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Minnesota Twins
Established 1901

Team Logo

Cap Insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42
Name
  • Minnesota Twins (1961–present)
  • Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960)
Other nicknames
  • The Twinkies
Ballpark
Major league titles
World Series titles (3) 1991 • 1987 • 1924
AL Pennants (6) 1991 • 1987 • 1965 • 1933
1925 • 1924
Central Division titles (4) 2006 • 2004 • 2003 • 2002
West Division titles (4) 1991 • 1987 • 1970 • 1969
Wild card berths (0) None
Owner(s): Carl Pohlad
Manager: Ron Gardenhire
General Manager: Bill Smith

The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins are a member of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From 1982 to the present, the Twins have played in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Central Division (Since 1994) 2007 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis, Minnesota (Since 1961) 2007 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Ron Gardenhire Local Television FSN North/My29 WFTC Local Radio AM 1500 KSTP The Minnesota Twins 2007 season... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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Kent Hrbek (aka Herbie) (born May 21, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ... The entrance The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, usually simply called The Metrodome or The Dome, and often nicknamed the Homerdome (even though in reality it is no friendlier to the long ball than average[3]), is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Metropolitan Stadium (often referred to as the Met) was a sports stadium that once stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. It opened in 1956 as the home of a minor league baseball team, the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association, replacing ancient Nicollet Park and built to specifications of major league... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... Griffith Stadium was a sports stadium that stood in Washington, D.C. from 1911 to 1965, at the corner of Georgia Avenue and W Street, NW. An earlier wooden baseball park had stood on the site, built in 1891. ... 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Dates October 19, 1991–October 27, 1991 MVP Jack Morris (Minnesota) Television network CBS Announcers Jack Buck, Tim McCarver Umpires Don Denkinger (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Drew Coble (AL), Terry Tata (NL), Rick Reed (AL), Ed Montague (NL) The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins (95-67... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... The 2006 American League Division Series (ALDS), the opening round of the 2006 American League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Saturday, October 7, with the champions of the three AL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... In the 2004 American League Division Series, the Boston Red Sox swept the Anaheim Angels in 3 games, and the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 3 games to 1. ... In the 2003 American League Division Series, the Boston Red Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics 3 games to 2, while the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 3 games to 1. ... The 2002 American League Championship Series was a matchup between the Wild Card Champion Anaheim Angels and the Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins. ... The 1991 American League Championship Series was played between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays from October 8 to October 13, 1991. ... The 1987 American League Championship Series pitted the Minnesota Twins, the AL West champions, against the Detroit Tigers, the AL East champions. ... The 1970 American League Championship Series was a match-up between the Eastern Division Champion Baltimore Orioles and the Western Division Champion Minnesota Twins. ... The 1969 American League Championship Series was the first ALCS held after Major League Baseball adopted the two-division format that season. ... Carl Pohlad (b. ... Ronald Ron Clyde Gardenhire (born October 24, 1957 in Butzbach Hesse, West Germany) is a manager in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins in the American League. ... Bill Smith is the fifth general manager for the Minnesota Twins. ... Baseball is a team sport which is played by several professional leagues throughout the world. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... The American League Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... The entrance The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, usually simply called The Metrodome or The Dome, and often nicknamed the Homerdome (even though in reality it is no friendlier to the long ball than average[3]), is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


The "Twins" name originates from Minnesota's Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. They are nicknamed "the Twinkies", familiar term based on the snack cake of the same name[citation needed]. Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the most populous urban area in the state of Minnesota, United States, and is composed of 188 cities and townships. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... Baseball nicknames have become an integral part of the culture of baseball In no sport are nicknames more pervasive than baseball. ... A Twinkie is a Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling created by Hostess, and baked by Continental Baking Co, which is owned by Kansas City-based Interstate Bakeries Corporation. ...


One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1901. Then the Washington Senators (not to be confused with the Washington Senators that were enfranchised in 1961 as a replacement and eventually became the Texas Rangers), the team moved to Minneapolis in 1961, then based in Metropolitan Stadium. For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... Metropolitan Stadium (often referred to as the Met) was a sports stadium that once stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. It opened in 1956 as the home of a minor league baseball team, the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association, replacing ancient Nicollet Park and built to specifications of major league...

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Team history

Washington Senators: 1901 to 1960

For a time, from 1911 to 1933, the Washington Senators were one of the more successful franchises in major-league baseball. The team's rosters included Hall of Famers Goose Goslin, Sam Rice, Joe Cronin, Bucky Harris, Heinie Manush and one of the greatest pitchers of all time, Walter Johnson. But the Senators are remembered more for their many years of mediocrity and futility, including six last-place finishes in the 1940s and 1950s. Washington Senators may refer to an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960, mostly at Griffith Stadium, that moved to Minneapolis-St. ... Leon Allen Goslin (October 16, 1900 – May 15, 1971), better known as Goose Goslin, was a left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his powerful left-handed swing and dependable clutch hitting. ... Edgar Charles Sam Rice (February 20, 1890 - October 13, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... Bucky Harris Stanley Raymond Bucky Harris (November 8, 1896 - November 8, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and executive. ... Henry Emmett Manush (July 20, 1901 - May 12, 1971) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ...

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A losing start for a charter franchise

When the American League declared itself a major league in 1901, the new league placed a team in Washington, a city that had been abandoned by the National League a year earlier. The Washington club, like the old one, would be called the Senators. The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ...


The Senators began their history as a consistently losing team, at times so inept that San Francisco Chronicle columnist Charley Dryden joked: "Washington: First in war, first in peace, and last in the American League." The 1904 Senators lost 113 games, and the next season the team’s owners, trying for a fresh start, changed the team’s name to the Nationals. But the Senators name remained widely used by fans and journalists, and the team later restored it as the official name. Todays San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. ...


The ‘Big Train’ arrives

Whatever the name, the club continued to lose, despite the addition in 1907 of a talented 19-year-old pitcher named Walter Johnson. Raised in rural Kansas, Johnson was a tall, lanky man with long arms who, using a leisurely windup and unusual sidearm delivery, threw the ball faster than anyone had ever seen. Johnson’s breakout year was 1910, when he struck out 313 batters, posted an earned-run average of 1.36 and won 25 games for a losing ball club. Over his 21-year Hall of Fame career, Johnson, called the “Big Train,” would win 417 games and strike out 3,509 batters, a major-league record that would stand for more than 50 years. The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world. ... Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1910 throughout the world. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ...


New stadium, new manager

In 1911, the Senators’ wooden ballpark burned to the ground, and they replaced it with a modern concrete-and-steel structure on the same location. First called National Park, it later would be renamed after the man who was named Washington manager in 1912 and whose name would become almost synonymous with the ball club: Clark Griffith. A star pitcher with the National League’s Chicago Colts in the 1890s, Griffith jumped to the AL in 1901 and became a successful manager with the Chicago White Sox and New York Highlanders. In 1912, with Griffith taking the Senators’ helm and Johnson winning 33 games, the Senators posted their first winning record: 91-61, good for second place behind the Boston Red Sox. The next year, 1913, was Johnson’s best yet, 36 victories and a minuscule 1.14 ERA, and the Senators again finished second, this time behind the Philadelphia Athletics. The following are the baseball events of the year 1911 throughout the world. ... Clark Griffith of the Chicago White Sox at the West Side Grounds in 1902. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The following are the baseball events of the year 1913 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The...


Starting in 1916, the Senators settled back into mediocrity. Griffith, frustrated with the owners’ penny-pinching, bought a controlling interest in the team in 1920 and stepped down as field manager a year later to focus on his duties as team president. The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world. ...


1924: World champions

In 1924, Griffith named 27-year-old second baseman Bucky Harris player-manager. Led by the hitting of Goose Goslin and Sam Rice and a solid pitching staff headlined by the 36-year-old Johnson, the Senators captured their first American League pennant, two games ahead of Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees. The following are the baseball events of the year 1924 throughout the world. ... Bucky Harris Stanley Raymond Bucky Harris (November 8, 1896 - November 8, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and executive. ... Leon Allen Goslin (October 16, 1900 – May 15, 1971), better known as Goose Goslin, was a left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his powerful left-handed swing and dependable clutch hitting. ... Edgar Charles Sam Rice (February 20, 1890 - October 13, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player. ... This article is about the pitcher and outfielder. ...

Washington's Bucky Harris scores on his home run in the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 1924 World Series.
Washington's Bucky Harris scores on his home run in the fourth inning of Game 7 of the 1924 World Series.

