Ron Gardenhire lost an argument during the 2010 playoff series with the Yankees.

Ron Gardenhire, Dan Gladden, Cesar Tovar elected to Twins Hall of Fame

Player, manager, broadcaster — the trio of inductees for 2022 epitomize versatility. Tovar has an especially unique distinction.

Reusse: Finally, 'Pepito' gets Hall of Fame recognition from Twins

January 20
P.J. Jones Jr. with a No. 12 jersey from his grandfather, Cesar Tovar. He wears No. 12 for Cretin-Derham Hall and the Little Caesar’s national 16-an
Cesar Tovar's selection to the Twins' Hall of Fame may not register with many fans in the same way as Dan Gladden's. But it will bring special joy to a teenage baseball star in the Twin Cities.

Toby Gardenhire to manage St. Paul Saints for second season

January 19
Toby Gardenhire was manager in the St. Paul Saints’ inaugural season.
The son of ex-Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has delivered three straight winning seasons in the minors, including a third-place finish with the Saints in 2021.
Twins
January 15
The Twins and all MLB players are currently locked out but international signings are popping up.

Twins open signing period by signing Acuna, younger brother of Braves All-Star

Bryan Acuna, 16, tops list of international players to agree to deals. His brother is Atlanta's Ronald Acuna Jr.
mlb
January 15
Will Barry Bonds make the Baseball Hall of Fame? We should all have to wait until announcement day to find out.

Neal: Announcement of MLB Hall of Fame voting carries less drama than it should

Writers who choose to disclose their ballots on websites and social media do injustices to the candidates, shoo-ins or not.
Mudonna and T.C. Bear joined St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter for the ceremonial first pitch at the St. Paul Saints home opener.
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Twins
January 13
Jim Kaat (shown in 1970) won 189 games while pitching for the Twins. His No. 36 will be retired July 16 before a game against the White Sox at Target

Almost a complete team: Kaat is 10th to have number retired by Twins

Jim Kaat will be honored by the Twins before a game in July against the White Sox, another team where he had great pitching success.
Twins
January 12
CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Fla., will have a new name this year.

Name change in store for Twins' spring training home

The headquarters in Fort Myers, Fla., will revert to its original name, the Lee County Sports Complex, until a new corporate partner is found.
Sports
January 12
Fans attending Wild games at Xcel Energy Center will be required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last 72

Minneapolis, St. Paul sports venues to require proof of vaccine or negative test

Fans attending indoor sports venues in the Twin Cities will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test in the previous 72 hours.
Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer, right, point to each other as they acknowledge fans during a
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January 11
Rachel Balkovec worked as a strength and conditioning coach before coming to the Yankees’ system to work with hitters.

Yankees hire Rachel Balkovec as first woman to manage in minor leagues

Balkovec faced resistance when she first applied for strength and conditioning jobs in baseball. When she changed her first name on her résumé and applications to "Rae" from "Rachel," she started getting calls.
Twins
January 8
Manager Rocco Baldelli and third baseman Josh Donaldson looked on during a game at Target Field in 2021. Donaldson was one of five Twins to earn more

MLB lockout drags on over money issues, with no end in sight

It has been five weeks since the shutdown, and we're five weeks away from the start of spring training.

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  • AL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Chicago White Sox 93 69 .574 0 53-28 40-41 7-3
    Cleveland 80 82 .494 13 40-41 40-41 5-5
    Detroit 77 85 .475 16 42-39 35-46 3-7
    Kansas City 74 88 .457 19 39-42 35-46 5-5
    Minnesota 73 89 .451 20 38-43 35-46 6-4
  • AL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Tampa Bay 100 62 .617 0 52-29 48-33 7-3
    Boston 92 70 .568 8 49-32 43-38 5-5
    NY Yankees 92 70 .568 8 46-35 46-35 7-3
    Toronto 91 71 .562 9 47-33 44-38 6-4
    Baltimore 52 110 .321 48 27-54 25-56 4-6
  • AL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    Houston 95 67 .586 0 51-30 44-37 4-6
    Seattle 90 72 .556 5 46-35 44-37 7-3
    Oakland 86 76 .531 9 43-38 43-38 4-6
    LA Angels 77 85 .475 18 40-42 37-43 5-5
    Texas 60 102 .370 35 36-45 24-57 5-5
  • NL Central w l pct gb home away last 10
    Milwaukee 95 67 .586 0 45-36 50-31 4-6
    St. Louis 90 72 .556 5 45-36 45-36 7-3
    Cincinnati 83 79 .512 12 44-37 39-42 5-5
    Chicago Cubs 71 91 .438 24 39-42 32-49 4-6
    Pittsburgh 61 101 .377 34 37-44 24-57 4-6
  • NL East w l pct gb home away last 10
    Atlanta 88 73 .547 0 42-38 46-35 8-2
    Philadelphia 82 80 .506 6.5 47-34 35-46 4-6
    NY Mets 77 85 .475 11.5 47-34 30-51 4-6
    Miami 67 95 .414 21.5 42-39 25-56 3-7
    Washington 65 97 .401 23.5 35-46 30-51 2-8
  • NL West w l pct gb home away last 10
    San Francisco 107 55 .660 0 54-27 53-28 8-2
    LA Dodgers 106 56 .654 1 58-23 48-33 9-1
    San Diego 79 83 .488 28 45-36 34-47 2-8
    Colorado 74 87 .460 32.5 48-33 26-54 3-7
    Arizona 52 110 .321 55 32-49 20-61 4-6
  • Batting Average
    J. Polanco MIN .269
    J. Donaldson MIN .247
    M. Sano MIN .223
  • Home Runs
    J. Polanco MIN 33
    M. Sano MIN 30
    J. Donaldson MIN 26
    M. Kepler MIN 19
    B. Buxton MIN 19
  • Runs Batted In
    J. Polanco MIN 98
    M. Sano MIN 75
    J. Donaldson MIN 72
    M. Kepler MIN 54
    L. Arraez MIN 42
  • Wins
    M. Pineda MIN 9
    C. Thielbar MIN 7
    K. Maeda MIN 6
    J. Gant MIN 5
    (2) Players 4
  • Strikeouts
    K. Maeda MIN 113
    B. Ober MIN 96
    J. Gant MIN 92
    M. Pineda MIN 88
    C. Thielbar MIN 77
  • Batting Average
    Y. Gurriel HOU .319
    M. Brantley HOU .311
    V. Guerrero Jr. TOR .311
    T. Anderson CWS .309
    N. Lopez KC .300
  • Runs Batted In
    S. Perez KC 121
    J. Abreu CWS 117
    T. Hernandez TOR 116
    R. Devers BOS 113
    (2) Players 111
  • Batting Average
    T. Turner LAD .328
    J. Soto WAS .313
    B. Harper PHI .309
    N. Castellanos CIN .309
    A. Frazier SD .305
  • Home Runs
  • Runs Batted In
    A. Duvall ATL 113
    A. Riley ATL 107
    M. Machado SD 106
    O. Albies ATL 106
    N. Arenado STL 105
  • Earned Run Average
    C. Burnes MIL 2.43
    M. Scherzer LAD 2.46
    W. Buehler LAD 2.47
    B. Woodruff MIL 2.56
    Z. Wheeler PHI 2.78
  • Saves
    M. Melancon SD 39
    K. Jansen LAD 38
    W. Smith ATL 37
    J. Hader MIL 34
    E. Diaz NYM 32
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January 8
A corporate sponsorship Toyota decal on the helmet of Victor Rask of the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota's pro teams find new source of revenue with ad placement on uniforms

