Minnesota Twins

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The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in the Minneapolis-St. Paul twin cities area of Minnesota. The team was founded in 1901 as the Washington Senators, one of the inaugural teams in the American League. The team moved to Minnesota and became the Twins starting with the 1961 season. [1] [2] [3] [4]


The team has had a total of three championship-winning seasons since the beginning of major-league baseball's modern World Series in 1903, winning the World Series in 1924, 1987, and 1991. [5] They were also American League champions, but lost in the World Series, three times, in 1925, 1933, and 1965.

Locations and Nicknames

Since the team's inception in 1901, they have been based in two different cities: Washington, D.C. (1901-1960), and Minneapolis, Minnesota (1961-present). They have played their home games at the following stadiums. [6] [7]

  • 2010-present: Target Field[8]
  • 1982-2009: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome [9]
  • 1961-1981: Metropolitan Stadium[10]
  • 1911-1960: Griffith Stadium [11]
  • 1901-1910: American League Park

They have been known by two or three different nicknames as follows. [12] [13]

  • 1961-present: Minnesota Twins
  • 1901-1960: Washington Senators (officially the Nationals from 1905-1955, but still called the Senators by fans)

Retired Numbers

The following uniform numbers are retired in that players, managers, and coaches of the team will no longer use them. For non-players, the person's role in the organization is also listed. [14] [15]

  • 3 Harmon Killebrew
  • 6 Tony Oliva
  • 7 Joe Mauer
  • 10 Tom Kelly (Manager)
  • 14 Kent Hrbek
  • 28 Bert Blyleven
  • 29 Rod Carew
  • 34 Kirby Puckett
  • 36 Jim Kaat
  • 42 Jackie Robinson (retired across major league baseball)