In the World Series, the underdog Senators faced John McGraw's New York Giants. Despite Johnson losing both his two starts, the Senators kept pace to tie the Series at three games apiece and force Game 7. In the ninth inning with the game tied 3-3, Harris brought in Johnson to pitch on just one day of rest – he had been the losing pitcher in Game 5. Johnson shut out the Giants for four innings, and in the bottom of the 12th, a ground ball bounced over Giant third baseman Fred Lindstrom’s head, scoring Muddy Ruel with the winning run. The Washington Senators were world champions. Some called it the greatest World Series Game 7 ever … until 1991. Download high resolution version (929x384, 77 KB)Bucky Harris of the Washington Nationals scoring his home run in the fourth inning of game 7 (October 10) of the 1924 World Series. ... Download high resolution version (929x384, 77 KB)Bucky Harris of the Washington Nationals scoring his home run in the fourth inning of game 7 (October 10) of the 1924 World Series. ... Bucky Harris Stanley Raymond Bucky Harris (November 8, 1896 - November 8, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and executive. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... John McGraw can refer to different people: John McGraw (merchant), (1815-1877), was a New York lumber tycoon, and one of the founding trustees of Cornell University. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT... Frederick Charles Lindstrom (November 21, 1905 - October 4, 1981) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s. ... Herold Dominic Muddy Ruel (February 20, 1896 - November 13, 1963) was a major league catcher for 18 seasons with the St. ... Dates October 19, 1991–October 27, 1991 MVP Jack Morris (Minnesota) Television network CBS Announcers Jack Buck, Tim McCarver Umpires Don Denkinger (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Drew Coble (AL), Terry Tata (NL), Rick Reed (AL), Ed Montague (NL) The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins (95-67...


Building a winning tradition

The Senators repeated as AL champs in 1925 but lost the Series to Pittsburgh. After Johnson’s retirement in 1927, the Senators endured a few losing seasons until returning to contention in 1930, this time with Johnson as manager. But after the Senators finished third in 1931 and 1932, behind powerful New York and Philadelphia, Griffith fired Johnson, a victim of high expectations.[1] The following are the baseball events of the year 1925 throughout the world. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 11, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Other nicknames The Bucs, The Buccos... April 12 - President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1930 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1931 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1932 throughout the world. ...


For his new manager in 1933, Griffith returned to the formula that worked for him in 1924, and 26-year-old shortstop Joe Cronin became player-manager. It worked. Washington posted a 99-53 record and swept to the pennant seven games ahead of the Yankees. But the Senators lost the World Series to the Giants in five games. The following are the baseball events of the year 1933 throughout the world. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... The 1933 World Series featured the New York Giants and the Washington Senators, with the Giants winning in 5 games for their first championship since 1922, and their fourth overall. ...


Back to the second division

The Senators sank all the way to seventh in 1934. Attendance plunged as well, and after the season Griffith traded Cronin to the Red Sox for journeyman shortstop Lyn Lary and $225,000 in cash (even though Cronin was married to Griffith’s niece, Mildred). Despite the return of Harris as manager in 1935-42 and 1950-54, Washington remained mostly a losing ball club for the next 25 years, contending for the pennant only in the talent-thin war years of 1943 and 1945. The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... Lynford Hobart (Lyn) Lary (January 28, 1906 - January 9, 1973) was a shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ...


In 1954, Senators scout Ossie Bluege signed a 17-year-old ballplayer from Payette, Idaho, named Harmon Killebrew. Because of his $30,000 signing bonus, league rules required Killebrew to spend the rest of 1954 with the Senators as a “bonus baby.” Killebrew bounced between the Senators and the minor leagues for next few years. He became the Senators’ regular third baseman in 1959, leading the league with 42 home runs and earning a starting spot on the American League All-Star team. The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... Oswald Louis Ossie Bluege (October 24, 1900 - October 14, 1985) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Washington Senators from 1922 to 1939. ... Payette is a small city in southwestern Idaho, United States. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... The 1959 Major League Baseball All-Star Games were the 26th and 27th playings of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. ...


Looking west

Clark Griffith died in 1955, and his son Calvin took over the team presidency. He sold Griffith Stadium to the city of Washington and leased it back, leading to speculation that the team was planning to move, as the Braves, Browns and Athletics had all done in the early 1950s. After an early flirtation with San Francisco, by 1958 Griffith was courting Minneapolis-St. Paul. The American League opposed the move at first, but in 1960 a deal was reached: The Senators would move and would be replaced with an expansion Senators team for 1961. The old Washington Senators became the Minnesota Twins. The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Calvin Robertson Griffith (December 1, 1911 - October 20, 1999), born Calvin Robertson in Montreal, Canada, was a Major League Baseball team owner (1955 - 1984). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ...


The Washington Senators in popular culture

The longtime competitive struggles of the team were fictionalized in the book The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, which became the legendary Broadway musical and movie Damn Yankees. The plot centers around Joe Boyd, a middle-aged real estate salesman and long-suffering fan of the Washington Senators baseball club. In this musical comedy-drama of the Faust legend, Boyd sells his soul to the Devil and becomes slugger Joe Hardy, the "long ball hitter the Senators need that he'd sell his soul for" (as spoken by him in a throwaway line near the beginning of the drama). His hitting prowess enables the Senators to win the American League pennant over the then-dominant Yankees. One of the songs from the musical, You Gotta Have Heart, is frequently played at baseball games. For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Damn Yankees is a musical comedy, a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s (when the New York Yankees dominated Major League Baseball), in Washington, D.C., with a script by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. ... For other uses, see Faust (disambiguation). ... This page is about the concept of the Devil. ... A pennant is usually a narrow tapering flag most commonly flown by ships at sea. ...


Minnesota Twins: 1961 to present

The "Minnesota" designation, instead of "Minneapolis" (the Twins were the first professional baseball team to be named for a state rather than a city), comes from the fact that the team is intended to represent the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul (and, presumably, the entire state). This fact is reinforced by the stylized TC logo originally worn on their caps, and by their mascot, TC Bear. Minneapolis-Saint Paul is the most populous urban area in the state of Minnesota, United States, and is composed of 188 cities and townships. ... A map of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. ... A Bear like mascot for the Minnesota Twins. ...


The name "Twins" derives from the popular name of the region, the Twin Cities. It was unheard of at the time to name a professional team after a whole state, though later the Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Colorado Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the California Angels -- now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim -- would follow their lead). However, the original "Twin Cities Twins" TC logo was kept. The cap was abandoned in 1987 when the Twins adopted their current uniforms. By this time, the team had become established enough that it could place an "M" on their caps without offending St. Paul. The "TC" logo returned to one version of the home uniforms in 2002, as did the team's original cartoon logo: two large twins representing the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints--the two minor-league teams that preceded the Twins in the area--shaking hands over the Mississippi River, which runs through each of the two cities. Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None in common use Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rocks, The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Other nicknames The D-Backs, The Snakes Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... The Minneapolis Millers were a professional minor league baseball team that played in Minneapolis, Minnesota until 1960. ... The St. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...


1960s: The Twins arrive in Minnesota

The Twins were eagerly greeted in Minnesota when they arrived in 1961. They brought a nucleus of talented players: Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison, Camilo Pascual, Zoilo Versalles, Jim Kaat, Earl Battey, and Lenny Green. The Twins won 92 games in 1962, the most by the franchise since 1933. Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) American League (Since 1901) 1961 Uniform Location Metropolitan Stadium (Since 1961) Bloomington, Minnesota (Since 1961) 1961 Information Owner(s) Calvin Griffith Manager(s) Cookie Lavagetto and Sam Mele Local television WTCN-TV Local radio 830 WCCO AM 1961 was the Twins first year... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... William Robert Bob Allison (July 11, 1934 - April 9, 1995) was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played in the American League for the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins between 1958 and 1970. ... Camilo Alberto Pascual Lus (January 20, 1934 Havana, Cuba - ) was a pitcher who had an 18 year career from 1954 to 1971. ... Zoilo Casanova Versalles Rodriguez (December 18, 1939 - June 9, 1995) was a Cuban shortstop in Major League Baseball, considered to be a great fielder. ... Pitcher Jim Kaat James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed Kitty, is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St. ... External link Earl Battey - Career Statistics Categories: Stub | 1962 American League All-Stars | 1963 American League All-Stars | 1965 American League All-Stars | 1966 American League All-Stars | Chicago White Sox players | Minnesota Twins players | Washington Senators players | Major league catchers | Baseball players | 1935 births | 2003 deaths ... Leonard Charles Green (born January 6, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan) was an Outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles (1957-59 and 1964), Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins (1959-64), Los Angeles Angels (1964), Boston Red Sox (1965-66) and Detroit Tigers (1967-68). ... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) American League (Since 1901) 1962 Uniform Location Metropolitan Stadium (Since 1961) Bloomington, Minnesota (Since 1961) 1962 Information Owner(s) Calvin Griffith Manager(s) Sam Mele Local television WTCN-TV Local radio 830 WCCO AM The Twins improved to 91-71, finishing second in...


