Kent Alan Hrbek, nicknamed Herbie, is a former American Major League Baseball first baseman. He played his entire 14-year baseball career for the Minnesota Twins. Hrbek batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He hit the first home run in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on April 3, 1982, in an exhibition game against the Phillies. Fans knew Hrbek as an outstanding defensive player, perennial slugger, and charismatic hometown favorite. Former Twins pitcher Jim Kaat considered Hrbek to be the best defensive first baseman he had ever seen. Hrbek attended Kennedy High School in Bloomington, Minnesota.
About Kent Hrbek
MLB first baseman who played his entire fourteen-year career for the Minnesota Twins and won two World Series titles.
He grew up in the Minneapolis area and was selected by his hometown Minnesota Twins in the 17th round of the 1978 MLB Draft.
He hit a home run in his very first game in the major leagues, against the New York Yankees.
He married Jeanie Hrbek in 1985.
He played alongside Hall of Fame center fielder Kirby Puckett in Minnesota.
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