Honkers to Welcome 3x MLB All-Star, Former Twin Terry Steinbach on Opening Night!

ROCHESTER, MN. – The Rochester Honkers baseball club, in partnership with Rochester Toyota, 1340 KROC-AM and 1520 AM The Ticket, announced today that three-time MLB All-Star Terry Steinbach will be throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on Opening Night, May 28.

Terry Steinbach is a New Ulm native who starred at the University of Minnesota before reaching the big leagues. He was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the ninth round of the 1983 MLB June Amateur Draft.  Steinbach made his debut with the Athletics on September 12, 1986. The big league backstop earned his first All-Star honors in 1988, his third year in the majors. For driving in both of his team’s runs, he won the 1988 All-Star game’s Most Valuable Player award.  He was also named an All-Star the following year (1989). Steinbach’s Athletics beat the San Francisco Giants 4-0 in a best-of-seven series to win the 1989 World Series. Steinbach then earned his final All-Star honors in 1993. He achieved career-highs of 35 home runs and 100 runs batted in (RBIs) in 1996, his last year with the Athletics. Steinbach’s last three seasons were spent as a member of his home state Minnesota Twins.  He retired following the 1999 season with a .271 career batting average and career totals of 162 home runs and 745 RBIs.

The first 1,000 fans through the gate on opening night will receive a complimentary 2019 Honkers magnetic schedule from Rochester Toyota.

In celebration of Steinbach’s guest appearance, the Honkers are offering a special limited “Terry’s Ticket Package” just for opening night that includes 4 tickets, 4 Honker Meals and a baseball for just $36 (Steinbach wore the #36 with the Twins) . Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the Honkers ticket office at 507-289-1170.

The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (MIA).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Honkers as your favorite team.