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Francis Ralph Quilici
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 175 lb.
- School Loras College, Western Michigan University
- Debut July 18, 1965
- Final Game September 29, 1970
- Born May 11, 1939 in Chicago, IL USA
 Biographical Information
Frank Quilici was associated with the Minnesota Twins for over two decades. A light-hitting infielder, he played for the club in 1965 and from 1967 to 1970. In Game One of the 1965 World Series, he was the Twins starting second baseman and got two hits, scored one run, and drove in one more. His best season was 1968, when he hit .245 and drove in 22 runs. He joined the team's coaching staff in 1971 and replaced Bill Rigney as manager during the 1972 season. He was the youngest manager in the majors at the time, and 4 of his players were older than he was. He was the club's skipper through 1975, leading the team to three third place finishes in the AL West during his tenure. Quilici was a radio broadcaster for the Twins from 1976 to 1977, 1980 to 1982, and again in 1987.
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 Further Reading
- Norm King: "Frank Quilici", in Gregory H. Wolf, ed.: A Pennant for the Twin Cities: the 1965 Minnesota Twins, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2015, pp. 221-226. ISBN 978-1-943816-09-5