The Twins won the American League Pennant in 1965, driven by the exciting play of superstar sluggers Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva and flashy play of league MVP Zoilo Versalles. However, they were defeated in the 1965 World Series by the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games; each home team had won until Game 7, when Sandy Koufax shut out the Twins 2-0 in Minnesota. The Twins scored a total of two runs in their four losses, and were shut out three times, twice by Koufax. Although disappointed with the near miss, the championship drive cemented the team's relationship with the people of Minnesota. The Twins would wait 22 years to return to the World Series; they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games in the 1987 Series. The American League (AL) is one of the two leagues of Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) American League (Since 1901) 1965 Uniform Location Metropolitan Stadium (Since 1961) Bloomington, Minnesota (Since 1961) 1965 Information Owner(s) Calvin Griffith Manager(s) Sam Mele Local television WTCN-TV Local radio 830 WCCO AM The 1965 Minnesota Twins won the 1965 American League... This is about the Arabic television series. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Tony Pedro Oliva (born Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique on July 20, 1938 in Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career in the American League for the Minnesota Twins from 1962 to 1976. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Zoilo Casanova Versalles Rodriguez (December 18, 1939 - June 9, 1995) was a Cuban shortstop in Major League Baseball, considered to be a great fielder. ... The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Sanford Koufax (IPA pronunciation: /kofæks/) (born Sanford Braun, on December 30, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American left-handed former pitcher in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, from 1955 to 1966. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ...


In 1967, the Twins were involved in one of the closest pennant races in baseball history. Heading into the final weekend of the season, the Twins, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers all had a shot at clinching the American League championship. With two games left to play, the Twins and Red Sox were knotted atop the standings; moreover, the two remaining games each team had to play happened to be against each other. Unfortunately for Minnesota baseball fans, the Red Sox won both games and clinched their first pennant since 1946, finishing with a 92-70 record. The Twins and Tigers both finished a game behind, at 91-71, while the White Sox were three games out, at 89-73. The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ...


In 1969, Billy Martin was named manager. Martin pushed aggressive base running, with Rod Carew stealing home 7 times.[2] The Twins won the American League West, led by Rod Carew (.332, his first batting title), Tony Oliva (.309, 24 HR, 101 RBI) and league MVP Harmon Killebrew (49 HR, 140 RBI).[3] Unfortunately, the Twins were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the first American League Championship Series. Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Western Division (Since 1969) 1969 Uniform Location Metropolitan Stadium (Since 1961) Bloomington, Minnesota (Since 1961) 1969 Information Owner(s) Calvin Griffith Manager(s) Billy Martin Local television WTCN-TV Local radio 830 WCCO AM Led by new manager Billy Martin, the 1969 Minnesota... Alfred Manuel Billy Martin (May 16, 1928 – December 25, 1989) was an American second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ...


1970s: From first place to mediocrity

The team continued to post winning records through 1971, winning the first two American League West division titles. However, they then entered a decade-long slump, finishing around .500 for the next eight years. Tony Oliva and Rod Carew continued to provide offensive power, but Killebrew's home run production decreased and the pitching staff languished. Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Western Division (Since 1969) 1971 Uniform Location Metropolitan Stadium (Since 1961) Bloomington, Minnesota (Since 1961) 1971 Information Owner(s) Calvin Griffith Manager(s) Bill Rigney Local television WTCN-TV Local radio 830 WCCO AM The 1971 Minnesota Twins finished 74-86, fifth in... Tony Pedro Oliva (born Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique on July 20, 1938 in Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career in the American League for the Minnesota Twins from 1962 to 1976. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ...


Owner Calvin Griffith faced financial difficulty with the start of free agency. While other owners had fortunes made in other businesses, Griffith's only income came from baseball. He ran the Twins as a family owned business, employing many family members, and had to turn a profit each season. Stars Lyman Bostock and Larry Hisle left as free agents after the 1977 season and prompted the trade of Rod Carew after the 1978 season. Calvin Robertson Griffith (December 1, 1911 - October 20, 1999), born Calvin Robertson in Montreal, Canada, was a Major League Baseball team owner (1955 - 1984). ... Free agency can be: In Latter-day Saint theology, free agency is the name of the human capacity to make choices for themselves and to choose between right and wrong. ... Lyman Wesley Bostock Jr. ... Larry Eugene Hisle (born May 5, 1947 in Portsmouth, Ohio) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played with the Philadelphia Phillies (1968-71), Minnesota Twins (1973-77) and Milwaukee Brewers (1978-82). ... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Western Division (Since 1969) 1977 Uniform Location Metropolitan Stadium (Since 1961) Bloomington, Minnesota (Since 1961) 1977 Information Owner(s) Calvin Griffith Manager(s) Gene Mauch Local television WTCN-TV Local radio 830 WCCO AM The 1977 Minnesota Twins finished 84-77, fourth in... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Western Division (Since 1969) 1978 Uniform Location Metropolitan Stadium (Since 1961) Bloomington, Minnesota (Since 1961) 1978 Information Owner(s) Calvin Griffith Manager(s) Gene Mauch Local television WTCN-TV Local radio 830 WCCO AM The 1978 Minnesota Twins finished 73-89, fourth in...


1980s: Building a World Champion

In the early 1980s, The Twins fell further, winning only 37% of its games from 1981 to 1982. They had their worst season in Minnesota in 1982, with a 60-102 record, the worst the franchise had since the 1904 season (that team went 38-113). From their arrival in 1961 through 1981, the team played its games at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, a suburb south of the Twin Cities. The Mall of America now occupies the spot where the "Old Met" stood, complete with home plate and the seat where Harmon Killebrew hit a 520 foot home run. The 1982 season brought the team indoors, into the Metrodome, which is in downtown Minneapolis near the Mississippi River. The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... Metropolitan Stadium (often referred to as the Met) was a sports stadium that once stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. It opened in 1956 as the home of a minor league baseball team, the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association, replacing ancient Nicollet Park and built to specifications of major league... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ... Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1982 throughout the world. ... The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ...


In 1984, Calvin Griffith sold the Twins to Minneapolis banker Carl Pohlad. In 1985, Minnesota hosted the All-Star Game at the Metrodome. Calvin Robertson Griffith (December 1, 1911 - October 20, 1999), born Calvin Robertson in Montreal, Canada, was a Major League Baseball team owner (1955 - 1984). ... Carl Pohlad (b. ...


After several losing seasons in the Dome, a nucleus of players acquired during the waning years of the Griffith regime (Kent Hrbek, Tom Brunansky, Gary Gaetti, Frank Viola) combined with a few good trades (Bert Blyleven), intelligent free agent acquisitions (Al Newman, Roy Smalley), and a rising star in Kirby Puckett, combined to return the team to the World Series for the first time since 1965, defeating the Detroit Tigers (who won the World Series three years earlier) in the ALCS along the way. The dynamic play of the new superstars electrified the team and propelled the Twins to a seven-game victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 1987 World Series. Kent Hrbek (aka Herbie) (born May 21, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Thomas Andrew Brunansky (born August 20, 1960 in Covina, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1981 to 1994 for the Minnesota Twins, St. ... Gary Joseph Gaetti (born August 19, 1958 in Centralia, Illinois), nicknamed G-Man (Rat during his earlier days), is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1981-90), California Angels (1991-93), Kansas City Royals (1993-95), St. ... Frank John Viola, Jr. ... {{Mlbretired bert[1] |bgcolor1=#c6011f |bgcolor2=#072764 |textcolor1=white |textcolor2=white |name=Bert Blyleven |position=Starting pitcher |bats=Right |throws=Right |birthdate=April 6, 1951 ) |debutdate=June 5 |debutyear=1970 |debutteam=Minnesota Twins |finaldate=October 4 |finalyear=1992 |finalteam=California Angels |stat1label=Wins |stat1value=287 |stat2label=ERA |stat2value=3. ... Albert Dwayne (Al) Newman (born June 30, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos (1985-1986), Minnesota Twins (1987-1991) and Texas Rangers (1992). ... Roy Frederick Smalley III (born October 25, 1952 Los Angeles, California - ) was an infielder with a 13-year career from 1975 to 1987. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ...


