Category Archives: Did You Know?

Twins starting pitchers that never finished what they started

Do you know what pitcher has started the most games for the Minnesota Twins and hasn’t completed a single one of his starts? The Minnesota Twins franchise leader in starts without a single complete game on his resume is Mike … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Twins starting pitchers that never finished what they started

Twins tall drinks of water

The Minnesota Twins have had 53 players (41 pitchers (nine lefties) and 12 position players) that stood at least 6’5″ tall. The Twins have spent the last few years accumulating tall pitchers but so far the fruits of their labors … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Twins tall drinks of water

Meet the first player to be drafted by the Twins to play for the Twins

Major League Baseball’s first amateur draft was held in June 1965. Teams chose players in reverse order of the previous season’s standings, with picks alternating between the National and American Leagues. With the first pick, the Kansas City Athletics took … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know?, MLB Draft | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Meet the first player to be drafted by the Twins to play for the Twins

Twins inside-the-park home runs are a rarity

From the time the Twins started play in 1961 through yesterday June 14 (2016) the Minnesota Twins have hit 7,462 home runs, 3,746 have been hit on the road and 3,716 have been hit at home. The Twins hit 1,872 … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Twins inside-the-park home runs are a rarity

Did you know?

Pitching a complete game without striking out or walking a single batter is a rare feat and only one Minnesota Twins pitcher has ever done it, name him. Three pitchers have done it against the Twins, Dick Donovan in 1962, … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know?, Who am I? | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Looking back at franchise history

The Twins entered Friday’s game with an all-time record (since 1961) of 4,362-4,425 and an all-time franchise record (Senators and Twins) of 8,585-9,289. For sixty years, the Senators played baseball in our nation’s capital, winning one World Championship and three … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know?, Washington Senators 1901-1960 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Back when players played 160 games or more

The players today seem to need more rest today than the players did years ago. Sure, they play eight more games then teams did in the past but still you have to wonder what the cause really is and does … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Back when players played 160 games or more

These guys were Twins players too

According to Wikipedia, a “cup of coffee” is a North American sports idiom for a short time spent by a minor league player at the major league level. The idea behind the term is that the player was only in … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on These guys were Twins players too

Did you know?

Of the 15 remaining active Major Leaguers who were drafted in 1997 or earlier, four (LaTroy Hawkins, Torii Hunter, A.J. Pierzynski and Michael Cuddyer) were selected by the Minnesota Twins as Joel Sherman of the New York Post points out. That doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Did you know?

Only six players in MLB history have more than 3,000 hits, 100 triples, walked over 1,000 times and stole over 300 bases. Not surprisingly, they are all in the HOF: Ty Cobb, Tris Speaker, Paul Molitor, Eddie Collins, Willie Mays, … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

When Minnesota Twins pitcher Yohan Pino will made his Major League debut Thursday night at 30 years, 175 days old at Target Field against the Chicago White Sox. He became the oldest Twin (since 1961) to make his big league debut. Yohan became … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Indians 3B Chisenhall has a game to remember

Last night Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall had a game for the ages, going 5-for-5 with three home runs and nine RBIs in the Indians’ 17-7 win over the Rangers. Chisenhall was the first player since 1920, when the majors … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Indians 3B Chisenhall has a game to remember

Did you know?

  The Twins finished spring training with a record of 9-16-3, their fewest spring wins since 1995 when they went 8-6. Aaron Hicks led the club in hits (17) for the second straight spring. The Twins drew 107,806 in attendance … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez ranks 2nd in the AL with 158 strikeouts this season, but did you know that he has recorded at least 150 strikeouts in each of his last 8 seasons, all in his age 27 season or … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

That former Twins pitcher Francisco Liriano who frustrated Twins management and a lot of Twins fans and is now pitching for the Chicago White Sox holds the second longest streak in MLB of games started since 1990 without giving up … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

That going into Sunday’s finale against the Boston Red Sox that the Minnesota Twins are 24-28 on the road this season? That in their last 9 games the Twins starters have posted a 2.20 ERA while allowing just three home runs and … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

In the 1985 All-Star game, the American League started seven future Hall of Famers: Rickey Henderson (CF), George Brett (3B), Eddie Murray (1B), Cal Ripken (SS), Dave Winfield (RF), Jim Rice (LF), and Carlton Fisk (C). This is the most … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

The home run that outfielder Desmond Jennings hit in the 5th inning off starter Francisco Liriano of yesterday’s game in Tampa Bay was the 8,000th home run allowed in Minnesota Twins history (1961-2012). The Minnesota Twins have hit 6,839 home … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

In addition to heavily scouting Australia, the Minnesota Twins also have the biggest presence of any team in Europe, so it was no surprise when they landed Max Kepler-Rozycki for $800,000, the largest bonus ever given to a European. That … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

That each of the Minnesota Twins 63 wins in 2011 cost the team $1,789,476 based on a payroll of $112.74 million? That is a lot of dollars for each victory but two teams still did worse than Minnesota did although they had a lot more victories. … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know?, It's about the money honey | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

Most Twins fans know that current Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire played for the New York Mets between 1981 – 1985 playing in 285 games, mostly at short but he also played some second and third base. Hitting was not Gardy’s strong suit … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

April 10, 2011 – That Brad Radke started out the 2005 season by walking just one of the first 247 hitters who stepped into the batters box? Maybe the 2011 Twins pitching staff should watch some of Brad Radke’s old … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know?, Washington Senators 1901-1960 | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Do you know your Twins pitching history?

January 22, 2011 – The 2006 Twins pitching staff holds the team record for strikeouts in a single season with 1,164. Johan Santana led the staff with 245 KO’s. On the other hand, the 1994 Twins pitching staff only struck out … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Do you know your Twins pitching history?

Did you know?

November 26, 2010 – That in the 1989 Amateur draft the Minnesota Twins drafted two AL Rookie of Year winners in Chuck Knoblauch (first round) and Marty Cordova (tenth round) as well as two 20-game winners in Denny Neagle, albeit not … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Did You Know? | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

   November 7, 2010 – That prior to the advent of interleague play, the Twins were the only team in MLB history to play a regular season game and a World Series road game in the same ballpark. The American League … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

October 11, 2010 – Don’t tell anybody but Minnesota’s home town hero Twins catcher Joe Mauer has lost each of the nine postseason games he’s played in his major-league career. Three other men have played on the losing team in at … Continue reading

Posted in According to Elias, Did You Know? | Tagged | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

  July 16, 2010 – That the first All-Star game Home Run Derby was held at the HHH Metrodome in 1985? The rules were way different back then. When the derby first began in 1985 each player received two turns at … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

May 12, 2010 – In 2004, while with the Marlins, Pavano started the final game at Olympic Stadium in Montreal prior to Expos moving to Washington D.C. On October 4, 2009, Pavano was slated to start the final regular season game … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged , | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

April 12, 2010 – The average ticket price for a major league baseball game in 2010 is $26.74, an increase of 1.5% from last season. In Minnesota however; where the Twins are moving in to their new ballpark at Target Field, … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know? | Tagged | Comments Off on Did you know?

Did you know?

March 12, 2010 – The Minnesota Twins/Washington Senators have held spring training in the following locations: Phoebus, Va. (1901); Washington, D.C. (1902-1904); Hampton, Va. (1905); Charlottesville, Va. (1906); Galveston, Texas (1907); Norfolk, Va. (1910); Atlanta (1911); Charlottesville, Va. (1912-1916); Atlanta (1917); … Continue reading

Posted in Did You Know?, Washington Senators 1901-1960 | Comments Off on Did you know?