All about Wayne Terwilliger, aka "Twig"
62 seasons in professional baseball as player, coach and manager

2003 Ft. Worth Cats manager Dodgers 1951 cats celebrate championship twig and tony oliva acknowledge crowd 8/18/07

book cover Milestones:
In 1949, Twig reported to spring training with the Los Angeles Cubs of the Triple A Pacific Coast League. By August he was the Chicago Cubs starting second baseman.

In 2005, Twig became the second man ever to manage at age 80, led the Ft. Worth Cats to a league championship, posted a franchise record for wins, was Manager of the Year, got an earring, and published his autobiography.

Twig retired from baseball in 2010 after 62 seasons in uniform.

At a glance:

Cubs (1949-51), Dodgers (1951), Senators (1953-54), Giants (1955-56), KC Athletics (1959-60), and 6 teams in the minors. DETAILS

Senators (1969-71), Rangers (1972, 1981-85), Twins (1986-94), St. Paul Saints (1995-2002), Ft. Worth Cats (2006-2010). DETAILS

Manager: 12 minor-league teams; 1,224-1,089 record including 2005 Central League championship. DETAILS

Wayne Terwilliger died February 3, 2021, in Weatherford, Texas. He was 95 and had suffered from dementia and recurrent bladder cancer.

Clippings: book and bling
...Accessorizes a title with an earring New York Times, 7/11/06
Review of book Ft. Worth Weekly, 7/5/06
Manager goes long New York Times, 12/07/05
Terwilliger bunts one for the books Ft. Worth Weekly, 5/05 (an especially good story)

* At a Glance * Playing Career * Coaching * Managing * Personal * Cards * Links *

Green Web Hosting! This site hosted by DreamHost. Comments? Questions? E-mail us. Created and maintained by friends of Wayne Terwilliger; Nancy Peterson, webmaster. Updated 2/23/2021.