World Series & Minnesota Twins
The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball, played between the American League and National League champions since 1903. The winner of the World Series Championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff and awarded the Commissioner's Trophy. The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They play in the Central Division of Major League Baseball's American League. /5
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1990s - Minnesota Twins beat Atlanta Braves 4 games to 3 to win Baseball's World Series in 1991.
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THE White Sox ARE GOING TO RETIRE Paul Konerko'S White Sox will celebrate with a ceremony on before their May 23 game against the Minnesota Twins, the team announced Thursday. The first 20,000 fans in attendance at that game will receive a replica Konerko statue. Konerko, who played 16 seasons with the White Sox, was a six-time All-Star. He is the franchise leader in total bases with 4,010 and is second in team history with 432 Home Runs, trailing only Frank Thomas' 448, and third in hits (2,292). Konerko hit a grand slam in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series as Chicago swept Houston for its first title since 1917.
When the White Sox opener the 2014 campaign at US Cellular Field it will be the final one for first-baseman/DH Paul Konerko. However, he unselfishly will not be in the line-up, why because the Minnesota Twins will start a right-hander. The plan this year as a part-time player is to have Paul in the line-up against left-handers. So the team captain told his manager Robin Ventura not to put in in the line-up just because it is his final Opener and not to deviate from the plan this season. Konerko is and never has been a diva, again Konerko proves to his teammates that he puts the team first. This should be shouted from the roof tops (even at Wrigley)-TEAM FIRST. So tomorrow when everyone gets announced and lineup on the chalk lines that is when the crowd on the south side should show their appreciation to a man that will retire at season's end. Paulie! Paulie! better be heard loud and clear. Remember he gave you a World Series title!
Over the weekend I saw an i interview done by Bob Costas on the MLB network. The guest was Jim Kaat the old Major League pitcher from a few seasons back. Kaat had a 25 year career in the majors. As a result, he saw many stars from both leagues as he had pitched in both leagues. My all time favorite pitcher and one who gets my vote as the greatest ever is Sandy Koufax. Kaat reinforced my thoughts regarding the great Dodger lefthander. In the 1965 World Series between Kaat's Minnesota Twins and the LA Dodgers, Koufax was scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers in game one. However, it was a Jewish holiday Yom Kipper (sorry, I hope that is correct) and Koufax wouldn't go to the park on that religious day so, Don Drysdale threw for the Dodgers. There is a famous quote from Drysdale from that game...the Twins pounded the Dodger Hall of Famer early and often and knocked him out of the game...when Dodger manager, Walt Alston, went to the mound to take him out, he said to Alston, "Bet you wish I was Jewish." The secon ...
Centra Sota Feed and Grain 2014 Fearless Forecasts Every year about this time I like to make some predictions for the upcoming new year. What's surprising about all these predictions I've made over the year is that none of them have ever happened. However, that minor detail will never stop me from bravely forecasting what I feel will happen in 2014. Well here goes: I am a big (optimistic) Baseball fan and I predict the Minnesota Twins will again win the World Series. They couldn't have done it without Joe Mauer pitching, catching and playing first base all at the same time. The Minnesota Vikings, as most of you know, had their troubles this past year but expect big things from the Purple in 2014. Bud Grant, the steely-eyed former coach of the team in their glory years, will be hired (again) as their new coach and he will install a secret offensive system that features no quarterback. The center will simply hike the ball directly to either Adrian Peterson or Cordell Patterson. Minneapolis and Saint Pau ...
