Category Archive: Articles.2012-TNP

Calvin Griffith

Calvin Griffith: The Ups and Downs of the last Family-Owned Baseball Team

When Calvin Griffith sold the Minnesota Twins in 1984, he bowed…

A Saint and a Miller

A fictional tale about a personal rivalry between a Minneapolis…

University of Minnesota Baseball

In a sport now dominated by teams from sunnier climates, the…
Dick Brookins is at far right, front row.

A Perfect Right to Play: Billy Williams, Dick Brookins, and the Color Line

In the relatively progressive state of Minnesota, African Americans…

Dames in the Dirt: Women’s Baseball Before 1945

Despite the fact that the great American pastime has been almost…

Twin Cities Ballparks of the 20th Century and Beyond

Early baseball teams in Minneapolis and St. Paul played in a…

How (Not) to Build a Ballpark: The 1884 Minneapolis Grounds

This article illustrates the problems that existed in the 1884…

The Legacy of Twins Legends: Killebrew, Carew, Puckett, Mauer

Since the Washington Senators moved to Minnesota in 1961, the…
Harmon Killebrew (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library)

May 17, 2011: A Strong Man Dies — Harmon Killebrew

A poetic tribute to the late Harmon Killebrew. Harmon Killebrew…

Top 50 Players in Minnesota Twins History

When the Senators moved from Washington to Minnesota in 1961…
Being carried off field on August 31, 1968

A Surprising Disappointment: The Minnesota Twins of the Late 1960s

On October 14, 1965, the Minnesota Twins lost a heartbreaking…

Felled By the Impossible: The 1967 Minnesota Twins

After a World Series appearance in 1965 and finishing second…

Ted Williams’ Year in Minneapolis

This article provides an in-depth look at Ted Williams and his…

The Minnesota Twins Story

The Minnesota Twins' first home baseball game was played on April…

SABR Collector Finds Mays Jersey

Longtime SABR member Bob Evans has been a collector most of his…

Two African American Pioneers Cross Paths: Roy Campanella and Carl Rowan

In May of 1948, two pioneers arrived at Lexington Park in St.…

The St. Paul-New York Underground Railroad

On January 1, 1925, local newspapers announced that the St. Paul…

The Saints-Millers Holiday Series

On October 26, 1960, Calvin Griffith received permission to move…
Perry Werden is top row, second from left.

Perry Werden’s Record-Setting 1895 Season and the 1890s Minneapolis Millers

It took some time for professional baseball to take hold in…

The Rise of Baseball in Minnesota

Excerpts from Cecil O. Monroe's "The Rise of Baseball," detailing…