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The Naming of The Twins: Nov. 26, 1960

On this day 54 years ago, Calvin Griffith announced his decision to name the new Minnesota franchise that was relocating to the Minneapo...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rally 'Round The Flag Boys - The Twins Raise It High, 1966!

Cool picture I decided to post.  Decided to publish while I take forever for my '68 Twins Post To resolve!  Don't criticize, great art takes time!  Uh, sure Twinkler, sure...

This event most likely occured in April, 1966, involving, left to right: Twins Manager Sam Mele, 1965 MVP Zoilo Versalles, Harmon Killebrew, Earl Battey, Jim "Mudcat" Grant and '65 American League Batting Champion, Tony Oliva.  The expressions very much appear genuine - guys sharing in the joy of a shared experience, having played together in the 1965 World Series the previous autumn.

I'm partial to the cool Metropolitan Stadium grandstand background, under what looks to be a cold, gray, spring sky.  How's that for vintage mint?  Except for the scratch marks at knee level in the photo, it's really exceptional!

Twinkler Out!


Jim Barleycorn said...

Where is Ted Uhlander in the photo at the right with The Big Boys of The Early Twins?


Getting a pinch of 'backy in the clubhouse with Sir Rodney.