Minnesota Twins Tickets
The Minnesota Twins are an American professional baseball team that competes in the Major League Baseball (MLB). The team is a member of the American League Central Division. The team is named after the Twin Cities area including St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over the years, the Twins have had three homes. They initially played in the Metropolitan Stadium, between the years 1961 and 1981, then moved to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 till 2009 and finally into their current home, the Target Field in 2010. If you are looking to watch your favorite baseball team’s games in-person, then get these Minnesota Twins Tickets now.
Team History of the Minnesota Twins
The team has been around for nearly 108 years and has had 29 different managers over the course of this time. Through the years, the Minnesota Twins have won 3 World Series titles. Two managers have been behind the three World Series victories; Bucky Harris and Tom Kelly.
The name of the franchise has also changed quite a bit over the years. It initially started out as the Kansas City Blues, before moving to Washington, where it was renamed the Senators. In 1905, the name underwent another change and the team now became the Washington Nationals. At one point in time, both the names, Senators and Nationals were being used to refer to the team.
Arrival in Minnesota
The Twins came to Minnesota in the 1960s and were given a very warm welcome. They brought a list of highly accomplished and talented players with them, such as Bob Allison, Camilo Pascual, Zoilo Versailles, Earl Battery, Tony Olivia, Jim Kaat and Harmon Killebrew. The year 1961 turned out to be even more amazing for the team as they ended up winning 91 games, the most by any franchise since 1933.
1960s: The Good Times
The winning streak continued until the team was defeated in the 1965 World Series by the formidable Los Angeles Dodgers. Even though this was a near miss to the Championship title, this season enabled the team to make a place for itself in the hearts of the people of Minnesota. In 1967, the team again witnessed a near miss to the championship, as the Red Sox grabbed their first pennant since 1946.
1970s: The Sudden Downfall
The 1970s saw the Minnesota Twins plunge from the first place to mediocrity. The decade long slump saw the Twins finishing around .500 for eight years.
1980s: The Time of Tom Kelly
This decade saw a further downfall in the Twins’ legacy. They won only 37% of their games in the first two seasons and 1982 became the worst season ever for the team. After a few management changes, along with a massive scale change to the team’s lineup, the Minnesota Twins were back on track by the 1987 season. They won the World Series in this year.
1990s: Athletics Woes
However, the victory was short-lived, as a powerhouse rival, the Oakland Athletics, arrived on the scene. The early 1990s were a tough time for the team too as the Athletics gave them tough competition.
2000s: Back to Victories
The turn of the millennium saw the Minnesota Twins return to the top as they had a long streak of winning between 2001 and 2006. During this time, the Twins developed one of its most bitter rivalries against the Chicago White Sox after a few heated games. Throughout this decade, the team remained somewhat near the top, giving consistently good performances. Fans that had Minnesota Twins season tickets for games in this time, certainly fared well.
The Latest on the Minnesota Twins
The recent seasons have seen consistently good performances on part of the Minnesota Twins. In 2015, they finished 2nd in the AL Central, with a record of 83-79. In 2016, the Twins were disappointing, however in 2017, they have played better than expected and currently stand first in their division.
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