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The Twin Cities are seeing another benefit from hosting the 2014 All-Star Game. Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins are funding a program that provides free eye exams to people who can’t afford to see a doctor.
Major League Baseball celebrates stars of the past and future during the All-Star Game. But the big leagues are moving beyond peanuts and Cracker Jacks, putting the spotlight on five up-and-coming Minnesota chefs.
As part of the All-Star Game legacy project, the Minnesota Twins and Major League Baseball are helping local veterans. On Tuesday morning, Twins and MBL officials were at the Advantage Services Center in St. Paul to dedicate a new housing complex for homeless veterans.
The Twins and Major League Baseball have committed more than $8 million to local and national projects. One of them will affect 3,000 kids in North Minneapolis. Half of The Boys and Girls Club building was vacant for years.
The annual Home Run Derby is Monday night at Target Field — and it’ll include former Twin Justin Morneau. But did you know that the very first home run derby also took place here?
In just four days, the Twin Cities will step into the national spotlight when the best in baseball head to Target Field. The 2014 All-Star Game will bring an estimated 160,000 visitors to Minneapolis. Keeping everyone safe is a top priority for law enforcement.
Kevin Love is no longer on the list of participants in the celebrity softball game at Target Field during the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities.
Facial hair seems almost mandatory in Major League Baseball, and the American League Central has some of the best.
As the All-Star Game gets closer, Minneapolis’ twin city, St. Paul, is getting into the action. Surrounded by school children, the Minnesota Twins unveiled new All-Star lineup of jersey-wearing Peanuts characters suited up for the midsummer classic. St. Paul’s native M&M boys, Paul Molitor and Joe Mauer – both All-Star Ambassadors – were there to welcome two other St. Paul icons into the All-Star lineup: Snoopy and Charlie Brown.
Mounds View’s Sam Hentges is considered one of the best high school baseball players in the state. He carries a 6-foot-7-inch frame, can pitch, hit and uses his size to make an impact.
Minneapolis has shortened the window of time around Major League Baseball’s July 15 All-Star Game during which other events in the city can be limited.
The start of All Star balloting for baseball’s 2014 midsummer classic shared the stage with the largest legacy giving program in All-Star Game history.
After what feels like the longest winter ever, Monday marks a sign that warmer weather is just ahead. It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball.
New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has brought up an age-old issue within the NBA. He wants to raise the minimum age, which is now 20 years old. Right now, a player must be at least 19 and one year removed from high school. He argues it would make for a more competitive draft and another year of player maturity.
Anyone who wants to go to a Twins home game this season will have to go through a metal detector. On Tuesday, the Twins announced they’ll have them at all entrances to Target Field by May 1. They are complying with a Major League Baseball rule that requires security screening at all ballparks by 2015.