Sunday, December 20, 2015

Today in MN Twins History!

1979 : Groundbreaking began on the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which would open in 1982. The Dome was the site of both of the Twins World Series clinching wins in 1987 and 1991, the 1985 MLB All-Star Game, Super Bowl XXVI, College basketball's Final Four in 1991 and 2001, and numerous concerts and events. The cost of Construction was 68 Million Dollars, or about what Zack Grienke will make in 2016 and 2017.

2013 : The Twins finalize a contract with Free Agent Catcher Kurt Suzuki, officially ending the Joe Mauer era behind the plate. Suzuki made his first All-Star Appearance in 2014, catching for closer Glen Perkins in the American League's victory at Target Field. Sukuzi was signed to an extension on this one year contract, and will split duties in 2016 with newly acquired backstop John Ryan Murphy.

1 comment:

  1. Cool history of the dome. I played in a college baseball tournament in the dome after the Twins played their last season in it and also went to the 2nd to last regular season game there. I believe it was Twins vs White Sox. The twins were down abd Delmon Yound started a late inning rally to come from behind and win. I lost my voice during that game.