Reusse: After giving all, former Twins manager Quilici seeks givers

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 9, 2013 - 12:24 AM

The former Twins player and manager, who had a kidney transplant, is asking fans to become organ donors.

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haleyedJun. 8, 13 9:06 PM

Thanks again Patrick for another excellent story equal to the story yesterday on Joe Decker and Frank. Excellent work! :)

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treetoad22Jun. 8, 13 9:10 PM

Good article. I was in junior high when Quilici was managing the Twins. Thinking back, I'd always assumed the team was far below .500 during his tenure (thanks to being hamstrung by one Calvin Griffith.). So I'm surprised to find out that he was actually very close to .500. You're right, Patrick. Frank must have been a magician.

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mblaineJun. 8, 13 9:47 PM

I started listening to the Twins in 1976 with Frank Quillici and Herb Carneal announcing games. It was wonderful.

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tfbouvineJun. 9, 13 6:39 AM

Good story about a good man and timely for this Twins fan. Frank provided a life long story that still connects me to my father, who passed away seven years ago today. As a little Twins fan of 10 years of age I rebuffed a "call" of a Quilici HR knowing full well the scrappy second baseman rarely hit them. Next pitch was a HR and I owed my father 100 dollars, of course, which a 10 year old never has.

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CSIJun. 9, 13 8:00 AM

Great story Patrick. I've heard Mr. Quillici speak at a number of charitable functions and he truly is a great man. You won't find anyone with more passion.

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krenzpJun. 9, 13 8:17 AM

frank is a great guy.we needed a clince in duluth,just caller frank he got jonny blanchard of yankee fame they put on a fine clinic . frank a nd john came up to nisswa and another great clinic.

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bombo52Jun. 9, 13 8:56 AM

Major league sports need more Frank Quillici's.

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firefi01Jun. 9, 13 9:47 AM

I want to know the recipe for the sauce.

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Wally_99Jun. 9, 13 9:48 AM

Great story, Patrick. Frank and his lovely wife, Lila, are class acts to be sure. They are good friends of mine, and pointed me to Oakley Street when I was in Chicago on business a few years ago. This is where he grew up, and where the true "Little Italy" of Chicago continues to be. Superb neighborhood restaurants like Bacchanalia serve Vesuvio Chicken the way it was truly meant to be. It is worth the 20 minute drive from the hotels of downtown!

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TonyMaJun. 9, 13 1:08 PM

This is why Patrick Reusse is such a great columnist.

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