The Twins at the Met captures the rich and colorful history of Minnesota Twins baseball at Metropolitan Stadium. Long before Target Field and long before the Dome there was the Met &ndash Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington the initial home ballpark for the Minnesota Twins. It was Minnesota's first taste of Major League Baseball in the great outdoors and for 21 seasons was complete with Hall of Fame performances vivid characters and unpredictable weather. Through new interviews with legendary Twins players and staff the book is packed with fond recollections and candid comments on the Met Stadium era. From Bob Allison to tailgaters Bombo Rivera to the bomb scare and Rich Reese to the Beatles the history is told by those who were there:
Harmon Killebrew &bull Rod Carew &bull Jim Kaat
Tony Oliva &bull Frank Quilici &bull Bert Blyleven
Roy Smalley &bull Tom Kelly &bull Charley Walters
Clark Griffith &bull Jim Rantz &bull Tom Mee &bull Kent Hrbek
Dave Winfield &bull Paul Molitor &bull Jack Morris
Bob Showers passionately gathered vintage photos of Metropolitan Stadium and Twins baseball. The book's pages are filled with hundreds of nostalgic images that are sure to evoke the memories.
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Bob Showers has been a Twins fan since attending his first game at Metropolitan Stadium in 1971. Originally from Waterloo Iowa Showers is a long time resident of Bloomington Minnesota. His previous books are Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne and The Twins at the Met.