S: Take Me Out To The Ballgame...
FC: Take Me Out To The Ballgame...
1: Merry Christmas | 2010
2: From, Gary and Val
3: Table of Contents Introduction Target Field The Game The Fans
4: September 18, 2010. It was a beautiful fall day and over 40,000 baseball fans came to see the Minnesota Twins take on the Oakland Athletics. This book is for two of those fans..... Myron and Lila Kalstabakken
5: Target Field
7: SEATING The total seating is approximately 40,000 with nearly half of all seats in the lower bowl. Target Field features one of the closest seating bowls to the playing field in all of Major League Baseball. It has approximately 18,500 infield seats. A unique seating feature are the wood-back seats located in select portions of the ballpark. Those types of seats have not been placed in any new ballpark since World War II. The idea is to connect the exterior color of the ballpark with the interior. FIELD DIMENSIONS The dimensions for the ballpark are 339’ to left; 377’ to left field power alley; 404’ to center; 367’ to right field power alley; and 328’ to right. The outfield walls are 8’ from the left field foul pole to right center field and 23’ from right center field to the right field foul pole. NATURAL GRASS Target Field’s 2.5 acres of natural grass is a 4-way blend of Kentucky bluegrass. The sod was grown at Graff’s Turf Farm in Fort Morgan, Colorado in soil that was 90 percent sand to promote quick drainage and minimize rain delays.
8: The Twins scoreboard at Target Field is the fourth-largest in Major League Baseball. It is a high definition screen measuring 101 feet long by 57 feet high.
9: Minnie and Paul | A large version of the Twins' original "Minnie and Paul" logo stands in center field. It shows two players wearing the uniforms of the two minor-league teams that played in the Twin Cities before the Twins' arrival, the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Saints, shaking hands across the Mississippi River.
10: The Game
11: # 7 Joe Mauer
12: And he's off... | Singles to First.
13: Center Fielder for the Athletics, #4, Coco Crisp
14: # 19 Danny Valencia
15: # 18 Jason Repko
16: Ron Gardenhire has spoken.
17: ...in comes # 55 Matt Capps
18: Twins Win !
20: The Fans
22: Myron, Lila and Gary
23: What was a spelling error at this game.... | Was still not corrected at the September 30th game.
24: However......on October 6th at Game 1 of the American League Division Series playoffs between the Twins and Yankees...
25: It was sheer perfection!