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Your wild card leaders

Posted at 8:48 AM on August 10, 2006 by Ben Tesch (3 Comments)

Well, they're back! Kansas City pulled out a 9th-inning comeback over Boston, and the Yankees beat the White Sox, leaving the Twins with a 1/2 game lead in the wild race after beating Detroit. From this point on it's all in the Twins hands. The next question is: Who to root for? Detroit plays Chicago and Boston in its next two series.

We also still play the White Sox 9 more times, the Yankees 3 more, Detroit 4 more, and Boston 3 more.

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Our long 30 homerless nightmare is over...

Posted at 3:49 PM on August 10, 2006 by David Zingler

1987: Kent Hrbek (34), Tom Brunansky (32) and Gary Gaetti (31) all top 30 HR plateau; Twins win World Series.

1988: Gaetti leads team with 28 homers; Twins finish 91-71

1989: Hrbek paces Twins with 25 HRs; Kirby Puckett wins batting title (.339)

1990: Hrbek again is HR leader with 22; Twins finish last in AL West

1991: Chili Davis hits 29 long balls; Twins win second World Series

1992: Puckett leads squad with 19 round-trippers; Twins win 90 games

1993: Hrbek is team leader with 25 HRs; Dave Winfield joins Twins

1994: Puckett hits 20 homers, leads AL with 112 RBI; Hrbek retires; World Series is cancelled due to strike

1995: Marty Cordova tops Twins with 24 homers; wins AL Rookie of the Year

1996: Cordovaís 16 HRs pace squad; Paul Molitor joins Twins; Puckett retires

1997: Itís Cordova again, with 15 HRs; Brad Radke wins 20 games

1998: Matt Lawton leads Twins with 21 homers; Chuck Knoblauch dealt to the Yankees

1999: Ron Coomerís 16 HRs are good enough to lead team; Eric Milton hurls no-hitter

2000: Jacque Jones hits 19 HRs; Twins finish 69-93

2001: Torii Hunter smacks 27 longballs to lead team, Twins finish 85-77, for first winning season since 1992; Tom Kelly retires

2002: Hunter comes close with 29 HRs; Twins win AL Central and advance to ALCS

2003: Itís Hunter again with 26 homers; Twins win AL Central again

2004: Corey Koskie paces squad with 25 round-trippers; Johan Santana wins AL Cy Young; Twins win AL Central

2005: Jacque Jones leads team with 23 HRs; Joe Mauer plays first full season

2006: Morneau tops 30 HR mark on August 9; Mauer leads AL in batting

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