The 1987 Twins set a record for fewest regular season victories by a World Series champion with 85 and a .525 winning percentage. This record was broken by the 2006 Cardinals, who won the World Series after going 83-79 during the regular season and a .513 percentage. While their 56-21 record at the Metrodome was the best overall home record for 1987, the Twins had an appalling 33-52 mark away from the Metrodome and they only won nine road games after the All-Star break. Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Western Division (Since 1969) 1987 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis (Since 1982) 1987 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Tom Kelly Local television TWINSVISION/KMSP-TV Local radio 830 WCCO AM The 1987 Minnesota Twins won the World... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...


The Twins won more games in 1988, but could not overcome the powerhouse division rival Oakland Athletics, even though pitcher Frank Viola won the Cy Young Award in that year. 1989 saw a decline in the win column though Puckett would win the batting title (1989 in baseball). Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Frank John Viola, Jr. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ...


1990s: From worst to first to worst again

The Twins surprisingly did quite poorly in 1990, finishing last in the AL West division with a record of 74-88. 1991 brought breakout years from newcomers Shane Mack, Scott Leius, Chili Davis, and rookie of the year Chuck Knoblauch, along with consistently excellent performances from stars Hrbek and Puckett. The pitching staff excelled as well, with Scott Erickson, Rick Aguilera, and St. Paul native Jack Morris having all-star years. The Twins defeated the Atlanta Braves 4 games to 3 to win the nail biting 1991 World Series (which is considered by many to be the greatest of all-time). [4] Game 6 is widely considered to be one of the greatest World Series games ever played. With the scored tied 3-3 in the bottom of the 11th inning, Kirby Puckett stepped up to the plate and drove the game winning home run into the left field seats to force a decisive Game 7. All three of the Twins' World Series appearances were decided in seven games, with the latter series ending in a dramatic 10-inning, 1-0 shutout by series MVP Jack Morris. 1991 was also the first time any team finishing last in its division the previous year advanced to the World Series, both the Twins and Braves accomplished the feat. In both this and the Twins' previous World Series appearance, the home team won each game, which had never occurred before. ESPN rated the 1991 World Series as the best ever played in a 2003 centennial retrospective of the World Series. This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... Shane Lee Mack (born December 7, 1963 in Los Angeles) is a former Major League Baseball. ... Scott Leius was an American League baseball player during the 1990s. ... Charles Theodore Chili Davis (born January 17, 1960 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a former center fielder/designated hitter who played in Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants (1981-87), California Angels (1988-90, 1993-96), Minnesota Twins (1991-92), Kansas City Royals (1997) and New York Yankees (1998... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... Edward Charles Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). ... Scott Gavin Erickson (born February 2, 1968 in Long Beach, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Richard Warren Aguilera (born December 31, 1961 in San Gabriel, California) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Fingers of an extreme nail-biter. ... Dates October 19, 1991–October 27, 1991 MVP Jack Morris (Minnesota) Television network CBS Announcers Jack Buck, Tim McCarver Umpires Don Denkinger (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Drew Coble (AL), Terry Tata (NL), Rick Reed (AL), Ed Montague (NL) The 1991 World Series was played between the Minnesota Twins (95-67... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...

Minnesota Twins away cap logo (1987 to present; also used at home 1987 to 2001)

1992 saw another superb Oakland team that the Twins could not overcome, despite a 90-72 season and solid pitching from John Smiley. After 1992, the Twins again fell into an extended slump, posting a losing record each year for the next eight years: 71-91 in 1993, 50-63 in 1994, 56-88 in 1995, 78-84 in 1996, 68-94 in 1997, 70-92 in 1998, 63-97 in 1999 and 69-93 in 2000. From 1994 to 1997 a long sequence of retirements and injuries (including superstars Kent Hrbek and Kirby Puckett) hurt the team badly, and Tom Kelly spent the remainder of his managerial career attempting to rebuild the Twins. In 1998, management cleared out the team of all of its players earning over 1 million dollars (except for pitcher Brad Radke) and rebuilt from the ground up; the team barely avoided finishing in the cellar that year, finishing just five games ahead of the Detroit Tigers and avoiding the mark of 100 losses by eight games. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... John Smiley (born March 17, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for four teams, the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twins, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians in a 12 year career from 1986 to 1997. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Jay Thomas Kelly (born August 15, 1950 in Graceville, Minnesota) is the former manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team from 1986 to 2001. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... Brad William Radke (born October 27, 1972), is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played his entire 12 season career with the Minnesota Twins. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett...


In 1997, owner Carl Pohlad almost sold the Twins to North Carolina businessman Don Beaver, who would have moved the team to the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro - Winston-Salem - High Point) area of the state. The defeat of a referendum for a stadium in that area and a lack of interest in building a stadium for the Twins in Charlotte killed the deal. The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... Carl Pohlad (b. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Major roads and cities in the Piedmont Triad area. ... Greensboro Skyline Greensboro redirects here. ... Nickname: Motto: Youre Something Special in Winston-Salem Location in North Carolina Coordinates: , Country State Counties Forsyth County Founded Incorporated 1766 (Salem) 1849 (Winston) 1913 Government  - Mayor Allen Joines (D) Area  - City  132. ... Nickname: Location in Guilford County and the state of North Carolina Country United States State North Carolina Counties Guilford, Randolph, Davidson, Forsyth Government  - Mayor Rebecca Smothers Area  - City  95. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, originally a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... “Charlotte” redirects here. ...


2000s: A perennial contender

Things turned around, and from 2001 to 2006, the Twins compiled the longest streak of consecutive winning seasons since moving to Minnesota, going 85-77 in 2001, 94-67 in 2002, 90-72 in 2003, 92-70 in 2004, 83-79 in 2005, and 96-66 in 2006. From 2002 to 2004, the Twins compiled their longest streak of consecutive league/division championships ever (previous were the 1924 World Champion-1925 AL Champion Senators and the 196970 Twins). Threatened with closure by league contraction in 2002, the team battled back to reach the American League Championship Series before being eliminated 4-1 by that year's eventual World Series champion Anaheim Angels. Their streak of three straight division titles, along with some bitterly fought games, have helped to create an intense rivalry with the Chicago White Sox in recent years, starting with 2000 when the Sox clinched the division at the Metrodome, and heating up especially in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Central Division (Since 1994) 2001 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis (Since 1982) 2001 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Tom Kelly Local television KMSP-TV/MSC Local radio 830 WCCO AM The 2001 Minnesota Twins marked the beginning... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Central Division (Since 1994) 2002 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis (Since 1982) 2002 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Ron Gardenhire Local television FSN North Local radio 830 WCCO AM After facing contraction talks at the previous winter... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Central Division (Since 1994) 2003 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis (Since 1982) 2003 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Ron Gardenhire Local television FSN North Local radio 830 WCCO AM After winning the American League Central Division in... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Central Division (Since 1994) 2004 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis (Since 1982) 2004 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Ron Gardenhire Local television FSN North/Victory Sports Network Local radio 830 WCCO AM The 2004 Minnesota Twins met... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Central Division (Since 1994) 2005 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis (Since 1982) 2005 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Ron Gardenhire Local television FSN North Local radio 830 WCCO AM Coming into the year, the 2005 Minnesota Twins... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Central Division (Since 1994) 2006 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis (Since 1982) 2006 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Ron Gardenhire Local television FSN North/My29 WFTC Local radio 830 WCCO AM The Minnesota Twins 2006 season ended... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Senators in 7 games. ... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Western Division (Since 1969) 1969 Uniform Location Metropolitan Stadium (Since 1961) Bloomington, Minnesota (Since 1961) 1969 Information Owner(s) Calvin Griffith Manager(s) Billy Martin Local Television WTCN-TV Local Radio 830 WCCO AM Led by new manager Billy Martin, the 1969 Minnesota... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... In Major League Baseball, the American League Championship Series (ALCS), played in October, is a playoff round that determines the winner of the American League pennant. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The...


