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Wolfe: Playing in the AFL is a highlight

Oct. 13, 2003

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Hello, my name is Brian Wolfe. I am currently a minor league pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization. I was born and raised in Southern California, where I first found my love of baseball at the age of 4 playing on a parks and recreation league. From there I took the traditional path of Little League, Pony, Babe Ruth as well as high school ball. I attended Servite High School in Anaheim, CA, where I was fortunate enough to make the varsity team my sophomore year.

One of the many benefits to living in Southern California is that you can play baseball pretty much year round. During my high school years, I was given the opportunity to play scout ball for the Atlanta Braves. This gave me a chance to face talent from all areas of California, which is something I was not able to do during my high school games.

The Minnesota Twins, in the sixth round of the 1999 amateur baseball draft, drafted me out of high school. When I first signed I was sent to the rookie level Gulf Coast League, where I played my first season. In my second season I played for the Class A affiliate, Quad City River Bandits. I spent two full seasons with Quad Cities before I was promoted to the Fort Myers Miracle, where I spent one full season. This year, after spending one month with Fort Myers, I moved up to Double-A, the New Britain Rock Cats, which is where I spent the remainder of the 2003 season.

The highlight of my minor league career was while playing for Quad Cities. I threw a nine-inning no-hitter on August 12, 2001 against the Dayton Dragons. The opportunity to play in the Arizona Fall League is also one of the highlights of my career, which has given me the opportunity to play with and against some of the best prospects in the minor leagues.

Stay tuned to my next journal highlighting some events from Arizona!

Brian Wolfe

P.S. Send me an email.

Brian Wolfe is a pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization playing for the Grand Canyon Rafters in the AFL. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.