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Updated: May 2nd, 2010 3:26pm
A historic debut for Wilson Ramos

A historic debut for Wilson Ramos

by Tom Pelissero
1500ESPN.com
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It had been a long time since a Minnesota Twin had four hits in his major-league debut -- nearly 26 years, before top catching prospect Wilson Ramos did it today at Cleveland.


Formally called up from Class-AAA Rochester this morning, Ramos finished 4-for-5 with three singles and a double that came within a few feet of clearing the left-center field fence in the Twins' 8-3 win.

The last four-hit debut by a Twin? Kirby Puckett's on May 8, 1984 against the California Angels.

That's lofty company for Ramos, who stands to get a lot of playing time in the coming days (and perhaps weeks) if Joe Mauer's heel injury is worse than originally feared.

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for 1500ESPN.com. He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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In this story: Joe Mauer, Wilson Ramos
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