Minnesota Twins

Sport Baseball
Country United States United States
Home town Minneapolis
Founding year 1901
Leagues Major League Baseball,
American League

The *Minnesota Twins’ are a professional baseball team located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are a member of the Central Division of the American League. StadiumThe Twins have played in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, or “Homer Dome” from 1982 to the present. Before that, they played outdoors, in the now-gone Metropolitan Stadium, from 1961 to 1981.NicknameThe “Twins” name is an homage to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.*History’The Twins are considered to be one of the American League’s eight charter franchises, as they were originally founded in Washington, D.C. in 1901 as the Washington Senators. In 1905 the team changed its name to the Washington Nationals.

In 1961, Major League Baseball granted the city of Minneapolis an expansion team. Calvin Griffith requested that he be allowed to move his team to Minneapolis, and instead grant Washington the expansion team. The MLB granted his request, and the team moved to Bloomington, Minnesota. (Washington got a new Senators team, who would movie in 1972 to Texas and become the Rangers. They would get another team in 2005 - the ex-Montral Expos).

*Record By Decade1961-1969The Twins began play in their new home in style. In this decade, they had only three losing seasons - 1961, 1964 and 1968. Coaches were Sam Mele for the first seven years, then Cal Ermer, and in 1969, Billy Martin.1970-1979Billy Martin’s last year with the Twins was 1970, then Bill Rigney took over for two years, then Frank Quilici for three, and finally Gene Mauch for the last four years of the decade. Each coach did relatively well, having more winning than losing seasons.1980-1989The Twins had a rough decade, going through five managers and seven losing seasons. Tom Kelly took over for the final three seasons of the decade.1990-1999Tom Kelly was entrenched as Twins manager for the entire decade, and led his team (along with Kent Hrbek and Kirby Pucket) to a World Series, in 1987.*2000-2008’Tom Kelly was manager of the Twins until 2001 - that was the year the Twins last won a World Series. Ron Gardenhire took over as coach and has been with the Twins ever since. Gardenhire’s only losing season to date has been in 2007.

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    TJ I agree 100% on every one of these! Good article.

    almost 9 years ago

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Top 10 Shocking Moments in Baseball Umpiring

There are some good calls, some bad ones and some that make you wonder about the power of sight! Whether made with pure hearts or simply a result of an erroneous conscience, these 10 calls are possibly the worst ever witnessed in the history of baseball.10. The Pine Tar IncidentIn July, 1983, the Kansas City Royals took on the New York Yankees in a... Continue reading

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Three Strikes for Morneau

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    sssarah ummmm when was this issued it deosnt say

    almost 10 years ago

Team Roster

Name Position
Randy Ruiz first base
Mike Redmond catcher
Boof Bonser pitcher
Justin Morneau first base
Francisco Liriano pitcher
Alexi Casilla second base
Brian Buscher third base
Craig Breslow pitcher
Nick Punto shortstop
Joe Nathan pitcher

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