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This Day in Twins History – Twins longest game

August 31, 1993 – The Minnesota Twins finally win the longest game in their history when Pedro Munoz hits a walk-off home run to lead off the bottom of the 22nd inning to beat Jason Grimsley and the Cleveland Indians … Continue reading

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Dozier: first Twins middle infielder with 25-HR season Brian Dozier slammed his 25th home run of the season in the Twins’ 4-1 victory over the Indians, becoming the first major-league second baseman to reach that total this season. He’s also … Continue reading

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Kluber throws one-hitter at Target Field Corey Kluber allowed only one hit in nine innings–a home run by Joe Mauer— in the Indians’ 6-1 victory in Minneapolis yesterday. The only other major-league pitcher in the last five seasons to throw a complete-game … Continue reading

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These were some quick games

I thought that with all the attention this year on the length of games that it would be fun to take a look at some of the quickest nine inning games in Twins history in terms of wall clock time. … Continue reading

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Salazar stingy after allowing a homer to lead off the game Danny Salazar retired every one of the 21 batters he faced (including 11 strikeouts) after he allowed a first-inning leadoff home run to Brian Dozier in the Indians’ 8-2 … Continue reading

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Hunter dials back the years Torii Hunter followed his 4-for-4 performance on Friday with hits on each of his first three at-bats in the Twins’ 7-4 win at Cleveland. Hunter, whose first hit on Saturday was a home run, became … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – April 23 – Complete game with zero KO’s?

4/23/1961 – The Twins play their first 1-0 game in history and come up winners at Met Stadium when Jack Kralick pitches a complete game 4 hit shutout of the Washington Senators. Kralick also knocks in the Twins lone run … Continue reading

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Remembering 1965 – Part 9 – Not all peaches and cream for Versalles or Mele

Zoilo Versalles the Minnesota Twins enigmatic shortstop of the early 60’s would go on to win the 1965 American League Most Valuable Player Award at the age of 25 and become the first player in franchise history (Senators or Twins) … Continue reading

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According to ELIAS

Another extra-inning walkoff for Plouffe versus Cleveland Trevor Plouffe sent Twins fans home happy last night after launching a walkoff homer in the 11th inning against the Indians. Plouffe’s game-winning hit marked the second time he recorded a game-ending RBI … Continue reading

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Twins have easy travel schedule in 2015

Unless something unforeseen happens the Minnesota Twins will not be booking a lot of frequent flyer miles in 2015 as they will only have to fly 23,866 miles this coming season. Only seven teams, the Indians with 23,499, the Brewers with 23,429, … Continue reading

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Historical look at how Twins measure up to the rest of the league

I have followed baseball for a long time and it seems like the New York Yankees are always beating the Minnesota Twins. Truth or myth? I decided to check it out with an assist from baseball-reference.com . It turns that … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Trevor Plouffe drove in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the 10th inning in Minnesota’s 5-4 win over Cleveland last night. Plouffe had not had an RBI in extra innings over the last two seasons prior … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run in the first inning to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead in Cleveland’s 8-2 win over Minnesota in the first game of a doubleheader, and then in the nightcap, he put … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – August 25

8/25/1967 – Dean Chance pitches the second no-hitter in Twins history and defeats the Indians  2-1 in the second game of a double-header at Cleveland Stadium. The Indians actually scored first in this game when Chance walked Lee Maye and … Continue reading

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How rare is 4 XBH in a game?

In yesterday’s Minnesota Twins 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees at Target Field Yankee second baseman Brian Roberts went four for five with four extra base (three doubles and a triple) hits. You don’t see that too often so it was time for … Continue reading

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According to Elias

J.D. Martinez lifted a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning that plated the winning run for the Tigers in their 4-3 triumph over the Twins. Twins reliever Casey Fien, who was tagged with the loss for Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Indians 3B Chisenhall has a game to remember

Last night Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall had a game for the ages, going 5-for-5 with three home runs and nine RBIs in the Indians’ 17-7 win over the Rangers. Chisenhall was the first player since 1920, when the majors … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – May 16

May 16, 1928 – Alfred Manuel “Billy” Martin was born in Berkeley, California. Billy played in the majors for 11 seasons with the New York Yankees, Kansas City A’s, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Milwaukee Braves and finished his … Continue reading

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This Day in History – April 21

  April 21, 1961 – The Minnesota Twins played their inaugural home game at Metropolitan stadium but came away with a loss against Joe McClain and the Washington Senators. The Senators score 2 in the top of the ninth off … Continue reading

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Twins Minor League Player of the Week

Rochester (AAA – International League) right-handed pitcher Yohan Pino is the Twins Minor League Player of the Week. The 29-year-old Pino made two starts for the Red Wings, going 1-0, 0.82 ERA (11.0 IP, 1 ER) with four walks nine strikeouts … Continue reading

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Get to know President Ken Schrom

Kenneth Marvin Schrom was born in Grangeville, Indiana on November 23, 1954 and attended Grangeville High School where he earned 11 athletic letters and all-state honors in baseball, basketball and all-american honors in football. The Minnesota Twins drafted Schrom in … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – December 12, 1969

In a major deal the Minnesota Twins trade pitchers Dean Chance and Bob Miller, outfielder Ted Uhlaender, and 3B Graig Nettles to the Cleveland Indians for pitchers Luis Tiant and Stan Williams. The Twins were fresh off a 97-65 season but … Continue reading

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2013 MLB award winners according to Twins Trivia

At the conclusion of every season the members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) are asked to submit their ballots for the top awards across baseball. Each of these awards is named in honor of a player that epitomized a similar role … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – September 25

9/25/1965 – The Twins Mudcat Grant one-hits the Washington Senators to win the first game of the DH, 5 – 0 at D.C. Stadium. Senators Don Blasingame‘s double in the 3rd is the only hit for Washington; it is the … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – September 20, 1965

A Catfish whips a Mudcat, at least on this day Just 537 fans paid to watch the Kansas City A’s Jim “Catfish” Hunter beat Jim “Mudcat” Grant 8-2 at Met Stadium in a makeup game in a cool 52 degree drizzle. … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Andrew Albers shut out the Indians last night 3-0 after he threw 8 1/3 scoreless innings last Tuesday in his big-league debut against the Royals. Albers is the first pitcher not to allow a run in either of his first two … Continue reading

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An interview with 1995 Rookie of the Year Marty Cordova

Recently I was lucky enough to have an opportunity to interview 1995 AL Rookie of the Year Marty Cordova. We talked about Marty’s nine-year big league career from the time he was drafted by Minnesota in the tenth round of the 1989 draft … Continue reading

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Not P.J. Walters day

Twins starter P.J. Walters walked five batters in the first inning last night at Progressive Field against the Cleveland Indians. Walters lasted just 0.2 innings as he also hit a batter and allowed a hit.  The Twins ended up losing to … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Twins generate power from unlikely spots – Brian Dozier, Oswaldo Arcia, Clete Thomas, and Eduardo Escobar provided unlikely power in the Twins’ 8-4 win over the White Sox at Target Field. It was the first time in team history that … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – June 11, 1972

Forty one years ago today on June 11, 1972 Jim Kaat hit a home run off Cleveland pitcher Vince Colbert in a Twins 5-3 victory at Cleveland Stadium. It was career home run number 14 for the left-handed swinging Kaat. This … Continue reading

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