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Before the regular season of the Major League Baseball sets in, fans are treated with an appetizer of the sport in form of Spring Training games. As the name suggests, Spring Training is held during the spring season, essentially starting from the mid of Feb and continuing all the way up till the first week of April. Spring training not only provides the players with an opportunity to dust off their skills for the old players, in fact it also provides with a platform for the newer players to show their skills off.
Spring Training games also attract a large number of students as the schedule of the games, coincide with most of the college’s spring break. And apart from that, people also tend to travel to the warmer regions of the country during the spring season, to enjoy the weather while being amused by their favorite sport. For spring training, now a days teams usually training at sites that are not necessarily their home fields. This kind of tradition has its roots back in 1920s. These were the times when teams started training at fields that weren’t their home grounds; for example New York Yankees trained in New Orleans, Chicago Cubs trained in Los Angeles while St. Louis Cardinals trained in Hot Springs, Arkansas and so on.
Presently all the Major League Baseball teams are divided up in to two leagues, Cactus League and Grapefruit league. Cactus league came into existence around 1946 when Cleveland Indians started training in Tucson and Giants were invited to train in Phoenix. As of the moment all the MLB teams either train in Florida or in Arizona, but in earlier times it wasn’t like that. Sometimes these games were also held at Dominican Republic, Cuba, Hawaii and Mexico. Similarly, during the time when the World War II was going on, teams trained at the cities that were easily accessible to them so to preserve the rail transport expenditure at that time.
In present day scenario, the teams either train in the state of Florida or in Arizona. Those who train in Arizona are called Cactus League, while those in Florida are called Grapefruit League. All the teams play the respective members of their league; for example teams in Cactus League will train against the teams from their league without any regard given to their regular season affiliations.
Minnesota Twins of the Major League Baseball are in the Grapefruit League and train at the Hammond Stadium in Fort Meyers. Named after the twin cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota Twins play as the members of American League’s Central Division. Presently the team plays its home games at the Target Field, but prior to that they played their home games at Humphrey Metrodome. The history of the team can be traced back to 1894 when it was founded Kansas City Blues in the city of Kansas. Back in those days, the team played in Western league but later it became a part of American League after relocating to Washington D.C in 1901. After the move, the team was then renamed to Washington Senators/Nationals.
After their formation, during team’s early years, Twins struggled with their performances, and were usually considered to be a mediocre team overall. But later over the span of time, Twins started to emerge as one of the successful teams of 1920s and 1930s. The team was renamed to Minnesota Twins after when it was moved to the city of Minneapolis in 1960. Soon after the move, success followed in shortly. And the team has enjoyed several waves of success since then. So far Twins have also claimed a total of three World Series titles as well. So the fans of the team, who want to see the team in action before they start off their regular season, get your Spring Training: Minnesota Twins tickets right here.