Twins Update – Week of August 15th
The Minnesota Twins have had somewhat of an up-and-down season, but when
they flash their talent, they can beat any team in the league on a given night. Recently in Oakland, the Twins showed exactly
that when they pulled together to avoid a three-game sweep against the top team in baseball this season. Of course, it helped
to have Phil Hughes on the mound, as the right-hander dished for seven innings, allowing just one earned run and ultimately
pulling down his 12th win of the season to help the Twins avoid the series sweep. Hughes has been a very bright part of the
Twins' season so far, as the former Yankee has reignited his career and has shown flashes of brilliance throughout the season.
pulling down that win, the Twins kept up the momentum by taking two of three in Houston against the Astros, showing that they're
a formidable team on the road once they get going. The series culminated in an incredible series-capping performance from
Kyle Gibson, who went 7 2/3 innings while allowing just one earned run to help him pick up his 11th win of the season. Recently,
Gibson has been pitching very well, earning wins over playoff contenders like Seattle and Kansas City as well as a road win
against division rivals Chicago.
With Hughes and Gibson looking to keep up their recent strong pitching, the Twins are
hopeful that they can end the season on a high note with a few winning streaks that could send them up the A.L. Central standings.
With a four-game set at home against Kansas City, the Twins will have an excellent opportunity to play the spoiler, and then
they'll stay at home for a highly anticipated series against rivals Cleveland and then Detroit. Though it won't be easy as
they go up against some of the toughest teams in the American League in the coming weeks, the Twins have shown that they have
no intention of rolling over, and fans are confident that the wins will keep on coming from now until the end of the season.
Twins Update – Week of August 8th
Though the season hasn't been all rays of sunshine for the Twins so far,
there have also been plenty of amazing moments and performances that are cause for optimism, but perhaps none greater than
the development of Kyle Gibson. Gibson had a rough 2013 rookie season for the Twins, but he has come back strong and continues
to improve on a nightly basis, showing that he's the type of pitcher who has some serious upside. With his ERA coming down
significantly and his command markedly improving as well, Gibson looks like he could be a very good pitcher for the Twins
for quite a while.
Gibson also is showing no signs of slowing down this season either – quite the opposite, actually.
After winning three of his last four starts and lowering his ERA back under 4.00, Gibson has been a bright spot in a stretch
of the calendar that has been fairly rough on the Twins. With a recent strong performance on the road against the White Sox,
Gibson even picked up his 10th win of the season, which is a mark that fans are hoping they'll get to see out of Gibson with
regularity in future seasons.
Of course, it also helps when the Twins provide the type of run-support that they did
for Gibson's most recent start against the White Sox. The Twins exploded against the White Sox bullpen, with Danny Santana
tallying five hits and leading the Twins to a 16-3 win, pointing out that this is a team that can do some serious damage in
the batter's box when they start to click. All in all, the Twins had eight different batters gather at least two hits and
they ended up with a ridiculous 23 in total for the game, marking one of the biggest offensive explosions in the entire league
Twins Update – Week of August 1
It hasn't been an easy season for the Twins, but they're
definitely not going down without a fight, which is something that the Indians recently found out when they headed to Target
Field to take on the Twins. The Indians have been getting their fans to think about the playoffs as they make their move in
the division, but the Twins ended up taking two out of three, winning two close ballgames and showing that the Twins still
have plenty left in the tank. To cap off the series, it was the surprising start of Anthony Swarzak that got them over the
hump, as the right-hander jumped into the rotation and pitched a gem to bring home the win.
One of the strongest parts
of the team for the Twins also continues to be the heart of the lineup, as Brian Dozier has been a very consistent home run
threat throughout the season and is on pace for a career year. Dozier has tallied at least four homers every month of the
season and is already knocking on the door of 20, as the second baseman has already topped his career high in long-balls and
is starting to look like the best-hitting second basemen in all of Major League Baseball.
