Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities

Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities

Stew Thornley


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From the rickety to the palatial, ballparks have grown up with and defined baseball in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some old-timers have vivid memories of cheering for Willie Mays and Roy Campanella at Nicollet and Lexington. Others marveled at a majestic Killebrew home run at the Met. Many a lucky resident celebrated two world championships in the Metrodome and witnessed one of the greatest pitching performances in World Series history. More recently, fans have enjoyed the return of sunshine and even raindrops at Target Field. Described by City Pages as "the most respected local baseball historian," Stew Thornley leads a tour of where we--as well as our grandparents and now our children--discovered baseball.


Stew Thornley:
Stew Thornley has been researching Minnesota baseball history for more than forty years. He is an official scorer for Minnesota Twins home games and is a member of the Major League Baseball Official Scoring Advisory Committee.