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Remembering 9/11: Brad Thomas, Tigers Pitcher, Says Twins' Michael Cuddyer ‘Saved Our Lives' On 9/11

09/11/2011 03:54 pm ET | Updated Nov 11, 2011

DETROIT - Michael Cuddyer doesn't consider himself a lifesaver, even if that's what former Twins teammate Brad Thomas calls him.

Cuddyer figures thousands of people probably have similar stories, involving twists of fate, from Sept. 11, 2001.

But the bottom line is this: Thomas, a lefthanded pitcher from Sydney, Australia, and his wife, Kylie, had tickets booked on American Airlines Flight 11, which took off from Boston and was headed for Los Angeles before crashing into the World Trade Center.

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