The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins are a member of the Central Division of the American League. The Minnesota Twins play all of their home games at Target Field, 550 3rd Avenue in Minneapolis, which was built in 2010.
The actual Minnesota Twins franchise originated in Kansas City, Missouri in 1894 and then moved to Washington, D.C. in 1901 when the American League was formed. In D.C. the team was known by two nicknames, the Nationals and the Senators. The team then moved to Minnesota in 1961 and was renamed the Twins after the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Twins mascot follows lead, referred to as TC Bear.
The Minnesota Twins team colors are navy blue, red, and white.
The Twins have won the World Series Championship two times. The first win was in 1987 as they defeated the St Louis Cardinals. The second win, in 1991, is arguably the best World Series in history. The Twins defeated the Atlanta Braves in a nail biting Championship run.
The Minnesota Twins have had many great baseball players such as Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Rod Carew, Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven and Kirby Puckett. Current superstars include local hero catcher Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Jim Thome and pitcher Carl Pavano.
The Twins have had 12 managers since moving here in 1961. Currently, Ron Gardenhire serves as the Twins manager and is known as a 'players manager'. "Gardy," as he is often called, is a passionate high energy manager. He keeps his Twins in shape and competitive with tough swinging bats and sharp defensive skills. Gardenhire was named "AL Manager of the Year" in 2010.
Although Minneapolis appears at first glance to be a "small market" city, the Twins routinely draw fans from as far away as Montana and Wyoming. Target Field can hold many rowdy Twins fans, but the best seats sell out fast. Become part of Twins Territory and purchase Minnesota Twins tickets!