Why are they called the Minnesota Twins?

Minneapolis and St. Paul are known as “Twin Cities,” separated by a narrow river.

Since the team plays in Minneapolis, a twin city to St. Paul, the name “Twins” was a perfect selection when they received the former Washington Senators in 1961. Their uniforms have almost always included an arm patch that shows two brothers shaking hands across the river that divides the two cities.

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He formerly worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.

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