One Of State Conference Speakers Will Be Former MN TWIN Baseball Player- AL NEWMAN

Speaker Al Newman, a former Minnesota Twin baseball player knows about being a team player!

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Exemplary Leaders:

Model the Way-Al Newman was a Minnesota Twin who always had a positive attitude and sense of humor.

Inspire a Shared Vision– Al Newman shared the goal of becoming a World Champion baseball team in 1987 and 1991.

Challenge the Process– Al Newman once asked the coach why he was always on the bench and not a starter. He learned that he was most valuable to the team that way!

Enable Others to Act– Al Newman enabled the Twins to win by being a team player.

Encourage the Heart- Al’s sense of humor will encourage you and warm your heart!

 

If you are a Minnesota Twins Fan then you know the name Al Newman also known as Newmie. He is one of 7 Twins who hold two World Series rings. Often mistaken for his friend Kirby Puckett, Al Newman exemplifies the fun in baseball!

Al attended San Diego State, majoring in accounting. He not only led the baseball team to two All-Conference seasons but he was also was a powerhouse running back for the Aztecs. Al started his Major League Baseball career by signing with the Montreal Expos in 1982 after turning down the Angels, Rangers and Mets. He was traded to the Twins in 1987 for the most exciting 5 years in Twins history. Al, a sure-handed defensive infielder who could play all over the place, was a valuable utility player and fast runner. Primarily a second baseman but also played shortstop, third base and left field at some point in his career.

Al was a member of two World Championship teams with the Twins in 1987 and 1991. His most productive season came in 1989, when he posted career-highs in stolen bases (25), hits (113), doubles (18), runs batted in (38), runs (62) and batting average (.253). He also played for the Rangers in 1992, his last major league year as a player. Following his playing career, Al managed and coached for Minnesota from 1993-05. He became an advance scout with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006.

Whether playing or coaching Al’s bubbly personality brought a lot of energy to the clubhouse, he was always smiling and laughing, keeping the players loose and eager to play with a positive attitude.

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