Class of 1969
Minton went three full seasons (269 innings) without allowing a home run until Rusty Staub took him deep on May 9, 1982. This still is the longest such streak in the post-1920 live-ball era. A crippling injury in 1979 caused Minton to alter his delivery. Instead of using his then-normal high leg kick, Minton shortened his stride to take pressure off his knee. The new delivery gave Minton a 92-mph sinker that batters were unable to drive.
After his career as a player, Minton was a pitching coach in the California Angels' organization, and managed the Class A Lubbock Crickets for two years. He was named to the Giants' "Wall of Fame" in 2008. He now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona, and teaches the fine art of pitching to young players.
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