Doug Grow covered the Minnesota Twins as a sports columnist from 1979 to 1987, and as a metro columnist he wrote about the 1987 and 1991 World Series as well as the long debates over stadium funding. He is currently a journalist working for the online publication MinnPost.
Bill Dailey, Wont You Please Come Home. Billy Ball. The Lumber Company. Ten Acres of Roof. Homer Hankies. Bobblehead dolls. Piranhas. Twins Territory. In 1961, the Twins brought major league baseball to the upper Midwest, becoming the first team to claim with its name not just a city but a region. In Were Gonna Win, Twins! longtime sports reporter and columnist Doug Grow chronicles a half century of Twins baseball, season by season, from the scrappy stars of Metropolitan Stadium through two World Series in the Metrodome to the opening of a new era at Target Field.
100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Alex Halsted has written for publications including GameDay Magazine and Twins Magazine amongst others. Born in Mason City, Iowa, he first started writing at Twins-Territory.com. This is his first book.
Most Minnesota Twins fans have taken in a game or two at Target Field, have seen highlights of a young Kirby Puckett, and have heard the story of why Calvin Griffith moved the franchise to the Twin Cities back in 1961. But only real fans have visited Cretin-Derham Hall, know the origin of the Homer Hanky, or can recite all the lyrics to We re Gonna Win Twins!
100 Things Twins Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of the Minnesota Twins. Whether you re a die-hard booster from the days of Mudcat Grant or a recent supporter of Joe Mauer and the 2010 AL Central champions, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Lifelong Twins fan and author Alex Halsted has collected every essential piece of Twins knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.