OF Lew Ford joins the organization

March 13, 2009 | 11:47 pm | 10  

Lew Ford, a right-handed hitting outfielder, signed a minor league contract with the Rockies. The 32-year-old Ford played all or parts of five seasons with the Twins before going to Japan in 2008 where he batted 129 times in 47 games for the Hanshin Tigers and hit .225 with three homers and 11 RBI.

Ford’s best season with the Twins was 2004 when he hit .299 with 15 homers, 72 RBI, a .381 on-base percentage and 20 stolen bases in 154 games. He played 147 games for them in 2005 and hit .264 with seven homers and 53 RBI.



  • Jeff | March 14, 2009 | 2:38 am

    Isn’t he the dude who tried to iron a shirt while wearing it and burned himself?

  • Scott M. Collins | March 14, 2009 | 6:35 am

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  • Yogi | March 14, 2009 | 10:35 am

    Jeff – It was John Smoltz that used himself as an ironing board.

  • Tracy Ringolsby | March 14, 2009 | 11:06 am

    Actually Ford burned himself while ironing a shirt, but he was not wearing the shirt, although that is the way the story was told. Jim Caple of espn.com has the details.

  • Jeff | March 14, 2009 | 4:35 pm

    Tracy, thanks for the link.

  • J | March 16, 2009 | 3:35 pm

    Lew’s the man. So what if he burns himself and loves Star Wars. The Rockies are lucky to have him.

  • Bullheads01 | March 17, 2009 | 11:44 am

    Being a twins fan in MN, there are alot of Lew Ford stories that would make you shake you head…..He had a perchant for staying up all night playing dungons and dragons online–especially on the road when his wife wasn’t there to babysit him…..and when right before a long roadtrip his laptop died, so he brought his pc on the road….yes, the keyboard, tower, and screen…..

  • TwinsFanc1981 | March 17, 2009 | 12:36 pm

    He also shaved his “goatee” in the middle of a game once.

  • Tracy Ringolsby | March 30, 2009 | 3:38 pm

    Bottom line is Lew Ford seems to enjoy the game or he wouldn’t still be play and he enjoys life. He has fun with his free time in a way that does not harm anyone.

  • Anonymous | April 15, 2009 | 2:15 am

    his new game is “World of Warcraft”