In 2006, the Twins came from 12 games back in the division at the All-Star break to tie the Detroit Tigers for the lead in the 159th game of the season. With the Tigers having won the season head-to-head by 11 games to 8, the Twins needed a Tiger loss and a Twins win in order to take sole possession of first place and win the division outright, and got both on the last day of the season, when the Tigers lost their third straight game at home to the last place Kansas City Royals in a 10-8 game in 14 innings. After their win against the Chicago White Sox, the Minnesota Twins and somewhere between 30,000 to 40,000 fans watched the Tigers-Royals game on the Metrodome's jumbotrons. This is the first time in major league history that a team has won a division or league outright on the last day of the regular season without ever having had sole possession of first place earlier. The magical season came to a sudden end, however, as the Twins were swept 3-0 in the divisional championship series, while Detroit went on as a wild card entry, beat the Yankees 3-1 in their divisional series, and went on to play the A's in the league championship series. The Tigers would go on to sweep the A's 4-0 in the ALCS and lose the 2006 World Series to the St. Louis Cardinals. Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42 Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bless You Boys Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin Field (1912-1938) Bennett... Dates October 21, 2006–October 27, 2006 MVP David Eckstein Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver[1] Umpires Randy Marsh, Alfonso Marquez, Wally Bell, Mike Winters, John Hirschbeck, Tim McClelland The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs championship series, began on October...


In the minds of many, the current Minnesota Twins seem to be a new version of the Atlanta Braves of the 1990s, a talented team that won their division many times, only to fall short in the playoffs, often losing in the divisional series. This was especially compounded when their bitter rivals, the White Sox, won the World Series in the lone year they won the division in 2005. Similarly, the Tigers, despite losing the division in 2006, managed to win the American League pennant. In contrast, the Twins, despite winning the division in 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006, have only reached the American League Championship Series once, losing in the aforementioned 2002 ALCS. In 2007, the Twins went 79-83 and the 2001 Central Division champion Cleveland Indians, won it again in 2007. It ended a six-year winning-season run starting in 2001.


Contraction

Over the past 10 years, the Twins have argued that the lack of a modern baseball-dedicated ballpark has stood in the way of producing a top-notch, competitive team, despite the fact that their current stadium, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, played a crucial role in their championship seasons of 1987 and 1991. The quirks of the facility, such as the turf floor and the white roof, gave the Twins a huge homefield advantage (often referred to as the "Dome"-field advantage). Due to the structure of the stadium, the Twins won every one of their home games in their two World Series victories. Regardless, the Metrodome has often been considered inadequate mainly because of its relatively low income producing power and in the 1990s and early 2000s the Twins were often rumored to be moving to such places as New Jersey, Las Vegas, Portland, Oregon, the Raleigh-Durham area, and others in search of a more financially competitive market. The team was nearly contracted (disbanded) in 2002, a move which would have eliminated the Twins and the Montreal Expos franchises. The Twins survived largely due to a court decision which forced them to play out their lease on the Metrodome. The entrance The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, usually simply called The Metrodome or The Dome, and often nicknamed the Homerdome (even though in reality it is no friendlier to the long ball than average[3]), is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Western Division (Since 1969) 1987 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis (Since 1982) 1987 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Tom Kelly Local television TWINSVISION/KMSP-TV Local radio 830 WCCO AM The 1987 Minnesota Twins won the World... Major league affiliations American League (Since 1901) Western Division (Since 1969) 1991 Uniform Location Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (Since 1982) Minneapolis (Since 1982) 1991 Information Owner(s) Carl Pohlad Manager(s) Tom Kelly Local television WCCO-TV/MSC Local radio 830 WCCO AM The 1991 Minnesota Twins won the World... “NJ” redirects here. ... The Las Vegas metropolitan area, includes the Las Vegas Valley a 600 square mile (1600 km²) basin, and surrounding areas, that are part of Clark County in southern Nevada. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - City 376. ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... For other uses of this name, see Raleigh. ... Nickname: Location in North Carolina Country State County Durham County Government  - Mayor Bill Bell Area  - City  94. ... The Montreal Expos (French: Les Expos de Montréal) were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 until 2004. ...


In October of 2005 the Twins went back to state court asking for a ruling that they have no long-term lease with the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, the owner of the Metrodome where the Twins currently play. In February 2006 the court did rule favorably on the Twins motion. Thus, the Twins were not obligated to play in the Metrodome after the 2006 season. This removed one of the roadblocks that prevented contraction prior to the 2002 season and cleared the way for the Twins to either be relocated or disbanded prior to the 2007 season if a new deal was not reached. Look up Contraction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The Future

For a long time, the Twins wished to move the Metrodome with the Target Center ballpark within the next half decade, claiming that the Metrodome generates too little revenue for the Twins to be competitive. In particular, the Twins receive very little revenue from luxury suite leasing (as the majority are owned by co-tenant Minnesota Vikings) and only a small percentage of concessions sales; also, the percentage of season-ticket-quality seats in the Metrodome is said to be very low compared to other stadiums, and the capacity of the stadium is far too high for baseball. However, attempts to spur interest and push legislative efforts towards a new stadium repeatedly failed prior to 2006. The Dome is thought to be an increasingly poor fit for all three of its major tenants (the Twins, the Vikings and the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team). In fact, in addition to the Twins, the Vikings also have a stadium proposal in various stages of development, and the Gophers are in the process of beginning construction on their new stadium. Twins Ballpark is the working title of the future stadium for the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The Minnesota Golden Gophers are the college sports team for the University of Minnesota. ...


On May 21, 2006, the Twins' new stadium received the approval of the Minnesota House of Representatives, with a vote of 71-61, and then received approval from the Senate, with a nailbiting vote of 34-32, after 4 a.m. on the second-to-last day of the 2006 legislative session. The bill moved on to Governor Tim Pawlenty, who signed it during a special pre-game ceremony at the HHH Metrodome on May 26, 2006 (the Twins played the Seattle Mariners that night) on what will be the first home plate installed in the new stadium. is the 141st day of the year (142nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Twins Ballpark is the working title of the future stadium for the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The Governor of Minnesota is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Minnesota, leading the states executive branch. ... Timothy James (Tim) Pawlenty (born November 27, 1960) is an American politician from the Republican Party. ... The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, usually simply called the Metrodome, is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


New ballpark

Twins Ballpark, the proposed future stadium of the Twins will be located in what is now a parking lot at the north end of downtown Minneapolis within walking distance of the Target Center. The Hiawatha Light Rail line will be extended to the ballpark area with a possible connection with the proposed Northstar Commuter Rail. Preliminary plans call for a seating capacity of 40,000 seats and 72 suites. There will be approximately 34 bathrooms compared to only 16 in the Metrodome. The concourses will be open to the playing field with a view of the downtown Minneapolis skyline from every seat in the park. There will not be a retractable roof on the stadium which would add about $100 million on to the cost which is currently set at $522 million. This has received some objection due to the harsh game conditions in April and early May, and the resulting lost revenue. Since there will not be a roof, heat can be pumped into the seating areas from a nearby garbage burner. The official groundbreaking for the stadium, originally scheduled for 2 August 2007, was postponed to August 30 due to the collapse of the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge nearby. However, officials still expect the work to be completed in time for the 2010 home opener. With the new ballpark bill, a provision was signed into law that allows the state of Minnesota the right of first refusal to buy the team if it is ever sold, and requires that the name, colors, World Series trophies and history of the team remain in Minnesota if the Twins are ever moved out of state (a reaction to the loss of the Minnesota North Stars to Dallas in 1993). Twins Ballpark is the working title of the future stadium for the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The Target Center The Target Center is an arena in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota sponsored by Target Corporation that is home to the National Basketball Associations Minnesota Timberwolves and Womens National Basketball Associations Minnesota Lynx. ... The Hiawatha Line is a 12-mile (19-kilometer) light-rail corridor in Hennepin County, Minnesota that extends from downtown Minneapolis to the southern suburb of Bloomington, connecting to the Minneapolis-St. ... is the 214th day of the year (215th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 242nd day of the year (243rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The I-35W Mississippi River bridge was an eight-lane, steel truss bridge that carried Interstate 35W across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. ... The Minnesota North Stars were a team in the National Hockey League between 1967 and 1993. ... “Dallas” redirects here. ... See also: 1992 in sports, other events of 1993, 1994 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Athletics February 11 - Irina Privalova sets a new womens 60m indoors world record August 13 - August 22 - World Championships held in Stuttgart Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won...


