- The history of the Minnesota Twins
- The Minnesota Twins today
- Target Field
- The Minnesota Twins’ experience at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. Target Field is their home ballpark.
The history of the Minnesota Twins
The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They play in the Central Division of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Twins were founded in Washington, D.C. in 1901 as one of the eight charter franchises of the American League (AL), and played their home games at National Park until 1961. The franchise moved to Minnesota in 1961 and played their home games at Metropolitan Stadium until 1981. They played their home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009. The Twins moved to their current home, Target Field, in 2010.
The team’s origins in Washington
The Minnesota Twins began life as the Washington Senators, one of the American League’s eight charter franchises. The franchise was established in Washington, D.C. in 1901. The Senators played their home games at American League Park (later known as National Park and currently named Nationals Park) until 1907, when they moved to newly built Griffith Stadium.
The team’s move to Minnesota
The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team that play in the American League Central division. The team was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1901 as the Washington Senators. The team moved to Minnesota in 1961 and became the Minnesota Twins. The Twins have played their home games at Target Field since 2010.
The team’s move to Minnesota was attributable to several factors. Among them was the unwillingness of D.C. officials to finance a new stadium for the team, as the Senators’ home ballpark at the time, Griffith Stadium, was in poor condition and outdated. In addition, the Twin Cities area had a significantly larger population than Washington, D.C., which made it a more attractive market for a major league baseball team. Finally, Minnesota had a rich baseball tradition, dating back to the 19th century when Minneapolis and St. Paul each had minor league teams.
The Minnesota Twins today
The Minnesota Twins play baseball at Target Field today. The game is at 1:05 pm. The Twins are in first place in the American League Central Division and are playing the Detroit Tigers.
The team’s recent success
The Minnesota Twins have been one of baseball’s most successful teams over the past few seasons. Since winning the World Series in 2017, the Twins have made the playoffs three times, including a trip to the American League Championship Series in 2019.
The team’s success has been led by a core group of young players, including shortstop Jorge Polanco, third baseman Miguel Sano, and outfielder Max Kepler. These three players, along with a few others, have formed the core of a Twins team that has been one of the best in baseball for the past few years.
With their young core group of players, the Twins appear to be poised for continued success in the years to come.
The team’s current roster
The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The team is named after the Twin Cities area which includes the two adjoining cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The franchise won the World Series in 1924 as the Washington Senators, and in 1987 and 1991 as the Twins. The team plays its home games at Target Field, located in downtown Minneapolis.
The current roster for the 2019 season includes the following players:
Pitchers: Pat Dean, Tyler Duffey, Matt Magill, Michael Pineda, Trevor May, Kohl Stewart, Fernando Rodney, Blake Parker, Addison Reed.
Catchers: Jason Castro, Mitch Garver.
Infielders: Miguel Sano, C. J. Cron, Ehire Adrianza, Luis Arraez, Marwin Gonzalez, Jonathan Schoop.
Outfielders: Max Kepler, Eddie Rosario, Jake Cave, Byron Buxton , LaMonte Wade Jr., Troy D’Ambrosio
Target Field is a baseball park in the downtown area of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is the home ballpark of the Minnesota Twins, the state’s Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. The venue opened in 2010 and cost $520 million to build.
The ballpark’s history
In 2006, the Minnesota Legislature approved funding for a new ballpark for the Minnesota Twins, after the team threatened to move out of state if a replacement for the aging Metrodome was not built. Replacing the Metrodome was a contentious issue in the Twin Cities; supporters argued that the Twins had been among the worst-supported teams in Major League Baseball (MLB) while playing in the Metrodome, and that a new ballpark would lead to an increase in revenue and attendance. Opponents decried publicly funding a stadium when corporate support of the team was strong, and when there were other pressing needs in the state. The Minnesota House of Representatives passed legislation funding a new stadium by an overwhelming margin, but the bill stalled in the Senate amid concerns about its cost.
A breakthrough came when avowed stadium opponent Mike Freeman, then Hennepin County Commissioner, negotiated a deal with Twins owner Carl Pohlad that allowed for public funding of up to $350 million (42% of total construction costs) while capping public exposure at that amount. The bill passed both houses of the legislature, and Governor Tim Pawlenty signed it into law on May 20, 2006.
Construction began later that year and was completed in 2010. The first regular season game was played on April 12, 2010, against the Boston Red Sox.
The ballpark’s features
Target Field is a baseball park in the downtown neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was built as the home ballpark of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins and opened on April 12, 2010. The Twins moved to Target Field from the Metrodome, which they had called home since 1982. Target Field was designed by Populous (then HOK Sport), and is currently the only ballpark in Major League Baseball to have a retractable glass or metal door in left field. The ballpark cost $430 million to build and took just under two years to construct.
Target Field features include:
-A natural grass playing surface
-A spacious concourse that allows fans to move easily around the ballpark
-A “Mini-Target” store located on the concourse behind home plate
-More than 60 concession stands and 30 restroom facilities
-Two HD video boards in left and right field
-A state-of-the-art sound system
– 81 luxury suites
The Minnesota Twins’ experience at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins play their home games at Target Field, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The ballpark opened in 2010 and is located in the downtown area. The ballpark has a capacity of over 40,000 fans and is one of the most modern stadiums in baseball. The experience of watching a game at Target Field is unlike any other.
The team’s home opener at Target Field
After spending 28 seasons at the Metrodome, the Minnesota Twins finally have a home of their own. Target Field, located in downtown Minneapolis, was built at a cost of $522 million and can seat more than 39,000 fans. The ballpark features a retractable roof to protect fans from the elements, and the natural grass field is big enough to accommodate both baseball and football games.
The Twins played their first regular season game at Target Field on April 12, 2010, against the Los Angeles Angels. The team’s home opener was just as special, with a pre-game ceremony that featured Minnesota native Bob Dylan singing “The Times They Are A-Changin.'” The Twins went on to win the game 4-2.
Target Field has been praised for its design and amenities, and it has quickly become one of the most popular places to watch a baseball game.
The team’s fans at Target Field
The Minnesota Twins play baseball at Target Field, and the team’s fans are among the most passionate in Major League Baseball. The atmosphere at Target Field is electric, and the fans are always cheering on their team. If you’re looking for a great place to watch a baseball game, Target Field is the place to be.