Category: Babe Ruth

January 2, 2024

The best player in Twins history? He wasn’t a member of the Twins, says

Yes, it’s the baseball offseason, which means those of us who write about the Twins are most likely (at least I am) struggling to come up with enough content until at least March. And we’re not alone: It appears even is digging deep for stories after a recent piece on the best players in... Continue Reading »

August 6, 2020

Pitchers’ duel finally ends after Twins score 4 runs in 9th

The Twins scored a run in the second inning and then came up empty for the next six. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, were blanked for eight innings, stymied by Twins starter Randy Dobnak and two relievers. And then it all unraveled for the Bucs in the top of the ninth on Wednesday. Marwin Gonzalez hit... Continue Reading »

October 20, 2018

Let’s remember a time when the forerunner of the Twins crushed the Red Sox, Part 4

The Boston Red Sox are back in the World Series after knocking off the Houston Astros in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series. If the new Evil Empire has you down, read on. The year is 1917, and on the second-to-last day of the regular season, the Washington Senators, who would eventually become... Continue Reading »

Hi, I’m Rolf Boone, Twins fan.

I became a fan of the Minnesota Twins after a friendly wager in the early 1980s. I survived Ron Davis, the meltdown in Cleveland, Phil Bradley at the Kingdome and then marveled at a rising generation of stars and two World Series wins in 1987 and 1991. Brad Radke made the 1990s bearable, while Kirby Puckett’s eye injury, exit from the game and eventual death made it almost too much to bear. The new century ushered in more talent — Joe Mauer, Johan Santana, Joe Nathan, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau — and consecutive seasons of playoff baseball, followed by consecutive seasons of losing baseball. A winning season returned in 2015. So here we are. Go Twins.