The Move to MinnesotaThe 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, ...
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome – TwinsIn 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 ...
World Series Winner 1987The 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 ...
World Series Winner 1991The 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 ...
Target FieldIn 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 an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis. 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 which includes the two adjoining cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The franchise was founded in Washington, D.C., in 1901 as the Washington Senators. The team moved to Minnesota and was renamed the Minnesota Twins for the start of the 1961 season. The Twins played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 to 1981 and in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009. The team played its inaugural game at Target Field on April 12, 2010. The franchise won the World Series in 1924 as the Senators, and in 1987 and 1991 as the Twins.
From 1901 to 2021, the Senators/Twins franchise's overall regular-season win-loss–tie record is 9,012–9,716–109 (.481); as the Twins (through 2021), it is 4,789–4,852–8 (.497).
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.
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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