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The 5 best-pitched games in Twins history

@dohyoungpark
in 6 hours

MINNEAPOLIS -- It makes it rather simple to decide on the best single-game pitching performance in club history when one of those efforts literally swung the outcome of a World Series and remains one of the most defining games in the recent history of the sport. There's no shortage of

The saga of Harmon Killebrew's red chair

@dohyoungpark
January 14, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Whether they knew it as Camp Snoopy, The Park at MOA or Nickelodeon Universe, chances are, most kids that grew up in Twins Territory have been to the amusement park in the Mall of America -- and, thus, have seen the red chair that's bolted to the wall

The 5 best games by hitters in Twins history

@dohyoungpark
January 11, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's the challenge in picking out the greatest offensive performances in a club's history: With the arrival of the home run revolution in the last decade, it's become far more common for players to rack up home runs (and, thus, total bases) in a particularly hot game. Fortunately,

How the Twins settled on mascot T.C. Bear

@dohyoungpark
January 7, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- He usually gets the better of fans in softball home run derbies, brings joy to children at birthday parties and hospital visits around Twins Territory, wields a wholesome (and sometimes funny) Twitter account, never turns down a good photo op, and waves a big Twins flag around the

The Twins' all-time single-season team

@dohyoungpark
January 4, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Elite seasons in baseball come in all manner of varieties, from power shows that lead to home run crowns, to pure hitting ability that helps in a chase for a .400 batting average, to well-rounded seasons that feature a wide array of tools. Twins fans have been fortunate

Best Twins players, by uniform number

@dohyoungpark
December 28, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- All of the roster chaos created by the pandemic-impacted 2020 season had one interesting side effect: unusual uniform numbers became more prevalent around the Majors as clubs dug deep into their depth to call up players who, in many cases, had those "extra" numbers assigned to them in

Here's the story behind the Twins' name

Griffith wanted team to be called 'Twin Cities Twins'
@dohyoungpark
December 21, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- These days, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul essentially operate as a unit when it comes to professional sports in the region. The Twins, Vikings, Timberwolves and Lynx play their home games in Minneapolis, while the Wild and Minnesota United FC call St. Paul home -- all

How the 'Minnie and Paul' logo was made

@dohyoungpark
December 17, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- St. Paul illustrator Ray Barton never made it to the new Target Field before he died in April 2010, which meant he never got to see the most prominent display of his art with his own eyes. He didn't think it was one of his better works, anyway.

The 5 greatest seasons for Twins pitchers

@dohyoungpark
December 14, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- The mound at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome weighed 23,000 pounds and could be lowered beneath ground level when the stadium needed to transition to football configuration. When that mound was raised, it was the workplace for some of the most iconic players in franchise history. Only one

Every Twins Rule 5 Draft pick since 1970

@dohyoungpark
December 12, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins were again idle in the Major League phase of the virtual 2020 Rule 5 Draft on Thursday, continuing their recent trend of standing pat despite a relatively active history of selections at the annual event that serves as the conclusion of baseball's Winter Meetings. • How

Top 5 Minnesota-born Twins in history

@dohyoungpark
December 5, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- Depending on what entrance you typically use when attending games at Target Field, it's not difficult to miss a list that occupies a window facing the outside of the small Gate 14 on North 7th Street, just behind home plate. Nestled behind a statue of Kent Hrbek (for

Who had Twins' top single year at the plate?

@dohyoungpark
November 30, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- There have now been 60 seasons of Twins baseball in Minnesota, with two World Series championships and 12 division titles claimed by teams at Metropolitan Stadium, the Metrodome and, now, Target Field. Needless to say, those indelible moments wouldn't have been possible without franchise heroes and fan favorites

Here's the story behind the Twins' 'TC' logo

@dohyoungpark
November 20, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- Major League Baseball's logos are among the most recognizable trademarks around the country -- and, in some cases, beyond it. The interlocking "NY" of the Yankees is ubiquitous around the world. The ball-and-glove Brewers logo is iconic around the sport. The interlocking "LA" of the Dodgers is timeless.

5 best Twins players not in the Hall of Fame

@dohyoungpark
November 16, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- Until the announcement of the 2021 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot on Monday, Twins fans hadn't experienced much Cooperstown-related excitement since St. Paul native Jack Morris and Jim Thome were inducted on the '18 ballot. Minnesota hadn't even been represented on the ballot in subsequent years until

Twins' all-time top GMs: Park's take  

@dohyoungpark
June 22, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Paul Molitor's Top 10 greatest achievements

@goodforball
June 21, 2020

Paul Molitor inevitably left the impression that he could do anything on a baseball field. At bat, Molitor remained an inexhaustible source of offense. “The Ignitor” is one of only five Major Leaguers to bat at least .300, steal 500 bases and amass 3,000-plus hits. Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Ichiro

Twins' all-time top managers: Park's take 

@dohyoungpark
June 15, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Twins' Top 5 relief pitchers: Park's take

@dohyoungpark
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Twins' Top 5 left-handed starters: Park's take

@dohyoungpark
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Twins radio voice shares his favorite calls

@dohyoungpark
May 28, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS -- Cory Provus can't tell you too much about the specific words he used to describe some of the Minnesota Twins' most memorable moments since he took control of the team's radio booth in 2012. For all the facts, context and anecdotes from the recent history of the Twins

Twins' Top 5 right-handed starters: Park's take

@dohyoungpark
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Twins' Top 5 designated hitters: Park's take

@dohyoungpark
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Twins’ Top 5 right fielders: Park’s take

@dohyoungpark
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Twins' Top 5 center fielders: Park's take

@dohyoungpark
May 4, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Twins' Top 5 left fielders: Park's take

@dohyoungpark
April 27, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun