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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:30 PM
Today is a special day. Not only do our Twins host the Royals on their push for a post season berth, but today is the first day of Oktobe...
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Front Page: Twins Game Recap (9/21): Twins Blow Lead, Imp...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:25 PM
With Cleveland losing to the Philadelphia Phillies, the Minnesota Twins looked to do their part in lowering the Magic Number in game thre...
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Magic Number Thread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:52 PM
Why no magic number thread?     Why can't I post pictures?      BYTO was fun.    
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Front Page: Twins Game Recap (9/20): Randy Dobnak Continu...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:31 PM
The Twins used a group of rookie pitchers including Randy Dobnak and Cody Stashak to beat the Royals by a score of 4-3. Everything was wo...
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Front Page: Should Eddie Rosario Be Benched for Not Hustl...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:24 PM
Eddie Rosario is one of five Twins hitters to hit 30 home runs or more this season to help the team set a new standard at the big-league...
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This Week In Baseball History - Ep 11: Mashi Murakami Mania

Hey all, John and Seth suggested that I bring my latest venture to your attention here at Twins Daily, especially because, eventually, it's bound to be Twins-related.
Although the Twins' forays into Asia have both been busts, that doesn't diminish the importance of Japan, Korea, and Taiwan as hotbeds of talent and enthusiasm for the game. And long before there was ByungHo Park or Tsuyoshi Nishioka, there was Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese player to make it to the Major Leagues.

Murakami's success as a member of the San Francisco Giants in 1964 and 1965 are the subject of the latest episode of This Week In Baseball History, a new podcast produced by Mike Bates (hey, that's me!) and Bill Parker. His story is a great one that touches on the difficulties of the immigrant experience, from culture shock to prejudice to triumph, and reaches (spoiler alert) a pretty bittersweet conclusion. Our special guest in this episode, Rob Fitts, literally wrote the book on Mashi, and has great insight on how his time in America and his return to Japan affected the rest of his life, and why, after Murakami left the Giants, there wasn't another Japanese MLBer for another 30 years.

Bill and I are back each week with a new topic. So far, we've covered the trial of the Chicago Black Sox, the deaths of Thurman Munson and Ed Delahanty, Mark McGwire's record-setting rookie season in 1987 (ooh, that's kind of Twins-related; we talk about Bert Blyleven), and more. You can find all the episodes of the podcast at This Week In Baseball History.

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