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According to ELIAS

Haley fans six in first save Justin Haley recorded six of his 10 outs via strikeouts, earning his first major-league save in the Twins’ 11–5 win at Detroit. The last pitcher to collect at least six strikeouts in any save … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Minnesota Twins who have served in the Military

Everyday is a good day to thank a Veteran for his service but Veterans Day is even more meaningful. With the national election behind us and a new President waiting his turn to sit in the Oval office we should … 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 History – November 6

11/6/1970 – Minnesota Twins pitcher Jim Perry wins the American League Cy Young award in a close race. Perry receives 55 points to edge out Dave McNally (47), Sam McDowell (45), and Mike Cuellar (44). Perry is the first Twins Cy … Continue reading

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A visit to the Twins Fantasy Camp at the CenturyLink Sports Complex

I have been out to the CenturyLink Sports Complex several times this week primarily to watch some baseball as about 107 men and women participate in the annual Twins Fantasy Camp which runs from January 10-17. This year there are eight … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – September 10, 1974

Forty years ago today only 3,285 fans witness what turns out to be a wild and wooly game between the Chicago White Sox and the Twins at the Met. Twins starter Vic Albury leaves after 7 with a 3-1 lead … Continue reading

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This Day In Twins History – August 8

8/8/1962 – With the score tied at 3 apiece at Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, A’s rookie third baseman Ed Charles steals home with two out in the ninth to score the winning run in a A’s 4-3 win over … Continue reading

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Twins pitchers that went the extra mile

The Twins have been in Minnesota for 53 years and have played 8,455 games winning 4,204 and losing 4,243. (just a FYI, the Angels who also started play in 1961 have won 4,220 games). Over the 53 years and 8,455 games … Continue reading

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