MINNEAPOLIS Before he was presented with his award as the Minnesota Twins' Rookie of the Year last week at the team's annual Diamond Awards, Ben Revere first had to endure some good-natured ribbing about one of his, well, memorable moments from 2011.
During a mid-July game at Target Field against Kansas City, Revere lined a triple to right field. But as he rounded second base and headed for third, the speedy Revere tripped and did a complete somersault. He didn't miss a beat, however, recovering on his feet in stride and sliding head first into third base for one of his five triples on the season.
But there were plenty of less embarrassing highlights for Revere during his impressive rookie campaign, including a catch at the wall that robbed Baltimore's Vladimir Guerrero of extra bases arguably one of the catches of the year in all of baseball.
While roaming center field for the Twins, Revere put together his own highlight reel while making numerous impressive catches. He said h...