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Where are they now?

(As of the 40th team reunion, August 2005.)

One of these men suffered a serious knee injury at age 25, spent his own money to find the best surgeon, and then played until he was 34.

Another homered off Hall of Fame pitcher Whitey Ford in three successive at-bats, and did it in front of a U.S. president.

In World Series play, one ended his career with a game-tying pinch hit, and another banged out his team's only two hits.

Read a lockerful of interesting facts and trivia, starting with:

Bernie Allen, infielder, 66: lives in Carmel, Indiana.

Dave Boswell*, pitcher, 60: lives in Joppa, Maryland; works at fantasy baseball camps.

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A list of deceased Minnesota Twins' players.

Jim "Mudcat" Grant, pitcher; 70: lives in Los Angeles, California; musician and author.

Jimmie Hall, outfielder, 67: lives in Elm City, North Carolina.

Jim Kaat, pitcher, 66: lives in Port Salerno, Florida; New York Yankee broadcaster.

Harmon Killebrew*, infielder: Harmon Killebrew, infielder, 69: lives in Scottsdale, Arizona; Minnesota Twins' special assistant, businessman.

Jerry Kindall, infielder, 70: lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Andy Kosco, outfielder, 63: lives in Youngstown, Ohio; owns Andy Kosco insurance.

Frank Kostro, infielder, 68: lives in Denver, Colorado; owns Kostro Insurance Agency.

Jim Lemon*, batting coach, 77: lives in Sebring, Florida.

Jim Merritt, pitcher, 61: lives in Hernet, Califorina.

Sam Mele, manager, 82: lives in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Don Mincher*, infielder, 67: lives in Huntsville, Alabama; president of the Southern League.

1965 Minnesota Twins baseball schedule with Hamm's Bear

Hal Naragon, bullpen coach, 76: lives in Barberton, Ohio.

Mel Nelson, pitcher, 69: lives in Highland, California.

Joe Nossek, outfielder, 64: lives in Amherst, Ohio.

Tony Oliva, outfielder, 65: lives in Bloomington, Minnesota; Minnesota Twins' special assistant.

Camilo Pascual, pitcher, 71: lives in Miami, Florida; Los Angeles Dodgers scout.

Jim Perry, pitcher, 69: lives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Greensboro, North Carolina.

Bill Pleis, pitcher, 69: lives in Parrish, Florida; Los Angeles Dodgers scout.

Frank Quilici, infielder, 66: lives in Burnsville, Minnesota; Twins Community Fund Board of Directors.

Rich Reese, infielder, 64: lives in Carefree, Arizona; retired CEO of Jim Beam.

Rich Rollins, infielder, 67: lives in Akron, Ohio.

Garry Roggenburk, pitcher, 65: lives in Avon, Ohio.

John Sain*, pitching coach, 87: lives in Oakbrook, Illinois.

John Sevcik, catcher, 63: lives in San Antonio, Texas; executive for Jim Beam.

Dick Stigman, pitcher, 69: lives in Burnsville, Minnesota.

Sandy Valdespino, outfielder, 66: lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Al Worthington, pitcher, 76: lives in Sterrett, Alabama.

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* - since deceased.

Bob Allison, outfielder: 1934-1995

Earl Battey, catcher: 1935-2003

John Klippstein, pitcher: 1927-2003

Billy Martin, third base coach: 1928-1989

Cesar Tovar, infielder-outfielder: 1940-1994

Zoilo Versalles, shortstop: 1939-1995

Jerry Zimmerman, catcher: 1934-1998

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