Trivia

TC, the Twin's mascot.
TC, the Twin's mascot.
  • Best regular season record: 1965 (102-60)
  • Worst regular season record: 1904 (38-113) as Washington Senators
  • Worst regular season record: 1982 (60-102) as Minnesota Twins
  • Longest win streak: 1991 (15 games, June 1 to June 16)
  • World Series Home Record: 17-5. (8-0 at home in last two series, 1987 and 1991}
  • World Series Away Record: 2-16. (No road wins since 1925's Game 1)
  • Ballpark gimmick: Homer Hanky (1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006)
  • Mascot: TC, introduced in 2001.
  • Team Song: We're Gonna Win, Twins, by Dick Wilson, introduced in 1961.
  • Spring Training Facility: Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Florida
  • The team and the Metrodome were featured in the 1994 motion picture Little Big League.
  • The Twins are affectionately called the "Twinkies" by some fans. Despite the cream-puff sound of that nickname, the Twins have a reputation as a hard-working, hard-playing club. Current manager Ron Gardenhire runs and encourages a hard-nosed, fundamentals-first attitude toward playing and winning baseball games.
  • The party atmosphere of the Twins clubhouse after a win is well-known, the team's players unwinding with loud rock music (usually the choice of the winning pitcher) and video games. The club has several well-known, harmless hazing rituals, such as requiring the most junior relief pitcher on the team to carry water and snacks to the bullpen in a brightly-colored small child's backpack (Barbie in 2005, SpongeBob Squarepants in 2006, Hello Kitty in 2007), and many of its players, both past and present, are notorious pranksters.
  • A new nickname was unintentionally introduced by White Sox manager Ozzie Guillén, who called the Twins "Little Piranhas" as they gobbled up wins in July through August in the 2006 season. In 2007, the Twins sometimes play an animated sequence of piranhas munching under that caption, in situations where the Twins are scoring runs via "small ball".
  • Bob Casey was the Twins first public-address announcer starting in 1961 and going until his death in 2005. He was well known for his unique delivery and his signature announcements of "NOOO Smoking in the Metrodome, either go outside or quit!", "Centerfielder, #34, KIRRBYYYYYYY PUCKETTTTTT!!!" and asking fans not to 'throw anything or anybody' onto the field.
  • The Twins were the first World Series champion to lose three away games and still win the series by winning all four home games; doing it in 1987 and again in 1991. The Arizona Diamondbacks duplicated this feat in 2001, when they became the first National League team to do so.
  • The Twins are the first team in Major League history to sweep the Player of the Month, Pitcher of the Month, and Rookie of the Month awards, accomplishing this feat in June 2006 with catcher Joe Mauer, pitcher Johan Santana, and Rookie Pitcher Francisco Liriano.
  • In 2006, the club became one of the most decorated in recent baseball history, with Justin Morneau's MVP following the AL Cy Young Award won by Johan Santana and the AL batting title by Joe Mauer. The last team to have done it was the 1962 Los Angeles Dodgers. In addition to this, center fielder Torii Hunter was awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove Award for his defense in the 2006 season, and Mauer and Morneau each received a Silver Slugger Award for the offense as catcher and first baseman respectively.

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Little Big League  is a 1994 film about an 11-year-old (later turns 12) who suddenly becomes the owner and then manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team. ... Twinkies A Twinkie is a Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling distributed by Continental Baking Co. ... Ronald Ron Clyde Gardenhire (born October 24, 1957 in Butzbach Hesse, West Germany) is a manager in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins in the American League. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Computer and video games” redirects here. ... 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Dates October 27, 2001–November 4, 2001 MVP Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling (Arizona) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Steve Rippley, Dana DeMuth, Dale Scott, Mark Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, Ed Rapuano The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... The Player of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. ... Joseph Patrick Mauer (born April 19, 1983) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins. ... Johan Alexander Santana Araque (born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Minnesota Twins. ... Francisco Casillas Liriano (born October 26, 1983 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a left handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins and he wears jersey number 47. ... 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Baseball Hall of Famers

Elected at least partly on basis of performance with franchise as Minnesota Twins

Elected at least partly on basis of performance with franchise as Washington Senators Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ...

Other Hall-of-Famers associated with franchise Stanley Anthony Coveleski (Kowalewski) (July 13, 1889 - March 20, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player during the 1910s and 1920s. ... Joe Cronin Joseph Edward Cronin (October 12, 1906 – September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. ... Edward James Delahanty (1867-1903) Edward James Delahanty (October 30, 1867 - July 2, 1903) was a Hall of Fame Major League Baseball player from 1888 to 1903. ... Richard Benjamin Rick Ferrell (October 12, 1905 - July 27, 1995) was a Major League Baseball player, and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Leon Allen Goslin (October 16, 1900 – May 15, 1971), better known as Goose Goslin, was a left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his powerful left-handed swing and dependable clutch hitting. ... Clark Griffith of the Chicago White Sox at the West Side Grounds in 1902. ... Bucky Harris Stanley Raymond Bucky Harris (November 8, 1896 - November 8, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and executive. ... Walter Perry Johnson (November 6, 1887-December 10, 1946), American professional baseball pitcher. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Henry Emmett Manush (July 20, 1901 - May 12, 1971) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Edgar Charles Sam Rice (February 20, 1890 - October 13, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player. ... Early Wynn Jr. ...

Molitor and Winfield, St. Paul natives and University of Minnesota graduates, came to the team late in their careers and were warmly received as "hometown heroes," but were elected to the Hall on the basis of their tenures with other teams. Both swatted their 3,000th hit with the Twins. Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... Reverse side of a Paul Molitor baseball card Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ... David Mark Winfield (born October 3, 1951, in St. ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ...


Cronin, Goslin, Griffith, Harris, Johnson, Killebrew and Wynn are listed on the Washington Hall of Stars display at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium. So are Ossie Bluege, George Case, Joe Judge, George Selkirk, Roy Sievers, Cecil Travis, Mickey Vernon and Eddie Yost. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, informally known as RFK Stadium, is a sports stadium that opened in 1961. ... Oswald Louis Ossie Bluege (October 24, 1900 - October 14, 1985) was an American third baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Washington Senators from 1922 to 1939. ... George Washington Case (November 11, 1915 - January 23, 1989) was an American left and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Washington Senators. ... Joseph Ignatius (Joe) Judge (May 25, 1894 - March 11, 1963) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... George Alexander Selkirk (January 4, 1908 - January 19, 1987) was a Canadian outfielder and front office executive in Major League Baseball. ... Roy Sievers - Topps baseball card - 1956 Series, #75 Roy Edward Sievers (born November 18, 1926 in St. ... Cecil Travis Cecil Howard Travis (August 8, 1913 - August 1 [1998]] ]]ashortstop in Major League Baseball from 1933 to 1947. ... Mickey Vernon, playing for Washington James Barton Vernon (Mickey) (born April 22, 1918 in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania) is a former Major League Baseball player for the Washington Senators (1939-1948, 1950-1955) for the majority of his career, plus 4 other teams: the Cleveland Indians (1949-1950, 1958), the Boston... For the pioneer American baloonist, see Ed Yost. ...


Twins Hall of Fame

Class of 2000 Affiliation Years w/ Twins
Harmon Killebrew First Baseman 1961-74
Rod Carew Second Baseman 1967-78
Tony Oliva Outfielder 1962-76
Kent Hrbek First Baseman 1981-94
Kirby Puckett Outfielder 1984-95
Calvin Griffith President and Owner 1961-83
Class of 2001 Affiliation Years w/ Twins
Herb Carneal Radio Broadcaster 1962-2007
Jim Kaat Lefthanded Pitcher 1961-73
Class of 2002 Affiliation Years w/ Twins
Bert Blyleven Righthanded Pitcher 1970-76, 1985-88
Tom Kelly Manager 1986-2001
Class of 2003 Affiliation Years w/ Twins
Bob Allison Outfielder 1961-70
Bob Casey Public Address Announcer 1961-2004
Class of 2004 Affiliation Years w/ Twins
Earl Battey Catcher 1961-67
Class of 2005 Affiliation Years w/ Twins
Frank Viola Lefthanded Pitcher 1982-89
Carl Pohlad Owner 1984-Present
Class of 2006 Affiliation Years w/ Twins
Zoilo Versalles Shortstop 1961-67
Class of 2007 Affiliation Years w/ Twins
Gary Gaetti Third Baseman 1981-90
Jim Rantz Director of Minor Leagues 1986-Present

Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Tony Pedro Oliva (born Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique on July 20, 1938 in Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career in the American League for the Minnesota Twins from 1962 to 1976. ... Kent Hrbek (aka Herbie) (born May 21, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Calvin Robertson Griffith (December 1, 1911 - October 20, 1999), born Calvin Robertson in Montreal, Canada, was a Major League Baseball team owner (1955 - 1984). ... Herb Carneal (born May 10, 1923) is a Major League Baseball announcer. ... Pitcher Jim Kaat James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed Kitty, is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St. ... {{Mlbretired bert[1] |bgcolor1=#c6011f |bgcolor2=#072764 |textcolor1=white |textcolor2=white |name=Bert Blyleven |position=Starting pitcher |bats=Right |throws=Right |birthdate=April 6, 1951 ) |debutdate=June 5 |debutyear=1970 |debutteam=Minnesota Twins |finaldate=October 4 |finalyear=1992 |finalteam=California Angels |stat1label=Wins |stat1value=287 |stat2label=ERA |stat2value=3. ... Jay Thomas Kelly (born August 15, 1950 in Graceville, Minnesota) is the former manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team from 1986 to 2001. ... William Robert Bob Allison (July 11, 1934 - April 9, 1995) was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played in the American League for the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins between 1958 and 1970. ... Bob Casey (April 11, 1925 - March 27, 2005) was the only public-address announcer in Minnesota Twins history. ... External link Earl Battey - Career Statistics Categories: Stub | 1962 American League All-Stars | 1963 American League All-Stars | 1965 American League All-Stars | 1966 American League All-Stars | Chicago White Sox players | Minnesota Twins players | Washington Senators players | Major league catchers | Baseball players | 1935 births | 2003 deaths ... Frank John Viola, Jr. ... Carl Pohlad (b. ... Zoilo Casanova Versalles Rodriguez (December 18, 1939 - June 9, 1995) was a Cuban shortstop in Major League Baseball, considered to be a great fielder. ... Gary Joseph Gaetti (born August 19, 1958 in Centralia, Illinois), nicknamed G-Man (Rat during his earlier days), is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1981-90), California Angels (1991-93), Kansas City Royals (1993-95), St. ...

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Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Tony Pedro Oliva (born Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique on July 20, 1938 in Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career in the American League for the Minnesota Twins from 1962 to 1976. ... Kent Hrbek (aka Herbie) (born May 21, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Jack Roosevelt Jackie Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) became the first African-American major league baseball player of the modern era in 1947. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...

Current roster

Minnesota Twins all-time roster: A complete list of players who played in at least one game for the Twins franchise. The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Minnesota Twins franchise. ...

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Bullpen Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Timothy Scott Baker is a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Matthew Scott Garza (born November 11, 1983 in Selma, California) is a right handed pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Johan Alexander Santana Araque (born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Carlos Silva (born April 23, 1979?? in Bolívar State, boxcounty) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the Minnesota Twins since 2004. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Kevin Michael Slowey (Born May 4, 1984 Conroe, Texas) is a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. ...


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Catchers

Infielders Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Christopher John Heintz (born August 6, 1974 in Syosset, New York) is a Major League Baseball catcher, currently on the 40-man roster for the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joseph Patrick Mauer (born April 19, 1983) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... José Guillermo Morales (born February 20, 1983 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Mike Redmond (born Michael Patrick Redmond on May 5, 1971 in Seattle, Washington) is a Major League Baseball catcher. ...

Outfielders Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jason Alan Bartlett (born October 30, 1979 in Mountain View, California) is a Major League Baseball shortstop, currently on the active roster for the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Brian Phillip Buscher (born April 18, 1981 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American baseball player in the Minnesota Twins organization. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Alexi Casilla Lora (born July 20, 1984 in San Cristobal, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball infielder. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Justin Ernest George Morneau (born on May 15, 1981 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nick Punto (born Nicholas Paul Punto on November 8, 1977 in San Diego, California, USA) is a 5 9 Major League Baseball infielder. ...

Designated Hitters Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Michael Brent Cuddyer (pronounced /kud-die-er/; born on March 27, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Torii Kedar Hunter (born July 18, 1975 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Garrett Thomas Jones (born June 21, 1981 in Harvey, Illinois) is a first baseman in the Minnesota Twins organization of Major League Baseball. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jason James Kubel (born May 25, 1982 in Belle Fourche, South Dakota) is a professional baseball player who plays in the outfield for the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Jason Renyt Tyner (born April 23, 1977, Bedford, Texas) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who plays for the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Rondell Bernard White (born February 23, 1972 in Milledgeville, Georgia) is an outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball and currently is on the Minnesota Twins. ...

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  • 78 Flag of the United States Ricky Barrett
  • 74 Flag of Venezuela Jose Mijares
  • 76 Flag of the United States Errol Simonitsch
  • 73 Flag of Venezuela Oswaldo Sosa

Infielders Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Ricky Barrett (born March 9, 1981 in Sacramento, California) is a Minor League Baseball pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Venezuela. ...

Outfielders Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Christopher Joseph Basak (born December 6, 1978, in North Platte, Nebraska) is an infielder for the New York Yankees. ...

Manager

Coaches Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Darnell T. McDonald (born November 17, 1978) is an American baseball player. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Denard Span (born February 27, 1984 in Tampa, Florida) is an American Minor League Baseball outfielder in the Minnesota Twins organization. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Ronald Ron Clyde Gardenhire (born October 24, 1957 in Butzbach Hesse, West Germany) is a manager in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins in the American League. ...

60-day disabled list Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Rick Anderson (born November 29, 1956, in Everett, Washington) Rick Anderson is a pitching coach for the MLB team Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Steven Michael Liddle (b. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Richard Francis Stelmaszek (b. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Scott Ullger (born June 10, 1956- in New York, New York) is a former Major League Baseball player and current third base coach of the Minnesota Twins. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Joseph Alan Vavra (b. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... (B. Jerome Cardell White) Married to Cheryl and has 2 sons and a daughter. ...

