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Minnesota Twins

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The Resume

    (1901- )
    Located in Washington D.C. (1901-60) and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota (1961-)
    Known as the Washington Senators (1901-60) and the Minnesota Twins (1961-)
    One World Series Championship in Washington DC (1924)
    Two World Series Championships in Minneapolis-St. Paul (1987, 1991)
    Former and current Twins include Jim Kaat, Cesar Tovar, Dean Chance, Harmon Killebrew, Rod Carew, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Pucket, Paul Molitor, Jack Morris, Chuck Knoblauch, Brad Radke, Torii Hunter, Shannon Stewart
    Five retired numbers: Harmon Killebrew's #3, Tony Oliva's #6, Kent Hrbek's #14, Rod Carew's #29 and Kirby Puckett's #34

Why they might be annoying:

    After winning 20 and 24 games in the previous two seasons, Jim Perry's record fell to 17-17 when it mattered most, during a playoff race (1971).
    Even though being in contention for the AL West title, they played poorly in the second half (41-68 record) and missed the golden opportunity.
    Many players dread having to play in the Metrodome because of the white ceiling, which makes it extremely hard to find fly balls.
    After ending the 1981 season on a bad note, ownership fired Manager Johnny Goryl and let a lot of players go through trades and free agency.
    They featured 17 rookies on their 1999 roster after an extremely disappointing '98 season.
    Although being favored to beat the Anaheim Angels in the 2002 American League Championship Series, they lost 4 games to 1.
    Despite benefitting from a tax against teams with a higher payroll, they do not spend that money to give their players more money.

Why they might not be annoying:

    They're named after Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota's 'Twin Cities.'
    Tony Olivia won the American League batting title in his first two seasons.
    The Metrodome, which opened in 1982, is the true definition of home field advantage.
    Kirby Puckett spent his entire career in a Twins uniform.
    Kirby Puckett's 1988 batting average, .356, was the highest by a right handed hitter since Joe DiMaggio's 1941 batting average, .357.
    They set an ML record in 1988 for fewest errors by a team.
    Chuck Knoblauch was still a respectable player when he was with them.
    Before the 2002 season, major league baseball thought of eliminating this team, they didn't and the Twins won the next two American League Central Division titles.

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 75 Votes: 52.00% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 68 Votes: 45.59% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 13 Votes: 23.08% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 31 Votes: 83.87% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 31 Votes: 67.74% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 24 Votes: 70.83% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 137 Votes: 70.07% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 42 Votes: 38.10% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 65.22% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 81 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 268 Votes: 43.66% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 223 Votes: 64.57% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 372 Votes: 48.92% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 80 Votes: 58.75% Annoying