|Team Name||Minnesota Twins|
|Other nicknames||The Bomba SquadBombaSota The Minnesota Lumber Company The Nats Little Piranhas The Twinkies The Grifs|
|Major league affiliations||Major League Baseball (MLB)|
|Division||American League (AL) Central Division|
|Ballpark (Home arena)||American League Park (1901-1903)National Park (1904-1910)Griffith Stadium (1911-1960)Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981)Hubert.H. Humphrey Metrodome (1982-2009)Target Field (2010- present)|
|Principal owner(s)||Pohlad Family|
|President of baseball operations||Derek Falvey|
|General manager||Thad Levine|
|Major league titles||World Series titles (3) - 1924, 1987 and 1991AL Pennants (6) - 1924, 1925, 1933, 1965, 1987 and 1991 AL West Division titles (4) - 1969, 1970, 1987 and 1991AL Central Division titles (9) - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2019, 2020 and 2023|
The Minnesota Twins are one of the most popular teams in Major League Baseball (MLB). The team mainly competes in the Central Division of the American League. In the past, they had also participated in the West Division of the American League.
The beginning of the team started as the Washington Senators in Washington, United States. Then they renamed the team to the Minnesota Twins after relocating to Minnesota in 1961. The team has since then been the World Series Champions three times and also have won many other titles and acclaims in the MLB. The team also has had a variety of stadiums since its development before it moved to its current ballpark. The team is well-known for being a worthy challenger to its opponents in the field.
In the present times, the Minnesota Twins have continued to provide entertaining games to its fans and developed a large number of fanbase in the process. The team had one of the best seasons in 2023 when it became the American League (AL) Central Division Champions.
Minnesota Twins History
The Minnesota Twins team was formed in 1901 in Washington, United States as the Washington Senators. The team continued to use this name to play its games in the MLB. Despite the team losing its games and even struggling in its initial season, they became the World Series Champions in 1924. Since then, the team continued its tradition of winning the game until the 1930s when the quality of the team’s production declined again. This even resulted in the team being the center of criticisms from the fans. Eventually, the team decided to relocate to Minnesota, United States.
The team arrived in Minnesota in 1961 and renamed themselves as the Minnesota Twins. They obtained the name of the team from the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, thus representing both of them and putting an end to the long rivalry between both these cities. The fans of both these cities eagerly welcomed the team which at that time consisted of many new faces. The team has greatly improved their play and continued rebuilding their team through the 1960s. Unfortunately, their performances turned mediocre again in the 1970s. They would again become the World Series Champions in 1987. The year 1991 saw the team become the World Series Champions for the 3rd time. After this, the team would not fare better until the 2000s.
During the 2000s, the Minnesota Twins continued with their on-again-off-again performance. This resulted in the team winning division titles, creating new rivalries with other teams and even signed many talented players on their roster. They had some of the best seasons of their career in 2006. Unfortunately, during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, the team struggled to maintain their brilliant performance from the 2006 season. They had complained that the absence of a modern equipped stadium for the team prevented them from being competitive and good. This led to the team moving into a stadium, the Target Field in 2010.
Once the Minnesota Twins started playing in the new stadium, their performance greatly improved. This also culminated in them winning their second AL Central title. This was again followed by a period of decline for the Minnesota Twins. The team bounced back in the 2015 season with a good season. Following this, the team would go on to win their 3rd AL Central Division title in 2019.
In the present times, the Minnesota Twins have had a disastrous performance throughout the 2000, 2001 and 2002 seasons. Nevertheless, they rectified themselves by becoming the AL Central Division Champions in the 2023 season.
Minnesota Twins Owner
The Minnesota Twins team is owned by the Pohlad family mainly by Carl Ray Pohlad. Born on August 23, 1915 in Valley Junction, Iowa, United States, he was a financier from America who started his career in the business of banking.
