This Day in Twins History – October 12, 1987

The Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 9-5 and won their first American League pennant in 22 years as Bert Blyleven wins his second game of the series. The Twins, with the worst road record of any pennant or division winner in history (29-52), took two of three in Detroit to win the best-of-7 ALCS playoffs in five games. The Twins are greeted by over 50,000 fans waiting at the Metrodome (and I was one of them) following their victory in Detroit which gave them their first AL pennant in 22 years.

A nice piece about this day by Doug Grow can be found here. A 10 minute video of the event can be seen on this YouTube – . Hall of Fame announcer Herb Carneal introduces the players.

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