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This Day in Twins History – May 27

  5/27/1961 – Shortstop Zoilo Versalles becomes the first Twin to get 5 hits in a game when he hits 2 doubles and 3 singles against the Washington Senators on the road but the Twins come up on the short-end … Continue reading

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Where do starting pitchers come from?

The Twins starting pitching situation this year is in dire straights. Coming into the 2012 season the Twins starting pitchers were expected to be Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano, Carl Pavano, Nick Blackburn and Jason Marquis. Not a great group of … Continue reading

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According to Elias

“Carl Pavano overcame a rough start to pitch the Twins to a 7-3 victory over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Monday night. Pavano allowed a home run to each of the first two batters he faced – Derek Jeter … Continue reading

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Swept out of Baltimore

As I was preparing to write this post just before the Twins/Orioles game today, I had a sudden bloody nose. I seldom get a bloody nose but for some reason today was that day and I just could not get … Continue reading

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How Twins have fared on Opening Day

When the Minnesota Twins open the 2012 season in Baltimore on Friday, April 6 it will mark the 32nd time in 52 season openers that the team has opened their baseball season as road warriors. As a cold weather team, the Twins have … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – April 4, 1989

Forty-five-year-old Tommy John starts for the New York Yankees on Opening Day at the Metrodome and sets a modern ML record by appearing in his 26th season. He also wins his 287th game, 4-2 over the Minnesota Twins. John throws 107 … Continue reading

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How they will finish in 2012

  With the 2012 baseball season just around the corner, if you don’t count that stupid two game series that the A’s and Mariners played and split in Japan, it is time for us here in Twins Trivia to look … Continue reading

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Season opener in Tokyo? Just plain wrong

I don’t understand, why major league baseball is opening the 2012 baseball season in Japan? The Oakland A’s and the Seattle Mariners will open the season by playing two games in the Tokyo Dome on Wednesday and Thursday of this … Continue reading

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A very nice chat with Gary Serum

Please meet Gary Serum Gary Wayne Serum was born in Fargo, North Dakota on October 24, 1956 but grew up in the Alexandria, Minnesota area. Gary grew up playing basketball, baseball, and football but basketball was the game he really enjoyed. … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – February 6, 1998

The Twins trade their 1991 Rookie of the Year and four-time All-Star 2B Edward Charles “Chuck” Knoblauch to the New York Yankees and in turn receive pitchers Eric Milton and Danny Mota along with shortstop Cristian Guzman and outfielder Brian … Continue reading

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Tsuyoshi Nishioka – where are you?

Leading into the 2011 season the Twins big news was the signing of Japanese star shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka. The man was going to solidify the infield and lead the Twins to the promised land of getting past round one of the playoffs. … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – February 3, 1979

The Twins traded 7-time batting champion 2B Rod Carew to the California Angels for outfielder Ken Landreaux, catcher Dave Engle, and pitchers Paul Hartzell and Brad Havens. A trade was demanded by Carew after team owner Calvin Griffith made his … Continue reading

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Did you know?

That each of the Minnesota Twins 63 wins in 2011 cost the team $1,789,476 based on a payroll of $112.74 million? That is a lot of dollars for each victory but two teams still did worse than Minnesota did although they had a lot more victories. … Continue reading

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Twins Tickets – Value, Select and Premium

Like many other baseball teams, the Twins have categorized their tickets the last few years into value home games, select home games, and premium home games or categories similar to this. The value games are the lowest price and then … Continue reading

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This Day in Twins History – December 25, 1989

Popular former Minnesota Twins player and manager Billy Martin dies in an automobile accident in Binghamton,  New  York at the age of 61. Billy served as the Twins fourth skipper during the 1969 season and led the Twins to a first … Continue reading

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AL Division Series appearances

September 3, 2011 – Since the Division Series format started in 1995, only two AL teams have not participated, the Kansas City Royals and the Toronto Blue Jays. The number of appearances for the rest of the AL teams are listed … Continue reading

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Rangers show Twins no mercy

July 26, 2011 – The Rangers scored three runs in each of the first three innings, then added five runs in the fourth inning and four more in the fifth inning, on their way to a 20-6 win over the Twins … Continue reading

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Swarzak throws a gem

May 29, 2011 – Three Twins pitchers – starter Anthony Swarzak (8 innings and 1 hit), Matt Capps, and Alex Burnett – held the Angels to one hit in 10 innings yesterday. Since the American League adopted the designated hitter in … Continue reading

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I still can’t believe the Twins blew a 5-0 lead

May 28, 2011 – Even in the era of pitch counts, few complete games and relievers used in particular roles; you don’t see many like this. Twins starter Scott Baker threw seven scoreless innings and left with a 5-0 lead, but … Continue reading

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How they will finish in 2011

March 31, 2011 – I know the season started today and I am a bit slow with my predictions for this year but here is how I see things playing out. Sorry to say, but I don’t see the Twins winning … Continue reading

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Questions everywhere

February 23, 2011 – I checked on the Twins on Monday and I stayed for about 1.5 hours but I walked away kind of bored. The position players still had not reported and the pitchers and catchers were going through their … Continue reading

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Manager longevity

November 28, 2010 – I thought it would be interesting to see where the Twins managers stood in terms of games managed and to also take a look at the last fifty years in the American League to see how many … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving recollections

November 25, 2010 – For me, baseball started back in 1957 when I followed the Milwaukee Braves beat the New York Yankees in the World Series. My brother Stan (now deceased and probably talking baseball and watching some former greats strapping … Continue reading

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Former Twins Pitcher Danny McDevitt Passes Away

November 24, 2010 – Daniel Eugene McDevitt was born on November 18, 1932 in New York and passed away on November 20, 2010, just two days after his 78th birthday in Covington, Georgia. McDevitt was originally signed by the New York … Continue reading

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Elias says

October 7, 2010 – Twins take the lead, Yankees come back and win – same old script. The Yankees have won seven consecutive postseason games against the Twins, despite the Twins owning a lead in all seven games. That’s the longest … Continue reading

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The Twins first game – April 11, 1961

April 11, 2009 – The Twins played their first game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on April 11, 1961 in front of 14,607 fans on a nice 50 degree day. The Yankees were coming off another World Series … Continue reading

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Twins Need to Move Forward!

January 11, 2008 – Here it is January 11 and Johan Santana is still a Twin. Don’t get me wrong, I would like to see Johan wear a Twins uniform his entire career but in reality we know that is not … Continue reading

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