Carl Pohlad became the owner of the Minnesota Twins in 1984. Under his ownership and guidance, the team became the World Series Champions in 1987 and 1991. However, he also tried to sell off the team on a number of different occasions which resulted in failure. He died of natural causes on January 5, 2009. Since then, his sons Jim Pohlad, Bill Pohlad and Bob Pohlad became the owners, supervisors of the day to day operations of the team. However, Jim Pohlad has served as the public face of the team and attended the meetings of the team as the owner. After serving as the owner of the team for a long time, he gave his nephew Joe Pohlad the ownership of the team on November 29, 2022.
Following this, the Minnesota Twins team started referring to the entire Pohlad family as the team’s owner.
Minnesota Twins Jersey and Logo
The Minnesota Twins players have also developed their one home and road jerseys to make themselves recognizable to their fans. Their current home jerseys consist of white colored buttoned down shirts and pants. There is a navy blue Nike logo on the upper left side of the jersey. Below this, the logo of the team “Twins” with an underline appears across the chest of the jersey in red color. The jersey number appears on the bottom right of the jersey in navy blue color. The back of the jersey also has the player;s name in navy blue color along with the jersey number below it in red. The sleeves of the jersey have navy blue pipes around the cuffs. The logo of the state of Minnesota along with a red star to represent the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul was added in one of the sleeves. The caps are navy blue with the word “TC” appearing in red and white in front. The helmets are navy blue and red with the insignia “TC” appearing in front.
The road jersey of the Minnesota Twins consists of buttoned down gray colored shirts and pants with gray pinstripes. The pants also have pipes running down in red, blue and white. There is a red colored Nike logo on the upper left side of the jersey. Below this, the word “Minnesota” appears in navy blue color across the chest of the jersey. The jersey number appears below it in red color. The back of the jersey has the player name in navy blue with the player number below it red. The cuffs of the sleeves also has red, blue and white pipes. The same logo of the state of Minnesota appears on one of the sleeves of the jersey. The caps are the same navy blue colored as the home jersey with red and white “TC” in front. The helmets are navy blue colored with a white “M” and a red star above it in front of the jersey.
Minnesota Twins Nicknames
Just like all the other teams in the MLB, the Minnesota Twins have also received a wide variety of nicknames from their fans over the years. These are the nicknames that fans use to describe the team.
The Bomba Squad - The first nickname was given to the team by Eddie Rosario in 2019 for the team breaking the record for home runs in MLB before the All-Star game.
The Minnesota Lumber Company - This nickname was used to refer to the excellent offense that the team produced during the 1977 and 1978 seasons.
The Nats - This nickname was a shortened version of the team’s name Senators when it was based in Washington.
Little piranhas - Manager of the Chicago White Sox Ozzie Guillen gave this nickname to the team for their aggressive playing style during the 2000s. However, this nickname is out of use now.
The Twinkies - This nickname is generally used by the fans when the team is not performing well in seasons.
Minnesota Twins Retired Numbers
The Minnesota Twins have retired the jersey numbers of some of their legendary players and managers over the years. These are the jerseys whose jerseys have been officially retired by the team.
|Players and Positions||Jersey Number||Date of Retirement|
|Harmon Killebrew (1B)||3||May 4, 1975|
|Tony Oliva (RF)||6||July 14, 1991|
|Kent Hrbek (1B)||14||August 13, 1995|
|Rod Carew (1B)||29||July 19, 1987|
|Kirby Puckett (CF)||34||May 25, 1997|
|Jim Kaat (P)||36||July 16, 2022|
|Bert Blyleven (P)||28||July 16, 2011|
|Joe Mauer (C)||7||June 15, 2019|
|Tom Kelley (Manager)||10||September 8, 2012|
|Jackie Robinson (2B)||42||April 15, 1997|
Minnesota Twins Home Stadium
The Minnesota Twins’ present home stadium is the Target Field, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. This stadium has the capacity to support 38,544 spectators during baseball games. The surface of the field is made up of Kentucky Bluegrass. The left field is 339 feet and the left center is 377 feet. The center field left corner is 411 feet and the center field right corner is 403 feet. Finally the right field is 328 feet while the right center is 367 feet.
