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The winningest Minnesota Twins team
They drove toward the pennant without future Hall of Famer
Harmon Killebrew, pitching ace Camilo Pascual or closer Al Worthington - yet still won 102 games.
How good were they?
1965 Twins 102-60
2010 Twins 94-68
Cool of the Evening: The 1965 Minnesota Twins tells the surprising
stories behind the men who took Minnesota fans to their first World Series.
Author Jim Thielman's interviews with 20 members of the '65 American League champions
unravel how Cuban, African-American and white ballplayers pulled together at
the height of civil rights and political unrest to win 102 games - a franchise
record that still stands.
Despite injuries to Killebrew, Pascual, Tony
Oliva, Bob Allison and
Earl Battey, the Twins streaked to the
American League pennant behind a different hero each day.
And behind Billy Martin.
In his first year as a coach, Martin naturally stirred up the clubhouse, but
also coaxed Zoilo Versalles to the
Most Valuable Player award - the first ever won by a Latin American.
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