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Minnesota Index: The stats on Minnesota’s baseball history

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Year the former Washington Senators began play as the Minnesota Twins           1961

Twins’ all-time win-loss record (1961-2015)          4,357-4,414

                Number of World Series championships                2 (1987, 1991)

                Number of postseason appearances      11 (1965, ’69, ’70, ’87, ’91, 2002, ’03, ’04, ’06, ’09, ’10)

Years Metropolitan Stadium served as home of the Twins            1961-81

Years the Twins called the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome home        1982-2009

Year a measure providing funding for a new, baseball-specific stadium in Minneapolis for the Twins was signed into law  2006

Year Target Field opened             2010

                Cost to construct, in millions       $545

                Cost to Hennepin County, in millions, via a 0.15% sales tax increase  $350

Cost to construct the Metrodome, in millions                     $55

Cost to construct Metropolitan Stadium (opened 1956), in millions           $8.5

Attendance at Target Field during 2015 season   2,220,054

Record home attendance            3,223,640 (2011)
Number of seats in Target Field                 39,504

Year the current incarnation of the St. Paul Saints was founded 1993

Cost of building CHS Field, the Saints’ Lowertown stadium that opened in 2015, in millions            $64.7

Year Minnesota’s first amateur baseball team was founded in Nininger 1857

Year the Minnesota State Association of Base Ball Players was founded 1867

Year professional baseball began in Minnesota with teams in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Stillwater and Winona 1884

Number of teams in the amateur Minnesota Baseball Association            300

Year the Minneapolis Millerettes played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League  1944

Years Minneapolis and St. Paul had teams in the minor league American Association       59

Cost of constructing Nicollet Park, home of the Minneapolis Millers from 1896-1955         $4,000

Distance, in feet, from home plate to right field foul pole at Nicollet Park                              279        

Number of times Minnesota has hosted the MLB All-Star Game  3 (1965, 1985, 2014)         

Estimated distance, in feet, of longest home run hit by a Twin, Harmon Killebrew in 1967              520


Sources:, Legislative Reference Library, Minnesota Twins,,, Minnesota Baseball Association


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