Twins built on high-character players

Doing things the right way has, for a very long time, been a staple in Minnesota

Originally Published: May 9, 2009
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

There is a legendary story, parts of which perhaps are apocryphal, about former major league closer Billy Koch, who found out during a class at Clemson University that he had been taken in the first round of the June 1996 draft. He didn't finish the test; he flipped the exam on the professor's desk and, as he exited the room, said "See you in the big leagues, dude."

And then there's Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer. Eleven years ago, as he was taking a pre-calculus exam in his senior year ...

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