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Founded - 1901 as the Washington Senators
Stadium - Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome since 1982 (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Best Team Record - 99-53 (.651) 1933 - AL Champions; 102-60 (.630) 1965 - AL Champions
Worst Team Record -38-113 (.252) 1904; 8th Place American League West
World Series Winners - 1924 4-3 vs. Giants; 1987 4-3 vs. Cardinals; 1991 4-3 vs. Braves
Division Winners - 1924 1925 1933 1965 1969 1970 1987 1991 2002 2003 2004 2006
Wild Card Winners - none

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We Donít Need Joe Nathan. In Detroit, Francisco Liriano continued his impressive comeback against the Tigers, running his scoreless streak to 23 innings while striking out 10 and walking one in eight innings of work. The ninth inning was pitched by Jon Rauch, the Twins replacement for the injured Joe Nathan, and all Rauch did was nail down his seventh save in eight chances, striking out two batters and running his ERA down to 1.80. Rauch has never been as dominating as his six-foot-eleven frame would imply, but the closerís role certain seems to suit him for now.

Franchise History

The Beginning
The Washington Senators were an original member of the American League in 1901, and remained in Washington for 60 years. During their time in Washington, the Senators managed to win only three pennants and only one World Series title.

Twin Cities Bound
In 1961, the Senators began play in Minnesota as the Twins. The team has fared better in Minnesota, having won eight division titles, three in a row after being threatened with contraction, and two World Series titles.

Best Trade in Team History
In 1999, the Twins acquired Johann Santana from the Florida Marlins in exchange for Jared Camp. Santana has been excellent, and no one knows who Jared Camp is.

Worst Trade in Team History
In 1934, the Senators sent Joe Cronin to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for Lyn Lary and $225,000 cash. Cronin enjoyed several good years with the Red Sox, while Lary amounted to little.

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2008 Minnesota Twins Preview
The end of an era?

2007 Minnesota Twins Preview
This season, the bullpen looks as good as ever, but the starting rotation is in serious trouble.

Win Twins!
The Twins are the most improved team in June, and it's mostly because of a GM who isn't afraid to make moves.

2006 Minnesota Twins Preview
The Twins were a pretty good team last year, and should be even better in 2006.

Assorted Team Notes for 2005 12/7/05
For the first time since 2001, the Minnesota Twins failed to win the AL Central Division, and they need look no further than their offense to determine why.

Marlins Keep Dealing, Shed Castillo 12/2/05
What does the Castillo trade mean for the Twins?

Top Ten Rookie of the Year Classes of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch, Bob Allison, and Tony Oliva all permeate this list.

Top Ten Players of All-Time
What do Walter Johnson and Honus Wagner have in common? Keith has the answer.

Minnesota Twins Archive

All Time Team
Manager
Best Overall Player
Worst Overall Player
Worst Overall Pitcher
Most Overrated Player
Most Underrated Player
Best Player Name
Catcher
First Base
Second Base
Third Base
Shortstop
Utility
Left Field
Center Field
Right Field
Designated Hitter
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Starting Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Relief Pitcher
Tom Kelly
Walter Johnson
Jeff Reboulet
Pedro Ramos
Cristian Guzman
Bob Allison
Zoilo Versalles
Brian Harper
Kent Hrbek
Rod Carew
Eddie Yost
Joe Cronin
Harmon Killebrew
Goose Goslin
Kirby Puckett
Sam Rice
Tony Oliva
Walter Johnson
Bert Blyleven
Jim Kaat
Dutch E Leonard
Camilo Pascual
Rick Aguilera
Jeff Reardon
All Time Leaders
Games
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Total Bases
Batting Average
On-Base Percentage
Slugging Percentage
OPS
Games Pitched
Innings Pitched
Wins
Losses
Strikeouts
Bases on Balls
ERA
Shutouts
Saves
2329 - Harmon Killebrew
8934 - Sam Rice
1466 - Sam Rice
2889 - Sam Rice
479 - Sam Rice
183 - Sam Rice
559 - Harmon Killebrew
1540 - Harmon Killebrew
495 - Claude Milan
4026 - Harmon Killebrew
.334 - Rod Carew



802 - Walter Johnson
5914.2 - Walter Johnson
417 - Walter Johnson
279 - Walter Johnson
3509 - Walter Johnson
1363 - Walter Johnson
2.17 - Walter Johnson
110 - Walter Johnson
254 - Rick Aguilera
Single Season Leaders
At-Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples

HR

RBI
SB
TB
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Games
Innings
Wins
Losses

Strikeouts
Walks
ERA
Shutouts
Saves
691 - Kirby Puckett, 1985
140 - Chuck Knoblauch, 1996
239 - Rod Carew, 1977
51 - Mickey Vernon, 1946
20 - Goose Goslin, 1925
20 - Cristian Guzman, 2000
49 - Harmon Killebrew, 1964
49 - Harmon Killebrew, 1969
140 - Harmon Killebrew, 1969
88 - Clyde Milan, 1912
374 - Tony Oliva, 1964
.388 - Rod Carew, 1977
.449 - Rod Carew, 1977
.614 - Goose Goslin, 1928
1.019 - Rod Carew, 1977
90 - Mike Marshall, 1979
374 - Tony Oliva, 1964
36 - Walter Johnson, 1913
26 - Jack Townsend, 1904
26 - Bob Groom, 1909
313 - Walter Johnson, 1910
146 - Bobo Newsom, 1936
1.14 - Walter Johnson, 1913
11 - Walter Johnson, 1913
45 - Eddie Guardado, 2002
Hall of Fame
Goose Goslin
Harmon Killebrew
Rod Carew
Walter Johnson
Bert Blyleven
Sam Rice
Kirby Puckett
Heinie Manush
Bucky Harris (Mgr)




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Award Winners
Most Valuable Player
Walter Johnson - 1913
Walter Johnson - 1924
Roger Peckinpaugh - 1925
Zoilo Versalles - 1965
Harmon Killebrew - 1969
Rod Carew - 1977
Justin Morneau - 2006

Cy Young
Jim Perry - 1970
Frank Viola - 1988
Johan Santana - 2004
Johan Santana - 2006

Rookie of the Year
Albie Pearson - 1958
Bob Allison - 1959
Tony Oliva - 1964
Rod Carew - 1967
John Castino - 1979
Chuck Knoblauch - 1991
Marty Cordova - 1995

Fireman of the Year
Bill Campbell - 1976

Dave Kingman
Roy Sievers - 1954
Bob Allison - 1968
Bobby Darwin - 1974

Alex Gonzalez of the Marlins
none
Club Members
Triple Crown Hitters
none

Triple Crown Pitchers
Walter Johnson (36/1.14/243) 1913
Walter Johnson (23/1.27/162) 1918
Walter Johnson (23/2.72/158) 1924

3-4-5 Club
none

100-Plus Club
Goose Goslin (12/129) 1924 Goose Goslin (13/120) 1927
Joe Cronin (13/126) 1930
Joe Cronin (12/126) 1931
Joe Cronin (6/116) 1932
Heinie Manush (14/116) 1932
Joe Cronin (5/118) 1933
Mickey Vernon (15/115) 1953

500 Outs Club
Zoilo Versalles - 1964
Zoilo Versalles - 1965
Kirby Puckett - 1985
Christian Guzman - 2000

50 Home Run Club
none

30-30 Club
none