On August 9, 1997, Brad Radke, pitcher for the Minnesota Twins had a 12 game win streak broken by the New York Yankees.
The Yankees 4-1 win over the Twins took place at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. Radke was taken out of the game after the eighth inning when the Twins were down 2-1. He was replaced by Greg Swindell and then Frankie Rodriguez who each let one runner score in the ninth inning. David Wells took the win and was credited for putting a stop to the win streak and what would have been lucky number 13.
Radke had a 17 year stand with the Twins. It started in 1995 when he was 22 and ended in 2006 ended at age 33. He even took the opportunity to represent his team in the All-Star Game in 1998. He did not make any other big achievements that give other players a number retirement ceremony and he probably will not end up in the Baseball Hall of Fame. He should still be recognized for his ability to get the team behind him for 12 straight wins.
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