TWINS TRIVIA is hopefully a fun and informative site that will help you to better enjoy the Minnesota Twins and their wonderful history. “History never looks like history when you are living through it” – John Gardner, former Secretary of Health
Talkin’ Baseball – Twins version written about 1995. Terry Cashman wrote Talkin’ Baseball as a tribute to 50’s baseball during the baseball strike in 1981. The song was spun off into many team specific versions like the Twins version here.
The Seattle Pilots (64-98) only existed in 1969 before moving to Milwaukee where they became the Brewers. The Pilots had a number of players that either had played in Minnesota or would play in Minnesota including Don Mincher, Rich Rollins, Ron Clark, Danny Walton, Sandy Valdespino, Mike Marshall, and Garry Roggenburk. Tom Kelly was a Pilots 8th round draft pick in 1968. The Seattle Pilots theme song was so different from any other I have ever heard and I had to put it out here.
Produced by WCCO radio (Minneapolis, Minn.), “Last Of The Ninth: Twins Pennant Drive ’65” is an audio delight, including the pivotal moments, plays, and personalities that drove the 1965 Minnesota Twins to the American League Championship. Legendary Twins broadcasters Ray Scott, Herb Carneal and Halsey Hall tell the story in a narrative that crackles with excitement and joy. Provided through Soundcloud courtesy of one of my favorite Minnesota Twins blog sites, Classic Minnesota Twins. There are two parts and it is GREAT listening as you relive the 1965 American league championship season.
A MPR interview in June 1995 with Harmon Killebrew and Mudcat Grant (about 5 minutes and 40 seconds in length)
Cookie Lavagetto breaks up Bill Bevens’ no-hitter with two out in the ninth inning during the 1947 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Lavagetto went on to become the Minnesota Twins first manager.
Pat Reusse-reminisces-about-the-history-of-the-Minnesota-Twins – one hour long
Minnesota Twins “Get to Know ‘Em” Campaign about Corey Koskie and Doug Mientkiewicz
Twins Last Season at the Metrodome – For 27 years, the Twins called the Dome “Home Sweet Home”. For most of those 27 years, those Twins games were heard on WCCO Radio. As they get set to play their last home opener before Target Field opens in 2010, enjoy some of the great moments and some of the odder moments as heard across the upper midwest on 830 WCCO Radio!
January 28, 1985 KSTP newcast that has a 2 minute clip clip of the demolition of Met Stadium. Minnesota Sports legends Bill Brown of the Vikings and Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew from the Twins are some of the witnesses as the iconic sports stadium comes crashing down. Met Stadium clip starts at 25:30 and runs thru about 27:30. Another segment of this news broadcast has a clip of Prince also.
Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox telecast from September 30, 1967 duing one of the best pennant races in AL baseball history. This is suppposedly the oldest telecast of a complete MLB baseball game totally in color. Box score.
Taken from a 2″ video tape, this is the very end of the 1965 Minnesota Twins versus Washington Senators game. The Twins win the pennant and celebrate in the locker room. This video includes interviews from Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame members Ray Scott, Frank Buetel, and if you look close enough, you’ll see Halsey Hall and Sid Hartman in the background. Minnesota Twins players interviewed on camera include Harmon Killebrew, Don Mincher, Bob Allison, Tony Oliva, Frank Quilici, Jim Kaat and many more. A great 40 minute video with superb quality all Twins fans should see.
What would it mean to the average Minnesotan if the Twins left our state? In 1984, this was a real possibility. Gary Gilson with Night Times Magazine talks with the Twins owner, as well as many fans about what the importance of Twins baseball in Minnesota. Original Broadcast: 04/05/1984. About 44 minutes long. Watch this and you also get to see a young Pat Reusse, with hair, Calvin Griffith and Jim Klobuchar!
The 1968 All-Star game in the Houston Astrodome was the first All-Star game played at night and also the first indoor All-Star game. This is the AS game that Harmon Killebrew was injured reaching for a throw at first base (at about the 1 hour 6 minute mark).
Following game 163 of the 2009 MLB season between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers that decided the AL Central title, Colin Cowherd on his 10.7.09 radio show discussed Minnesota being considered a “small market” .
This video has all the greatest moments in Twins history, from the 65 AL champs to 87 and 91 World Series Champs. Harmon’s 500th home run to Puckett’s, Hrbek’s and Morris’ World Series heroics. This video has all the highlights any Twins fan and baseball fan in general will love.
When a 12-year-old boy inherits the Minnesota Twins baseball team from his grandfather, he does what every young baseball fan dreams of — he makes himself the manager! Entertaining family film features cameos by baseball’s hottest stars, including Ken Griffey, Jr.; Don Mattingly; and Paul O’Neil. Starring Luke Edwards.
In the final regularly scheduled baseball game at the Metrodome, the Twins jumped all over Kansas City and never relented, winning 13-4 on the strength of five home runs — one from Michael Cuddyer, and two each from Jason Kubel and Delmon Young. About 2 hours and 43 minutes long.
Live broadcast of Minnesota Twins clinch 1987 American League Title vs Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball. The last out, on field and locker room celebration, manager interviews with Tom Kelly and Sparky Anderson.
From Brian Dozier’s historic surge to Max Kepler’s breakout, FOX Sports North looks back on another exciting season of Minnesota Twins baseball, as our analysts thank the fans for watching a tough 2016 Twins season.
“Tony Oliva, oh leave us alone…” This song tells how the 1964 Baltimore Orioles’ pennant hopes could be suddenly dashed by the likes of the Minnesota Twins’ rookie Tony Oliva, the New York Yankees’ pinch-hitter Hector Lopez, or the Chicago White Sox pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm. About 3 minutes 35 with Oliva piece first.