I am John Swol and I am a long-time baseball fan. I started following the Milwaukee Braves on my transistor radio at the age of 9 back in 1957 and then when the Washington Senators moved to Minnesota in 1961 I had my own team to root for, the Minnesota Twins. After graduating from Taylors Falls High School I joined the US Navy and served on the USS Shangri-La (CVA-38) as a Radarman and ECM (electronic counter measures)technician from 1966-1968. After my naval tour ended, I worked in data processing for Northwestern National Bank/Norwest/Wells Fargo for 38+ years before retiring in 2007.
In 1998 I published a book about the Minnesota Twins called “Twins Trivia” which you can still buy today. In November 2007 with a bit more free time on my hands I started a web site under the same name. My intent for this site is to be the premier Minnesota Twins historical web site. I know I have a long ways to go but I improve the site every day so stop by frequently and give us a look because there are new things being added daily.
Although I often blog about the current Twins and their day-to-day activities, my primary purpose for this website is to share with you the wonderful and glorious history of the Minnesota Twins and now and then I will also touch on some of the Washington Senators players and teams from 1901 to 1960 who make up the Senators/Twins franchise history. I think the “crown jewel” of my site is the “Today in Twins History” page which will tell you about a lot of fun and interesting facts hat have happened to the Minnesota Twins over the years.
My wife Jackie and I are long-tme Twins season ticket holders so during baseball season you will see us out at Target Field and if we are not there, you might catch us on the golf course, or we will be in the yard working in our perennial beds or working on our pond trying to keep the weeds and algae at bay.
If there are some things that you would like to see me add to this website, please let me know by dropping me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you so much for checking out my site and I hope that you return often.