suspended indefinitely when he fails to appear for the Phillies twi-night doubleheader game with the Mets. Allen had gone to New Jersey in the morning to see a horse race and got caught in traffic trying to return. He will stay suspended until July 20. Allen picked up a $1000 fine in May when‚ for two straight days‚ he reportedly arrived at the ballpark after the game had started. Without Allen‚ the Phils drop a pair‚ 2-1 and 5-0. Larry Hisle's homer in the opener off Tom Seaver is the only Phils score. McAndrew is the winner in the nitecap‚ allowing 2 hits in 8 innings.

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