All-Star Farewell: Jeter Takes Bow, Hits Double Derek Jeter was a big hit from the start in his final All-Star game.
With All-Star Appearance & New Baby, Neshek Has Great 2014So many of the players on the All-Star team are familiar to Minnesota fans. One of them is not only a former Twin, but he grew up here too. Pat Neshek cut his teeth as a middle reliever for the Minnesota Twins, with his strange and effective delivery.
Local Food Trucks Enjoys All-Star Game BoostMajor 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.
Twins, MLB Team Up To Help Homeless Minn. VetsAs 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.
Pitching To All-Stars Lets Bethel Coach Forget About Mudslide How's this for an all-star experience? They ask you to pitch batting practice to the American League. That was the call for former Gopher and Twins player Brian Raabe, and it gave him an opportunity to forget about a baseball problem at Bethel University.
Minneapolis Rolls Out The Red Carpet For All-StarsTuesday was an amazing day to be in downtown Minneapolis. Even people who weren’t going to the All-Star Game Tuesday evening could still soak up some of the energy from it throughout the day. Including during the big All-Star Red Carpet parade that happened before the big game.
Here’s What Makes Kurt Suzuki An All-StarWe're used to a Twins catcher playing in the All-Star Game, but there’s a new one this time around.
Post-Midnight Fireworks Rile Minneapolis ResidentsSince the Home Run Derby started late, it ended late and fireworks from an All-Star Gala didn't go off until after midnight. The fireworks were near the Mill City Museum in downtown Minneapolis, and they woke up many people.
Shakopee Teacher Soaks In The All-Star Week ExperienceIt's hard to blame Neil Johnson, a retired high school teacher from Shakopee, if he's a little numb and starry-eyed this week. Johnson is one of 30 educators from around the country who were chosen by Major League Baseball as "All-Star Teachers."
Twins Blog: Home Run DerbyA former Twins slugger came home Monday night, while the man currently leading the Twins in home runs tried to show off his skills for a national audience. Justin Morneau returned to Target Field for the first time since being traded last August, and was greeted with a rousing ovation. Something he thought he was prepared for based on the number of Twins fans who were in Denver over the weekend for the series between the Rockies and Twins.
Cespedes Wins Again, Beating Frazier In HR Derby Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes became the first repeat winner of the All-Star home run derby in 15 years, powering his way past Cincinnati's Todd Frazier by a whopping 9-1 in the final round Monday night. Ken Griffey Jr. took the title in 1998 and 1999.
Despite Wind, Rain Mpls Home Run Derby Was A Night To RememberFans at the Home Run Derby experienced a little wind, a little cold and even a little rain at one point, but very few people seemed to mind. Whether it was their first All-Star Home Run Derby experience or one of many, fans were excited to see it back in Minneapolis, at Target Field.
Baseball All-Stars Congregate As Pitchers Dominate Mike Matheny had quite the choice for the National League's All-Star starter. There was his own Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Cardinals ace with a 12-4 record and a 1.83 ERA.
Local Umpire To Help Officiate All-Star GameIt's not just the baseball stars who are going to get the chance to shine in both Monday and Tuesday night’s games. Among the many other players in the game are the umpires and one happens to be a local. Jeff Nelson wanted this assignment.
Derby Contestant Morneau Makes Return To Minnesota The choice for the final spot on the National League home run derby squad was easy for captain Troy Tulowitzki. Justin Morneau, his Colorado teammate, had the chance to go back to his baseball home in Minnesota.