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Notable players

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Richard Warren Aguilera (born December 31, 1961 in San Gabriel, California) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. ... William Robert Bob Allison (July 11, 1934 - April 9, 1995) was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played in the American League for the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins between 1958 and 1970. ... External link Earl Battey - Career Statistics Categories: Stub | 1962 American League All-Stars | 1963 American League All-Stars | 1965 American League All-Stars | 1966 American League All-Stars | Chicago White Sox players | Minnesota Twins players | Washington Senators players | Major league catchers | Baseball players | 1935 births | 2003 deaths ... Juan Berenger (November 30, 1954–) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins and other teams. ... {{Mlbretired bert[1] |bgcolor1=#c6011f |bgcolor2=#072764 |textcolor1=white |textcolor2=white |name=Bert Blyleven |position=Starting pitcher |bats=Right |throws=Right |birthdate=April 6, 1951 ) |debutdate=June 5 |debutyear=1970 |debutteam=Minnesota Twins |finaldate=October 4 |finalyear=1992 |finalteam=California Angels |stat1label=Wins |stat1value=287 |stat2label=ERA |stat2value=3. ... David Wilson Dave Boswell (January 20, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the American League for the Minnesota Twins from 1964-1971. ... Thomas Andrew Brunansky (born August 20, 1960 in Covina, California) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1981 to 1994 for the Minnesota Twins, St. ... There are two people named Luis Castillo: Luis Castillo, a Major League Baseball player Luis Castillo, a defensive tackle in the NFL This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... William Richard Campbell (born August 9, 1948 Highland Park, Michigan)is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1973 to 1987. ... Rodney Cline Rod Carew (born October 1, 1945), is a former Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels from 1967 to 1985. ... Wilmer Dean Chance (born June 1, 1941 in Wooster, Ohio) is a retired American Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Bobby Darwin (born February 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Los Angeles Angels (1962), Los Angeles Dodgers (1969-1971), Minnesota Twins (1972-1975), Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976), Boston Red Sox (1976-1977) and Chicago Cubs (1977). ... Charles Theodore Chili Davis (born January 17, 1960 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a former center fielder/designated hitter who played in Major League Baseball with the San Francisco Giants (1981-87), California Angels (1988-90, 1993-96), Minnesota Twins (1991-92), Kansas City Royals (1997) and New York Yankees (1998... Scott Gavin Erickson (born February 2, 1968 in Long Beach, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Gary Joseph Gaetti (born August 19, 1958 in Centralia, Illinois), nicknamed G-Man (Rat during his earlier days), is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins (1981-90), California Angels (1991-93), Kansas City Royals (1993-95), St. ... Greg Gagne (GAG-ne) (born November 12, 1961 in Fall River, MA), was a Major League Baseball Second baseman. ... Clinton Daniel Dan Gladden (born July 7, 1957 in San Jose, California) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current radio broadcaster. ... Leonard Charles Green (born January 6, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan) was an Outfielder for the Baltimore Orioles (1957-59 and 1964), Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins (1959-64), Los Angeles Angels (1964), Boston Red Sox (1965-66) and Detroit Tigers (1967-68). ... Jim Mudcat Grant (born August 13, 1935 in Lacoochee, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Montreal Expos, St. ... Edward Adrian “Eddie” Guardado (born October 2, 1970 in Stockton, California) is a closer in Major League Baseball who plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Tom Hall at Ion Storm, Dallas, 1999 Tom A. Hall (born September 2, 1964) is a game designer born in Wisconsin. ... Brian David Harper (born October 16, 1959 in Los Angeles, California) is a former catcher in Major League Baseball who played for teams in both the American and National Leagues during his 16-year career (1979 - 1995). ... Kent Hrbek (aka Herbie) (born May 21, 1960 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former American Major League Baseball player. ... Torii Kedar Hunter (born July 18, 1975 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas) is a Major League Baseball outfielder who is currently a free agent. ... Pitcher Jim Kaat James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed Kitty, is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St. ... Jay Thomas Kelly (born August 15, 1950 in Graceville, Minnesota) is the former manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team from 1986 to 2001. ... Harmon Clayton Killebrew (born June 29, 1936 in Payette, Idaho) is a former Major League Baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Edward Charles Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). ... Cordel Leonard Corey Koskie (born June 28, 1973 in Anola, Manitoba, Canada) is a Major League Baseball player currently with the Milwaukee Brewers. ... Eugene Thomas Larkin (born October 24, 1962 in Flushing, New York) was a switch-hitting Utility infielder who played his entire seven-year baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. ... Francisco Casillas Liriano (born October 26, 1983 in San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic) is a left handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins and he wears jersey number 47. ... Shane Lee Mack (born December 7, 1963 in Los Angeles) is a former Major League Baseball. ... Joseph Patrick Mauer (born April 19, 1983) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins. ... Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz [mint-KAY-vich] (born June 19, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio) is a first baseman for the New York Yankees. ... Justin Ernest George Morneau (born on May 15, 1981 in New Westminster, British Columbia) is a Major League Baseball player. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ... Joseph Michael Nathan (born November 22, 1974 in Houston, Texas) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Minnesota Twins (since 2004). ... Albert Dwayne (Al) Newman (born June 30, 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former infielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos (1985-1986), Minnesota Twins (1987-1991) and Texas Rangers (1992). ... Joseph Franklin Niekro (November 7, 1944 – October 27, 2006) was an American starting pitcher in Major League Baseball, the younger brother of Hall of Fame pitcher Phil Niekro, and the father of first baseman Lance Niekro. ... Tony Pedro Oliva (born Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique on July 20, 1938 in Pinar del Río, Cuba) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career in the American League for the Minnesota Twins from 1962 to 1976. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Camilo Alberto Pascual Lus (January 20, 1934 Havana, Cuba - ) was a pitcher who had an 18 year career from 1954 to 1971. ... 1960 Topps baseball card #324 James Evan Perry, Jr. ... Anthony John A.J. Pierzynski [peer-ZIN-skee] (born December 30, 1976) is an American Major League Baseball catcher who has played for the Chicago White Sox since 2005. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Francis Ralph Quilici (born May 11, 1939 Chicago, IL - ) was an infielder with a 5 year career and a manager with a 4 year career. ... Brad William Radke (born October 27, 1972), is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played his entire 12 season career with the Minnesota Twins. ... Jeffrey James Reardon (born October 1, 1955 in Dalton, Massachusetts) is an American former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. ... Richard Benjamin Reese (born September 29, 1941 in Leipsic, Ohio), is a former professional baseball player who played outfield and first base in the Major Leagues from 1964-1973. ... Richard John Rollins (born April 16, 1938 in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the Minnesota Twins (1961-68), Seattle Pilots (1969), Milwaukee Brewers (1970) and Cleveland Indians (1970). ... Johan Alexander Santana Araque (born March 13, 1979) is a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher who plays for the Minnesota Twins. ... Roy Frederick Smalley III (born October 25, 1952 Los Angeles, California - ) was an infielder with a 13-year career from 1975 to 1987. ... Kevin Ray Tapani was an American baseball player from 1989 until 2001. ... Daniel Henry Edward Danny Thompson (born 4 April 1939) is an English double bass player. ... César Leonardo Tovar (July 3, 1940 - July 14, 1994), nicknamed Pepito and Mr. ... Zoilo Casanova Versalles Rodriguez (December 18, 1939 - June 9, 1995) was a Cuban shortstop in Major League Baseball, considered to be a great fielder. ... Frank John Viola, Jr. ... 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Radio and television

As of 2007, the Twins' new flagship radio station is KSTP, 1500 kHz AM. It replaces WCCO, which held broadcast rights for the Twins since the team moved to Minneapolis in 1961. The original radio voices of the Twins in 1961 were Halsey Hall and, after the first year, Herb Carneal, sponsored by the Hamm's Brewing Company. In 2006, John Gordon, Herb Carneal, Dan "The Dazzle Man" Gladden, and Jack Morris provided radio commentary. In the United States, a flagship station is a radio or television networks principal station from which programs are fed to affiliates (for television, see Television flagship stations). ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Entrance to the KSTP studios on University Avenue in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota. ... WCCO is a radio station with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... Halsey Hall (c1898 - December 30, 1977) was a sports reporter and announcer in Minneapolis-St. ... Herb Carneal (born May 10, 1923) is a Major League Baseball announcer. ... Hamms is the name of a former American brewery in St. ... John Gordon is a Major League Baseball radio broadcaster who is best known as the play by play anouncer for the Minnesota Twins on Minnesotas WCCO 830 AM. He is well known amongst Twins fans for his intense emotional style of play calling and for his trademark home run... Clinton Daniel Dan Gladden (born July 7, 1957 in San Jose, California) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current radio broadcaster. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ...


The television rights are held by Fox Sports Net (FSN North) with Dick Bremer as the play-by-play announcer and Bert Blyleven as color analyst. They are sometimes joined by Ron Coomer and Roy Smalley. Blyleven was suspended by the team briefly in 2006 for inadvertently saying obscene words on a live telecast; he did not realize the broadcast was live and assumed a second take of the segment could be taped. Fox Sports Net headquarters in Los Angeles. ... Dick Bremer is a sports broadcaster for Fox Sports Net. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... {{Mlbretired bert[1] |bgcolor1=#c6011f |bgcolor2=#072764 |textcolor1=white |textcolor2=white |name=Bert Blyleven |position=Starting pitcher |bats=Right |throws=Right |birthdate=April 6, 1951 ) |debutdate=June 5 |debutyear=1970 |debutteam=Minnesota Twins |finaldate=October 4 |finalyear=1992 |finalteam=California Angels |stat1label=Wins |stat1value=287 |stat2label=ERA |stat2value=3. ... A color (or colour) commentator is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ... Ronald Bryan Coomer (born November 18, 1966 in Crest Hill, Illinois) is a former first baseman and third baseman in Major League Baseball who had a 9-year career from 1995 to 2003. ... Roy Frederick Smalley III (born October 25, 1952 in Los Angeles, California) is a former shortstop in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... Obscenity in Latin obscenus, meaning foul, repulsive, detestable, (possibly derived from ob caenum, literally from filth). The term is most often used in a legal context to describe expressions (words, images, actions) that offend the prevalent sexual morality of the time. ...


FSN North also produces game telecasts on WFTC, "My29" in the Twin Cities. WFTC, channel 29, is a MyNetworkTV-affiliated station licensed to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and serving the Minneapolis-St. ...


On April 1st, 2007, Herb Carneal, the radio voice of the Twins for all but one year of their existence, died in his home in Minnetonka, Minnesota after a long battle with a list of illnesses. Carneal is currently in the Hall of Fame.


See also

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References

  1. ^ Thomas, Henry W.: "Walter Johnson: Baseball's Big Train," page 319. Bison Books, 1998
  2. ^ Rod Carew Baseball Hall of Fame
  3. ^ 1969 Minnesota Twins
  4. ^ 1991 World Series had it all By Jim Caple ESPN.com

Shirley Lewis Povich (July 15, 1905 – June 4, 1998) became a sports columnist and reporter for the Washington Post in 1923. ...

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The Twins followed up their '91 title with a solid second place finish in 1992, but within a few seasons they were back in the pack.
After the Minnesota Supreme Court blocked any move to eliminate the team, Selig backed down and was forced to watch in embarrassment as the Twins ran away with the AL Central and defeated the small-market A's in the first round of the playoffs.
Minnesota is stacked with young pitching and they will need some of that pitching to come up big for them in the starting rotation.
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