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This Day in Twins History – November 12

11/12/1969 – Twins infielder Harmon Killebrew, who led the American League with 49 home runs, 140 RBI, and a .430 on-base percentage, is voted the American league MVP and becomes the second Twins player so honored. You can read what the … Continue reading

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Dozier to join a select group of Twins players

When Twins second baseman Brian Dozier scores his next run he will cross home plate for the 100th time this season and become just the 13th player in Twins history to score 100 or more runs in a single season. Twins players have … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Joe Mauer‘s first-inning single was the 1,500th hit of his career and his sixth-inning homer gave the Twins a lead they never relinquished in a 3-1 win over the Astros yesterday. Mauer’s .320 career batting is the highest for any … Continue reading

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Baseball Triple Doubles

The other day SABR member Clem Comly who also follows basketball wondered who the  “triple doubles” leader might be in baseball history. His search defined a “baseball triple double” as a player that had 2 or more runs, 2 or more … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past

The Minnesota Twins have had some power hitters over the years and Harmon Killebrew was the greatest of them all. The Twins called Met Stadium home when Harmon played and he hit 262 home runs as a Twin at the … Continue reading

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A month to remember for Chris Colabello

Minnesota Twins 1B and outfielder Chris Colabello had a month to remember in April and now he ranks at the top of the list of some pretty good players that knew how to knock in runs for the Minnesota Twins. … Continue reading

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Who took the money?

Let’s take a quick look and see how much money the Minnesota Twins highest paid players over the years have taken to the bank. Strikes me as kind of odd that six names on this list are pitchers. 1. Joe Mauer has … Continue reading

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Historic Tinker Field to be demolished

The Minnesota Twins spring training home from 1961 – 1990 is scheduled for demolition some time in the next 60 days. The Twins left Orlando after the 1990 season and moved their spring training home to Hammond Stadium in Ft. … Continue reading

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Twins leaders by the decade

Games Won 1961-1969 – Jim Kaat – 141 1970-1979 – Bert Blyleven – 99 1980-1989 – Frank Viola – 112 1990-1999  – Kevin Tapani – 73 2000-2009 – Johan Santana – 93 2010-current – Brian Duensing – 29 ….. Home Runs … Continue reading

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The day the DH was born – January 11, 1973

After a seven-hour meeting in the Lancaster Room of the Sheraton-O’Hare Motor Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, American League owners voted 8-4 for something they called the “designated pinch hitter for the pitcher,” or DPH, an abbreviation quickly modified to DH. … Continue reading

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10 years is a long, long time

  If the reports are true, the Colorado Rockies and long-time Twins first baseman Justin Morneau have agreed on a two-year $13 million deal. After signing Morneau the Rockies will have two players on their roster that spent all or parts … Continue reading

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A look back at the life and times of the Twins original owner Calvin Griffith

  An interesting 5 minute 11 second video clip by WTCN (KARE 11) Jeff Passolt done in 1984 about the life and times of the Minnesota Twins first owner. There is a short but nice aerial shot of Met Stadium that you … Continue reading

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Twins top grand slam home run hitters

The Twins have hit three gand slam home runs so far this year. Five Twins players (Allison, Carew, Hrbek, Puckett and Hunter) have each hit three grand slam home runs in a single season. Eighty one different Twins players have hit home runs … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – August 29, 1963

What a power packed day. In a double header with the Washington Senators in DC Stadium the Twins sweep both ends. In the first game the Twins win 14-2 and hit 8 home runs in the process. Jimmie Hall, Rich Rollins, Bernie … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Justin Morneau hit two homers and drove in five runs in the Twins’ win over the White Sox in the day portion of the day/night doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field. Morneau is the first Twins player in almost two years … Continue reading

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They went down swinging

Hitters with 500 are more career strikeouts as Twins Rk Player SO From To Age G PA AB R H HR BA OPS 1 Harmon Killebrew 1314 1961 1974 25-38 1939 8018 6593 1047 1713 475 .260 .901 2 Kirby … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – July 9, 1968

Harmon Killebrew ruptures hamstring in right leg in his eighth American League All-Star appearance at the Houston Astrodome and was disabled July 10-August 31. Killebrew was stretching for a throw from shortstop Jim Fregosi and the clay gave way and … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – June 24

6/24/1955 – Harmon Killebrew hit his first major league homer, off Billy Hoeft at Griffith Stadium, but the Detroit Tigers beat the Washington Senators 18-7. Here is what dcbaseballhistory.com wrote about this event. “The visiting Tigers pounce to a 13-0 … Continue reading

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Twins striking out at a record pace in 2013

The Twins played their 50th game of the season last night when they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 at Target Field and their record now stands at 22-28. Last night they struck out 7 times, the night before they struck … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – May 24

5/24/1964 – Harmon Killebrew of the Minnesota Twins hit the longest home run in Baltimore’s Memorial Stadium, a 471-foot shot to left-center off right-hander Milt Pappas in the 8th inning of a 7-6 loss to the Orioles in game two of a … Continue reading

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This day in Twins history – May 17

5/17/1963 – Outfielder Bob Allison becomes the first Twin to ever hit 3 home runs in a single game when he bangs out 3 against the Indians in Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland. 5/17/1998 – David (Boomer) Wells pitched the 13th … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Joe Mauer had four hits and knocked in three runs for the Twins on Monday night. It’s the ninth time in his career that Mauer had at least four hits and three RBIs in a game as a catcher. No … Continue reading

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They came to play

The major league baseball season is a real grind, you are scheduled to play 162 games in about 185 days give or take and that includes travel time. I am not even going to mention spring training and the post … Continue reading

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The Twins and tie games

Who says that there no tie games in baseball? In major league baseball, games end with tie scores only in rare cases when conditions make it impossible to continue play. A tie game does not count as a game in … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – October 2

10/2/1974 – Harmon Killebrew wears the Twins uniform for the last time as a Twins player and appears as a pinch-hitter with two out in the bottom of the ninth but takes a called third strike from Steve Foucault for … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – August 29, 1963

What a power packed day, back in the days when the Minnesota Twins were renowned for their power. In a double-header with the Washington Senators in DC Stadium the Twins sweep both ends. In the first game the Twins win … Continue reading

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Twins Iron Men

The Twins have had their share of injuries the last few years and it got me to wondering how often a Twins position player has participated in every game during a particular season and when was the last time this … Continue reading

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Did you know?

In the 1985 All-Star game, the American League started seven future Hall of Famers: Rickey Henderson (CF), George Brett (3B), Eddie Murray (1B), Cal Ripken (SS), Dave Winfield (RF), Jim Rice (LF), and Carlton Fisk (C). This is the most … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – July 11, 1965

With the Twins AL lead at only 4 games and the All-Star game break coming up the next day, the Twins took on the New York Yankees at the Met and after 8 innings the score was tied at 4 … Continue reading

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According to Elias

Trevor Plouffe hit his 19th home run of the season in the Twins’ 8-6 win at Detroit. All but one of Plouffe’s homers has come in his last 39 games. Eighteen home runs tie the most over any 39-game single-season … Continue reading

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