|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.|
From Bob Showers, author of the best-selling Minnesota North Stars: History and Memories with Lou Nanne, comes another celebration of Minnesota’s sports past.
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 – 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 • Rod Carew • Jim Kaat
Tony Oliva • Frank Quilici • Bert Blyleven
Roy Smalley • Tom Kelly • Charley Walters
Clark Griffith • Jim Rantz • Tom Mee
Kent Hrbek • Dave Winfield • Paul Molitor
Foreword by Joe Soucheray, columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and host of “Garage Logic” on KSTP-AM
The Twins at the Met is insightful, humorous and entertaining – a treasure for fans of the Minnesota Twins. It puts you back in Bloomington.