Two Kenosha baseball stories in one day! The second installment: The Kenosha Kingfish (summer collegiate; Northwoods League) are bringing back Kenosha Twins uniforms and logos Friday night.
Tonight, of course, the team is playing as the Kenosha Sockets in a what-if event. Tomorrow night, the team will take the team as the Kenosha Twins, the Class A Midwest League team once inhabiting Simmons Field. The K-Twins were born in 1984 after being purchased and moved from Wisconsin Rapids by Bob Lee. Lee, a former minor-league baseball player and Kenosha businessman. The first Twins manager was none other than current Kingfish manager Duffy Dyer.
During the team’s stint in Kenosha, the Twins brought home two Midwest League Championships. The first of which was won under Dyer in 1985, with the second coming in 1987. The 1988 squad was managed by current Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. Notable Kenosha Twins alumni include Chuck Knoblauch, Brad Radke, Eddie Guardado, Paul Abbott and Lenny Webster.
The Friday promo: “Turn Back the Clock Night,” sponsored by Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric. The company is Bob Lee’s original plumbing business, now operated by his son Bob Jr. As part of the festivities Lee Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electric will present a “Cancer Awareness Night.” The Kingfish will use pink bats, while donning pink Kenosha Twins jerseys with throwback Kenosha Twins hats. A pink base will also be signed by each member of the Kingfish. The bats, jerseys, and signed base will be auctioned off to fans, with all proceeds going to the “United for a Cure” foundation. In addition, all profits resulting from the sale of Kenosha Twins hats in the Kingfish Team Store will go to United for a Cure.
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