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Fun Facts About Our Minnesota Twins

Posted by Casey on May 7, 2014 5:47:00 AM

Questions to Test Your Minnesota Twins Knowledge

Our Minnesota Twins are off to a decent start – even with the rainy wet spring we’ve had here in the Twin Cities. But, how much do you know about our beloved baseball team? Here are some fun facts about our Minnesota Twins.Fun facts about the Minnesota Twins

Minnesota Twins is a sibling to which team?
The Washington Senators. The Senators franchise started in 1901 and transitioned to Minnesota (to the Twins) in 1961.

Where did the Twins play their first game as the Minnesota Twins?
The Twins played their first game in Minnesota on April 21, 1961 at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, MN. They played at the “Met” for 20 seasons.

What happened to Met Stadium?
It is sacred ground now home to Mall of America, the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America.

Who is the all-time Minnesota Twins homerun Leader?
Harmon Killebrew with 559 homeruns

After the Metropolitan Stadium, where did the Twins play?
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was the home to the MN Twins from April 6, 1982 until 2009.

True or False: The Dome was known as a homerun park…
True: Kent Hrbek was the leading homerun hitter for the Twins at the Metrodome with 293.

What are the Minnesota Twins' team colors?
Navy blue, red and white

What is the team mascot?
T.C. Bear is the Twins mascot. “T.C” stands for Twin Cities (which is also why the team is called the Twins – for the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul) and resembles the Hamms’ bear from the beer company who was an early sponsor of the Minnesota Twins.

What team numbers are retired?
#3 Harmon Killebrew
#6 Tony Oliva
#10 Tom Kelly
#14 Kent Hrbek
#28 Bert Blyleven
#29 Rod Carew
#34 Kirby Puckett
#42 Jackie Robinson

In what years did the Twins win the American League Pennant?
The Minnesota Twins won the pennant in 1965, 1987 and 1991

In what years were the Twins the World Series Champions?
Minnesota Twins were World Series Champions in 1987 and 1991 (against the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves). In 1924 the Washington Senators were also World Series Champions.

In case you haven't had enough Minnesota Twins trivia, here's a few more interesting Twins tidbit:

1991 World Series Highlights
Considered one of the best World Series of all time, two big moments stick out in the minds of Twins fans. Kirby Puckett’s game 6 walk-off homerun, and Gene Larkin’s single, scoring Dan Gladden from 3rd base in game 7, to win the World Series.

Worst to First
Minnesota Twins finished in last place in 1990, only to become World Series Champions in 1991.

Benefits of the Dome
Home field advantage! During the 1987 and 1991 World Series, peak decibel levels were measured at 125 and 118 respectively, comparable to a jet airliner—both close to the threshold of pain.

Newest Home for the Twins
Target Field – first game back in the great outdoors, on April 12, 2010.

Capacity at Target Field
Target Field has 39,503 seats

For the Record Books
April 17, 2014 was the coldest game ever played in the team’s history with the temperature at Target Field at game-time, a frigid 31-degrees. Coincidentally, that was also the lowest-ever paid attendance at 20,507.

Twins in the Community
The club, its players and employees provide resources, memorabilia, volunteer hours and cash grants to assist more than 5,000 nonprofit organizations and fundraisers in the Upper Midwest and SW Florida each year.

Thanks for all the great memories, Twins!

 

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