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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...

Saturday, May 7, 2011

1961 Minnesota Twins Team Photo

Just going by this photo, you'd swear Italians were ruling baseball in the early 1960's. Ray Crump (front row, far right) looks as if he's 14 years old. And he just may have been. Owned a souvenir shop just outside the Metrodome for a long time. Pretty sure this photo was shot at Tinker Field, the Minnesota Twins first spring training home, in Orlando Florida.  A story out there that Jim Kaat was asked "What does the 'TC' stand for on your caps." "Twenty Cuban's" was his tongue-in-cheek response. Another joke that circulated: how does a team win with a Lemon leftfielder, a Green centerfielder, and a Battey catcher?

NOTE: click image to get an unobstructed view of the team photo!

As Herb Carneal used to say: "...and the count rides along." - TT


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