The Minnesota Twins are a professional baseball team of America based in Minneapolis, Minnesota which plays in the Central Division in the American League of the major league Baseball. The name of the team is derived from the Twin Cities area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. They played in Metropolitan Stadium from the year 1961 till the year 1981, the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome from the year 1982 till the year 2009, and will move to the new Target Field in the year 2010.
One of the American League's eight charter franchises, in the year 1901 the club was founded in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Senators. The team changed its official name to the Washington Nationals in the year 1905. The name Washington Nationals appeared on uniforms just for only 2 seasons, and was then replaced for the next 52 years with the "W". The media often shortened the nickname of the team to "Nats". Most of the fans and newspapers (especially out-of-town papers) persisted in using the "Senators" nickname. Eventually, "Nationals" faded as a nickname, and "Senators" became dominant. Baseball guides listed the nickname of the club as "Nationals or Senators", due to the dual-nickname situation. Till the year 2009 the team has won three World Series.