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Minnesota Twins to hold tryouts at Hammond Stadium

By Staff | Jun 9, 2011

An annual tradition since their inception in 1961, the Minnesota Twins will hold an open tryout camp for aspiring ballplayers in Fort Myers this Saturday, June 11. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in front of the Hammond Stadium ticket office.

Tryouts are expected to last the entire day. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches.

Anyone eligible to sign a professional contract may register, but players must be high school graduates who have not previously been drafted. They also may not fall under the restriction of major league baseball’s college agreement.

Participants should bring their own gloves and shoes, while the Twins will provide bats and balls.

The Twins tryout camps have produced three players who have made it to the Major Leagues — pitchers Charley Walters (1966) and Gary Serum (1975) and shortstop Jerry Terrell (1968).

For additional information, contact Brian Maloney at 239-533-7644 or brianmaloney@twinsbaseball.com.