Friday, December 30, 2011
Time: 101 Days
Item Sent: 1989 Star Elizabethon Twins, 1990 Star Kenosha Twins, 1991 Classic Best
Item Received: 1989 Star Elizabethon Twins, 1990 Star Kenosha Twins, 1991 Classic Best. All signed in black Sharpie.
Tim Nedin made quite an impression after signing as the Twins' 21st round draft pick in 1989. At Elizabethton in the Appalachian League, the hard-throwing lefty went 6-2 with a 1.58 ERA and struck out 102 batters in 74 innings. In his first full season at Kenosha the next year, he had a hard luck 3-13 record, but still finished with a respectable 3.39 ERA and continued striking out more than a batter per inning (144 whiffs in 140 innings this time). His production declined as he climbed the minor league ladder, though, and after one game for Fort Myers in 1992, his pro career was over. For a couple years, though, it appeared the Twins might have a late-round steal on their hands.