Kent Allen Hrbek was born May 21, 1960.
A native of Minnesota, Hrbek played his entire 14-year MLB career with the Twins, winning the World Series in 1987 and 1991.
In 1984, Hrbek hit 27 home runs with 107 RBI and a .311 average, and finished second to Tigers closer Willie Hernandez in the voting for A.L. MVP.
As a first baseman, Hrbek was involved in one of the most controversial plays in World Series history. In Game 2 of the 1991 World Series, Ron Gant of the Braves singled to left. Lonnie Smith of the Braves had been running on the pitch and advanced to third. Then Twins pitcher Kevin Tapani, who was backing up the throw to third, snapped the ball to first in hopes of catching Gant making a wide turn at first. Gant beat the throw, but Hrbek's tag lifted him off the base.
Gant was called out to end the inning. The Twins led 2-1 at that point and won the game 3-2. The home team won every game in the series, including Game 7 with Minnesota prevailing 1-0 in 10 innings.