10/19/1965-Minneapolis, MN: The big gun for the Dodgers in the 1965 World Series is Sandy Koufax, and here he lets go one of his best during the last game of the Series against the Minnesota Twins. Koufax shut out the Twins 2-0 in the last, deciding game and brought the title home to Los Angeles Original caption: 6/6/1964-Philadelphia, PA: King of the Mount Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers knocks off the last of the Phillies' batters during the game here 6/6. In addition to downing the Philadelphia team 3-0, Koufax scored the third no-hitter of his career Full length shot of Koufax pitching at Ebbets Field
Today is the birthday of Barbara Billingsley, Steve Carlton, Diane Sawyer, Ray Guy, Bernadette Stanis, and Jordin Sparks. Barbara would be 98 today. She was known for her role as June Cleaver on "Leave It To Beaver." Steve is 69 today. He pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals (1965-1971), Philadelphia Phillies (1972-1986), San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox (1986), Cleveland Indians (1987), and Minnesota Twins (1988). He helped the Cardinals win the 1967 World Series, and the Phillies win the 1980 World Series. Steve is a member of the Baseball Hall Of Fame. Diane is 68 today. She has anchored the "CBS Morning News" "60 Minutes" "20/20" "Good Morning America" and now anchors "ABC World News." Ray is 64 today. He was the punter for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders (1973-1986). He helped them win Super Bowls XI, XV, and XVIII. Ray is the only punter to be drafted in the 1st Round. The Ray Guy Award is awarded to the best collegiate punter. Bernadette is 60 today. She is known for her role as Thelma Eva ...
Quote of the Day - November 5, 2013 Sometimes when you're fighting, fighting, fighting, the mind needs some time off and you regroup and get back to normal. - David Américo Ortiz Arias (1975-), nicknamed "Big Papi", "Señor Octubre" and "Cooperstown", is a Dominican-American professional baseball designated hitter (DH) with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Ortiz played with the Minnesota Twins from 1997 until 2002. Ortiz is a nine-time All-Star, a three-time World Series Champion and the holder of the Red Sox single-season record for Home Runs with 54, set during the 2006 season. In 2005, Red Sox ownership presented Ortiz with a plaque proclaiming him "the greatest clutch-hitter in the history of the Boston Red Sox". Ortiz was awarded the World Series Most Valuable Player award for 2013
In honour of the Red Sox' World Series win, we are going Major League for our newest contest. You can WIN an autographed Justin Morneau bwp bat (from his Minnesota Twins days). "Like" us and then correctly answer this question in the comments below: How many seasons did Boston Red Sox reliever Ryan Dempster of Sechelt play in Major League Baseball before working his first World Series game? (All correct answers will be placed into a random draw. Contest closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. Winner will be drawn and notified Tuesday, Nov. 12.)
The other day we posted “ – David Ortiz, when a man from Dominican Republic can get 38,436 New Englanders yelling in harmony “PAPI-PAPI-PAPI” you know you have reached the LOS Magníficos stage. Today we post David Ortiz the man, leader, captain, heart and player of the Boston Red Sox. First congratulations to the Red Sox organization on winning the 2013 World Series. The MAN has created the David Ortiz Children’s Fund. Where he has help children of all ages and race from Boston to the Dominican Republic. The LEADER has lead the Boston Red Sox to 3-World Series Championship after the Minnesota Twins gave up on him. The CAPTAIN organized his teammates in Spring Training and led his troop to the championship in Boston for the first time since 1918.The HEART became the spokesperson with the “B Strong” slogan adapted by the city of Boston of the horrible mishap on Patriot Day.The PLAYER wins the World Series MVP with a .688 Avg. (11-16), 2 HR’s, 6 RBI’s, 4 Walls and missed a grand slam on a ...
Jim Leyland.I'm glad that he realized what most fans already knew. In his words, it was TIME! A very classy way to go out today. I give him credit for giving this team a winning attitude when he got here in 2006. Remember the great postgame press conference he had early in his tenure??? However, he just can't get this club over the top...I stopped being a Leyland supporter after 2009. Where he personally gave away the division title to the Minnesota Twins. His in-game managing is highly questionable at best. And his removal of Max Scherzer in Game 2 of this series made no sense at all. The next manager's expectations are going to be as high as they are now. World Series or bust.
