While the Minnesota Twins only came to be in 1960, the club was actually a long-lasting historic baseball team formerly known as the Kansas City Blues and later the Washington Senators, which began in 1894. The Senators actually won the 1924 World Series led by Goose Goslin, Walter Johnson, and Sam Rice. However, after a run of disappointing seasons through the 1950’s, the team would move to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Success in the Twin Cities came quickly for the new team. Led by guys like Bob Allison, Harmon Killebrew, Zoilo Versalles, and Jim Perry, the Twins would win the AL pennant and reach the 1965 World Series. Unfortunately the ultimate success was denied and the team lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the team was firmly entrenched in a winning mentality and a vibrant home support!
The Twins remained competitive throughout the 60’s and earned several division titles until the 70’s, when the club took a downturn. In the 80’s, the Minnesota Twins moved to the Metrodome, and their fortunes would turn up once again. The club began to assemble a very talented squad with the likes of Frank Viola, Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, and Jack Morris. These players helped Minnesota win two World Series titles in 1987 and 1991. Having gotten back to their winning ways, the Twins were a beloved team once again.
The 1991 World Series was an especially exciting affair between the Twins and the Atlanta Braves. The Series went the distance in 7 games and featured several dramatic walk-off finishes. The last game became a pitching duel between Jack Morris and John Smoltz. While both gave tremendous outings, the scorecard remained blank until the bottom of the 10th inning. The bases were loaded when pinch-hitter Gene Larkin sent out a long-flying single and scored the Series-clinching run! The 1991 World Series would go down as one of the greatest in baseball history, and it was won by the Minnesota Twins!
During the rest of the decade the team tailed off, and gave way to the Cleveland Indians, who began to control the AL Central. However, in the new millennium, the Twins were able to take over their division and win 6 division titles through 2010. While they weren’t able to convert for another AL Pennant or World Series title, the team enjoyed great play by stars like Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, and Justin Morneau.
In 2010, the club also opened their fabulous new home stadium, Target Field. Open-air baseball has now returned to the Twin Cities, bringing joy to fans across the state of Minnesota in the summer sunshine! On the field, the seesaw AL Central now is dominated by the Detroit Tigers and their wealthy budget, though there is always optimism for a team like the Twins considering how even the division remains from top to bottom.
All in all, the Minnesota Twins have enjoyed the ultimate highs and lows that come with a professional baseball club! Their two World Series titles will always remain close to the hearts of fans who eagerly await the next great run by this wonderful club!
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