While working with Tim Holen (second from the right, and a 1971 graduate of St. Croix Lutheran HS – West St. Paul), Killebrew Root Beer was pleased to participate with a St. Croix Lutheran HS Alumni challenge fundraiser.
Although I feel the ‘challenge’ was internal with Tim (co-owner of St. Francis Hardware store and ‘local community – all around good guy!’), we were allowed to share the top billing of his efforts.
We received a welcoming tour of the school and enjoyed the opportunity to meet with the school administration and football coach. We look forward to another opportunity to visit the school again!
“Mike Radcliff is a great selection to the Killebrew Root Beer Professional Scout Hall of Fame at Hammond Stadium in Ft. Myers, FL. His work throughout his career supports his selection, and he is another example of the dedicated support staff that builds the farm system of the Minnesota Twins. Killebrew Root Beer is proud to be partnered with the Ft. Myers Mighty Mussels and the St. Paul Saints, providing proper recognition of the Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame programs in Ft. Myers, FL and in St. Paul, MN.” – Jim Lundeen, Killebrew Beverages
MIKE RADCLIFF ENSHRINED IN KILLEBREW ROOT BEER PROFESSIONAL SCOUTS HALL OF FAME
Long-time Minnesota Twins executive to be honored during spring training ceremony
FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels are proud to announce Minnesota Twins VP of Player Personnel Mike Radcliff as the 2021 inductee into the Killebrew Root Beer Professional Scouts Hall of Fame.
Radcliff becomes the 16th member of the heralded group, and will be formally inducted prior to a Twins’ spring training game in 2022. Radcliff’s plaque will join the 15 members already enshrined outside the main entrance to William H. Hammond Stadium.
“It’s always great to be recognized by your peers in the baseball community,” Radcliff said. “This one has more prominent meaning to me because it has the name Killebrew in it. Harmon Killebrew was such a great player in our organization, but beyond that – he’s someone that’s so looked up to by everybody in the organization for the way he handled himself, the way he respected the game. It’s a great honor all the way around.”
Radcliff was nominated by a panel of his peers, many of which are current members of the Killebrew Root Beer Professional Scouts Hall of Fame.
Requirements for induction include:
- Strong professional scouting background
- Represented the scouting community in a professional manner and made contributions to growing the game of baseball
- Made a significant impact within their organization
- Worked and resided in Florida for a significant portion of their career
“As a scouting director, I spent more time in Florida than any state in the union,” Radcliff said. “The combination of our complex and scouting in general, I’d always go to spring training in the Fort Myers area. I’d always try to scout as much of Florida as possible in February and March. Even though I live in Kansas City, I feel like I’m a part time resident of Florida.”
Radcliff dedicated over three decades of his life to the Minnesota Twins’ organization, and still oversees draft operations and various scouting ventures. He was hired by Twins’ scouting director and eventual general manager Terry Ryan in 1987, and has been with the organization ever since.
Radcliff started his tenure as the club’s Midwest Area Scout, but quickly ascended to Scouting Director in 1993. He became the longest-tenured scouting director in Major League Baseball, holding the position until 2007 when he transitioned into the role of VP, Player Personnel.
In his 14 years as scouting director, the Twins won four division championships in a five-year span from 2002-06, one of the most successful stretches in franchise history. Radcliff oversaw the selections of several legendary Twins’ players – including Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Torii Hunter, Denard Span, Todd Walker, Glen Perkins, Pat Neshek, Michael Cuddyer, A.J. Hinch, A.J. Pierzynski and many others.
After his title change in 2007, Radcliff continued to be a significant voice inside the Twins’ draft room and scouting efforts. As the generations of front office personnel turned over and technology evolved, Radcliff’s testimony still holds as much weight as anyone in the organization. In 2011, his MLB peers voted him the Midwest Scout of the Year. In 2014, he was inducted into the Professional Sports Hall of Fame. He received the George Genovese Lifetime Achievement Award in Scouting in 2016 – a tremendous honor given by the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation.
