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    Minnesota Twins Franchise Information

    Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the Minnesota Twins to get you started: 

    Stadium:Target Field 
    Colors:Navy blue, scarlet red, Minnesota Kasota gold & white 
    Hall of Famers:Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Harmon Killebrew & Kirby Puckett 
    Hall of Fame General Managers: None 
    Rivals:New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox & Cleveland Guardians
    Legends:Rod Carew, Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett, Joe Mauer, Tony Oliva, Walter Johnson, Bert Blyeven, Ken Hrbek, Johan Santana, Jim Kaat, Justin Morneau & Frank Viola
    Retired Numbers:8: 3, 6, 10, 14, 28, 29, 34 & 42
    League: American League
    Division:Central Division 
    World Series Championships: 2: 1987 & 1991

    Minnesota Twins History

    The Minnesota Twins have the Washington Senators to thank, as by the end of the 1960 season Senators owner Calvin Griffith moved the franchise and the destination. The team which would be based in Minnesota would be called the Twins as the name signals the identity of the two towns. 

    Their first season under their move would prove to be a disastrous one as they finished seventh in the American League managing 70 wins. The Twins did improve on their seventh position a year later, as they finished second and the introduction of Tony Oliva must have been something to do with the rapid improvement as they handed him a debut in the 1962 season, but a World Series eluded them. 

    The next two years, they slid down to the American League to finish third in 1963 and sixth a year later, however, Oliva did win the Rookie of the Year award. A year later in 1965, the Twins entered their first World Series under the Minnesota Twins name and their first since 1933 when they were the Washington Senators. 

    Their first World Series in 32 years didn’t go as planned as they fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers losing the series 4-3, despite taking out the first two games of the event. After the introduction of the Kansas City Royals and the Seattle Pilots in the American League, it meant the MLB introduced divisions to each league as well as the introduction of the Championship Series. 

    The Twins appeared in the first two editions of the American League Championship Series (ALCS), crashing out both times to the Baltimore Orioles in successive occasions. From there it started a long and draining 17 years without any success as they missed the postseason and fluctuated from third spot to sixth spot in the American League West Division.  

    Throughout that time, their only claim to fame was when Rod Carew won the 1977 MVP award and John Castino won the Rookie of the Year award two years later. After a seven 17 year-hiatus, one would think that it may hinder their postseason chances, but that certainly wasn’t the case for the Twins when they entered the 1987 MLB season under the guidance of manager Tom Kelly. 

    Kelly and the Twins ended the regular season with 85 wins, which placed them first in the American League West. They then met the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS and their first postseason showing since their 1970 ALCS defeat to the Baltimore Orioles. 

    Unlike their previous showing 17 years earlier, it had a different ending as the Twins defeated the Tigers to head into their first World Series since 1965, where they would meet the St Louis Cardinals. 

    After not appearing in a World Series in 22 years, the Twins did not miss a beat in the opening two games, as they rushed away to a 2-0 lead heading into game 3. However, the Cardinals put up a fight as they responded by winning the next three matches and they took a 3-2 lead into game 6. 

    The Twins though weren’t dispirited as they rallied together and won the next two games, to claim their first ever World Series and Frank Viola was named the MVP. They couldn’t continue their momentum in the 1988 season and they missed the postseason altogether finishing second in the American League West with 91 wins.

    The Twins though, returned in the 1991 season in emphatic fashion again after missing out in the last three years. The Twins finished the season in first place in the American League West this time with 95 wins (10 more wins then their 1987 triumph). They faced the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS and they defeated them 4-1 to advance to their second World Series in five years. 

    Just like five years ago in 1987, they faced another tussle this time against the Atlanta Braves and it followed a similar story to their previous triumph as the Twins won the first two games before the Braves responded by winning the next three. 

    The Twins who were in the exact same position five years ago, knew exactly what to do. They won the remaining two games of the series to hand them their second World Series. 

    While that is the main highlight to this day, the Twins reached another purple patch between the 2002 and 2006 seasons which saw them play in the postseason four times which also included three successive postseason appearances between 2002 to 2004. Throughout that time they reached the ALCS in 2002 and the ALDS in 2003, 2004 and 2006 respectively. 

    While the Twins got knocked out in the ALWC in 2017 by the New York Yankees, it did start another semi-successful four years for the Twins who made it to the ALDS (losing to the Yankees in 2019) and due to a shortened MLB season 2020 they reached the ALWC but lost to the Houston Astros. 

    The Twins didn’t have the best 2021 season, they finished in last place in the AL Central, with a second record of 73-89. They ended up finishing 20 games behind the Chicago White Sox, who won the AL Central.

    The Minnesota Twins finished the 2022 Major League Baseball season with a record of 78-84, which put them in third place in the American League Central Division. They did not qualify for the playoffs in 2022. Along with the White Sox they were also expected to compete for the American League Central Division title, but they collapsed late in the season.