One of the features of the stadium is the Budweiser roof deck from where the spectators can watch the game while standing. Then, the whole stadium is made up of Kasota limestone from Mankato in Minnesota. There are also statues of players like Tony Oliva near the left field gate and Kent Hrbek near the home plate gate. There is also the Target Plaza that features the statues of the famous Minnesota Twins players. Furthermore, there are a variety of facilities for foods and drinks for the spectators like The Town Ball Tavern, Hrbek’s, the Two Ginger Pubs and more. Finally, there is the famous Minnie and Paul logo which lights up every time the Minnesota Twins players score a run, including home runs, strikeouts and win games.
Besides baseball, the stadium has also been the home of musical concerts by artists and bands like Paul McCartney, Eagles, Def Leppard, Imagine Dragons, Green Day and more.
Minnesota Twins Tickets and Broadcasting Details
The best place to purchase the tickets featuring the games of the Minnesota Twins is SeatGeek. The prices for the tickets are varied according to the demands of the spectators and the type of the games the team is playing.
For TV, Bally Sports North is the exclusive partner for telecasting the games of the Minnesota Twins. The broadcasters include Dick Bremer, Roy Smalley, LaTroy Hawkins, Justin Morneau and Glen Pekins
For radio, the Twins Radio Network, also known as the Treasure Island Baseball Network is the place to hear the games. The broadcasters are Cory Provus, Chris Vosters, Dan Gladden and Kris Atteberry.
Besides TV and radio, MLB.TV is also available to stream the games for out of market areas. The fans need to purchase a Minnesota Twins single team subscription for $19.99 per month.
Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff
The Minnesota Twins have brought in a number of capable coaching personnel to help the team go to the next level. These are the personnel tasked with such responsibilities.
|Rocco Baldelli (5)||Manager|
|Jayce Tingler (33)||Bench Coach|
|Tony Diaz (46)||Assistant Bench Coach/Infield Coach|
|Hank Conger (35)||First Base/Catching Coach|
|Tommy Watkins (40)||Third Base Coach/Outfield Coach|
|Rudy Hernandez (63)||Hitting Coach|
|David Popkins (79)||Hitting Coach|
|Derek Shomon (67)||Assistant Hitting Coach|
|Pete Maki (88)||Pitching Coach|
|Luis Ramirez (91)||Assistant Pitching Coach/Interpreter|
|Colby Suggs (84)||Bullpen Coach|
|Nate Dammann (75)||Quality Control Coach|
|Anderson De La Rosa (97)||Bullpen Catcher|
|Connor Olson (98)||Bullpen Catcher|
|Chuck Bradway and Aaron Rhodes||Strength and Conditioning Coaches|
Minnesota Twins Rivalries
The major rivals for the Minnesota Twins has always been the Chicago White Sox. Both of these teams have been one of the founding members of the American League (AL) in the MLB. Their rivalry started in the 2000s.
The two teams are very competitive against each other and always battle it out for the control of the AL Central Division Championship. An instance of this is the tie breaker game between these two teams during 2008. Unfortunately, the Minnesota Twins lost to the Chicago White Sox due to a home run from Jim Thome. Since then both these teams have continued their rivalries with each other.
While the 2010’s saw the Minnesota Twins gain the upper hand against the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago White Sox bounced back and started dominating the Minnesota Twins during the 2020s. Both the teams have faced each other for a total of 2298 games till now. However, the Chicago White Sox are leading the Minnesota Twins with a record of 1179-1104.
Minnesota Twins MLB Records and Stats
These are the all time records and the stats that the Minnesota Twins have obtained as a team throughout the years.
