The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball club headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that competes in the National League. They are a member club of the American League’s Central Division in Major League Baseball (MLB), where they compete as the Minnesota Twins.
Why Is The Team Called Minnesota Twins
The squad is named after the Twin Cities metropolitan region, which encompasses the two neighboring cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and their surrounding areas.
The Washington Senators were the original name of the team when it was established in Washington, D.C. in 1901. For the 1961 season, the team relocated to Minnesota and was renamed the Minnesota Twins, after the city in which it was founded. During the 1961-1981 season, the Twins played in Metropolitan Stadium, and from 1982 to 2009, they played at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
The team’s first game at Target Field was played on April 12, 2010, against the Minnesota Twins. It won the World Series in 1924 as the Senators, and it won the World Series again in 1987 and 1991 as the Twins.
Even before the name of the team was changed from the Washington Senators to the Minnesota Twins, the initial name of the team was Kansas City Blues.
Over the period 1901–2021, the Senators/Twins franchise posted an overall regular-season win-loss–tie record of 9,012–9,716–109 (.481); as the Twins (from 1901 to 2021), the record was 4,789–4,852–8 (.481). (.497).