Minnesota Twins pitcher Anthony Slama throws his first major league pitch as he made his debut against the Cleveland Indians last Wednesday. AP Photo/Jim Mone
Twins' Slama related to North Dakota polka band leader
Folks in Milton, N.D., knew all about Anthony Slama. He was a farmer who - because he played a bugle in the Army - developed a fascination for music and formed polka bands, Fourth of July bands, high school bands and even bands that marched down the muddy streets of Milton.
That was back in the 1920s.
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