The University of Minnesota alum and the current pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, Glen Perkins, has been selected to the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Team. He will represent the Minnesota Twins as well as his teammate Joe Mauer. It is Perkins' first time to the All-Star Game, and it should be great. The All-Star Game will be held in New York, July 16 at Citi Field.
Glen Perkins will become the seventh former Golden Gopher player to make it to the MLB All-Star Game. He's the first since 1996 when Dan Wilson represented Seattle. Other Gophers who've made it to the All-Star Game include: Dave Winfield, Paul Molitor, Terry Steinbach, Greg Olson, Denny Neagle and Dan Wilson. Although he did not play for Minnesota, former Gophers coach Dick Siebert also made it to the 1943 All-Star Game with Philadelphia.
As a Golden Gopher baseball player, Perkins was an All-American in both of his 2003 and 2004 seasons. He was named the 2003 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Glen Perkins was also named the 2004 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and the 2004 Big Ten Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten Tournament. He finished his career 19-5 with a 2.87 ERA, 13 complete games, two shutouts and 230 strikeouts in 216.1 innings pitched, and we loved every second of it!
Glen Perkins is going to great during the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star game, and he needs all the fan support he can get! Watch the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star game and get into the American baseball spirit!