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Special Opening Night Guest Announced

April 11, 2019 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - Rochester Honkers News Release

ROCHESTER, MN. - The Rochester Honkers baseball club, in partnership with Rochester Toyota, 1340 KROC-AM and 1520 The Ticket, announced today that three-time MLB All-Star Terry Steinbach will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Night, May 28.

Terry Steinbach is a New Ulm native who starred at the University of Minnesota before reaching the big leagues. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the ninth round of the 1983 MLB June Amateur Draft. Steinbach made his debut with the Athletics on September 12, 1986. The big league backstop earned his first All-Star honors in 1988, his third year in the majors.

For driving in both of his team's runs, he won the 1988 All-Star game's Most Valuable Player award. He was also named an All-Star the following year (1989). Steinbach's Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 in a best-of-seven series to win the 1989 World Series. Steinbach then earned his final All-Star honors in 1993. He achieved career-highs of 35 home runs and 100 runs batted in (RBIs) in 1996, his last year with the Athletics. Steinbach's last three seasons were spent as a member of his home state Minnesota Twins. He retired following the 1999 season with a .271 career batting average and career totals of 162 home runs and 745 RBIs.

The first 1,000 fans through the gate on opening night will receive a complimentary 2019 Honkers magnetic schedule from Rochester Toyota.

In celebration of Steinbach's guest appearance, the Honkers are offering a special "Terry's Ticket Package" just for opening night that includes 4 tickets, 4 Honker Meals and a baseball for just $36 (Steinbach wore the #36 with the Twins) . Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Honkers ticket office at 507-289-1170.

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Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Terry Steinbach
Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Terry Steinbach


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