Category Archives: This Day in Twins History

This Day in Twins History – April 27

1961 – The expansion Los Angeles Angels play their first home game bowing to the Twins at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, 4-2. The 74-year old baseball legend Ty Cobb, in his last-ever visit to a ballpark, throws out the … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – March 6, 1973 – DH comes into play

In an exhibition game with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Minnesota Twin Larry Hisle becomes the first designated hitter in ML history. Hisle makes the new AL rule look good by collecting 2 HR’s and 7 RBI. The story on why Hisle … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – Forty years ago baseball changed forever

After having a career year with the 1976 Minnesota Twins, reliever Bill Campbell becomes one of the first players to cash in on the new free-agent system. The reliever signs a big money (a four-year one-million dollar deal) contract with … Continue reading

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This day in Twins franchise history – September 6, 1954

This is one of those rare times when we delve back into the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins franchise history because Carlos Paula played a key role and he should not be forgotten. September 6, 1954 – On this day … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – July 11, 1965 – Killebrew walks off Yankees

July 11, 1965 – With the Twins AL lead at only 4 games and the All-Star game break coming up the next day, the Twins took on the New York Yankees at the Met and after 8 innings the score … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – Twins beat WSOX in Milwaukee

June 24, 1968 – In a one game series, the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0 in County Stadium in Milwaukee in a game called after 5 innings due to rain. The reason the game was played in Milwaukee … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – has it already been 19 years?

Friday the 13th, June 1997.  The Twins play their very first interleague game and beat the Houston Astros 8-1 in the infamous Astrodome. Chuck Knoblauch leads off the game with a single for the Twins getting their first hit and … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – May 27

May 27 has not always been kind to the Twins over the years. 5/27/1964 – In the first game of a doubleheader at Dodger Stadium against the Los Angeles Angels, Twins center fielder Jimmie Hall is beaned by Angel lefty … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – May 10, 2000

This is the kind of a game the Twins need to break out of their season long funk here in 2016. In their biggest come from behind victory ever, the fourth place Twins storm back from an 8-1 deficit at … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – First ever walkoff loss is a strange one

April 28, 1961 – The Twins and the Los Angeles Angels are tied 4-4 after 9 innings at Wrigley Field. The Twins score an unearned run in the top of the 12th and take the lead 5-4. Twins skipper Cookie … Continue reading

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