The “Minnesota Twins” is a professional baseball team situated in the Minneapolis, Minnesota. The team is part of the Central Divison, which plays in the American League (AL) of the Major League Baseball (MBL Tickets). The team is named next to the Twin Cities area, encompassing the Minneapolis and St. Paul.
During their early years, the team used to play at the Metropolitan Stadium from the year 1961 to 1981 and at the Humphrey H. Humphrey Metrodome from the year 1982 to 2009. After a year, the Minnesota Twins played their opening game at Target Field dated on April 12, 2010.
The Founding of Minnesota Twins
Founded in the year 1901, the team was established in Washington, D.C as one of the eight original American league teams. The team was first named as the Washington Senators (also known as the Washington Nationals). Despite the fact that the team had suffered long shifts of mediocrity, which was commemorated during the Broadway musical Damn Yankees back in 1955, the Washington Senators had an extended success in the 1920s and the 1930s under the leadership of the Baseball Hall of Fame members Goose Goslin, Sam Rice, Heinie Manush, Bucky Harris, Joe Cronin and Walter Johnson.
The Washington Senators consumed the first years of their MBL career close to the bottom of the American League Standings. By great fortune, the Washington Senators showed several improvements when the 19-year old pitcher Walter Johnson arrived in the team. During Johnson’s time, he brought the whole team in the highlights after winning a total of 25 victories in the year 1911, although the team ended the season in the seventh place.
In the year 1912, the Washington Senators had more improvements in the team’s run average and strikeouts with Johnson winning a total of 33 games and Bob Groom with 24 wins, leading the team in the second place at the end of the 1912 season. During the same year, Clark Griffith formally joined the Washing Senators who acted as the team’s general manager. In 1920, Clark became the team’s owner and the franchise had stayed under his family’s ownership until the year 1984.
Back in the year 1960, the Major League Baseball approved the city of Minneapolis as part of the expansion teams. The owner of the franchise Clark Griffith, his nephew and adopted son had asked to relocate his team to Minneapolis, Minnesota. The request was approved and the whole team immediately moved to Minneapolis after the 1960 MBL season.
The team was renamed as the Minnesota Twins in the year 1961, the name “Twins” was derived from the famed name of the Minnesota region, the Twin Cities. During the 1970s, the team faced an eight-year dry spell with a finished mark of .500. The struggle lasted until Griffith was forced to sell the Minnesota Twins to a multi-billionaire banker Carl Pohlad in 1984. After a number of losing seasons, the Minnesota Twins returned to the World Series and won against the Detroit in the ALCS. From there, the Twins have continued to face the ups and downs of their MBL existence.
In the 2014 compilation, the Twins have compiled a total of three wins in the World Series championships and held 18 American League battle champions.