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  1. 2013 Twins draft summary

    Originally posted at 2013 Twins draft summary | Twinstrivia.com



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    Each year after the June amateur draft is completed I try to put together a draft summary that shows at a quick glance how the Twins drafted. The Twins first pick (fourth over-all) this year is RHP Kohl Stewart from Houston, Texas St. Pius High School. Stewart is a consensus four-star prospect as a quarterback and has a football scholarship waiting for him at Texas A&M. ...
  2. A few odds and ends about the draft

    Originally posted at A few odds and ends about the draft | Twinstrivia.com



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    The 2013 MLB first-year player draft day has finally arrived and later this evening we will learn who the Twins have selected in a draft that many of the "talking head" experts claim has three sure-fire stars, but the Twins draft fourth.

    There have been 61,666 players drafted since the draft was instituted in 1965 when the Kansas City ...

    Updated 06-06-2013 at 04:55 PM by jjswol

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  3. Twins striking out at a record pace in 2013

    Posted earlier at Twinstrivia.com | TWINS TRIVIA is hopefully a fun and informative site that will help you to better enjoy the Minnesota Twins and their wonderful history. .


    The Twins played their 50th game of the season last night when they beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 at Target Field and their record now stands at 22-28. Last night they struck out 7 times, the night before they struck out 14 times in 14 innings and the day before that they struck out 7 times. I don't know ...
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  4. Twins losing streak reaches eight

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    Today was the first time this season I did not watch a single inning of the Twins game. My modem and router went on the blink and so I spent most of the day troubleshooting that issue and getting a replacement so I could get back on the internet.


    The Twins lost in Atlanta today 8-3 and it marked their eighth loss in a row. The team is playing ...

    Updated 05-23-2013 at 10:22 AM by jjswol

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  5. Twins Switch-Hitters

    Posted earlier at Twinstrivia.com | TWINS TRIVIA is hopefully a fun and informative site that will help you to better enjoy the Minnesota Twins and their wonderful history.


    In baseball, a switch-hitter is a batter that bats either from the right side or the left side depending on if the pitcher is right or left-handed. Most curveballs break away from batters hitting from the same side as the opposing pitcher making such pitches often harder to hit than those from the other side. ...

    Updated 04-23-2013 at 10:37 AM by jjswol

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  6. April not kind to the Twins

    Originally posted at Twinstrivia.com | TWINS TRIVIA is hopefully a fun and informative site that will help you to better enjoy the Minnesota Twins and their wonderful history.



    It is too early to tell what kind of team the Twins have for 2013 but from what I have seen in the nine games they have played so far, it is a team that is playing better than what it has the last two seasons. I am not saying they are playoff bound but the team is at least entertaining to ...
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  7. Common sense has deserted the Twins

    Here is a Press Release the Minnesota Twins sent out yesterday -
    Early Entry Program Coming to Target Field

    Early entry tickets permit entry into the ballpark 45 minutes before gates open allowing fans to watch Twins batting practice


    MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Twins today announced they will offer fans the opportunity to purchase early entry tickets that will allow them into Target Field 45 minutes before gates open to the general public. ...

    Updated 04-09-2013 at 02:21 PM by jjswol

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  8. This Day in Twins History - April 6

    Originally posted at Twinstrivia.com | TWINS TRIVIA is hopefully a fun and informative site that will help you to better enjoy the Minnesota Twins and their wonderful history.

    4/6/1951
    - Twins pitching great and MLB Hall of Famer Rik Aalbert "Bert" Blyleven was born on this day in Zeist, Netherlands. Blyleven, now a Twins TV color commentator makes a big deal about his birthday and seems to mention his birthday on every Twins telecast and can tell you on any day of the year ...
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  9. Opening Day has arrived in Minnesota - 2013 style

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    The long cold winter still has a hold on the area as most of the grassy areas are still covered with snow, you can still walk across most of the lakes in Minnesota because ice still covers the shimmering blue waters, there is still snow and ice on the roof of our home and the wind blowing from Canada can still take your breath away but according to the calendar, spring arrived a week or so ago. We heard a ...
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  10. Fun facts about Twins home openers

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    The Minnesota Twins are playing their final spring training game today and I am sure they are hoping for a quick non extra inning game so they can grab a quick shower and board the plane for their flight to Minneapolis where they look to get settled in before they open ...
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  11. One of Twins top prospects hurt

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    One of the Minnesota Twins top prospects, Max Kepler hurt his elbow during pre-game warm-ups on March 16th in Sarasota and was shut down for a week to allow the swelling to recede. An MRI performed a week after the injury fortunately only showed a muscle strain. ...
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  12. Twins Trivia 2013 predictions

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    The 2013 season is just around the corner so it is time to make my annual predictions on who will finish where and who the 2013 World Series champion will be.

    AL East
    Toronto Blue Jays
    Tampa Bay Rays (wild card)
    Baltimore Orioles
    Boston Red Sox
    New York Yankees

    AL Central
    Detroit Tigers
    Kansas City Royals (wild card)
    Cleveland ...
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  13. The Minnesota Twins first manager

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    Harry Arthur "Cookie" Lavagetto

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    Harry Arthur "Cookie" Lavagetto was born December 1, 1912 in Oakland, California and died in his sleep on August 10, 1990 in Orinda, California at the age of 77. He acquired his nickname from his Oakland Oaks teammates, who called him "Cookie's boy," because he had been hired by Oaks' president
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  14. Do you know your Twins pitchers?

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    There is still plenty of snow on the ground here in Minnesota and the temperatures are below freezing but Spring Training is underway and the Twins are playing exhibition games down in Ft. Myers where it is nice and warm. The home season opener at Target field against the Detroit Tigers is less than a month away and a few days ago I saw a video clip of the Twins grounds crew removing the snow from Target Field as ...
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