Gopher Alum Named Minnesota Twins Bench Coach
Terry Steinbach was a Gopher letterwinner from 1981-83.

Oct. 22, 2012

Minnesota Twins News Release

Minnesota baseball alum and New Ulm, Minn., native Terry Steinbach has been named the Minnesota Twins bench coach, announced today by the organization. Steinbach, who held a 14-year Major League Baseball career, was a Gopher standout prior to his professional career.

One of three Steinbach brothers to play for the U of M, Terry lettered with the Gophers from 1981-83. In his tenure, Steinbach was a two-time first team All-Big Ten selection in 1982-83. Named the Big Ten Tournament’s Most Valuable Player in 1982, Steinbach guided the Gophers to a Big Ten title, the first under head coach John Anderson. In his final season with the Gophers, Steinbach was also named the Big Ten Player of the Year in 1983.

Following his Gopher career, Steinbach was drafted in the ninth round by the Oakland Athletics in 1983. He made his professional debut on Sept. 12, 1986 and played until his retirement on Oct. 1 1999, as he played his final three seasons with the Minnesota Twins. During his professional career, Steinbach had 745 runs batted in, 162 home runs for a .271 career batting average. A three-time All-Star selection, Steinbach was also the All Star Game MVP in 1988. He helped the A’s to three-straight American League pennants (1988-1990) as well as a member of the World Series championship team in 1989.


 

 

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