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From 1 to 35,535: Our own Moonlight Graham

The character Burt Lancaster played in "Field of Dreams," Moonlight Graham, was based on a real baseball player of the same name whose major league career consisted of one game. He later moved to Chisholm, MN, and worked as a doctor there for many years. Moonlight, that is, not Burt.

The Timberwolves have their own Moonlight Graham, one who also has deep ties to the 32nd state. He is tied for playing the second fewest minutes in a T'wolves uniform (5). Who is this guy? The answer after the jump.

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Trevor Winter, your name even has the same rhythm as Moonlight Graham. Congratulations on making it to the NBA back in 1999, fulfilling a dream so many boys have but so extremely few ever achieve. You did your hometown of Slayton, MN, proud when you played center for the nearest NBA squad.

In Winter's game, he pulled down three rebounds in his five minutes of fame. More noteworthy, he is one of three players to have a career with as many personal fouls committed as minutes played (5/5). The other two guys only played a minute each in the 1950s, making Winter's feat unique.

How did it happen? It was part of coach Flip Saunders' strategy to slow down Shaq. He told Winter, "You have five fouls to give, and for every foul you don't use, we'll fine you $1,000." Winter didn't dilly dally, obviously. Unfortunately, that was his first and only NBA action. He retired and became a medical salesman.

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