As the industry continues to evolve, Radcliff’s dedication and belief in scouting remains steadfast.
“What scouts can offer up most is the vetting of the player, the makeup of the player – what he’s about,” he said. “His different personality traits are going to impact and affect how he applies his physical tools to the journey of developing. The best teams are incorporating all of that into one giant process. Hopefully we’re one of those teams.”
The Mighty Mussels and Killebrew Root Beer Professional Baseball Scouts Hall of Fame look forward to celebrating Mike’s career alongside his beloved Twins’ colleagues during spring training. More details on the spring training induction ceremony will be distributed as they become finalized.
KILLEBREW ROOT BEER SCOUTS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS
John Barr Tom Kotchman Rudy Santin
Murray Cook Jorge Posada Sr. Tim Wilken
Larry Corrigan Mike Radcliff Luke Wrenn
Jack Gillis Mike Russell Dave Yoakum
Allen G. Goldis Terry Ryan
Dan Jennings Marty Scott
Two-time Minnesota Twins World Series Champion, Kent Hrbek joins the KQ Morning Show with Radio Hall of Fame personality, Tom Barnard to talk baseball, hockey, fishing, football and just enjoying being from, and living in, Minnesota.
The “Hrbek Sports Fridays” happens live every Friday from 8:10am-8:30am on 92.5 KQRS, and streamed on 92kqrs.com, through the entire Twins regular season. Sponsored proudly by Killebrew Root Beer and Cream Soda!
Covid-19 has negatively affected businesses and people across the globe, including right here in our community. Although much is uncertain, one thing remains clear: Minnesotans can and will rise above.
KQRS and Killebrew Root Beer would like to highlight individuals choosing positivity, extending generosity and helping others when the need is at an all-time high.
If you know someone on the frontline: a doctor, nurse, police officer, firefighter, grocery store employee, janitor, teacher, delivery driver, etc… or even someone who is going above and beyond for their community – we want to hear about them and highlight their story on the KQ Morning Show, on our website, and on our social media pages!
Listen to our daily Community Hero announcements on the KQ Morning Show below
Killebrew Root Beer and North Lake Honey Brown Lager are pleased to be part of the sponsorship with The 15th Annual Trott Brook Benefit BASH.
Jim and Lisa Steffen have been working diligently toward this event and it will be the biggest Trott Brook fundraising concert yet!
The Crown Jewels will be performing a tribute to Queen, one of the greatest rock bands of all time!
The concert is FREE and there will be several awesome food trucks on site to satisfy your hunger, along with Killebrew Root Beer and North Lake Honey Brown Lager.
All Proceeds will again be donated to The Anne Talle / Anoka Area Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund and Youth First Community of Promise!
For information on corporate sponsorships, please Click Here
Draw Park & Amphitheater, 7401 E Ramsey Parkway, Ramsey, MN
Thursday, August 22, 2019 – 5:00pm – 8:30pm
We know it’s no fun thinking that summer comes to an end, but we are excited about Anoka’s first End of Summer Bash! Wednesday, August 21, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Riverfront Memorial Park in downtown Anoka – 2201 2nd Avenue, along the Rum River!
The Plott Hounds will kick it off with a 2-hour concert while we enjoy a free Ice Cream Social! Plus, purchase food from these great food trucks – Casa Rio Tex Mex Restaurant and Alimama’s Sambusa! Concessions (cash only), picnicking, yard games, a giant pumpkin inflatable bounce house, face painting, and our debut Movie in the Park at 8:30 p.m. (Disney Pixar UP), all add to this fun, family event!
Bring a lawn chair or blanket, sit back, relax and enjoy the music, food, and movie!
We are also collecting monetary donations for Anoka County Brotherhood Council – ACBC Food Shelf!
Killebrew Root Beer and Cream Soda are very proud to be part of the St. Paul Saints partnership team.
