Rod Carew

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Dan Israel named final Midwest Music Showcase artist to play Target Field

    The Minnesota Twins have done an amazing job this season integrating the fire of local musicians into the flow of their games. While it hasn't always translated into success on the playing field, the Midwest Music Showcase is a reminder that Target Field is only a few short steps from the downtown m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Harmon Killebrew memorial today at Target Field

    ​Target Field gates will open at 6 p.m. tonight for the 7:10 p.m. Harmon Killebrew memorial service. Admission is free, ballpark concessions will be open, and seating will be general admission, so come on downtown and pay your final respects to the late Twins great. And wear your No. 3 shirt, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Sid Hartman statue set for unveiling today [UPDATE]

    Photo: Nick PintoSid Hartman is scheduled for disrobing this afternoon.‚ÄčAntediluvian sports-journalism relic Sid Hartman got his day in the sun this afternoon. The 90-year-old Star-Tribune columnist and WCCO reporter was recognized with the unveiling of a statue in his likeness at 4:30 p.m., shor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Jim Thome is Sports Illustrated's 'Prairie Homer Companion'

    Jim Thome and Target Field star on the new cover of Sports Illustrated.​Jim Thome and Target Field are the stars of the latest Sports Illustrated cover, in a beautiful wide shot capturing the leftie DH downtown on his home turf. Now let's just hope the SI cover jinx doesn't hold true, as the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Joe Mauer notches 1,000 career hits

    Photo: Keith AlisonJoe Mauer has a lot to smile about.​Last night in Chicago as his team was beating the White Sox 9-3, catcher Joe Mauer became only the 11th Minnesota Twin ever to reach a career-high 1,000 hits. Then he stroked in two more for good measure. It took him 827 games.

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Sid Hartman, bronzed, will rank with Father Hennepin and Mary Tyler Moore

    Sid Hartman: Picture this man bronzed​Sid Hartman, the 90-year-old eminence grise of Twin Cities sports scribbling, is about to gaze out on Target Field in perpetuity -- in bronze. The Minneapolis Arts Commission gave a green light to a statue of Hartman last night. All it needs now is forma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Mauer's dearth of power a symbol of homer-light Twins

    After a career-high 28 bombs last year, our reigning MVP boasts just 2 in 2010.

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Joe Mauer signs 8-year/$184 million contract extension to stay with Twins

    Local boy makes real damn good, and saves Twins' faithful from enduring the unthinkable. Blissful analysis inside.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Mauer awarded American League MVP

    Twins catcher dominates MVP voting.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Joe Monster

    Appreciating Joe Mauer's return in both a present day - and historical - context. The legend grows.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    In January, a Dome For Baseball Makes Good Sense

    A trip to the 2008 TwinsFest was enough to make you feel young again (for about an hour).

  • Calendar

    January 23, 2008
  • Columns

    June 7, 2006

    All the Hits, All the Time

    Rod Carew: Sometimes it's best not to swing for the fences

  • News

    April 6, 2005

    King of the Hill

    Bert Blyleven: Clown, color man -- and the best eligible pitcher who's not in the Hall of Fame

  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Twin Killing

    Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...

  • Books

    July 22, 1998

    Mug Shots

    The Minneapolis Police Department brings honor back to the trading-card business

  • News

    August 6, 1997

    Clark Griffith and the Mandate of Heaven

    Thirteen years after Calvin Griffith threw up his hands and sold the Twins to Carl Pohlad, his son Clark is back with a bid to buy the team and make sure it stays in Minnesota. Why? Because he figures that's the way it ought to be.

  • News

    November 13, 1996

    The Ragpicker's Son

    The life and times of blue-collar millionaire.

  • News

    March 27, 1996

    No Asterisks, Please

    Handicapping the races in baseball's first full season since 1993.