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Between the three stops, Randy Dobnak had a 12-4 record, a 2.07 ERA, and a 109/28 K/W ratio. The Twins, who were leading the AL Central division partly on the strength of their hitters at the time, chose to overlook his less-than-stellar history and give him a chance because no one had been able to figure out his pitches at any level up to that point.

Randy Dobnak went 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA in 9 games with the Twins, including 5 starts, and continued to control the strike zone with 23 strikeouts and 5 walks in 28 1/3 innings.

On October 5th, he was thrust into the spotlight when he was handed the ball to start Game 2 of the Division Series at New Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees.

He didn’t have his greatest stuff that day, giving up four runs on six hits and two walks in two innings for an 8-2 loss, but his path to get there was legendary.


Most people predicted that he’d turn back into a pumpkin in 2020 and lose his job on a powerful Twins pitching staff, but he proved that the previous season was no fluke. During the shortened season, he made 10 starts and was 6-4 with a 4.05 ERA.

How Tall Is Randy Dobnak?

Randy Dobnak is 1.85 m tall.