This past Friday night game (beautiful evening for a ball game), we inducted long time St. Paul Saint manager, Marty Scott into the Killebrew Root Beer / St. Paul Saints Professional Scouts Hall of Fame.
While we were on our way down to the field for pre-game ceremonial events, I noticed this young man enjoying a Killebrew Root Beer. I asked if he would allow me to take a photo for the social media, and he was okay with that.
On behalf of Killebrew Root Beer and our RJM Distributing staff, I would like to thank Derek, Sean, Tom, and the whole staff at CHS Field. They assisted with our special group of customers in the Club section – who enjoyed the game along with about 9,000 other fans, cheering on the Saints to a victory.
It was a special treat to have Mike Veeck in attendance at the game as well. I only know Mike through the St. Paul Saints, but he is a special man with many gifts. The cool part is that he shares these gifts with people and family around him. Thanks for being at the game Mike!
Although the season is getting close to the end, please consider taking the family to the St. Paul Saints experience at CHS Field. And while you are there, enjoy a Killebrew Root Beer – as you cheer on the St. Paul players.
Four Person Scramble
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Majestic Oaks – 701 Bunker Lake Blvd, Ham Lake
Tee Off: 1:00pm (Shot Gun Start)
18 Holes of Golf, ½ Golf Cart (everyone must ride), box lunch before start of tournament and grilled meal after completion of round
All proceeds from the tournament will go towards Anoka Alumni Club
The Anoka Alumni Club presents three $5000 scholarships to Anoka High School seniors to use toward their college / higher learning education each year.
11:00 am – Registration (Box lunch available)
1:00 pm – shotgun start
5:30 pm – Grilled meal and awards after the round.
Our goal is 40 teams (4 golfer per team) and as many hole sponsors as possible.
You can e-mail me directly (email@example.com)– or reach me on my cell phone (763-286-4595).
A LITTLE BIT OF IRELAND AS SAINTS TEAM UP WITH KILLEBREW ROOT BEER FOR TOWN BALL GAME IN GREEN ISLE
ST. PAUL, MN (April 25, 2019) – The St. Paul Saints have honored the Irish tradition each season since they opened in 1993. An Irish Night is one of the more popular promotional games of the season for various reasons, one of which are the unique green uniforms with an Irish flair to each player’s last name. It’s only fitting then, that this year the St. Paul Saints will take their annual townball game, presented by Killebrew Root Beer, to Green Isle, MN a town where many of its earliest settlers were from Ireland.
For the 12th consecutive season the Saints will play an exhibition game in a neighboring Minnesota city on a field known for its place in townball history. On Saturday, May 11 at 4:00 p.m. the Saints will take on the Crow River Valley All-Stars at Green Valley Isle Irish Field in Green Isle, presented by Killebrew Root Beer. The field is located at 310 McGrann St. in Green Isle. The All-Star team will consist of the best players in the league from 13 different teams (Brownton, Carver, Cologne, Glencoe, Green Isle, Hamburg, New Germany, Plato, St. Boni, Waconia, Watertown, Winsted, and Young America).
Much of Minnesota’s baseball history has played out on “townball” fields around the State. The Crow River Valley League dates back to the 1920s and produced State Champions in Plato in 1996, 2007, and 2015, Glencoe in 1998, and Green Isle in 2003. The league represents the role amateur baseball plays in the state of Minnesota.
Jim Lundeen with Killebrew Root Beer proudly mentioned; “Killebrew Root Beer is entering our 9th Minnesota Town Team / St. Paul Saints barnstorming game in 2019. We have been impressed with the quality of baseball with the Barnstorming games – and the local town team communities have been very supportive with this game. We are excited to present the 2019 St. Paul Saints Barnstorming game with the Crow River Valley All Stars in Green Isle on May 11, 2019. We hope to see you there!”
Gates open at 2 p.m., with the Saints taking batting practice at that time, a 3:00 p.m. home run derby and the game beginning at 4:00 p.m. Little League players eight and under can shag balls during the home run derby.
