19 Facts About Minnesota Twins

1. The Minnesota Twins have hired Johnson to coach their pitchers, Arkansas coach Dave Van Horn confirmed Thursday.

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2. The Minnesota Twins named Rocco Baldelli their new manager a few weeks ago Bench Coach Derek Shelton, who had been a candidate to take over the top spot both in Minnesota and Texas, will return.

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3. The Minnesota Twins have put together the majority of their coaching staff and the name turning head is new pitching coach Wes Johnson.

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4. The Minnesota Twins announced their 2019 coaching assignments under first-year manager Rocco Baldelli.

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5. The Minnesota Twins have made their first batch of minor league signings this winter, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.

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6. The Minnesota Twins will dip into the college ranks to find their next pitching coach, as Dan Hayes of The Athletic reports that Minnesota is set to hire University of Arkansas pitching coach Wes Johnson to hold that same role in Minneapolis.

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7. The Minnesota Twins are one step closer to filling out their coaching staff.

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8. The Minnesota Twins were mentioned in excerpts for about a dozen players, and MLBTR picked 3 to land in Minnesota from that top-50 list.

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9. Prior to the addition of the banners, the Minnesota Twins acknowledged their retired numbers on the Metrodome's outfield fence.

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10. As part of the deal, the Minnesota Twins signed a 30-year lease of the new stadium, effectively guaranteeing the continuation of the team in Minnesota for a long time to come.

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11. From that day forward, the Minnesota Twins made a strong push to get as close as five games back of the division lead by the All-Star break.

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12. In the divisional series, the Minnesota Twins lost to the Yankees in a three-game sweep for the second consecutive year.

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13. In 2008, the Minnesota Twins finished the regular season tied with the White Sox on top of the AL Central, forcing a one-game playoff in Chicago to determine the division champion.

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14. In 2006, the Minnesota Twins won the division on the last day of the regular season but lost to the Oakland Athletics in the ALDS.

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15. The Minnesota Twins have not won a playoff series since the 2002 series against the Athletics, this despite the team winning several division championships in the decade.

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16. From 2001 to 2006, the Minnesota Twins compiled the longest streak of consecutive winning seasons since moving to Minnesota.

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17. The Minnesota Twins won on a walk-off RBI single by Gene Larkin in the bottom of the 10th inning, after Morris had pitched ten shutout innings against the Braves.

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18. On July 17, 1990, the Minnesota Twins became the only team in major league history to pull off two triple plays in the same game.

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19. That year, the Minnesota Twins won 91 games, the most by the franchise since 1933.

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