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Dave St. Peter is in the new Twins ballpark about four times a week in his job as the baseball team's president. Here, he stands behind home plate as workers scramble to finish the stadium. Pioneer Photo/Don Davis

Team's regional appeal goes back to beginning

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Calvin Griffith moved his Washington Senators to the Twin Cities in 1961 knowing the team needed to build a loyal fan base well beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul.

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He quickly abandoned an idea to call the Major League Baseball team the Minneapolis Twins, opting instead for Minnesota Twins. It was a distinction with a major difference, that of appealing to millions more people.

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