Richard Adler, 1921-2012

It’s entirely appropriate for any Minnesota Twins fan to pause for a moment to honor composer and lyricist Richard Adler, who died yesterday.

Adler wrote a ton of Broadway tunes and musicals, including most of the ones in “Damn Yankees,” in which a rabid baseball fan sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a chance to lead his favorite team to American League pennant glory. It won the best musical Tony award.

It’s almost as if it was written for you, Twins fans.

  • James

    It is the Twins. Before the team was the Minnesota Twins, they were the Washington Senators.

  • ep

    Twins fans should sing that ditty during 7th inning stretch!