The Minnesota Twins, based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota play in American League Central Division of Major League Baseball. Minnesota's ball club was formerly known as the Washington Senators before former president Calvin Griffith decided to move the team from the nation's capital to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The nickname Twins comes from the team's location in what is referred to as the Twin Cities, comprising of Minneapolis and St. Paul in the franchise’s home state. The Twins played in the Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 – 1981 and then moved on to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in 1982 until 2009. They now play at the beautiful new Target Field where they played their first game April 12, 2010 and hosted the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
The Twins started off their campaign in Minnesota in a big way, as they won 91 games in 1962 and won their first American League pennant in the Twin Cities in 1965. After a 1970’s era of decent at best play, a second wave of success came in the 1980’s and 1990’s with players like Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven, Frank Viola and Kirby Puckett. These superstars brought the franchise their second and third World Series titles, which are their first and only two as Minnesota in 1987 and 1991. Throughout their reign in the Twin Cities, the Minnesota ball club has been home to numerous Hall of Fame players, like Harmon Killebrew and Rod Carew as well as a number of current MLB superstars like Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, and Johan Santana.
For over 50 years now, the Minnesota Twins franchise has been one of the most successful in Major League History. No matter what team you support, don’t miss out on the opportunity to check out the one-of-a-kind baseball memorabilia items that are hosted in our Minnesota Twins selection. Celebrate the careers of Twins past, present, and future with must have items from legends like Kirby Puckett signed baseballs, current all-stars like Joe Mauer jerseys, and future fan favorites like Brian Dozier signed photos.
- World Series Wins: 1924, 1987, 1991
- Pennant Wins: 1924, 1925, 1933, 1965, 1987, 1991
- Retired Numbers: Harmon Killebrew (3), Tony Oliva (6), Tom Kelly (10), Kent Hrbek (14), Bert Blyleven (28), Rod Carew (29), Kirby Puckett (34)
- Current Stars: Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Kurt Suzuki