Minnesota Twins

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The Minnesota Twins is an American professional baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.wikipedia
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Target Field

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The team played its inaugural game at Target Field on April 12, 2010.
It is the home ballpark of the Minnesota Twins, the state's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise.

Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

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The Twins played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 to 1981 and in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009.
It opened in 1982 as a replacement for Metropolitan Stadium, the former home of the National Football League's (NFL) Minnesota Vikings and Major League Baseball's (MLB) Minnesota Twins, and Memorial Stadium, the former home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers football team.

History of the Washington Senators (1901–1960)

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The franchise was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1901 as the Washington Senators.
Now known as the Minnesota Twins, the club was founded in Washington, D.C. in as the Washington Senators.

1961 Major League Baseball season

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The team relocated to Minnesota and was renamed the Minnesota Twins at the start of the 1961 season.
The original Washington Senators moved to Minnesota and became the Minnesota Twins.

Metropolitan Stadium

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The Twins played in Metropolitan Stadium from 1961 to 1981 and in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from 1982 to 2009.
The Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings then played at the "Met" from 1961 to 1981.

Major League Baseball

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The Twins compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division.
In 1961, the first Washington Senators franchise moved to Minneapolis–St. Paul to become the Minnesota Twins.

1901 in baseball

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The franchise was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1901 as the Washington Senators.
The Washington Senators of 1901 became the Minnesota Twins in 1961.

Harmon Killebrew

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In 1954, the Senators signed future Hall of Fame member Harmon Killebrew. Sluggers Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison, who had already been stars in Washington, were joined by Tony Oliva and Zoilo Versalles, and later second baseman Rod Carew and pitchers Jim Kaat and Jim Perry, winning the American League pennant in 1965.
During his 22-year career in Major League Baseball (MLB), primarily with the Minnesota Twins, Killebrew was a prolific power hitter who, at the time of his retirement, had the fourth most home runs in major league history.

Calvin Griffith

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After Griffith's death in 1955, his nephew and adopted son Calvin took over the team presidency. Washington owner Calvin Griffith, Clark's nephew and adopted son, requested that he be allowed to move his team to Minneapolis-St. Paul and instead give Washington the expansion team.
As president, majority owner and de facto general manager of the Washington Senators/Minnesota Twins franchise of the American League from 1955 through 1984, he orchestrated the transfer of the Senators after 60 years in Washington, D.C., to Minneapolis–Saint Paul in the autumn of 1960, thus creating the Twins.

1924 World Series

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The Senators then faced John McGraw's heavily favored New York Giants in the 1924 World Series.
Later, the Senators would reorganize as the Minnesota Twins, again winning the World Series in 1987 and in 1991.

Texas Rangers (baseball)

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The American League opposed the move at first, but in 1960 a deal was reached: The Senators would move and would be replaced with an expansion Senators team for 1961.
The franchise was established in 1961 as the Washington Senators, an expansion team awarded to Washington, D.C., after the city's first AL ballclub, the second Washington Senators, moved to Minnesota and became the Twins (the original Washington Senators played primarily in the National League during the 1890s).

Jim Kaat

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Sluggers Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison, who had already been stars in Washington, were joined by Tony Oliva and Zoilo Versalles, and later second baseman Rod Carew and pitchers Jim Kaat and Jim Perry, winning the American League pennant in 1965.
James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938), nicknamed "Kitty", is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals .

Relocation of professional sports teams

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Washington owner Calvin Griffith, Clark's nephew and adopted son, requested that he be allowed to move his team to Minneapolis-St. Paul and instead give Washington the expansion team.

Zoilo Versalles

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Sluggers Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison, who had already been stars in Washington, were joined by Tony Oliva and Zoilo Versalles, and later second baseman Rod Carew and pitchers Jim Kaat and Jim Perry, winning the American League pennant in 1965.
He played as a shortstop in Major League Baseball, most notably for the Minnesota Twins.

