Greg Gagne was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft and spent the next three seasons in the Yankees' minor league system before being traded to the Twins on April 10, 1982 along with starting pitcher Paul Boris and reliever Ron Davis for the Twins starting shortstop, Roy Smalley. Many thanks to him. Post a Review . Gagne left the Twins when his contract was up in the 1992 season; the team had put a great deal of resources into re-signing superstar Kirby Puckett (inking the star centerfielder to a then huge multi-year contract that would pay him $5.3 million in 1993) and with Gagne's replacement, Pat Meares, already on the Major League roster, did not offer Gagne the salary increase that he was looking for. Gagne would then spend all of 1982 and all but 12 games of the 1983 and 1984 seasons in the minors before earning the starting shortstop job in 1985. High School: Somerset HS (Somerset, MA), Debut: Greg Gagne was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 1979 Major League Baseball Draft and spent the next three seasons in the Yankees' minor league system before being traded to the Twins on April 10, 1982 along with starting pitcher Paul Boris and reliever Ron Davis for the Twins starting shortstop, Roy Smalley. It was also around this time the Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie attacked Verne Gagne during an interview. Exceeded rookie limits during 1985 season, More Greg Gagne Pages at Baseball Reference, Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Wednesday, September 23, 12:40PM. Are you a Stathead, too? The feud also saw Greg's retired father Verne return briefly for a number of matches. Some defensive statistics Copyright © Baseball Info Solutions, 2010-2020. The Flyers successfully defended the title in rematches with the former champions as well as other contenders within the AWA ranks for nearly 15 months before they had to vacate the title due to an injury that Jim Brunzell sustained while playing in a charity softball game. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. Gagne's first appearance in the WWF (at that time under the World Wide Wrestling Federation "WWWF" banner) was in 1977, in a match for WWWF TV-Tapings at Madison Square Garden, where he defeated Johnny Rodz. Notorious teacher … File: PDF, 29.69 MB . Despite this low batting average, Gagne would slug five doubles and 4 home runs, along with knocking in 10 runs and scoring 12 times, to maximize those 18 hits. He played 10 seasons for the Minnesota Twins from 1983 to 1992, including both of the Twins' World Series championship teams in 1987 and 1991. Gregory A. Other survivors include daughters Donna of Eden Prairie, Beth of Chaska and Kathleen of Atlanta; brother Robert Marxen of Arkansas, and six grandchildren. Gagne challenged Larry Zbyszko for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship at War in the Windy City, but was unsuccessful. On September 19, 1985, Gagne appeared at a Jim Crockett Promotions event, where he teamed up with Sgt. Shortstop, Second Baseman and Centerfielder, Born: vs. BOS 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB, Last Game: Verne, her husband of nearly 56 years, spent 32 years on the pro wrestling circuit. From 1984 to 1986, Gagne was involved in a feud with Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissie's army, which at the time included King Kong Brody. Gagne played football at the University of Minnesota from 1967 to 1969. As the novel coronavirus spreads across the world, we've answered reader question about what they most want to know about the outbreak. Gagne would then become a fixture of the Twins' infield for the next eight seasons. The David vs. Goliath feel to the Brody/Gagne feud boosted attendance at the time, a trend that might have continued, giving the AWA a much needed shot in the arm.