The Minnesota Twins
are a Major League Baseball
team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota
. They are in the Central Division of the American League
- Founded: 1893, as the Kansas City, Missouri franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to Washington, D.C in 1900 when that league became the American League.
- Formerly known as: Washington Senators (1901-1960)
- Home ballpark: Metrodome, Minneapolis
- Uniform colors: Navy blue, Red, and White
- Logo design: The word "TWINS" in red. The entwined letters "TC" appear on the home uniform hats, and a stylized "M" appears on the road uniform hats.
- Wild Card titles won (0): none
- Division titles won (6): AL West 1969, 1970, 1987, 1991, AL Central 2002, 2003
- American League pennants won (6): 1924, 1925, 1933, 1965, 1987, 1991
- World Series championships won (3): 1924, 1987, 1991
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" and the "Nats". Even during the period 1907-1927, when their line up boasted the presence of Walter "The Big Train" Johnson the team were never terribly successful. During one portion of its history, the team was so notoriously inept that it inspired San Francisco Chronicle columnist Charley Dryden to 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 of Minneapolis-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, near the Mississippi River, and the Mall of America now occupies the spot where the Met once stood. The Twins defeated the Atlanta Braves to win the 1991 World Series and the St. Louis Cardinals to win the 1987 World Series. In 1965, they were defeated in the World Series by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Players of note
Baseball Hall of Famers
- Torii Hunter
- Jacque Jones
- Corey Koskie
- Joe Mays
- Doug Mientkiewicz
- Brad Radke
Not to be forgotten