Author Archives: jjswol

How many starters does a MLB team really use?

Twins beat-writer Phil Miller wrote in past Sunday’s edition of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the Minnesota Twins could have as many as 12 different pitchers fighting for the five spots in the Twins 2017 starting rotation. Keep that number … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Minnesota Twins second day of full squad workouts

Yesterday I checked out the Twins second full workout of the spring as Paul Molitor ran his boys through their paces. I saw nothing really unusual but I thought it was kind of interesting that I saw no pitchers throwing … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Complete game streaks a rarity nowadays

The franchise leader in complete games pitched for the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins is Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson who had 38 complete games in 1910 in 42 starts for the Washington Senators. Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven, also in the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New security measures at CenturyLink Sports Complex

The Minnesota Twins recently sent out an e-mail that states that new security measures have been put in effect that may impact you when you attend a Twins spring training game so please keep them in mind. “There will be … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Leave a comment

Time for Eddie Rosario to step up and “be the man” out of the Twins 2010 draft

The Minnesota Twins were 87-76 in 2009 and scored six runs in three games in the ALDS against the New York Yankees and were swept in three games. That earned them the right to pick 21st in the 2010 June … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Minnesota Twins who have received Hall of Fame votes over the years

We all know about the Minnesota Twins players who have been enshrined in the MLB Hall of Fame and it is a great and rare honor to get voted in. Over the years a number of outstanding and I think … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Best players drafted by Minnesota Twins by round

I went through the history of the Minnesota Twins June Amateur draft choices to see who the best players were that the club drafted, signed and the player debuted with Minnesota across his chest. The player may or may not … Continue reading

Posted in MLB Draft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Minnesota Twins go high tech….. back in 1967

According to the February 25, 1967 issue of the Sporting News the Minnesota Twins went high-tech by installing their first computer in their accounting department and Twins PR man Tom Mee thought that in the future they might even use … Continue reading

Posted in The 1967 AL Pennant Race | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Players and fans still sparse at CenturyLink

Yesterday I paid another visit to the CenturyLink Sports complex the spring training home of the Minnesota Twins less than a week before pitchers and catchers report and both the players and fans were sparse in number but those in … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Minnesota Twins Top 10 Second Basemen

Here are the Minnesota Twins top 10 second basemen based of the WAR numbers from Baseball-Reference.  To qualify a player must have played at least 51% of his games at second base. The results to I’m sure no ones surprise, … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Minnesota Twins Super Bowl Predictions

    The #MNTwins predict #SB51. pic.twitter.com/UNh4L5xRNt — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) February 3, 2017  

Posted in General Blogging | Leave a comment

Someone, please throw Falvey and Levine a life-line

What the heck? What is going on there in Twins territory? Just a year after signing Korean first baseman Byung Ho Park to a four-year, $12 million deal, the Twins decide to designate him for assignment. All this after paying a … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

What are these guys doing?

I stopped off at the ballpark yesterday to see what was going on and if some veteran players have started to work out since TwinsFest was behind them.Turns out I saw no players that I recognized but I saw this … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | 2 Comments

Minnesota Twins Top 10 Catchers

In their 56 seasons of baseball in Minnesota the Twins have had 71 different players don the tools of ignorance and squat down behind the plate to catch a major league pitcher. Two those 71 players only caught in one … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Most plate appearances with zero home runs

The players on the list below had 400 or more plate appearances in a season as Minnesota Twins but hit no home runs. That didn’t necessarily mean they had a bad season, as you can see that second baseman Rod … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Most plate appearances with zero home runs

Some of the Twins worst games ever pitched

Minnesota Twins pitchers have pitched some bad games over the years, here is a list of Twins pitchers that gave up 10 or more runs in a single game. The most runs given up by a Twins pitcher was 11 … Continue reading

Posted in Do you remember | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Some of the Twins worst games ever pitched

Do you remember Twins All-Star catcher Dave Engle?

Dave Engle was drafted in 1978 by the California Angels in the third round (66 over all) as a third baseman out of USC. His stay in his home state however; was short-lived as he was traded on February 3, … Continue reading

Posted in Do you remember | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Do you remember Twins All-Star catcher Dave Engle?

Twenty two years ago, replacement players almost opened the baseball season

Twenty two years ago, the 1995 Opening Day that no one wanted loomed over Major League Baseball. The reason? After the games were completed on August 11, 1994 major league baseball players went on strike forcing MLB to cancel the … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Twenty two years ago, replacement players almost opened the baseball season

Looking ahead to the 1967 baseball season

Fifty years ago the Boston Red Sox won the American League pennant in 1967 in what many think is one of the most if not thee most exciting AL pennant races ever. The Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins finished one … Continue reading

Posted in The 1967 AL Pennant Race | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A quick visit the CenturyLink Sports Complex

With a little extra time on my hands this morning I took a quick trip out to the CenturyLink Sports Complex to see what might be going on out there. I had low expectations of what I would see out … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Analyzing Minnesota Twins First Round Picks – Part 2

  How long does it take a Twins first round pick to reach the majors? I wanted to see how long it takes a Minnesota Twins first round selection to reach the major leagues and there is really no good … Continue reading

Posted in MLB Draft | 1 Comment

Analyzing Minnesota Twins First Round Picks – Part 1

Since the June Amateur Draft began in 1965 the Minnesota Twins have selected 72 players in round one, some are their regular first round selections and other are supplemental picks for the loss of a free agent or failure to … Continue reading

Posted in MLB Draft | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

I miss the old days

The Minnesota Twins have announced that all their arbitration eligible players have been signed for 2017. All five pocketed some nice change but starting pitcher Kyle Gibson increased his pay by 394% from $587,500 in 2016 to $2.9 million in … Continue reading

Posted in It's about the money honey | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Time for Falvey and Levine to make a decision

The rumors of the Minnesota Twins trading their 29 year-old power hitting second baseman have been flying this entire off-season but here it is mid-January and Brian Dozier is still part of the Twins organization. Don’t get me wrong, I … Continue reading

Posted in Trades | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Baseball Cards

I started collecting baseball cards back in the late 1950’s. I didn’t collect cards because I thought they would be worth some money some day, I collected them because I loved baseball and we had no TV so the only … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Comments Off on Baseball Cards

Know your Minnesota Twins closers

The folks at Baseball-Reference.com describe a save as follows:  A save (abbreviated SV or S) is a statistic awarded to a relief pitcher, often called a closer, who enters the game under certain conditions and maintains his team’s lead until … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Know your Minnesota Twins closers

Another bad move at the U of M – Tracy Claeys fired

I have to rant this morning and it has nothing to do about baseball or the Minnesota Twins. It has to do with the Minnesota Gophers football team that I have followed since I was a kid living on a … Continue reading

Posted in Soap Box | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

How have teams fared with their first round picks in the June Amateur Draft

The 2017 MLB June Amateur  Draft is still a long ways off but since my home town Minnesota Twins have the first overall pick in the draft it got me to thinking. I spent some time recently researching how MLB … Continue reading

Posted in MLB Draft | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all. We thank you very much for stopping by our site regardless if you are a first time visitor or a regular at Twinstrivia.com. We hope that 2017 will be the best year of your life … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Comments Off on Happy New Year

Just because I liked it

Posted in Just because I liked it | Tagged | Comments Off on Just because I liked it