Twins President Dave St. Peter said it was a “tough day inside Twins family. So grateful for what Ron Gardenhire has contributed – on and off the field – since joining org in 1987. Ton of W’s, developed many players, but’s it’s the way Gardy treats people that I will always remember.”
Gardenhire was the 2010 American League Manager of the Year.
He led the Twins to 6 division titles over 13 seasons at the helm, but a fourth straight 90-loss season was all the Twins organization could take. His overall record was was 1,047-1,007 as Twins manager, with a 6-21 record in the post-season.