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 91 games in 1962, the most by the franchise since 1933. The Twins won 102 games and the American League Pennant in 1965, ...
In 1982, the Twins moved into the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which they shared with the Minnesota Vikings, but the team continued to struggle. The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, commonly called the Metrodome, was a domed sports stadium located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. Opened in 1982, it replaced Metropolitan Stadium, which was on the current site of the ...
The 1987 World Series was played by the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals. Minnesota was victorious in a World Series that was both the first to be played indoors, as well as the first in which the home team won every game. This happened again in 1991 (also a Twins championship) over the Atlanta Braves and in 2001 ...
The 1991 World Series pitted the Minnesota Twins (95–67) of the American League against the Atlanta Braves (94–68) of the National League. The Minnesota Twins won in seven games. ESPN selected it as the “Greatest of All Time” in their “World Series 100th Anniversary” countdown, with five of its games being decided by a single run, four games decided in ...
In response to the threatened loss of the Twins, the Minnesota private and public sector negotiated and approved a financing package for a replacement stadium a baseball-only outdoor, natural turf ballpark in the Warehouse District of downtown Minneapolis owned by a new entity known as the Minnesota Ballpark Authority. Target Field was constructed at a cost of $544.4 million (including ...
The Minnesota Twins are an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The team is named after the Twin Cities area comprising Minneapolis and St. Paul. They played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 to 1981 and the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009. They played their inaugural game at the newly completed Target Field on April 12, 2010.
Washington D.C. – Minneapolis
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1901 – 1999 / American League
1961 – Present / Minnesota Twins
1901 – 1960 / Washington Nationals/Senators
Twins – Minneapolis and St. Paul is commonly known as the “Twin Cities”. The formal name of the team, which transferred from Washington, D.C., in 1961, was initially the Twin Cities Baseball Club, now known as Twins Sports, Inc. The club officials settled on Twins as the team nickname.
World Series 2
1991, 1987, 1924
2010 – Present / Target Field
1982 – 2009 / Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
1961 – 1981 / Metropolitan Stadium
1911 – 1960 / Griffith Stadium
1911 – 1920 / National Park
1903 – 1910 / National Park
1901 – 1902 / American League Park
2009 – Present / Jim Pohlad
1984 – 2009 / Carl Pohlad
1955 – 1984 / Calvin Griffith
1920 – 1955 / Clark Griffith
1912 – 1920 / Benjamin Minor
1904 – 1912 / Thomas C. Noyes
1901 – 1903 / Ban Johnson & Fred Postal
3 / Harmon Killebrew
6 / Tony Oliva
7 / Joe Mauer
10 / Tom Kelly
14 / Kent Hrbek
28 / Bert Blyleven
29 / Rod Carew
34 / Kirby Puckett
42 / Jackie Robinson
*Blue is this team’s history