MINNEAPOLIS Camilo Pascual's curveball was a big reason he led the American League in strikeouts for three straight seasons during his career. And on Saturday, that curveball helped Pascual earn a spot in the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.
Pascual, a native of Havana, Cuba, became the 24th member inducted into the team's Hall of Fame prior to Saturday's game at Target Field. He was previously inducted into both the Latino Baseball Hall of Fame and the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame.
"It's a perfect day. I never had that great feeling like I have today," Pascual said Friday, one day before his induction. "When they told me I was going to be a member of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame -- that really killed me. I'm really happy about it."
Pascual spent 13 seasons with the Twins organization, including his first seven years in the league with the Washington Senators. During those 13 seasons, he was 145-141 with a 3.66 ERA. He also averaged 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings.