It was just above freezing at game time Sunday afternoon in windy and drizzly downtown Minneapolis, but that didn’t stop one of the smallest crowds in Target Field history from witnessing a chilly pitcher’s duel and a thrilling win for the Twins.
(Photos by Jim Walsh)
With an October 25, 1987 game seven win over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Minnesota Twins brought the Twin Cities their first major sports championship and turned the cities into a one big, crazy, happy family.
Read more in Peter Schilling’s 'In ’87 the Twins turned the towns upside down'.
Image courtesy of the Minnesota Twins
Marcenia “Toni” Stone bounced around in various levels of professional baseball for 15 years, the high-water mark coming when she joined the Negro leagues’ Indianapolis Clowns in 1953.
Stone wasn’t allowed to play in the segregated All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League (the group that was featured in the 1992 Tom Hanks film "A League of Their Own").
This is the "fixed" graphic for Breaking Down the Divisional Series - from NYTimes.com. MUCH much better. (The original graphic that had lots of problems can be seen here.)
Inspired by Target Center’s new deal for a giant ad visible to fans at neighboring Target Field, MinnPost.com announced preliminary negotiations with every building in downtown Minneapolis regarding new billboard positions. This is a composite photo of what the arrangement might look like.
The Twins, along with Target and the artists who worked on the plaza, have long worried that advertising signs on Target Center’s exterior could alter the experience for visitors. At least it wasn’t a big Walmart sign, something the team feared most. As it is, the sign competes with Mayo Clinic, one of the ballpark’s advertising sponsors. (via MinnPost - Cityscape: Tempest brewing over huge advertising sign being erected on Target Center — facing Target Field)
Hm. Well, thought it would be a nice target for Thome to aim for. So, no big deal?