Major League Baseball came to the Minnesota prairie in the spring of 1961, and in the fifty years since, the Minnesota Twins have held a cherished place in the hearts of sports fans throughout the region. With Hall of Famers like Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, and Kirby Puckett and beloved characters from Billy Martin to Kent Hrbek to Joe Mauer, the history of the Twins encompasses highs and lows, heroes and goats, but always nonstop excitement. Minnesota Twins: The Complete Illustrated History provides an in-depth and entertaining look at the team, its players, its stadiums, and the memorable moments through the years. Illustrated with photos from the Star Tribune's archives, it is the ultimate celebration of a beloved franchise.
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About the Author
Dennis Brackin has worked at the Star Tribune since 1981, winning several national APSE (Associated Press Sports Editors) awards for reporting. He has covered the Twins for most of that time, and he is currently an assistant sports editor overseeing Major League Baseball coverage. Brackin coauthored with Kent Hrbek on the book Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout. He lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Patrick Reusse has covered the Minnesota sports scene with passion and insight for more than four decades and has written hundreds of columns about the Twins. He has been a fixture at the Star Tribune since 1988 and a regular for KSTP radio, am1500, since the early 1980s. Reusse is the author of Minnesota Vikings: The Complete Illustrated History. He lives in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book very much! I was nine years old in the summer of 65 and was just getting into baseball and the Minnesota Twins gave me the gift of a World Series! I had to wait another 22 years for another WS appearance but the wait, which at times seemed long was well worth it! All the facts, excitement and low points are covered in this book. I don't believe there is much more info of importance that isn't already covered in this book the average to above average Twins fan would want. Enjoyed the breakdown by decade, stats and players of each decade. The top 50 Twins are reviewed and I don't believe I could argue against any of them or nominate too many others. Killer, Carew, Puck, TonyO, Kitty, Bert, Herbie, Allison. They are all here along with Chance, Mud Cat, Battey, Versalles, Perry, Pascual, Tovar, G-man, Bruno, Gags, Viola, Knobby, Brian Harper who was a favorite of mine. To todays stars, Mauer and Morneau. At this point in time, this is the most complete and best book out there about the Minnesota Twins!