The Twin Cities’ home team has brought a grand legacy to the Upper Midwest. One of the oldest franchises in the American League and one of the first to relocate, the Twins have been playing in Minnesota for longer than half the league’s teams have been playing at all, giving them a place among the most venerable names in the sport. Pick up your Twins tickets to see what a half-century in 2 great American cities has done for the team.
The team’s heritage traces back to the District of Columbia, where it was founded as the Washington Senators in 1901. A charter member of the American League, the team won the 1924 World Series and 3 league pennants, but their other 57 years in the nation’s capital were defined more by disappointment. After a decade of jokes about their weak performance that included a Broadway show, the team moved from the Potomac to the Mississippi in search of better fortune.
The move worked brilliantly, and the Twins won their first pennant after just their 5th season playing in Minneapolis. They won the World Series in 1987 and 1991, and returned as a regular postseason threat in the 21st century. Even after running up 103 losses in the 2016 season, the Twinkies bounced back to make the playoffs the very next year.
With a legacy of players like Rod Carew, Kirby Puckett, and Harmon Killebrew, along with hometown heroes like Paul Molitor and Dave Winfield, the Twins have more than made a name for themselves. Target Field has a reputation as one of the best modern ballparks in the country, making a Twins home game one of the best things to do in the Minneapolis–St. Paul area. And whether you’re catching the team in Minnesota or playing on the road, tickets to a Twins game give you a great way to spend the day.