Twins Director Of Minor League Ops Retires

15 Oct

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Twins director of minor league operations Jim Rantz is retiring after 52 years with the league.

The 75-year old has been with the Twins’ since its inception in 1961 after signing his first professional contract with the Washington Senators in 1960.

In a statement, Rantz said he’s had an incredible journey and looks forward to spending more time with his family.

WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When Jim Rantz signed his first professional contract with the Washington Senators in 1960, the skinny pitcher out of the University of Minnesota was just hoping to hang around the organization for a few seasons.

He wound up staying for the next 52 years.

The senior director of minor league operations for the Minnesota Twins announced his retirement on Monday, ending an incredible run with his hometown organization that included stints as a player, manager, public relations official, scout and farm system coordinator. The announcement was made in Fort Myers, Fla., where the team is conducting its organizational meetings.

“This has been an incredible journey for me and for my family and I look forward to spending more time with my wife, Pearl, our four children and their spouses, and nine grandchildren,” Rantz said in a statement issued by the team.

After spending five years as a…

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