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…
Walter Ball, one of the greatest pitchers in black baseball from 1903 through 1921.

John Donaldson and Black Baseball in Minnesota

For sixty years, professional baseball was as segregated as the…
Hennepin County District Court Judge helped prevent the contraction of the Twins.

Play Ball: Minnesota Baseball Litigation Lore

Baseball has been a recurring subject in the courtrooms of the…
St. Cloud State coach posted more than 500 career wins between 1979 and 2007.

Small College Baseball in Minnesota

Some of the finest small college baseball in the country is played…

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…

May 17, 2011: A Strong Man Dies

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

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

After a heartbreaking loss in Game 7 of the World Series to the…

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

A chronological account of the Minnesota Twins' history as a…

SABR Collector Finds Mays Jersey

Bob Evans, a longtime SABR member and avid baseball collector,…

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

Roy Campanella became the first African-American player in the…

The St. Paul-New York Underground Railroad

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

The Saints-Millers Holiday Series

By the mid-1870s, both Minneapolis and St. Paul had professional…
Perry Werden is top row, second from left.

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

After years of professional baseball coming and going, Ban Johnson,…

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