Rod Carew

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Sluggers Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison, who had already been stars in Washington, were joined by Tony Oliva and Zoilo Versalles, and later second baseman Rod Carew and pitchers Jim Kaat and Jim Perry, winning the American League pennant in 1965.
He played from 1967 to 1985 for the Minnesota Twins and the California Angels and was elected to the All-Star game every season except his last.

Walter Johnson

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The team had a period of prolonged success in the 1920s and 1930s, led by Walter Johnson, as well as additional Hall-of-Famer Bucky Harris, Goose Goslin, Sam Rice, Heinie Manush, and Joe Cronin.
As a right-handed pitcher for the Washington Nationals/Senators, Walter Johnson won 417 games, the second most by any pitcher in history (after Cy Young, who won 511).

Frank Viola

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A second wave of success came in the late 1980s and early 1990s under manager Tom Kelly, led by Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven, Frank Viola, and Kirby Puckett, winning the franchise's second and third World Series (and first and second in Minnesota).
Frank John Viola Jr. (born April 19, 1960) is an American former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1982–1989), New York Mets (1989–1991), Boston Red Sox (1992–1994), Cincinnati Reds (1995), and Toronto Blue Jays (1996).

Tom Kelly (baseball)

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A second wave of success came in the late 1980s and early 1990s under manager Tom Kelly, led by Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven, Frank Viola, and Kirby Puckett, winning the franchise's second and third World Series (and first and second in Minnesota).
As the manager of the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball over 16 seasons from mid-September through, he won two World Series championships.

Kent Hrbek

A second wave of success came in the late 1980s and early 1990s under manager Tom Kelly, led by Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven, Frank Viola, and Kirby Puckett, winning the franchise's second and third World Series (and first and second in Minnesota).
He played his entire 14-year baseball career for the Minnesota Twins (1981–1994).

Tony Oliva

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Sluggers Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison, who had already been stars in Washington, were joined by Tony Oliva and Zoilo Versalles, and later second baseman Rod Carew and pitchers Jim Kaat and Jim Perry, winning the American League pennant in 1965. Tony Oliva, who would go on to win American League batting championships in 1964, 1965 and 1971, made his major league debut in 1962.
Tony Pedro Oliva (born Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique on July 20, 1938) is a Cuban former professional baseball right fielder, designated hitter, and coach, who played his entire 15-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career for the Minnesota Twins, from to.

Bob Allison

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Sluggers Harmon Killebrew and Bob Allison, who had already been stars in Washington, were joined by Tony Oliva and Zoilo Versalles, and later second baseman Rod Carew and pitchers Jim Kaat and Jim Perry, winning the American League pennant in 1965.
William Robert "Bob" Allison (July 11, 1934 – April 9, 1995) was born in Raytown, Missouri and was a Major League Baseball outfielder and right-handed batter who played in the American League for the Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins from to.

Kirby Puckett

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A second wave of success came in the late 1980s and early 1990s under manager Tom Kelly, led by Kent Hrbek, Bert Blyleven, Frank Viola, and Kirby Puckett, winning the franchise's second and third World Series (and first and second in Minnesota).
He played his entire 12-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career as a center fielder for the Minnesota Twins (1984–1995).

Washington Nationals

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The current "Nationals" and "Nats" names were revived in 2005, when the Montreal Expos relocated to Washington to become the Nationals.
The first American League Senators franchise moved to Minneapolis after the 1960 season and became the Minnesota Twins.

1965 Minnesota Twins season

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Tony Oliva, who would go on to win American League batting championships in 1964, 1965 and 1971, made his major league debut in 1962.
The 1965 Minnesota Twins won the 1965 American League pennant with a 102–60 record.

1964 Minnesota Twins season

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Tony Oliva, who would go on to win American League batting championships in 1964, 1965 and 1971, made his major league debut in 1962.
After winning 91 games the previous two seasons, the 1964 Minnesota Twins slumped to 79–83, a disappointing tie for sixth with the Cleveland Indians in the American League, 20 games behind the AL champion New York Yankees.