Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 1/26/12
MINNEAPOLIS Tom Kelly didn't see it coming.The former manager of the Minnesota Twins had just finished presenting the final award at Thursday night's annual Diamond Awards at Target Field. But Kelly was asked to stay on stage as team president Dave St. Peter and CEO Jim Pohlad had a special announcement.No member of the Minnesota Twins will wear Kelly's No. 10 again. The team announced Thursday that it will retire Kelly's number during a pregame ceremony on Sept. 8 as part of "Tom Kelly Day." Kelly received a standing ovation from the crowd when the announcement was made, but was filled with emotion and had to leave the stage before he could say anything."A total ambush," Kelly said after the night's festivities. "We used to say in the dugout when we were behind, Let's see if we can ambush somebody here in the late innings.' That's what I call an ambush. I was not ready."Kelly, the skipper who led the Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991, will be the seventh person in the ...
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