With guys like Dozier continuing
to produce and the Twins getting some timely hitting when they need it, a lot can still happen for the Twins between now and
the end of the season. After a three-game set in Chicago against the White, the Twins will then come home to host the Padres
before heading out to Oakland to take on the A's, which will present a challenge as the Twins link up with one of the top
teams in the league this season. Though it's not going to be easy, the Twins are up to the challenge as they look to take
their game to the next level and swing their way back into the mix in the division.
Twins Update – Week
of July 25
After a rough first series following the All-Star break against the red-hot Tampa Bay Rays, the Twins got
right back to their winning ways by taking two out of three at home against the Cleveland Indians, which is exactly the type
of thing that they'll need to do as they look to get back into the thick of the playoff hunt in the American League Central.
Against the Indians, it was once again their pitching that got them over the hump, as in their two wins they held the Indians
to just four runs in total. In the opening game of the three-game series, it was Josh Willingham who smacked a homer in the
bottom of the eighth to deliver the clutch 4-3 win, with Glen Perkins slamming the door shut with a perfect ninth.
Twins will have to keep up the pitching, however, as they'll host division rivals Chicago for a four-game set at home –
a crucial series for two talented clubs looking to get back in the playoff picture in the A.L. Central. Of course, the Twins
will have to find a way to keep phenom Jose Abreu from going off, off as the sensational youngster has been one of the most
productive hitters in the entire league so far and has also had a flair for the dramatic.
But the Twins have had their
own flair for the dramatic as well, which they hope will translate to some big wins against the White Sox. After wrapping
up their 10-game home stand, the Twins will then stay in the division by heading to Kansas City to take on the Royals, another
talented young team hoping to chase down the Tigers. From there, it's on to Chicago to play the White Sox once again, though
this time it will be just a three-game set to start the month of August.
Twins Update – Week of July 18
Field was the epicenter of Major League Baseball during the annual Midsummer Classic, as fans and players from all over came
to marvel at one of the great new baseball stadiums in the world. All of the top players in the game came together to put
on a serious show in front of the fans right here in Minnesota, with the American League eventually edging out the National
League 5-3 to bring home-field advantage to the A.L. in the World Series. In the game, it was Derek Jeter getting it all started
with two hits and both Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera driving in at least two runs, with Cabrera belting a two-run blast in
the first inning to set the tone.
But even though it was a few of the top stars in the American League that brought
the A.L. to the cusp of victory, it was the Twins' own Glen Perkins who slammed the door shut with a perfect ninth inning.
Perkins has been one of the most underrated relief pitchers in the league this year, tallying 22 saves on an impressive 1.07
WHIP during the first half of the season. For Perkins, it was his second consecutive All-Star appearance, and grabbing a save
at home during the All-Star Game ranks as one of the top achievements in his impressive career.
The Twins will also
be looking to take that momentum from the All-Star break into the second half of the season, as they really pulled it together
in the final week of the first half to get them back into the mix in the A.L. Central. After taking three out of four against
the sizzling Mariners in Seattle and two out of three from the Rockies in Denver before the break, the Twins have shown that
they can pile up the wins on the road as well as at home. The Twins will now stay at home for a nice 10-game stretch, however,
as they'll go up against the Rays, the Indians and then the White Sox.
Twins Update – Week of July 11
losing a few series in a row, the Twins bounced back in a big way on a recent West Coast road trip, taking a couple of big
games against the red hot Mariners in Seattle. In the first three games of the series, the Twins let up just three runs despite
the Mariners heading into the series doing very well at the plate, getting the Twins back on a winning track. In the process,
Phil Hughes also turned in his best start in a month while improving his record to 9-5 on the season and lowering his ERA
to 3.70. Hughes will have one more start before the All-Star break, as he'll take the bump in Colorado against the Rockies.
wasn't only about the pitching in Seattle, however, as the Twins also put together some clutch hits as well. On July 9, the
Twins put up eight runs in one of the toughest hitting parks in the league (Safeco), with Kendrys Morales, Brian Dozier and
Kurt Suzuki leading the way. Along the way, the Twins also got a nice start from Kyle Gibson, who went six shutout innings
against the Mariners to earn his eighth win of the season.
