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Byron Buxton and Brian Dozier win Gold Gloves

Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton and second baseman Brian Dozier have been named recipients of the 2017 American League Rawlings Gold Glove Award at their respective defensive positions. This marks the first time that either player has earned the award. The only other Twins … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Mota, Romero, Brito, Mitterwald & Snyder

Major league debuts as Minnesota Twins on September 15th.   Danny Mota (P) – September 15, 2000 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Brian Buchanan, Cristian Guzman, Eric Milton and cash to the Minnesota Twins for Chuck Knoblauch on February … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – May 19 – Buchanan & Strickland

Brian Buchanan (OF) – May 19, 2000 – Traded by the New York Yankees with Cristian Guzman, Eric Milton, Danny Mota and cash to the Minnesota Twins for Chuck Knoblauch on February 6, 1998.   Jim Strickland (P) – May 19, 1971 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins from the Los Angeles … 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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Minnesota Twins Top 10 Second Basemen

Here are the Minnesota Twins top 10 second basemen based of the WAR numbers from Baseball-Reference.  To qualify a player must have played at least 51% of his games at second base. The results to I’m sure no ones surprise, … Continue reading

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Analyzing Minnesota Twins First Round Picks – Part 1

Since the June Amateur Draft began in 1965 the Minnesota Twins have selected 72 players in round one, some are their regular first round selections and other are supplemental picks for the loss of a free agent or failure to … Continue reading

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Frankie Sands never played for the Twins but he might have, had it not been for a crazy bounce

The most famous eye issue in Minnesota Twins history has to be the Kirby Puckett glaucoma issue that led to the future Hall of Famer’s premature retirement. In a meaningless fall game against the Indians at the Metrodome on September … Continue reading

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Couldn’t steal a base if their life depended on it

In 1,013 games Twins second baseman Chuck Knoblauch stole a total of 276 bases and Rod Carew stole 271 bases in 1,635 games. On the other end of the spectrum we have the following heavy-footed plodding group who had no … 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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The MLB June amateur draft is far from a science

The 2016 MLB will take place June 9, 2016 in Secacus, New Jersey and the Minnesota Twins will have the 17th selection this year. There are already numerous mock drafts being published but as normal they are all over the … Continue reading

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