Obscure Spotlight: Corey Koskie

Obscure Athletes

coreykoskie The Minnesota Twins of the late 90’s-early 2000’s were among the most unluckiest teams in sports. They were a solid team that, in some years, would have advanced to the World Series, but instead ran into the Yankees’ dynasty-in-progress, seemingly every season. Their pitching staff was led by the ever-durable Brad Radke, and their lineup was anchored by a young Torii Hunter and stalwarts Matt Lawton and Jacque Jones.

But above all, the man who best exemplifies these Twins teams is none other than Corey Koskie. A tall, left-handed hitting third baseman with power, and great range and defensive ability, Koskie played his first seven MLB seasons in Minnesota, beginning in 1998. The Twins picked Koskie four years earlier, in the 26th round of the 1994 Draft. By 1999, Koskie was the full-time third baseman, and he posted solid offensive numbers.

Koskie’s best season at the plate came in 2001…

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