Caleb Thielbar, former Twins pitcher, and 2005 Randolph High School graduate was born on January 31, 1987. Caleb Thielbar was a standout basketball player at Randolph High School in addition to baseball. He currently plays as a pitcher for the Minnesota Twins of MLB.
At the time of his graduation, he was the second-leading scorer in school history and ranked first in three-pointers and free-throw percentage. He went on to pitch four seasons at South Dakota State University before being taken in the 18th round of the 2009 MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee let him go in December of 2010.
Thielbar signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins on December 13, 2019, and was added to the active roster by the Twins on August 3, 2020.
He made his first appearance of the season, and his first in the majors in over four years, on August 4. He finished the season with a 2.25 ERA in 17 appearances.
Who are Caleb Thielbar’s Parents?
Janet Johnston, his mother, was the starting shortstop for the Rockets in 1976. Calvin Thielbar, his father, was the team’s assistant coach. Caleb Thielbar was a standout basketball player at Randolph High School in addition to baseball.
Janet Johnston Thielbar grew up on a dairy farm in Randolph, Minnesota, and was a big baseball fan. In the morning, she and her brothers would perform their chores, have lunch, and then go play baseball.
She’d go to bed with a transistor radio beneath her pillow and fall asleep listening to Herb Carneal describe Harmon Killebrew and the Twins’ game.
Janet met Calvin who was an assistant coach for her team and the two began dating, shortly after which Caleb was born.