Twins Trivia Questions



Wowzers! I have been ignoring this page of late but I will make it up to you. We had no correct answers in August or September so we will move on with a new set of questions. Since I am so late in getting these questions out here, I will keep them out here for the rest of October and all of November.

1965 World Series bookHere is what we will do. You will only get one shot at this so get it right the first time. If you enter more than once your entry will be disqualified. Get the correct answer to all seven question (including the two bonus questions) below and your name will be entered into a drawing for the new SABR book “A Pennant for the Twins Cities – The 1965 Minnesota Twins”. I will hold the drawing at the end of November.

Do you think you know your Minnesota Twins trivia? Let’s test your memory of Twins history. Give it a try, you just might be the winner. Everyone that answers this months questions correctly will be entered into the drawing for the book.

Send in your correct answers to us in an e-mail at .

Good Luck!

October and November trivia questions

1. This team lost to the Twins 8-7 at Met Stadium in 12 innings in game one of a double-header but they managed to steal 12 bases off the Twins. Who was this team and for a bonus point who was the Twins catcher that allowed 11 of the 12 stolen bases in that game?

2. Who was the last Twins pitcher to throw a pitch with Joe Mauer as the catcher?

3. This former Twins pitcher has at least one save against everyone one of the 30 MLB teams and he finally accomplished that feat by saving a game against the Twins, the team he first played for. Name this pitcher.

4. Who was the first Twins player to hit into a triple play?

5. Who is the only Twins player to get 5 hits and score 5 runs in the same game?

BONUS: How many hits did the Twins get in the 1965 World Series?



Previous months questions and answers



1. This former Twins catcher’s first career home run was of the inside the park variety, can you name him? Chad Moeller 

2. I am the Twins single-season and career leader in getting hit by a pitch, who am I? Chuck Knoblauch

3. This former Twins pitcher only played in Minnesota during one season appearing in only 9 games pitching 9.2 innings and allowing no runs, who was he? Brian Fuentes

4. Who is the only Twins player to walk five times in a game? Roy Smalley

5. What two Twins pitchers each had a streak of 23 games in a row where they pitched 6 innings or more? Johan Santana and Jim Merritt




Twins Crossword Puzzles

Once you have brough the puzzle up and are ready to print the puzzle, do a right-click with your mouse and you might want to do a print preview first to get the puzzle the right size to fit on a single page. The clues for the puzzle will print on page 2.

If you are interested in having me create a unique Twins Trivia puzzle for your special event, drop me a line at and we can discuss what you are looking for and what the cost might be. Thanks!

Twins Puzzle 1          Twins puzzle 1 answers

Know your Twins pitchers puzzle          Know your Twins pitchers puzzle answers

Twins outfielders puzzle          Twins outfielders puzzle answers

1965 All-Star game puzzle            1965 All-Star game puzzle answers

8 Responses to Twins Trivia Questions

  1. Mariam Touba says:

    Since you didn’t have winners, I’ll take a stab, but I had to look a couple up:

    1. True
    2. Jack Morris
    3. Cal Ermer
    4. Howard Fox
    5. Johnny Sain

  2. Brent says:

    Can someone find out the last no-hitter that Joe ever caught? It doesn’t have to be major league. (i.e. Cretin, Air Frieght, A, AA, AAA) I am curious. Liriano pitched a no no, but Mauer was out that day.

    Please reply.

  3. Brian Stavig says:

    I have a two good trivia questions. You probably have already used them: ‘Who hit the most home runs in the ’60’s? Who was the first black man to win 20 games in the AL?
    Here is another trivia question- Who has the highest lifetime batting average, with more than 25 at- bats?

    • jjswol says:

      Brian, thank you for your note. The most home runs hit in the 60’s was Harmon Killebrew. Mudcat Grant was the first black 20 game winner in the AL. As far as higest batting average is concerned, it would be Glenn Williams I believe if you are talking strictly with the Twins.

  4. Mark feinberg says:

    I’m a NY Mets fan (I feel your pain!), but love baseball in general & trivia…now that Ron Santo is in the hall of fame, isn’t it about time Tony Oliva gets in?

    • jjswol says:

      Mark, Thank you for stopping by and your comment about Tony O, I could not agree more. I just completed an interview with Eddie Bane (former Twins pitcher and now an assistant GM with the Red Sox) that I will be posting soon and here is what he had to say about Tony O.

      “By the way one additional thought on some of the old time baseball guys from the 60’s and 70’s. I have asked a lot of former Major League pitchers who the best hitter they ever faced was. Of the more then 20 pitchers I asked at least half of them said Tony Oliva. Tony never gets his due as far as the Hall of Fame goes, but those pitchers all remember that swing that I can still picture in my mind. Without those lousy knees that he had Tony O would certainly be a Hall of Fame player”.

      Stop by again. jjswol

  5. Mark says:

    we were looking at pictures of the 1987 victory parafe thru Minneaplis & St. Paul. Can any one tell me who was the person riding in the car with Tony Olica?

    • Fr. Stan Mader says:

      I’m almost sure that is his family. The woman looks like his wife, and his children would have been about that age.

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