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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.


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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