Tag Archives: Calvin Griffith

Different strokes for different folks

After losing still another game on June 1, 1982 the Minnesota Twins found themselves with a 12-40 record and 20 games out of first place. How did Owner, President and GM all rolled into one Calvin Griffith react to the … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Different strokes for different folks

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

Birth of the Twins: Here’s the Real Story

The 2015 baseball season is over and the Kansas City Royals won the World Series over the New York Mets last night. The Minnesota Twins finished their 2015 season and 55th season in Minnesota with a 83-79 record and 12.5 … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging, Washington Senators 1901-1960 | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Birth of the Twins: Here’s the Real Story

Remembering 1965 – Part 25 – “A Pennant for the Twins Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins”

The Twins chances for a 2015 wild card spot are “slim and none” as they prepare to play their final two games of 2015 at Target Field. Yes, mathematically they still have a chance but the odds are stacked against … Continue reading

Posted in General Blogging | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Remembering 1965 – Part 25 – “A Pennant for the Twins Cities: The 1965 Minnesota Twins”

Remembering 1965 – Part 21 – Meet the Manager, Coaches & Players from 1965

The 1965 Minnesota Twins had 35 different players suit up and play ball wearing a Twins logo across their chest against the nine other members of the American league. Their manager, Sam Mele had four coaches at his disposal to … Continue reading

Posted in Remembering the 1965 season | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Remembering 1965 – Part 21 – Meet the Manager, Coaches & Players from 1965

This Day in Twins History – June 22

6/22/1970 – In the fourth inning of the Twins game against the Milwaukee Brewers in County Stadium Rod Carew suffers a serious knee injury with torn cartilage and torn ligaments when Brewers 1B Mike Hegan rolls in to Carew at … Continue reading

Posted in This Day in Twins History | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on This Day in Twins History – June 22

Remembering 1965 – Part 11 – Lentz, Oliva and the Mudcat

As we get to the middle of May it is time once again to revisit the 1965 Twins. The attached page of the May 15, 1965 Sporting News has a nice story on how Twins trainer George Lentz suggested that Tony … Continue reading

Posted in Remembering the 1965 season | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Remembering 1965 – Part 11 – Lentz, Oliva and the Mudcat

This Day in Twins History – May 4

5/4/1974 – Less than 3 months after pitcher Dick Woodson wins MLB’s first salary arbitration case, the Twins exile him to the New York Yankees for pitcher Mike Pazik. Owner Calvin Griffith swore he would never pay Woodson the money … Continue reading

Posted in This Day in Twins History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on This Day in Twins History – May 4

Remembering 1965 – Part 8 – Boswell & Merritt

Our notes about the 1965 American League champion Twins continues with a great write-up in the April 10 edition of the Sporting News about pitchers Jim Merritt and Dave Boswell as they battled to make the 1965 team out of spring … Continue reading

Posted in Remembering the 1965 season | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Remembering 1965 – Part 8 – Boswell & Merritt

Remembering 1965 – Part 7 – Holdouts and Hilario

As the Twins entered spring training in 1965 they faced some challenges that baseball teams do not face today. One of those challenges was the “holdout.” Agents didn’t really exist back then and arbitration was unheard of as players went head-to-head … Continue reading

Posted in Remembering the 1965 season | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Remembering 1965 – Part 7 – Holdouts and Hilario