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 ...
History of the Twins
The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins have been a part of the American League since their inception in 1901 as the Washington Senators. In 1961, they moved to Minnesota and became known as the Twins. Since then, they have won three World Series titles (1987, 1991, and 2020), six American League pennants, and 10 division championships.
Throughout their history, some of baseball's greatest players have worn a Twins uniform, including Hall-of-Famers Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, and Kirby Puckett, among many others. They also boast one of baseball’s most successful managers ever: Tom Kelly, who led them to two World Series victories during his tenure from 1986–2001 with an overall record of 1125 wins - 1007 losses (.528 winning percentage).
In recent years under manager Ron Gardenhire (2002 – 2014), Paul Molitor (2015 – 2018) & Rocco Baldelli 2019 - present, the team had experienced great success making five playoff appearances since 2002, including four consecutive AL Central Division Championships from 2009-2012 culminating in another trip to the postseason for 2015 when they lost 3 games to 2 against Toronto Blue Jays in ALCS. Last year was especially memorable for all fans as led by MVP candidate Nelson Cruz, manager Rocco Baldelli guided this young core group into uncharted territory with a first-time title win after beating the Yankees 4 games out of 5 series. It will be interesting to see how this current squad can follow up on that feat in the future, but there is no doubt that it is exciting times ahead for Twin Cities faithful!
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2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1901 – 1999 / American League
1961 – Present / Minnesota Twins
1901 – 1960 / Washington Nationals/Senators
Twins – For many sports fans, the Minnesota Twins are a beloved team with a long and storied history. But did you know that the team’s nickname has an interesting origin story?
The Twins were founded in Minneapolis in 1901 as part of the American League. At first, they were known simply as “the Millers” after their original home field Miller Park. The name was changed to “Twins” in 1961 when they moved to Metropolitan Stadium and began playing at Met Stadium and Miller Park during some seasons. This double-duty arrangement gave them their new moniker: The Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St Paul).
The club has been associated with two colors: navy blue and red for home games; gray or black for away games (with occasional variations). In 1987 these colors became official when then-owner Calvin Griffith announced them along with his decision to rename his franchise from "Washington Senators" back to "Minnesota Twins." Since then, these have become ingrained into every fan's perception of being a Minnesota Twin!
While there is no definitive answer on why exactly this nickname came about—some say it's because Minneapolis was originally called St. Anthony Falls before being renamed—it certainly adds an extra layer of charm to one of our favorite teams! Whether you're watching your favorite players take on rivals like Chicago White Sox or Cleveland Indians at Target Field or just enjoying some good old-fashioned baseball nostalgia while flipping through classic cards featuring Harmon Killebrew or Kirby Puckett – knowing where your team got its start makes rooting for them all that more special!
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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
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
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