The game against the Crow River Valley All-Stars will help raise money for their field, concessions and restroom facilities. During the game there will be a raffle, prizes given away, a silent auction and activities for the kids.
Tickets for this special exhibition game are $12 and can be purchased at the gate. Kids five and under are free.
The Saints began their barnstorming tradition in 2008 when they celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Jack Ruhr Field in Miesville. Here is a list of games they have played during their barnstorming tour:
- 2008 – Miesville Mudhens at Jack Ruhr Field, Miesville
- 2009 – Cannon Valley League All-Stars at Jack Ruhr Field, Miesville
- 2010 – River Valley All-Stars at Athletic Park, Chaska
- 2010 – Riverview League All-Stars at Veterans Field, Minnetonka
- 2011 – Cold Spring Springers at Cold Spring Park, Cold Spring
- 2012 – Hinckley Knights/East-Minny A.S at The Brennan, Hinckley
- 2013 – North Star League All-Stars at Municipal Stadium in Central Park, Delano
- 2014 – Anoka Bucs/Metro Minny All-Stars at Castle Field, Anoka
- 2015 – Owatonna Aces/Southern Minny All-Stars at Dartts Park, Owatonna
- 2016 – Forest Lake Brewers/Metro Minny All-Stars at Ballpark at Schumacher Field, Forest Lake
- 2017 – St. Croix Valley All-Stars at First National Bank of River Falls Field
- 2018 – South Metro All-Stars at Jack Ruhr Field, Miesville
Fun Is Good is a seminar like no other!
Friday, October 19, 2018 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at CHS Field – St. Paul, MN
To Register, visit: funisgoodteam.com or call 952-334-3030
Providing inspiration & insight on:
• CREATING JOY AND PASSION IN YOUR WORKPLACE AND CAREER
• TAKING SIMPLE STEPS TO INCREASE MORALE AND PROFITABILITY
• UNDERSTANDING EI (EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE) IN OUR MULTI-GENERATIONAL WORKFORCE
• TAPPING INTO THE POWER OF LAUGHTER, INNOVATION AND FUN
• KINDNESS AND GRATITUDE … GOOD FOR BUSINESS!
• BREAKING THE RULES … GOOD FOR BUSINESS?
Seminar Fee: $169
Includes 6 Inspiring Presenters, Lunch, Entertainment & Networking
What’s FUN got to do with it? EVERYTHING!
At Fun Is Good we’re passionate about helping individuals and organizations develop and sustain a positive, fun and creative culture for employees and customers alike. We believe that when people are allowed to work within their personal strengths and passions, they are more creative, more productive and more collaborative. When this happens, we know they’ll enjoy what they do and actually have fun in the process – resulting in greater customer satisfaction and success for the organization.
This full-day seminar is filled with inspiring and hilarious stories for both leaders and individuals about values, change, customer service, teamwork, community and fun! Our team will not only make attendees laugh but will also challenge them to get out of their comfort zone and into an environment where unique partnerships, promotions and engaged employees equal increased profits and success for any individual or organization.
Who should attend? We’d sound flip if we said this seminar is for everyone … but it really is!
• If you are a leader in your organization and need great ideas on how to shift your work culture to be more collaborative and efficient, you should attend.
• If you are looking to make a move towards the next phase of your personal or career journey, you should attend.
• If you want to reward individuals on your team for a job well done and give them a day of motivation, laughter and fun, you should have them attend.
This year’s Fun Is Good presenters:
- Comedian Cy Amundson
- Dr. Emily Stuckenbruck (College Professor, Debater, and Curriculum Designer)
- Mike Veeck (Co-Owner of Several Minor-League Baseball Clubs, Restaurateur, Professor, Philanthropist and all-around great guy!)
- Fran Zeuli (CFO [Chief FUN Officer] and Co-founder, Fun Is Good)
- Allen Fahden (author and Creator the C.A.R.E. Assessment [a module of the DISC Profile])
- Joan Steffend (author and Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Famer)