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The Twins all-opponent team third baseman

Third Base – Wade Boggs is my pick today but when you have to choose among players like Brooks Robinson, George Brett, Sal Bando, Graig Nettles, Buddy Bell, Doug DeCinces, Carney Lansford, Adrian Beltre, and Josh Donaldson it is no … Continue reading

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The 1967 AL Pennant Race – Part 41 – Twins WIN! Up one game on the Sox

Standings and scores of the baseball wars on September 26, 1967 The Twins beat the Angels 7-3 at the Met as Jim Kaat goes the distance for win number 16 and Harmon Killebrew hits two home runs and Bob Allison one. … 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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Best players drafted by Minnesota Twins by round

I went through the history of the Minnesota Twins June Amateur draft choices to see who the best players were that the club drafted, signed and the player debuted with Minnesota across his chest. The player may or may not … 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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Dean Chance passes away at the age of 74

It has been reported that Dean Chance died of a heart attack at the age of 74 yesterday in his hometown of Wooster, Ohio. Chance was born in Wooster on June 1, 1941 and went on to attend Northwestern High … Continue reading

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Remembering 1965 – Part 12 – First draft, Pascual, Perry, Zoilo and 6 DH in 23 days

The Twins were shutout 2-0 on only one hit by the Kansas City Royals last night and found themselves dropping out of a first place tie with the Royals in the AL Central. The Twins record is now 33-25 and … Continue reading

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Twins and post season play

As 2014 is coming to an end it is a good time to look back on another Twins season, their fourth in a row without post season play. But you have to be a winner to make post season play … 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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Do you remember Garrabrant Alyea?

Garrabrant  (Brant) Ryerson Alyea was born in Passaic, New Jersey and will turn 73 on December 8th. His father’ s family was Dutch. Brant attended Rutherford High School, where he was famous for his long home runs. The 6’5″ right-handed hitting Alyea received a … Continue reading

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