52 years ago today at an American League owners meeting in New York, owners agreed to allow the Washington Senators to move to Minnesota and become the Minnesota Twins. In a move designed to get a jump on the National League in the expansion race, the American League announces that it will expand by two teams and approves the move of the Senators. The new AL teams will play in Los Angeles as the Angels and in Washington, DC, as the Senators. All teams will play a 162-game schedule, with 18 games against each opponent.
Since moving to Minnesota and playing their first season in 1961 the Minnesota Twins have appeared in three World Series (1965, 1987, and 1991) and winning it all in 1987 and 1991. Todate the Twins record stands at 4,138 wins and 4,147 losses.