100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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With 50 years of Twins history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Minnesota fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls. This guide to all things Twins covers Cretin-Derham Hall, the origin of Homer Hanky, and memorabilia collecting tips from Clyde "the Collector" Doepner.

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Overview

With 50 years of Twins history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Minnesota fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, singular achievements, and signature calls. This guide to all things Twins covers Cretin-Derham Hall, the origin of Homer Hanky, and memorabilia collecting tips from Clyde "the Collector" Doepner.

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Minnesota Twins have a lot to cheer about. Not only did they clinch their sixth American League Central Division championship in nine seasons; with 3.2 paid admissions, they set a franchise attendance record in the first year of their new stadium. With 2011 hopes riding high, Target Stadium faithful will welcome this addition to Triumph's 100 Things series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600785542
  • Publisher: Triumph Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Series: 100 Things...Fans Should Know
  • Pages: 273
  • Sales rank: 687,257
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Halsted has written for publications including Gameday Magazine and Twins Magazine. He first started writing at Twins-Territory.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

1 No. 34 1

2 Welcome to Minnesota! 6

3 Celebrate Good Times 9

4 1987 World Series 12

5 Tom Kelly 15

6 The Homer Hanky 19

7 Joe Mauer 22

8 1991 World Series 27

9 "And...We'll See You Tomorrow Night!" 30

10 Seventh Heaven 33

11 Home 36

12 1965: One Game Short 38

13 "Just Don't Take It for Granted" 42

14 Kent Hrbek 44

15 Herb Carneal 47

16 Mentoring in Minnesota 51

17 The Comeback 53

18 Bob Casey 55

19 Game 163: Take I 58

20 Game 163: Take II 60

21 Carl Pohlad 64

22 Brad Radke 69

23 "We're Gonna Win, Twins" 71

24 Harmon Killebrew 73

25 Bringing Home the Hardware 76

26 Metropolitan Stadium 79

27 Sit in the Glove 82

28 Bert Blyleven 84

29 The Gold Seat 88

30 Baseball and Healing 90

31 Visit Spring Training 92

32 The 1990s: The Downfall 94

33 Escaping Contraction 98

34 The 2000s: Rising to Contention 101

35 The Great Race 104

36 The Metrodome 108

37 Metrodome Milestones and Quirks 110

38 Rod Carew 112

39 Twins Hall of Fame 116

40 The Closers 119

41 Playing the Nine 121

42 Tony Oliva 123

43 Ballpark Battle 126

44 Frank Viola: Sweet Music 129

45 Silver Bat x 14 132

46 Target Field 134

47 Fireworks at Target Field 137

48 Torii Hunter 140

49 Playoffs? Playoffs! 143

50 Fighting for .400 145

51 Justin Morneau 147

52 No. No. No. No. 150

53 Attend TwinsFest 152

54 Secrets of the Trade 154

55 Enter Enemy Territory 158

56 Minnie and Paul 160

57 Johan Santana 162

58 Out at First! 166

59 Visit the Minor Leagues 168

60 Those Piranhas! 170

61 Enjoy Family Time 172

62 Calvin Griffith 174

63 Attend the Twins Caravan 177

64 Kitty Kaat 179

65 Back-to-Back-to-Back-to-Back 182

66 From Press Row 184

67 Baseball at the Mall 186

68 Killebrew's No. 500 188

69 Zoilo Versalles 190

70 By the Numbers 192

71 Stealing Home in 1969 194

72 Attend Opening Day 197

73 Ron Gardenhire 199

74 Living in Luxury 202

75 5-4-3, Triple Play! 204

76 Roof Deck and Overhang 206

77 The Men in Charge 208

78 One Game, Six Hits x 2 211

79 Field of Dreams 212

80 Clyde the Collector 214

81 Small Market 218

82 2010: Déjà Vu 220

83 Bobbleheads 224

84 17 Strikeouts 226

85 Sacred Streets 228

86 Gary Gaetti 230

87 Hitting for the Cycle 233

88 The All-Star Games 235

89 5th Street Murals 237

90 The Music Man (and Woman) 239

91 "The Sky Is Falling!" 242

92 Dan Gladden 244

93 Get to Know 'Em 246

94 Twins Territory 249

95 Live the Fantasy 251

96 Visit Cretin-Derham Hall 253

97 Wally the Beer Man 255

98 Venturing Online 257

99 Good-bye, Metrodome 259

100 Hello, Target Field! 261

Acknowledgments 267

Sources 271

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