Like brother-in-law Tom Brunansky, Engle was drafted by the Angels in 1978. He went
to the Twins in the 1979 trade for Rod Carew, and hit the first official home run
in the Metrodome (4/6/82). Converted from outfield to catcher for 1983, he batted
.305, and in 1984 was the Twins' only All-Star. Never developing good catching skills,
he became a reserve, and in 1987 was Montreal's top righthanded pinch hitter.
»January 16, 1986: The Twins trade 2B Tim Teufel and minor leaguer Pat Crosby to the Mets for minor leaguers Billy Beane, Bill Latham, and Joe Klink. They also trade C Dave Engle to the Tigers for IF Chris Pittaro and minor leaguer Alex Sanchez.