04' was a great year for baseball. The San Diego Padres drafted Matt Bush overall while the Detroit Tigers settled for a pitcher known as Justin Verlander at The Mets selected Phillip Humber at while the Reds got Homer Bailey at Jared Weaver went to the Angels and the Royals got Billy Butler at Minnesota Twins got Trevor Plouffe and the Spankees got Phil Hughes. There have been 6 no hitters between those pitchers that year. Who knows without googling it how many each have and who is the pitcher that's the odd player out? Also, who won the World Series that year? No cheating.
Watched the final outs of the Dodgers' first visit to the Yankees since 1981 World Series... I remember Tommy Lasorda's crew of Steve Garvey, Ron Cey, Pedro Guerrero, Steve Yeager, Fernando Valenzuela, Burt Hooton, Jerry Reuss, Steve Howe and Davey Lopes putting the whoopin' on the not-so mighty cast of Reggie Jackson, Dave Winfield, Craig Nettles, Willie Randolph, Ron Guidry, Goose Gossage and Bob Watson, managed by Lemon. George Frazier lost three games in the Series, tying the record set by a guy from the Black Sox who did it intentionally in the 1919 World Series. Interestingly, the Yankees traded Ron Davis to the Minnesota Twins (Remember, Mike Eidelbes?) and over the course of the next 10 seasons (1982-1991), the Twins enjoyed TWO World Championships to the Yankees ZERO championships-The Ron Davis Curse ended for the Yankees finally in 1996 when they defeated the Atlanta Braves in the World Series.
This Day/Today in Baseball History -- May 17 -- from Mary Landers This Day in Baseball History -- May 17, 1998 -- David Wells pitches the first Perfect Game at Yankee Stadium since Don Larsen's masterpiece during the 1956 World Series. Wells, whose performance coincidentally comes with Larsen in attendance at the Stadium, strikes out 10 batters in shackling the Minnesota Twins, 4-0. In front of nearly 50,000 fans on Beanie Baby Day at Yankee Stadium, Wells retires all 27 batters. It is only the 13th Perfect Game in modern Major League history. Today in Baseball History -- May 17 1903 -- Due to Sunday restrictions in Cleveland, a Major League game is played in Columbus, Ohio with the 'hometown' Indians defeating the New York Highlanders (Yankees), 9-2. 1906 -- At Philadelphia's Columbia Park, Rube Waddell's no-hitter is broken up by Ty Cobb. The Georgia Peach spoils the southpaw's no-no with a bunt single in the Tigers' 5-0 loss to the A's. 1925 -- In a 2-1 loss to the Senators, Indians' outfielder Tris Sp ...
Right now I'm watching a classic Giants game they are taking on the New York Mets from June 1, 1986 at Shea Stadium the Giants in this game beat the Mets by ascore of 7-3 in this game Mike Krukow went 7 1.3 innings giving up three earned runs with one walk and two strikeouts as he and the Giants handed Mets starter Ron Darling his first loss of the season Dan Gladden who played for the Giants from 1984-1986 would end up winning two World Series titles with the Minnesota Twins went 3 for 4 with two RBIs Krukow would go on to win 20 games in '86 as the Giants would improve their win total by 21 games after their dismal 1985 season where the Giants lost 100 games for the first time in franchise history while the Mets in this game were 19 games above .500 and would win the National League East with Baseball's best record with 108-54 and would win an anti-clamtic World Series over the Red Sox which was my favorite of all-time and this regular season game of the Giants against Mets was a Sunday Afternoon Base . ...
Tigers plan to honor '68 championship team PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Forty-five years after the Tigers won the World Series behind greats such as Al Kaline, Willie Horton, Mickey Lolich and Denny McLain, the Tigers will plan to honor the team with a tribute on Saturday, May 25, before their 4:05 p.m. ET game against the Minnesota Twins. Members of the 1968 World Championship team will be celebrated in an on-field, pregame ceremony. The first 10,000 fans through the gates will receive a Commemorative Coin. Other special nights... ~SportsMan
10 Days to Phoenix... It's Manager Day on the countdown! Uniform number 10 was worn by Hall of Famer Sparky Anderson. Sparky spent just one year (1959) as a player in the big leagues with a less than robust slash line of .218/.282/.249 in 152 games. But in 1970 he was named skipper of the Cincinnati Reds and began a managerial career that would bring him to Cooperstown. Anderson won 2194 games as a manager, guided teams to 5 League Pennants, and collected 3 World Series rings. He was a 2-time AL Manager of the Year and is one of only two managers to win Championships in both the AL & the NL. He's also had his number 10 retired in Cincinnati and number 11 retired in Detroit. Uniform number 10 was also worn by the greatest manager in Minnesota Twins history, Tom Kelly. Like Sparky, Tom spent exactly one year in the majors (1975) and fared even worse, with a slash line of .181/.262/.244 in 49 games. But in 1986 he took over the helm of the Twins with 23 games remaining in a dismal season and spent the ...
