This Month in Twins History


With Spring Training in full swing, we at Twinkie Town took a trip down memory lane to recap historical happenings from Februaries of yesteryear.

Here’s hoping the Twins build on last year’s momentum and head into the season a determined bunch.

Without further ado, here goes nothing:

February 1, 2020—Coming off an all-star season, Jorge Polanco places eighth on MLB Network’s list of the Top 10 shortstops Right Now.

February 2, 2008—The Twins ship two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to the Mets for Carlos Gomez, Kevin Mulvey, Philip Humber, and Deolis Guerra. Santana has a nice run with the Mets, but injuries derail his career, and his time in New York lasts four short seasons.

February 3, 1979—Two years removed from his MVP season, Rod Carew is traded to the California Angels for Ken Landreaux, Dave Engle, Paul Hartzell, and Brad Havens.

February 4, 2020—Twins hire not one, but two people to be mascot T.C. Bear. Rumor has it the original T.C. was released in October of last year.

February 5, 2002—Bud Selig backs down from folding the Minnesota Twins and Montreal Expos but promises to do so by 2003.

February 6, 1998—Chuck Knoblauch’s trade demands are…

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