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Twins' regional appeal goes back to beginning

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MINNEAPOLIS - Calvin Griffith moved his Washington Senators to the Twin Cities in 1961 knowing the team needed to build a loyal fan base well beyond Minneapolis and St. Paul.

He quickly abandoned an idea to call the Major League Baseball team the Minneapolis Twins, opting instead for Minnesota Twins. It was a distinction with a major difference, that of appealing to millions more people.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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