I'm watching Baseball's Season 1961 at the time it was the year of the extension teams in the AL. It were the teams like the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels. This was also that Sandy Koufax had 269 K's Set Modern NL Record In this year this was also when Roger Maris came from Kansas City to the New York Yankees batting behind Mickey Mantle. This is when the Home Runs intensified. Than unfortunately Mickey Mantle had to drop out of the Home Run record because of an injury. In October 1, 1961 game 162 Roger Maris in the 4th inning he walked into the batter's box against Red Sox Rookie Tracy Stownward. Maris 61 Homers Break 1927 Record For A Season. The World Series in 1961 was the Cincinnati Reds vs New York Yankees. Yankees Win, Yankees Win. Than in 1967 Mickey Mantle got his 500th HR. Also in 1967 the St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series with Roger Maris. Thirty years after the 1961 season Commissioner Fay Vincent recognised Roger Maris the sole official single season Home Run record. Post ...
Mark Buehrle won't be on the market when Major League Baseball free agency begins six days after the World Series. But as Phil Mackey writes, that doesn't mean he's not an option as the Minnesota Twins try to fix their starting rotation, again.
I remember when the World Series was such a big deal. They would put a TV on the stage in our grade school and we would all sit on the floor and watch the series. The 1965 series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Minnesota Twins was the first one I remember watching - doubt I watched two innings of this year's Series. It's not just baseball, I think sports on TV is slowly diminishing as a past time for me the older I get. Going to live sports events is even more rare - just a lot more that I would rather do these days.
Today's Date in History: 1991 - In a Game Seven that rivals any in World Series history, the Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins go scoreless through nine innings. Lonnie Smith is decoyed into pausing at second base to keep him from scoring the winner for Atlanta in the 8th. Gene Larkin's single over a drawn-in outfield in the 10th is the difference in the first extra-inning Game Seven in 67 years. Jack Morris, who pitches the 10-inning, 1 - 0 shutout, is named Series MVP. Both Atlanta and Minnesota had finished last in their respective divisions in 1990.
On this day back in 1991, Kirby Puckett of the Minnesota Twins hit an 11th inning walk-off HR to force Game 7 of the World Series. Oh, and my baby brother, Ryan, was born, too. ;-) HBD Ryno!
25 years ago tonight, I went to Game 7 of the 1987 World Series. The energy and exitement as my Minnesota Twins went on to victory is present with me today. I still have my Homer Hanky and my Kirby Puckett autographed Ticket stub. Memories like that last a lifetime.
25 years ago tonight I was sitting behind home plate at the HHH Metrodome (not at some Mall of American field, puke) watching my favorite baseball team win their first World Series. Remember Herb's call. Gaetti has it, throws to Hrbek and the Minnesota Twins are baseballs World Champions!!! I remember driving out of downtown with the windows down and cheering fans everywhere. We were high fiving people all the way down Washington Ave. That was a great team with real characters, Gaetti, Hrbek, Puckett, Blyleven, Gladden, Viola, Brunansky, Baylor, man they were fun to watch and you could root for them because they went through so much together. I know I am sounding old, but back in my day they had real ball players and they knew how to wear a uniform. Here's to the 1987 World Champion Minnesota Twins, raise a glass to the Champs!
