4:17 AM EDT, Fri October 28, 2016
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 15 hours ago

The Game 7 World Series fake-out 25 years ago today

A crafty play by a couple of Twins infielders helped make it possible for Jack Morris to pitch the 10-inning shutout that is so much a part of Minnesota baseball lore.

Bert Blyleven back as Twins TV analyst -- but doing fewer games

Bert Blyleven has been a Twins TV analyst for more than two decades, but in that time he’s seen his role reduced. Based on a two-year contract he agreed to recently, that role will be even smaller in 2017 and 2018. Blyleven is slated to do 80 games on Fox Sports North in both of those years, which would represent a reduction of 20 games from recent seasons. Twins President Dave St. Peter confirmed that Blyleven and play-by-play voice Dick Bremer will both be back in 2017 and 2018. He said the Twins and FSN proposed the 80-game package to Blyleven — which the Hall of Fame pitcher accepted...

Two legends: Vin Scully calls Kirby Puckett's Game 6-ending home run 25 years ago today

On October 26, 1991, Puckett gave Twins fans a World Series game to remember. ( You know, the one that set up Jack Morris' game to remember the next night.)

On this date in 1987, umpires helped the Twins win Game 7 vs. Cardinals

A female caller who had read what I wrote about Minnesota sports teams being victimized by bad officiating calls over the years — including Game 5 of the WNBA Finals — left a voicemail Monday reminding me that Vikings coaching legend Bud Grant was often fond of saying the calls even out over the years. It was shocking to hear a Minnesota fan say such a thing, but I have it saved for posterity. As if proving this caller’s point, on Tuesday Twins Daily posted a video of highlights from Game 7 of the 1987 World Series — a 4-2 Twins victory over the Cardinals that happened exactly 29...

Diamond Awards: Dozier named Twins MVP and most improved player

In addition to being named the Twins' Most Valuable Player, second baseman Brian Dozier won the team's most improved player award -- for the second time in four years.

Diamond Awards: Dozier named Twins MVP and most improved player

Ervin Santana is pitcher of the year, while Max Kepler is the Twins' top rookie for 2016

Granite, Gonsalves named Twins' top minor leaguers for 2016

Twins draftees will receive awards at Diamond Awards banquet in January

New Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey, Cleveland front office praised by Terry Francona after ALDS sweep

Veteran outfielder Coco Crisp was acquired by the Indians late in the season and has proven to be a great addition to the roster.

Palka, Gonsalves named Twins' top minor leaguers for 2016

Rochester outfielder is first player acquired outside organization to win award since 2007

A Twin Cities stadium mystery history

There was a serious push to move the Giants baseball team to the Twin Cities in the late 1950s.

Minnesota Twins want $1.65 million to upgrade lighting at Target Field

Money would come from a fund controlled by the authority that manages the ballpark.

Should the Twins trade Brian Dozier?

Derek Falvey was officially named the Twins’ new Chief Baseball Officer on Monday. He is all of 33 years old — and he has at least that many critical decisions (if not more) facing him as he takes over a team that just finished 59-103, worse than any other Twins team since the franchise moved to Minnesota. One of the more intriguing questions facing Falvey — you could even categorize it as a good problem to have, as opposed to several bad ones — is what the Twins should do with second baseman Brian Dozier. He hit 42 home runs (tied for third in the majors), had 82 extra-base hits...

Derek Falvey officially named Twins' Chief Baseball Officer

Just 33, Falvey comes from Cleveland with reputation for smarts, stats.

Twins make hiring of Falvey official. Start date yet to be detemined

The Twins have made Falvey one of the youngest executives in the game, similar to what they did 1985 when they hired Andy MacPhail

Buxton on HR: 'This is going to be interesting'

Twins rookie Byron Buxton says when he saw his first-inning hit carom off the wall, "I said, 'This is going to be interesting.' " It turned out to be his first inside-the-park home run.