Pascual to be inducted into Twins Hall of Fame

Pascual to be inducted into Twins Hall of Fame

Pascual to be inducted into Twins Hall of Fame
Five-time All-Star pitcher Camilo Pascual will become the 24th member of the Twins Hall of Fame when he is inducted during a special on-field ceremony at Target Field prior to Saturday's game against the Athletics.

A handful of previously inducted Twins Hall of Famers, including Rod Carew, Tom Kelly, Tony Oliva, Jim Perry and Jim Rantz, are scheduled to be on hand for the ceremony.

Pascual spent 13 seasons with the Senators/Twins franchise during his 18-year career, and ranks among the club's all-time leaders in a number of pitching categories. The righty is second in franchise history with 31 shutouts, third in strikeouts (1,885), fourth in innings pitched (2,465) and fifth in wins (145).

During his time with the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins from 1954-66, Pascual went 145-141 with a 3.66 ERA and received five All-Star nods. He appeared in more All-Star games than any pitcher in franchise history since 1950, playing in five of six games from 1959-64 and in four straight from 1959-61.

Pascual posted Major League-leading totals in shutouts three times in his career (1959, 1962 and 1963), and also led the American League in strikeouts for three consecutive seasons from 1961-63. He was the Twins first ever 20-game winner, recording 20 victories in 1962 and 21 in 1963.

Along with Saturday's on-field ceremony, the Twins will present the first 5,000 fans in attendance with a Camilo Pascual Twins Hall of Fame pin, courtesy of Fisher Nuts. Pascual will hold an autograph session for fans in the Twins Majestic Clubhouse Store from 4-5 p.m.

After leaving the Twins, Pascual spent his final five seasons pitching for the newly-formed Washington Senators (who would go on to become the Texas Rangers), Reds, Dodgers and Indians. Overall, he went 174-170 with a 3.63 ERA in 529 appearances.

Paul Casella is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @paul_casella. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.