    Expert 2023 Picks & Preview on Minnesota Twins

    Our experts will provide an analysis on the Twins’ chances closer to the start of the 2023 season. In the meantime, you can check out our thoughts on the team before the 2022 season started:

    If you are a fan of the Minnesota Twins, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022 season. Do the Minnesota Twins have the star power to make it all the way to the World Series in 2022?

    It was less than enjoyable for Minnesota Twins fans last season as they finished last in the American League Central. Now they will look to rebound in what should be a successful 2022 with a retooled roster. 

    Preview on the Minnesota Twins’ Manager: Rocco Baldelli

    Coming into his fourth season as a Major League Baseball manager, Rocco Baldelli currently has a 210-174 regular season win-loss record in charge of the Minnesota Twins.

    Baldelli concluded his playing career in 2010. Following his retirement, Baldelli remained with the Rays organisation (where he retired) and became a Special Assistant for Baseball Operations and roving minor league hitting and outfield defense instructor. In 2014, Baldelli was elevated to first base coach.

    After the 2018 season Baldelli was introduced as the new manager of the Minnesota Twins. In two seasons in charge of the team, Baldelli has led the Twins to back to back postseason appearances and back to back AL Central division titles. Baldelli has an 0-5 record in the postseason.

    Preview on the Minnesota Twins’ Key Player: Carlos Correa

    After spending the first seven years of his career as a member of the Houston Astros’, Correa is making the jump north to play for the Minnesota Twins. He signed a three year, 105 Million dollar contract with Minnesota on March 22nd.

    Correa brings with him an amazing glove and a clutch hitting ability that the Twins have been missing over the last several seasons. He will almost certainly remain one of the best players in the American League despite being in a new home.

    Correa should end up having a big 2022, and he likely won’t miss a best player in what is arguably a tougher and more competitive division. He could potentially win his second straight Gold Glove as well. 

    Preview on the Minnesota Twins’ Next Best: Max Kepler 

    Normally this would be Kenta Maeda, however he is slated to miss the entire 2022 season due to Tommy John surgery. So this season the Minnesota Twins second most important player is going to be Max Kepler. 

    Kepler is heading into his seventh season in Major League Baseball and he has spent all of them with the Minnesota Twins. Kepler has earned a reputation as a good defensive player and a power bat in the middle of the Minnesota Twins lineup. 

    In 2022 Max Kepler should have a great season as a force in the middle of that retooled Minnesota Twins lineup. As he will likely slot into the cleanup position behind newest signing Carlos Correa.

    Minnesota Twins Betting & Odds Preview 2023

    The 2022 season is over and we take a look back at the Minnesota Twins betting history for the most recent season. We will provide more information in relation to the new 2023 season once information becomes available. In the meantime, have a look at the betting and odds information for the Twins before the start of the previous season:

    The Minnesota Twins were given +600 odds to win the 2022 American League Central division this season. Their odds to win the American League Pennant were +2000 prior to the season starting. 

    While their odds to take home the Commissioner’s Trophy and win the World Series were set at +4000. Their total over/under for victories this season is set at 79.5, With odds of (-120) for the over and (+100) for the under. Last season they managed to finish the season with a record of 73-89.

    Their odds to win their division are the 2nd highest odds in the division. While their odds to win the American League pennant are the 9th highest. They rank 17th in total odds among the entire league to win the World Series this season.

    Minnesota Twins FAQ

    Still got some burning questions about the Minnesota Twins? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

    Where do the Minnesota Twins play?

    The Minnesota Twins play at Target Field.

    Who owns the Minnesota Twins? 

    Jim Pohlad owns the Minnesota Twins. 

    Have the Minnesota Twins won an MLB World Series?

    The Minnesota Twins have won two World Series in 1987 and 1991. 

    Who is the Minnesota Twins general manager?

    Thad Levine is the general manager for the Minnesota Twins. 

    Do the Minnesota Twins play tonight?

    Are you wondering if the Minnesota Twins are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about the upcoming Minnesota Twins games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

    What is the Minnesota Twins record?

    The Minnesota Twins finished the 2022 season with a 78-84 win-loss record. 

    Did the Minnesota Twins win last night?

    Fans of the Minnesota Twins are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

    How much are the Minnesota Twins worth?

    According to Forbes Magazine, the Minnesota Twins are worth $1.39 billion. 

    Who do the Minnesota Twins play tonight?

    Like a lot of things in the MLB, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the Minnesota Twins play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

    How to watch the Minnesota Twins?

    You can watch Minnesota Twins games on Fox Sports North, FS1, Fox Channel, ESPN & MLB.TV. 

    Will the Minnesota Twins make the playoffs this year?

    The Minnesota Twins did not make the postseason in the 2022 MLB season after they finished third in the American League Central with a 78-84 win loss record. 

    When do the Minnesota Twins play?

    Minnesota Twins fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the first pitch, location of the game, and the all-important MLB odds.

    Where did the Minnesota Twins finish the season?

    The Minnesota Twins finished 3rd in the American League Central in 2022. 

    How many games did the Minnesota Twins win?

    The Minnesota Twins won 78 games in the 2022 season.