All-time high record in batting average - .388 (1977 season)
All-time high record in scoring home runs - 46 (1964 and 1969 seasons)
All-time high record in RBI - 140 (1969 season)
All-time high record in scoring singles - 182 (1925 season)
All-time high record in scoring doubles - 51 (1964 season)
All-time high record in scoring triples - 20 (1925 and 2000 seasons)
All-time high records in stolen bases - 88 (1912 season)
All-time high record in home runs scored by all team members - 307 (2019 season)
All-time high record in scoring strikeouts - 313 (1910 season)
Minnesota Twins World Series Championships
The Minnesota Twins have managed to win three World Series Champions till date. These are the opponents they defeated to earn the championships.
|1924||New York Giants||4-3|
|1987||St. Louis Cardinals||4-3|
Minnesota Twins Other MLB Titles
Apart from winning the World Series Championships, the Minnesota Twins have also won several other titles in the MLB. These are the other achievements made by the team.
|AL Pennants (6)||1924, 1925, 1933, 1965, 1987 and 1991|
|AL West Division titles (4)||1969, 1970, 1987 and 1991|
|AL Central Division titles (9)||2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2019, 2020 and 2023|
Minnesota Twins Hall of Famers
Over the years, the Minnesota Twins have inducted several of its former players into its Hall of Fame. These are the Hall of Famers of the team.
|Year||Hall Of Famers|
|2000||Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett and Calvin Griffith|
|2001||Herb Carneal and Jim Kaat|
|2002||Bert Blyleven and Tom Kelly|
|2003||Bob Allison and Bob Casey|
|2005||Frank Viola and Carl Pohlad|
|2007||Gary Gaetti and Jim Rantz|
|2009||Brad Radke and George Brophy|
|2013||Eddie Guardado and Tom Mee|
|2016||John Gordon and Torii Hunter|
|2017||Michael Cuddyer and Andy MacPhail|
|2019||Jerry Bell and Joe Nathan|
Current Minnesota Twins Roster MLB 2023
These are currently the active players on the roster for the Minnesota Twins.
|Jhoan Duran (59)||Ryan Jeffers (27)||Kyle Farmer (12)||Willi Castro (50)|
|Dylan Floro (58)||Christian Vasquez (8)||Edouard Julien (47)||Max Kepler (26)|
|Kody Funderburk (55)||Alex Kirillof (19)||Trevor Larnach (9)|
|Sonny Gray (54)||Jorge Polanco (11)||Jordan Luplow (16)|
|Griffin Jax (22)||Donovan Solano (39)||Andrew Stevenson (45)|
|Dallas Keuchel (60)||Michael. A. Taylor (2)|
|Pablo Lopez (49)||Matt Wallner (38)|
|Kenta Maeda (18)|
|Bailey Ober (17)|
|Emilio Pagan (15)|
|Joe Ryan (41)|
|Caleb Thielbar (56)|
|Louie Varland (37)|
|Chris Paddack (20)|
Minnesota Twins Schedule
The Minnesota Twins have already become the champions in their division. These are the last couple of games they will have to play.
|September 26, 2023||Twins vs Athletics||6:40 pm||Target Field||Bally Sports North|
|September 27, 2023||Twins vs Athletics||6:40 pm||Target Field||Bally Sports North|
|September 28, 2023||Twins vs Athletics||12:10 pm||Target Field||Bally Sports North||MLB.TV (out of market)|
|September 29, 2023||Twins vs Rockies||7:10 pm||Coors Field||Bally Sports North|
|September 30, 2023||Twins vs Rockies||7:10 pm||Coors Field||Bally Sports North|
|October 1, 2023||Twins vs Rockies||2:10 pm||Coors Field||Bally Sports North|
A. The Minnesota Twins have won three World Series Championships till date.
A. The Pohlad Family owns the Minnesota Twins.
A. Target Field is the home stadium for the Minnesota Twins.
A. Rocco Baldelli is the manager of the Minnesota Twins.
A. T.C.Bear, an anthropomorphic bear, is the mascot of the Minnesota Twins.