With the Twins still fighting their way up the standings
in the A.L. Central, fans know that the rest of the season can play out in any numbers of ways, though it will be interesting
to watch no matter what happens. After the break, the Twins will also have a nice home stand at Target Field that will take
them up against the Rays, the Indians and the White Sox in succession, providing a nice opportunity for the Twins to start
building a bit of momentum and get back into the playoff hunt this season. With Hughes and company starting to turn the corner
pitching wise and the bats coming to life, the Twins definitely won't be going quietly in the second half.
Update – Week of July 4
To start off the month of July, the Minnesota Twins showed what they can do in the batter's
box if everything starts coming together. With Eduardo Nunez getting it all started at the top of the order with three hits,
the Twins batted around James Shields and ended up with 10 runs in a romp of the Royals, dishing Shields just his fourth loss
of the season. In the game, the Twins did regretfully lose Joe Mauer for a short period of time, but they also showed a nice
combination of hitting all throughout the lineup, proving just how difficult they can be when they're aggressive at the plate.
one of the biggest reasons for optimism in the lineup recently has been the continued consistency of Kurt Suzuki, who has
been steadily hitting all year long, with a batting average above.290 every single month and an overall batting average over.300.
With Suzuki continuing to hit at a great clip, Brian Dozier has also picked it up from there, belting a team-high 15 homers
and showing that he has a very powerful bat when he gets his rhythm. Trevor Plouffe has also had stretches of dominant as
well, providing another major spark in the heart of the order.
The Twins will also be looking to pick up a few big wins
as they hope to close out the first half on a high note. A four-game set at home against the Yankees surely a challenge, but
the Twins will have another chance to scrape against a strong team as they head to Seattle to take on the Mariners. From there,
the Twins close out the first half with an exciting series against the Rockies, a team that is among the best offensive teams
in all of Major League Baseball. If the Twins can keep it rolling with some big wins, though, they should head into the second
half within striking distance of the rest of the top teams in the A.L.Central.
Twins Update – Week of June
Despite the ups and downs this season so far, the Minnesota Twins recently showed what they're capable of when the
Chicago White Sox came to town. The Twins halted a losing streak by taking all four games from their division rivals, culminating
in yet another dominant performance from Phil Hughes. In an excellent series, each game was within two runs, with the Twins
holding off the White Sox in each game and showing nerves of steel in hammering down all four ball games. In the process,
Glen Perkins racked up his 18th and 19th saves of the season, putting him right near the top of the American League in saves.
one of the main reasons the Twins remain optimistic despite a couple of down spells this season is because of Hughes' extraordinary
season. Though Hughes was originally touted when he came up through the New York Yankees' organization, he was largely forgotten
about when he struggled a bit in the Bronx. But Hughes dug back in upon coming to Minnesota and the effort has paid off, as
the right-hander now holds an 8-3 record to go along with a very steady 3.40 ERA, making him one of the top starters in the
American League and a prime candidate for Comeback Player of the Year.
With Hughes giving the Twins quality starts just
about every time that he takes to the bump and some timely hitting to boot, fans know that this is a team that can still shake
off the early-season woes to become a factor in the American League Central. Though there are plenty of other big games on
the schedule before the All-Star break, one of the prime opportunities for the Twins will be in an upcoming series against
the Royals, a team that has had some major hot spells in the regular season and a major challenger for the division title.
With the Twins looking to pick up a few big wins before the break, fans know that there is plenty of baseball left to be played.