25 years ago at this time i moved here to the big BC . Oddly enough my Minnesota Twins were playing the Detroit Tigers to get to the World Series. My first night here went to the Red Lobster with some of my new employees to watch the Twins beat the Tigers that night True Story very first night.. As History shows the Twins ended up beating the St Louis Cardinals to win the World Series that year 1987.. 25 years later after meeting thousands of wonderful people I am still here and life as it does has become full circle as i will be cheering for the Tigers to hopefully play those same Cardinals my Twins played in the Series 25 years ago and kick their *** . THANK YOU to anybody and everybody who has made me feel at home here Thanks.. P.S. Cabrera has become my new Kirby Puckett LOL
The 1965 World Series featured the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers against the American League champion Minnesota Twins, who had won their first pennant since 1933 when the team was known as the Washington Senators. The Twins would not reach the fall classic again until their championship season of 1987.
Pinch hitter Steve Lombardozzi,son of the second baseman of the 1987 Minnesota Twins,who beat the Cardinals in seven games in the World Series,delivers a base hit,and that is it for a very game Chris Carpenter.Carp was sensational in 5 2/3.Trevor Rosenthal takes the ball.
Wow, what no-class Atlanta Braves' fans. Never happier to see the Braves and their chop go down since the 1991 Minnesota Twins took the World Series..
Brittany Viola in the semifinals of the 10 meter platform diving competition.She is the daughter of Frankie"Sweet Music"Viola,the lefthander who beat the Cardinals in the seventh game of the World Series in 1987,the year Brittany was born,and helped the Minnesota Twins to their first World Championship.
Barring a Major League miracle, it looks as though my dream of seeing the Arizona Diamondbacks and Minnesota Twins play in the same World Series is going to have to wait another year. Or decade. Or century.
I can't wait for the day when the Minnesota Twins win the World Series and when Ron Gardenhire (or whoever is the Twins manager is at the time) and the All-Star game is at Target Field and half the team is Minnesota Twins players! Also Joe Mauer should not be in the All-Star game, hey Joe how about you go and make some more commercials. One more thing I would like to voice my opinion on is WHEN are minnesota pro sports teams going to get fair calls from officials, I'm not saying every lose is due to a bad call by an official but *** it is a factor in Minnesota pro sports team losing!
O.K So everyone is talking about Johan Santana's Perfect Game last night. Props to Johan not too many pitcher get to do that. But I am here once again to prove how great the Yankees are. Did you know the Yankees have a total of 6 Perfect Games ? Here's a little history lesson : 6 No-Hitters (Perfect Games) 1- Don Larsen - October 8, 1956 World Series Game 5 vs Los Angeles Dodgers 2- Dave Righetti’s - July 4, 1983 vs Boston RedSox. 3- Jim Abbott - September 4, 1993 vs Cleveland Indians "Mind you Jim was one of the best pitchers in Yankees history and he only had one hand." 4- Dwight Gooden - May 14, 1996 vs Seattle Mariners. 5- David Wells - May 17, 1998 vs Minnesota Twins 6- David Cone - July 18, 1999 vs Montreal Expos
After doing some research on finding a retro Washington Senators hat (The Washington Senators were the original team in D.C. before they moved and became the Minnesota Twins and then back to D.C. to become the Washington Nationals) I found out that the Washington Senators actually won the World Series in 1924 over the then New York Giants in 7 games, ending the season with a 92-62 record. How cool is that?
Second baseman Chuck Knoblauch was a four-time All-Star for the Minnesota Twins, winning both a World Series and Rookie...
I've been a loyal Minnesota Twins fan since I was 5. Thats 51 years and 2 World Series titles. however this year they're a Major League worse 7-21...Congratulations to my former home teams, the first place Baltimore Orioles, 19-10 and the Washington Nationals, 18-10...my current home team is pretty good too. The Tampa Bay Rays are tied with the O's at 19-10, but my blue-eyed loyalty will remain true to the original Washington Senators. GO TWINS!
What do the Chicago Cubs and the Minnesota Twins have in common? Neither team has won a World Series in their new stadium. GO HALOS!
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