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The top Twins Draft pick from every season

@dohyoungpark
February 7, 2024

From Chuck Knoblauch to Torii Hunter, from Joe Mauer to Alex Kirilloff, the Twins have found some of their most impactful players in club history through the amateur Draft -- along with a fair share of misses, too, as is the case with any team around the league. Here's a

5 best Twins players not in the Hall of Fame

@dohyoungpark
January 25, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins have had a few great years in regards to immortalizing their franchise legends, as the National Baseball Hall of Fame Classes of 2022 and '24 have included arguably the three greatest players in club history not to have already been enshrined in Cooperstown. It started in

Top 10 moments of Mauer's HOF career

@dohyoungpark
January 25, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS -- No catcher has hit for average as well as Joe Mauer did -- and considering the current direction of the game, it might be a long, long time before we see one again. Whether it was with his discerning eye at the plate, his contact ability or his

The best baseball players born on Jan. 15

@oapostrophesd
January 15, 2024

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Jan. 15:

10 moments that defined Cruz's career

@kennlandry
November 3, 2023

After 19 seasons, Nelson Cruz called it a career on Thursday. From seven All-Star Game appearances to four Silver Slugger Awards, eight clubs and one American League Championship Series MVP, Cruz had a long and legendary MLB career. Here are 10 moments that have defined Cruz’s career: 1) Walk-off grand

The best baseball players born on Oct. 13

@oapostrophesd
October 13, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 13.

The best baseball players born on Oct. 5

October 5, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 5: 1) Claude Ritchey (1873) Ritchey, know as “Little All Right” due to his stature, played 13 years

The best baseball players born on Oct. 2

October 2, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 2: 1) Maury Wills (1932) The speedster made seven All-Star teams. Only four other players in baseball history

The best baseball players born on Oct. 1

October 1, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 1.

The best baseball players born on Sept. 28

September 28, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 28.

Morris, Smoltz reminisce about iconic Game 7

Hall of Fame righties dominated on MLB's biggest stage
February 11, 2023

As the zeros piled up across the scoreboard, the two future Hall of Famers had the same thought: “Get me one and it’s over.” The setting: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis. The date: October 27, 1991. The stakes: World Series, Game 7. Neither Jack Morris nor John Smoltz would

10 moments that defined Dave Winfield's career

@oapostrophesd
October 2, 2022

Dave Winfield never spent a day in the Minor Leagues. Seems about right. He was a Major presence in every way. In the batter’s box, Winfield would coil his 6-foot-6 frame, ready to whip his bat through the zone to unleash screaming line drives that tested the resolve of pitchers

The top 10 moments of Johan Santana's career

@dohyoungpark
February 15, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS -- Johan Santana's career may not (yet) have carried him into the National Baseball Hall of Fame due to his injury-shortened career, but when he was in his prime, with that signature changeup tying hitters into knots again and again, few could stand in the way of his sheer

Twins' all-time retired numbers

@dohyoungpark
January 13, 2022

MINNEAPOLIS -- From the arrival of Major League Baseball in Minnesota in 1961 to the modern era of Twins baseball at Target Field, nine icons have risen above the rest in their significance to the club's history with contributions deserving of their jersey numbers being retired. Jim Kaat will become

10 players you forgot were once Twins

@dohyoungpark
December 1, 2021

Fans around Twins Territory won't soon forget that before David Ortiz attained full Big Papi status, he spent the first six years of his career in Minnesota (he was released following the 2002 campaign). Fourteen seasons, 483 homers, 10 All-Star teams and seven Silver Slugger Awards later, Ortiz will eventually

The 5 greatest seasons for Twins pitchers

@dohyoungpark
December 1, 2021

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

Here's the story behind the Twins' name

Griffith wanted team to be called 'Twin Cities Twins'
@dohyoungpark
December 1, 2021

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

Best Twins players, by uniform number

@dohyoungpark
December 1, 2021

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

Who had Twins' top single year at the plate?

@dohyoungpark
December 1, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins have claimed two World Series championships and 12 division titles 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 treating Twins Territories to individual seasons for the ages. Included among

10 biggest trades in Twins history

@RhettBollinger
December 1, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- There's nothing quite like a major trade in baseball, as it's always fun to see how it eventually turns out for both sides. The Twins have been involved in several big trades since their move to Minnesota in 1961, and here's a look at the 10 biggest in

The Twins' all-time single-season team

@dohyoungpark
December 1, 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

Top 5 Opening Day moments in Twins history

@dohyoungpark
March 31, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- As they say, every team is tied for first place on Opening Day. No matter the expectations for your favorite club, whether lofty or pessimistic, the first day of the season is a blank slate for hopes to run high and for fans to rejoice around America as

Back to high school: Dobnak's offseason

Righty spent winter throwing to 17-year-old catcher in West Virginia
@dohyoungpark
March 30, 2021

Randy Dobnak might have had a tougher time earning his recent five-year extension if he'd actually killed a high school kid. Fortunately, Aidan Milton is no worse for the wear. Milton was being a little lackadaisical with his glove one day while playing catch on the field with Dobnak. One

The Top 5 regular seasons in Twins history

@dohyoungpark
February 22, 2021

It takes a strong regular season to get a team into the playoffs, but once a team actually gets there, all bets are off. Just ask the Twins. Consider that the first World Series championship in club history came in 1987, when the Twins were barely above .500 in the

The Twins' 5 best homegrown Draft picks

@dohyoungpark
February 15, 2021

MINNEAPOLIS -- Look around the current Twins clubhouse, and you'll see that most of the core of this contending team that won consecutive division titles was accumulated from the international game -- from Japanese ace Kenta Maeda to German right fielder Max Kepler to Dominican infielders Miguel Sanó and Jorge