Twins Update – Week of June 20
In the closest division in baseball, the American League Central, absolutely
anything can happen from here, even though the Twins have had a bit of a rough stretch that has had them on the losing end
of some very tough ball games. After winning two out of three against the Blue Jays on the road, the Twins had a hard time
keeping it going against Detroit and Boston, losing both series despite a few different very good pitching performances. But
the best thing about baseball's 162-game schedule is that there are plenty of games to right the ship, and the Twins are still
very much alive in the A.L. Central due to the overall parity that fans have been enjoying all season long.
of the reasons that fans are optimistic the Twins can turn it around is because of the strong play of Brian Dozier, who is
becoming a major factor in the heart of the order. After a very strong May, Dozier has seen pitchers around the league pitch
him considerably more careful in June, but he's also shown his patience at the plate while walking much more often and steadily
improving his on-base percentage. With Dozier still leading the team in homers and several other statistical categories, the
Twins have plenty of power in their lineup when Dozier gets it going.
Also providing a spark has been Kurt Suzuki, who
is hitting well over.300 in June and is currently leading the team in batting average. Though the Twins would love to see
some more overall consistency out of their lineup, the potential is definitely there, with key contributors like Suzuki showing
that they have a balanced roster that should help keep the losing streaks at bay. After a four-game home set against the White
Sox, the Twins will be looking to keep it rolling with a road trip that will take them to both Los Angeles to play the Angels
and Arlington to play the Rangers, providing some major opportunities for the Twins to get back into the thick of things in
the A.L. Central.
Twins Update – Week of June 13
Though June has been a bit up and down for the
Twins, fans got a chance to see what the Twins are capable of when they play Minnesota baseball during a recent road series
against the Blue Jays, a team that has cruised to the top of the A.L. East with a hot few weeks of baseball. But even though
Jays were riding high, particularly after squeezing out a 5-4 win to start the series against the Twins, Minnesota instead
rallied and took the next two games, which included an exclamation point at the end of the series with a 7-2 romp. After beating
one of the top teams in the league on the road, the Twins head deeper into June with a little momentum and some confidence,
which fans hope will translate into some consistency as they look to put it all together.
And one of the reasons that
Twins continue to make it tough even on the best teams in Major League Baseball is because of their patience at the plate,
as the Twins continue to get on-base at an extremely good clip – step number one in winning in baseball on any level.
Brian Dozier has obviously been a major spark, leading the team in homers and overall hits midway through June, but other
hitters like Kurt Suzuki, Trevor Plouffe and more have helped give the Twins one of the most balanced lineups in the A.L.
also not going to get any easier on the Twins either, as now they'll head to Detroit and then to Boston to complete the rest
of their road trip, which will be a nice test as they have to go up against some of the most talented teams in the league.
But with a few nice wins under their belt in recent weeks, the Twins will be looking to stay within striking distance of the
rest of the A.L. Central, leaving the season completely wide open.
Twins Update – Week of June 6
Twins continue to hang in there in the wide open American League Central, and fans are hoping the wins will keep coming both
home and away as this talented team looks to reach their potential this season. Winning two out of three from the Yankees
in New York was obviously a good sign, as the Twins showed that they're not intimidated outside of their own ballpark by taking
a series from the powerhouse Pinstripes. In the series, a big moment came from Phil Hughes, who came up through the Yankees'
organization but has since found a home in Minnesota with the Twins. In the decisive game of the series, Hughes went eight
strong innings and let up just two runs, which was enough for the Twins to bring him his sixth win of the season in front
of his former team.
With the win, Hughes moved his record to 6-1 and holds a record hovering just above 3.00 making
him one of the most productive pitchers in the American League in the process. Another signature win for the Twins also happened
on the road, as the Twinkies smacked around Brewers' ace Yovani Gallardo and gave him his fourth loss of the season.
the Twins have shown that they've been more than capable of winning big games on the road, they'll be looking to continue
that momentum as they head out on a major road stretch that will show quite a bit about the team as a whole. After playing
the Astros at home, it's on to Toronto to take on the A.L. East leaders before heading to Detroit to take on the Tigers, who
currently are sitting comfortably at the top of the A.L. Central. It won't get any easier as then the Twins will head to Boston
to take on the Red Sox before finally returning to Target Field for a four-game set against the White Sox.
