28 Facts About Minnesota Twins


Minnesota Twins are an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis.

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The Minnesota Twins compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League Central Division.

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The Twins played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 to 1981 and in the Hubert H Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009.

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However, part of the Minnesota Twins deal guaranteed a million fans a year for three years, plus the potential to double TV and radio money.

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Name "Minnesota Twins" was derived from "Twin Cities", a popular nickname for the Minneapolis-St Paul region.

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Minnesota Twins proposed to name the team the "Twin Cities Twins", but MLB objected and Griffith therefore named the team the Minnesota Twins.

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MVP season and Oliva's batting title, the Minnesota Twins won 102 games and the American League Pennant in 1965, but they were defeated in the World Series by the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games .

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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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Minnesota Twins was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2001, his first year of eligibility.

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Minnesota Twins dominated the Central Division in the first decade of the new century, winning the division in six of those ten years, and nearly winning it in '08 as well.

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

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

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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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Scoreboard operators sometimes played an animated sequence of piranhas munching under that caption in situations where the Minnesota Twins were scoring runs playing "small ball", and the stadium vendors sold T-shirts and hats advertising "The Little Piranhas".

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The Minnesota Twins had the AL MVP in Justin Morneau, the AL batting champion in Joe Mauer, and the AL Cy Young Award winner in Johan Santana.

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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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In 2019, the Minnesota Twins clinched the AL Central Division for the first time since 2010, finishing the season with the second-most wins in franchise history with 101, one short of the 1965 season.

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The Minnesota Twins were swept again, and extend their postseason losing streak to 16, dating back to the 2004 ALDS.

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Minnesota Twins' powder blue alternate uniform, first used in 2020, is a modern buttoned version of the road uniform the team used from 1973 to 1986.

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The "Minnesota Twins" script is in red outlined in white, letters and chest numerals are in white outlined in red, and back numerals are in red outlined in white.

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From 1961 to 1971 the Minnesota Twins sported uniforms bearing the classic "Minnesota Twins" script and numerals in navy outlined in red.

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In 1973, the Minnesota Twins switched to polyester pullover uniforms, which included a powder blue road uniform.

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In that same year, the Twins released a road navy alternate uniform, featuring red piping, "Minnesota" and player names in white block letters outlined in red, and red numerals outlined in white.

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The following season, the Minnesota Twins replaced the red uniforms with a home navy alternate, which features the "Minnesota Twins" script and back numerals in red outlined in white, and player names and chest numerals in white outlined in red.

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The Minnesota Twins brought back the navy-brimmed red cap for a few games with the home navy alternates.

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In 2006, the Minnesota Twins wore a sleeveless variation of their regular home uniforms with navy undershirts, which they wore until 2010.

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In 2007, the Minnesota Twins took the rights to the broadcasts in-house and created the Minnesota Twins Radio Network .

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In 2017, it was announced that WCCO would become the flagship station the Minnesota Twins again starting in 2018, thus returning the team back to its original station after 11 years.

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