2022 Schedule

2022 Schedule
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3hBradford Doolittle

Ortiz accepts Hall call; Bonds, Clemens shut out

With the class being announced Tuesday night, Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is the lone player to receive the necessary votes for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, while Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens fell short.

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Twins' Hall to add Gardenhire, Gladden, Tovar

The Minnesota Twins will induct former manager Ron Gardenhire and former players Dan Gladden and César Tovar into the team's Hall of Fame this summer.

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12dJeff Passan and Jesse Rogers

Sources: MLB proposal does little to sway players

MLB's first labor proposal since locking out players Dec. 2 did little to encourage players and heightened the likelihood of spring training being postponed, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

He's 83, his last season was ‘83 & Jim Kaat said he was humbled & grateful Sun. for his HoF selection: “I really didn't think this day would ever come” and that Golden Days Era Committee voters “rewarded durability and dependability - along with dominance, which the Hall of Fame usually rewards, rightly so.” In 25 seasons, 15 as a Twin, he had 1 W.S. win - 1965 vs. LA's Sandy Koufax, and said, “I'll have a back room in the Hall of Fame, where Sandy's up front…he was just the best of that era.”

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O'Neil, Minoso join four in making baseball's HOF

Buck O'Neil, a champion of Black ballplayers during a monumental, eight-decade career on and off the field, joined Gil Hodges, Minnie Minoso and three others in being elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

New HoF electee Tony Oliva, 83, said Sun., “I was waiting for this moment for 45 years.” Asked to describe himself, the 5-time A.L. hits leader said: “I was a very, very smart hitter,” adding that he played/practiced the same way & did homework/prepared/studied from when he was a poor country boy in Cuba & that baseball to him was like going to school. Rod Carew was to be 1 of the Golden Days Era Committee's 16 voters, but couldn't attend & was replaced by their Twins teammate Bert Blyleven.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

MLB's winter mtgs in Orlando are a lockout casualty, but not the HoF's Sun., 12/5 "Early Baseball" (pre-1950) & "Golden Days" (1950-69) Era committees' voting/tally there, per a Hall spokesman Thu. EB ballot: Bill Dahlen/John Donaldson/Bud Fowler/Vic Harris/Grant "Home Run" Johnson/Lefty O'Doul/Buck O'Neil/Dick "Cannonball" Redding/Allie Reynolds/Geo. Scales. GD ballot: Dick Allen/Ken Boyer/Gil Hodges/Jim Kaat/Roger Maris/Minnie Miñoso/Danny Murtaugh/Tony Oliva/Billy Pierce/Maury Wills.

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54dJoon Lee

Shadow men: Players mocking MLB silhouettes

Players have started to change their profile pictures on Twitter to generic player silhouettes in response to MLB's decision to wipe their photos off league websites.

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58dDavid Schoenfield

Twins, Buxton find perfect balance in incentive-laden deal

Buxton was one of the best players on the planet last season when he wasn't on the injured list. It's for that reason that his $100 million extension is a gamble, but a worthy one.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The 10 candidates on the HoF "Golden Days Era" (careers primarily during 1950-69) ballot announced Fri. — with the committee meeting & voting Dec. 5 in Orlando/results to be announced that night — are Dick Allen, Ken Boyer, Gil Hodges, Jim Kaat, Roger Maris, Minnie Miñoso, manager Danny Murtaugh, Tony Oliva, Billy Pierce and Maury Wills. Of the 10, Kaat, Oliva and Wills are living.

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Cruz's philanthropic efforts net Clemente Award

Nelson Cruz, who was nominated by the Twins before being traded to the Rays, is the 50th winner of the Roberto Clemente Award. The veteran slugger provided financial support for 1,200 families in the Dominican Republic during the pandemic.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.8326th
Quality Starts3220th
Batting Average.24117th
On Base Percentage.31418th
Slugging Percentage.4239th