Update – Week of May 16
Though it's been a bit up and down to start the season for the Twins, this is a team
that looks like it's headed in the right direction after a win that could end up as a signature one for the season. Against
the defending champion Red Sox, Chris Parmelee belted a two-run walk-off homer to deliver a riveting 8-6 win. With that, the
Twins moved closer to.500 and are looking more and more like a serious threat in the A.L. Central, though it will take a good
run to keep up with the Tigers the way they're playing.
But the Twins have a very strong team loaded with up-and-coming
stars, making them one of the teams to watch in the division. With Joe Mauer heating up and Chris Colabello continuing to
smack the ball all over the years, and sometimes over the fence, the Twins have a potent lineup that can bat around any team
in the league if they get going. They did that recently by taking down Bruce Chen of the Orioles, which is something that
only one other team has been able to do this season as Chen and the Orioles have moved all the way to the top of the A.L.
Of course, one of the major reasons that the Twins are right in the thick of the A.L. Central race is because
of the strong season from Phil Hughes, who is coming on strong after a so-so start to the season. Recently, in a game in Detroit
against the Tigers, Hughes pitched seven shutout innings and ended up winning his fourth straight start, moving him to 4-0
in the process and pushing his ERA down below 4.00. With Hughes pulling it together and the dangerous Twins' lineup showing
some major consistency, the Twins are looking to remain a big-time factor in the division the rest of the season.
Update – Week of May 9
Near the top of the league in runs scored, the Twins continue to be a menace in the batter's
box as they look to pull it all together and make a move up the A.L. Central standings. After a tough series loss to the Dodgers,
the Twins showed their resiliency by bouncing back immediately and taking two of three from the Orioles, who currently sit
atop the standings in the competitive A.L. East. The Twins also have shown recently that they can be a force to be reckoned
with on the road, taking two out of three from the Rays in Tampa near the end of April.
And one of the best things about
the Twins is their extremely balanced offensive attack, which makes them not have to rely solely on one player on a nightly
basis. Though Chris Colabello has had an unbelievable start to the season, ranking among the top hitters in the league in
a variety of categories, Joe Mauer has also come on strong while leading the team in hits and opposing pitchers have also
had a very difficult time keeping Brian Dozier in the yard. Not only was Dozier leading the team with homers in the early
part of May but he's also been a terror on the base paths, stealing a team-high 11 bases in his first 32 games of the season.
the Twins will be looking to keep that balanced approach firing on all cylinders as they head into a difficult part of their
schedule. After three road games against the Tigers, the Twins will come home for a series against the Red Sox and another
one against the Mariners before a West Coast trip against the Giants and the Padres. With plenty of opportunities to keep
the wins coming, the Twins have the type of team that doesn't seem to have any intention of going quietly in the A.L. Central
Twins Update – Week of April 25th
With recent series wins against the Royals, the Blue
Jays and the Rays in the last couple of weeks, the Twins are back on the right track and are already making some serious noise
in the A.L. Central. And that's exactly how a good ball club responds after starting the season a little bit slow, as the
Twins lost early series to the White Sox and the A's, with Oakland actually sweeping them in a three-game set. From there,
though, the Twins responded in a big way, racking up some big wins and making a move right up the divisional standings as
teams jockey for position in the early going.
Much of the success, of course, has been at the plate, where hitters like
Chris Colabello, Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe have thrived in the early going as they give the lineup some much needed
pop. With 26 RBIs in his first 21 games of the season, Colabello in particular has been one of the major spark plugs for the
team, and he's even been one of the very best run producers in the entire league in the process. Also contributing in a big
way has been Casey Fien, who has been dynamic in the bullpen and has racked up three wins in his first nine appearances. Start
Kyle Gibson has also shown some dominance, winning three of his first four decisions and completely dominating the prolific
Blue Jays on April 17th.