The Minnesota Timberwolves, Wild and Vikings all entered new agreements for jersey and helmet ad placements in 2021.
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Wild
January 1
Target Field is ready for Saturday’s Winter Classic.

Reusse: Minnesota outdoor hockey, from Marvin to Motzko to Micheletti

Saturday's Winter Classic at Target Field will be the marquee event for the NHL.
Sports
December 30, 2021
We could call Gophers cornerback Coney Durr and ask him what his favorite sports moment of 2021 was ... but we probably don’t need to do that.

Year of Minnesota sports are nearly history; 10 topics that stood out

To help you build optimism for 2022, Michael Rand lists 10 things from 2021 that kept us entertained.
Sports
December 25, 2021
NBA officials Tyler Ford, left, and Matt Myers pulled on masks when leaving the court after an NBA game in Orlando. COVID protocols differ across spor

Neal's 3-2 Pitch: COVID approaches, varying widely and wildly, leave the sports world open to threats

It's clear there's no consensus, and it's clear some leagues and leaders are doing far more than others to stay safe.
Sports
December 24, 2021
Santa Claus and a few elves cheered for the Vikings on Dec. 9 against Pittsburgh.

Souhan: Gifts Minnesota sports fans and athletes could use right now

More health, more support and, sure, more wins — it's a long list, but you dedicated Minnesota sports fans have been good this year. Happy Holidays to all of you.
Twins
December 16, 2021
A new scoreboard will replace the current one that was part of Target Field when it opened in 2010.

Daktronics gets contract for new Target Field scoreboard, will be built in Redwood Falls

The Twins' new scoreboard is part of the most expensive update to the ballpark since it opened for the 2010 baseball season.
Twins
December 14, 2021
Jim Kaat is headed to Cooperstown.

Souhan: Kaat's baseball life taking him to Cooperstown as time moves backwards

It took longer than many people would have liked, but former Twins pitcher Jim Kaat finally received the phone call that he thought might never come.
Twins
December 11, 2021
American League President Joe Cronin presented Twins star Rod Carew with a silver bat for winning the 1969 AL batting title in June 1970. That bat was

Reusse: 1970 Twins featured five Hall of Famers, zero luck

They also had the AL Cy Young Award winner, but that wasn't enough to prevent another sweep at the hands of the Orioles.
Twins
December 10, 2021
Hank Conger tags out Joe Mauer at the plate in a 2016 game. Conger has been hired to serve as Twins’ first-base coach in 2022.

Twins shuffle coaching assignments, two coaches added to Baldelli's staff

Former Angels catcher Hank Conger and longtime minor-league pitching coach Luis Ramirez have been hired for 2022.
The Twins Beat
December 8, 2021
TwinsFest was canceled because of the Major League Baseball lockout.

Twins lose Gabriel Maciel in minor league Rule 5 Draft

The native of Brazil was acquired from Arizona in the Eduardo Escobar trade.
Twins
December 8, 2021
Minnie Minoso in 2004.

Reusse: New Hall of Famer Minoso was Cuban star, American showman

Minnie Minoso will go into the Cooperstown shrine next summer with Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat and Gil Hodges from the Golden Baseball Era.
Twins
December 7, 2021
Tony Oliva was at Target Field in person Monday as fellow Hall of Famer Jim Kaat met with the media via video.

So much love: Tributes pour in for new Hall of Famers Oliva and Kaat

Tony Oliva waited 45 years to be elected to baseball's Hall of Fame. Now that he has, it may take him another 45 to acknowledge all the adulation he has received.
Twins
December 6, 2021
Tony Oliva, photographed at Target Field Wednesday, made the Hall of Fame on Sunday in a vote by the Golden Days Era Committee.

Twins greats Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

The two stars of yesteryear were chosen to baseball's shrine by the Golden Days Era Committee, along with Minnie Minoso and Gil Hodges.