Photo by Dan and Sharon Hanson
Al Zinter Jr. and Jordan Smith have a number of things in common, besides a Willmar heritage. At left is former Minnesota Twins pitcher Scott Erickson, a pitching coach for the Class A Carolina Mudcats since 2012.
Willmar notebook: Meanwhile, at a desert oasis
Let’s get away from this thick mid-March cover of white dust and for a moment join the snow birds in the Phoenix area.
Sharon (Corneil) Hanson graduated from the brand new high school on Seventh Street in 1960. Two years earlier she’d known senior Al Zinter, a fine baseball player who had got out in 1958.
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