But there is no time for the Twins to rest up and congratulate themselves on a decent start
to the season, as now they'll host the Detroit Tigers and the Los Angeles Dodgers in back-to-back series to wrap up the first
month of the season and move on to May. To open May, the Twins will stay at home as they'll take on the Orioles before hitting
the road and starting an away trip that will take them to both Cleveland and Detroit.
Twins Update – Week
of April 18th
With early-season series wins against the Indians and the Royals, the Twins are off and running in the
early going of 2014, giving their fans a taste of their talent as the Twinkies look to pull it all together and take aim at
the rest of the A.L. Central. Fans are already pointing to the Twins' resiliency, which they showed by bouncing back from
losing a series sweep against the A's at home by sweeping the Royals immediately afterwards. Clearly the Twins are not afraid
of a few losses, making them the type of team that the rest of the division is definitely going to be keeping their eye on
as they Twins swing their way up the standings this season.
And swing-away they certainly have done, Jason Kubel, Chris
Colabello and Brian Dozier have all gotten off to hot starts at the plate. Batting over.350 in his first 12 games of the season,
Kubel in particular has been a major spark to the heart of the lineup, leading the team with an OPS over 1.000 in the early
going of 2014. Dozier has also shown that he's a dual threat, leading the team with four homers by mid-April and also tying
for the team lead with three stolen bases, which he shared with Pedro Florimon.
On the bump, the Twins have also shown
that one of their biggest strengths is their bullpen. In his first five appearances of the season, Brian Duensing let up just
two hits and didn't let up a single run – all without even relinquishing a walk. Kyle Gibson has also been very impressive
out of the bullpen as well, notching two late-innings wins and allowing just two earned runs in his first 11 innings pitched
of the season. The Twins will also need all the help they can get as they continue to take on some of the most talented teams
in the league, with upcoming series against the Tigers, the Dodgers and Rays as the Twins hope to finish the first month with
some wins against powerhouses.
Twins Update – Week of April 11th
The Twins are back at it in the
A.L. Central in another season that has already had plenty of nail-biting moments – just a precursor of things to come
as the talented Twinkies look to round into form and swing their way up the divisional standings this season. After losing
a close one to the White Sox to start the season, the Twins got right on track when they took down the Indians, winning the
last two games of the series to get them headed in the right direction. Leading the way has been a slew of different sluggers,
with new addition Jason Kubel off to a blistering start at the plate and hitting well over.400 in the first couple weeks of
the season. Also making it difficult on opposing pitchers has been Brian Dozier bashing the ball out of the park and Chris
Colabello knocking in runs all over the place, showing that this is a team that can light up the scoreboard in bunches if
they get going.
On the bump, one of the highlights of the early portion of the season has been Glen Perkins, who slammed
the door twice early on and is showing some signs of being a dominant part of the bullpen. Phil Hughes is another pitcher
who has been proving that he still has plenty left in the tank, striking out a batter per inning in his first couple of outings.
After some big home games, the Twins will head out on the road to take on division rival Kansas City followed by the Tampa
Bay Rays, giving them some big-time A.L. competition and giving them some early chances to prove their talent level. The Twins
will then close out the month with home matchups against the current division champion Detroit Tigers and their first interleague
games of the season when they take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
2014 Minnesota Twins Schedule
Twins are looking to do some serious damage in the American League this season in an effort to bounce back from a down year
in 2013. The Twins will be hosting the top teams in baseball all season long at Target Field in Minneapolis, and fans are
sure to be clamoring to get inside the ball park to watch their favorite club hit the field in person. But the good part about
the schedule is that it is also absolutely packed to the brim with great road matchups as well, providing plenty of opportunities
for you to hit the road to see the Twinkies from a whole new perspective. Though it's tempting to just sit at home and watch
the game on your flatscreen, this is a team and a game that really springs to life when you get a chance to watch the drama
unfold before your very eyes.
