Minnesota Twins

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A Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA.

Founded: 1901 (charter American League member)
Formerly known as: Washington Senators (1901-1960)
Home ballpark: Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
Uniform colors:
Logo design:
League pennants won: 1924, 1925, 1933, 1965, 1987, 1991
World Series championships won: 1924, 1987, 1991

Franchise history

The franchise originated in Washington, D.C. in 1901 and played there through the 1960 season.

Washington Senators, 1901-1960

The team nickname was usually the "Senators", and occasionally the "Nationals".
During one portion of its history, the team was so notoriously inept that it inspired the joke: "Washington: First in war, first in peace, and last in the American League."

Minnesota Twins, 1961 to present

The "Minnesota" designation, instead of "Minneapolis", comes from the fact that the team is intended to represent the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul. Prior to 1982, the team played its games at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, a suburb south of the Twin Cities. Today, the team plays in the Metrodome, which is in downtown Minneapolis, and the Mall of America now occupies the spot where the Met once stood.


Players of note

Baseball Hall of Famers: Rod Carew, Joe Cronin, Goose Goslin, Bucky Harris, Walter Johnson, Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett, Sam Rice
Current stars: Joe Mays, Eric Milton, Brad Radke
Not to be forgotten: Bert Blyleven, Kent Hrbek, Tony Oliva, Frank Viola
Retired numbers: #3 Harmon Killebrew, #6 Tony Oliva, #14 Kent Hrbek, #29 Rod Carew, #34 Kirby Puckett, #42 (Jackie Robinson)