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Derek Jeter vs. Paul Molitor: Numbers Suggest a Lesser-Known Hall of Famer is Equally Legendary

Fair or unfair, legacy is always defined by championships and with 27 World Series titles, the New York Yankees have left hundreds of players with a favorable legacy. The argument for and against a particular player’s impact on titles will be forever debated and forever pointless. There is no denying Derek Jeter’s on and off-the-field contributions directly contributed to five...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Molitor on Shifts, Chen Down the Middle, Rusty Kuntz & More

The Minnesota Twins have learned to love the shift. According to Baseball Info Solutions, Ron Gardenhire‘s club went into the All-Star break having shifted on 251 balls in play, 13th-most in baseball. Last year they shifted just 84 times on balls in play, sixth-fewest in baseball. Paul Molitor is in charge of Minnesota’s infield defense. […]
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Molitor reflects on his 'weird' All-Star experiences

Paul Molitor finished his Hall of Fame career with 3,319 hits, which currently ranks 10th most all time. Yet despite Molitor's prowess at the plate for 21 big league seasons, the St. Paul native and current Minnesota Twins coach never had much success in All-Star Games. Molitor has just one All-Star hit on his resume. In fact, most of Molitor's seven All-Star appearances...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Molitor working to improve Twins' defensive positioning

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Back when Paul Molitor played, some of the most advanced technology that allowed hitters to scout opposing pitchers were VHS tapes. Most of the Twins players he now coaches have likely never used a VCR in their lives. Times have changed, and Molitor is slowly but surely adapting. Molitor was added to the Twins' coaching staff this offseason and will oversee...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor: Alex Rodriguez doesn't belong in Hall of Fame

Paul Molitor, a first-ballot Hall of Famer, made his stance very clear. The seven-time All-Star doesn’t think that Alex Rodriguez belongs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Molitor, who played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins and Toronto Blue Jays during his 21-year Major League Baseball career, told the Canadian Baseball Network over the weekend that he thinks A...
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Molitor will join Twins’ coaching staff next season

On Tuesday the Minnesota Twins announced that Hall of Famer Paul Molitor will serve as a coach in 2014.  It will be Molitor’s first Major League coaching job since he was hitting coach for the Seattle Mariners in 2004. As reported by Rhett Bollinger of,  Molitor will serve under manager Ron Gardenhire and will be in charge of base running, bunting and fielding instruction...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins add Molitor to coaching staff

The Minnesota Twins have added Paul Molitor to their coaching staff. The team announced the decision Tuesday. Since 2005, Molitor has served as a minor league base running and infield coordinator for the organization. He was a coach on manager Tom Kelly's staff in the 2000 and 2001 seasons and also was hitting coach for Seattle in 2004, the year he was inducted into the Hall...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins add Paul Molitor to coaching staff for 2014

MINNEAPOLIS -- Hall of Famer Paul Molitor has been named to the Minnesota Twins' major league coaching staff for the 2014 season, the team announced Tuesday. Molitor will oversee base running, bunting and infield instruction as well as assisting manager Ron Gardenhire with in-game strategy. Molitor grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and played his college ball at the University of...
Via Fox Sports North
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Paul Molitor Manage the Brewers Someday?

Much has been said and written about Paul Molitor’s messy breakup with the Milwaukee Brewers back in the early 1990s, but the organization retired his No. 4 in 1999 and he remains a well-respected icon of the franchise to this day.  Of course, he’s been mostly affiliated with the Minnesota Twins for the last decade, the team with whom he played his last years in the big leagues...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Molitor and Carew mentor Twins players

FORT MYERS, Fla. Underneath Hammond Stadium, two former baseball players throw batting practice to current ones. The scene isn't that unusual for spring training. In this instance, several Minnesota Twins take their swings before a 10 a.m. "B" game against the Boston Red Sox. At the far end of the cage, however, the two former players aren't just any ex-Major...
Via Fox Sports North
March 07, 2012  |  Discuss
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