MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will retire former manager Tom Kelly’s uniform number.
President Dave St. Peter revealed the decision late Thursday at an annual awards banquet at Target Field, where the 61-year-old Kelly became emotional after the announcement. Kelly’s No. 10 will be formally retired during a ceremony before a game against Cleveland on Sept. 8.
Kelly was in charge for both of the team’s World Series titles, in 1987 and 1991. He is the team’s all-time leader in manager wins, with 1,140 over 15-plus seasons. He currently serves as a special assistant to general manager Terry Ryan.
Kelly will be the sixth person to have his number preserved by the Twins. Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett and Bert Blyleven are the others.