Springing up in Kansas City (1894), the team was the member of the Western Division of the American League which aimed at shifting to the Washington DC in 1901 along with other seven original teams of the league with the name Washington Senators/Nationals. It was known as the 'Kansas City Blues' before that. They team experienced height of success in 1920s through 1930s. At that time, Minnesota Twins
comprised of various Hall of Fame superstars such as Joe Cronin, Bucky Harris, Walter Jones, Sam Rice,
and Goose Goslin.
MLB allowed Minneapolis an expansion team in 1960. However, since the proprietor of the team was based in Washington, Calvin Griffith, he requested MLB to allow Washington the expansion team and allow his team to shift to Minneapolis. His request was granted by the league and the team moved to Minnesota (1960) and used the Metropolitan Stadium as their home ground.
The shift from Washington to Minnesota proved beneficial to the team as it started to progress. It consisted of a few celebrities from its performance in Washington – Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew. More capable players joined the team to make it stronger. These included Zoilo Versalles, Jim Perry, Rod Crew, and Jim Kaat. The awesome combination of players made them win their first American League Pennant (1965).
The Minnesota Twins
experienced similar success once again in the 80s and 90s. The team then comprising of Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, Rod Crew, and Frank Viola won the next two World Series titles which were the first as Minnesota Twins.
Climbing up the success ladder since then the team has won a total of 3 World Series Championships
and has acted as the fielders in 18 American League
The rich history of the team is reflected in its various players being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The team is also proud to be affiliated with Arch McDonalds and Herb Carneal for being the Ford C. Frick Award
recipients. Minnesota Twins
finished off the 2010 sports season with 68 losses and 94 wins. They also managed to bring home the sixth American League Central Division title in a span of last nine years. Most of the credit of the division titles goes to the manager of the team, Ron Gardenhire, who has been leading the team throughout that time span.
With a team looking so positive for the upcoming sports season, people are buying their Minnesota Twins tickets
right and left so do not miss on the golden chance to see a winning game once again. Their matches are always a treat for baseball fans irrespective of the fact that they win or lose.
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