Twins 4th Bobblehead

02/03/2004 5:24 pm
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Twins announce 2004 special events schedule

The Minnesota Twins have announced that the heretofore unnamed 4th bobblehead this year will be of Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson.

For those of you unfamiliar with baseball history, Walter Johnson played for the Washington Senators from 1907 - 1927, and is considered one of the greatest pitchers of all time.

What does this have to do with the Twins? Well, after the 1960 season the Senators moved from the Nation's Capital and became the Minnesota Twins. (Side Note: after the move, Washington was granted an expansion team that also went by the name of Senators from 1961 - 1971 when that team moved to Texas and became the Texas Rangers.)

While MLB considers the Minnesota Twins (1961 - present) as a continuation of the Washington Senators franchise (1901 - 1960), the Twins themselves haven't played up this fact much recently. I think its good that they are now (on the 80th anniversary of the Senators 1924 Championship) recognizing their vast and storied history.
fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
02/03/2004 @ 05:57:50 PM
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That'll be a cool one with the old time uni's and hat.
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jeremy.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
02/03/2004 @ 06:03:42 PM
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Also we can now also safely assume Jones won't be a Twin for very much longer.
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sarah.jpgSarah - 4091 Posts
02/03/2004 @ 07:04:05 PM
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No love for Jacques Jones. It's a crime.
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matt.jpgMatt - Washington Bureau Chief
02/04/2004 @ 03:59:16 PM
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No love for Jacque Jones either.
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fry6beeu9.jpgJeremy - 8953 Posts
02/04/2004 @ 04:30:45 PM
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Maybe the cards they give out with it will look like the old time tobacco cards too. =)
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question_mark.gifCory - 44 Posts
02/04/2004 @ 05:47:14 PM
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http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/index.jsp?c_id=min
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question_mark.gifCory - 44 Posts
02/04/2004 @ 05:48:01 PM
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I guess that didn't work... anyways it's on the twins site
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