Of course, they will have plenty of competition in the always competitive A.L. Central,
which guarantees a steady string of great matchups throughout the year. The Tigers won the American League Central crown in
2013, and the road to the division title in 2014 likely goes through them thanks to a star-studded roster. But the Twins also
have a balanced roster of their own and have some up-and-coming stars to balance with the savvy vets, giving fans plenty of
reasons for optimism as they look to put together another memorable season. If the Twins can take down the Tigers with regularity
this season, the rest of the A.L. will surely take notice and view the Twins as a team to watch out for.
Indians are certainly another club that the Twins will have to take very seriously when they visit Target Field. The Indians
fell just one game short of finishing neck-and-neck with the Tigers last season, and they're a legitimate threat to take home
the division crown in 2014. The Twins will look to get some big wins at home when the Tribe visits their home field, and they
have a good chance of doing so with a crowd of dedicated Twins fans behind them. Games against the White Sox and the Royals
also bring in plenty of fans, as these division rivals also have a long history of nail-biting matchups with the Twins.
Minnesota Twins Team Info
The Minnesota Twins play in the American League Central division of Major League Baseball,
a division that also features the Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers. The Twins didn't
put it all together in 2013, falling short of the expectations they had going into the season. However, the talent level is
still there on the roster, so 2014 could easily be a round campaign for this franchise. The Twins have their sights set on
the top spot in the division, and they're prepared to do whatever it takes to climb that division ladder and finish atop the
standings come season's end. It should be a great season to head out to the ball park to see the Twins take the field and
battle it out with some top opponents. The Twins are hoping to make some real noise in the American League this season, and
they could certainly use the support of their home fans at each and every home games at Target Field. With Joe Mauer in the
lineup and Ricky Nolasco heading the pitching staff, this is a team that definitely won't go quietly this season.
Major League Baseball is the top baseball league on the planet, and boasts some of the top players from
all over the globe, and that's just one reason that people from all over the country flock to stadiums across the nation to
see these talented athletes hit the field in person. Baseball is a great game that resonates with people from all walks of
life, and many friendships are made in the stands of baseball stadiums. There's certainly a camaraderie that comes with rooting
for the same team, and before you know it the stranger seated next to you seems like an old friend. The Twins have some great
games to check out in person this season, and the fans will be there to support their team.
Minnesota Twins History
Minnesota Twins franchise was founded in 1894 as the Kansas City Blues. In 1901, the team moved the nation's capital in Washington
D.C. and played there for six decades as the Washington Nationals and the Washington Senators. The organization moved to Minnesota
in 1961 and were named the Twins. The Twins have won three World Series title, the most recent coming in 1991, with Kirby
Puckett leading the way in the most exciting part of franchise history to date. Since then, the team has moved to a beautiful
new ballpark, Target Field, and the tradition of baseball in Minneapolis is alive and well.
Minnesota Twins Trivia
holds the Minnesota Twins franchise record for the most hits in a single season?
The answer is Rod Carew, who compiled
239 hits in 1977. Carew also holds the franchise record for the highest batting average in a single season at.377, which he
accomplished that same year. Though baseball gurus certainly know Carew's place in baseball history, he remains one of the
most underrated players, though Twins fans remember with clarity that Carew was nothing shy of one of the greatest players
to ever play the game.
Fans of the Minnesota Twins are constantly showing up to Target Field
in droves to support their favorite team, as many fans do for their squads across the country. Major League Baseball has a
way of bringing out a passion in people as they cheer for their team with everything they've got. Be there this season at
Target Field to join the biggest Twins fans in their support for Minnesota as they take on some tough teams all season long
in another year sure to be loaded with twists, turns and jaw-dropping moments as the Twins take aim at the top of the standings.