The Minnesota Twins are committed to diversity beyond the idea of baseball. We believe when we take the field we play for everyone. This is why, eight years ago, the Twins organization created a department concentrated on building relationships and inviting all communities to connect with opportunities available through the Twins. Our approach is unique, working together with organizations like the India Association, Black Chamber of Commerce, Global Market, Green Card Voices, nonprofits like Twins Cities Pride, business corporations and the government with a message of unity and collaboration. Our message is one of respect and inclusion. We believe that we play 162 games, but we celebrate diversity 365 days of the year.

Together, we are a melting pot of dramatically different communities. Together, we are tightly knit. Together, we are Twins Territory. All cultures, all religions, all people. And that spirit of inclusiveness reflects everything we do, everything that happens at Target Field and beyond. Welcome to the true meaning of our game. Cheering as one, playing for all.


TwinsFest | Every January

TwinsFest offers fans interactive activities and a behind the scenes look at Target Field to raise money for the Twins Community Fund. The Twins Diversity Marketing department partners with its Spanish broadcast station, La Raza. Players are interviewed at the Celebrate Diversity/La Raza booth where fans can take pictures with the players after their interviews. Spanish Radio hosts, Alfonso Fernandez and Tony Oliva, also conduct interviews with players in the Champions Club as a fun way to build excitement for the upcoming season.
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Winter Caravan | Every January

Before spring training kicks off, Twins reps hit the road to visit fans in the Midwest: All aboard the Winter Caravan. We're proud to take this awesome trek each year. For over 50 diverse communities, it's a "thank you" on behalf of the team.
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Reading is Powerful Program | Every Spring

The Minnesota Twins believe that each new season starts in the community. Each year before the home opener Twins front office staff, including president Dave St. Peter, visit almost two dozen elementary schools in Twins Territory. During these school visits, Twins staff teach about Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente through reading. Each visit consists of: a reading of a book, a short documentary and a discussion with trivia questions and prizes. The books for the 2017 year are: Testing the Ice: A True Story About Jackie Robinson by Sharon Robinson and Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter.
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Networking Events | Yearlong

A diverse group of leaders representing Twin Cities businesses join us for networking events at Target Field. It's a strongly built route to collaboration and bonding, and helps us lay a foundation for future endeavors.

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Jackie Robinson Day | April

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball as the first African-American to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie paved the way for minorities to play at the highest level. A tribute happens league-wide each year, when players wear #42. More Details »
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Diversity Week | Every August

Starting in 2017, the Twins started celebrating an entire Diversity Week! We hosted our annual Taste of Diversity Luncheon, Diversity Day, and Diversity Networking Event. In addition, we worked in the community donating school supplies, celebrating IndiaFest, sponsoring a Latino Business Forum, and more!
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Community Events | Yearlong

We're proud to be part of many festivals around the Twin Cities. Getting out in the community and interacting with fans is what the game is all about. Plus, we keep it fun, with giveaways and games at the Twins booth. Some of the events include Cinco de Mayo, International Festival of Burnsville, Twins Day at the Market, IndiaFest, Twins Territory Rallies and much more.

Roberto Clemente Day | September

It begins with a pregame video celebrating this legendary player: his background, his profound skills and above all, his mission to serve. One MLB player who reflects those values is recognized. The Twins present a community award as well.

Twins Day at the Market

The Minnesota Twins celebrate diversity all year long. Twins Day at the Market is an event where we come together to celebrate diversity as one community in Twins Territory with music, performances, games, prizes, players and more.

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The Twins recognize students across cultures, specifically those who uphold academic achievement.

Phyllis Wheatley Community Center Awards

We host a ceremony for outstanding students at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, commending them for their commitment to learning while overcoming hardship. More Details »

Breaking Barriers Essay Contest

Breaking Barriers is an annual national essay contest sponsored by Major League Baseball that selects essay winners based on the values Jackie Robinson lived by: courage, determination, teamwork, persistence, integrity, citizenship, justice, commitment and excellence. The Twins support this initiative by encouraging local students from different schools to participate each year. More Details »


Twins honor Jackie Robinson off the field

Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)

An organization that gives students a chance to engage with corporations known for their technological prowess. The Twins have been a proud sponsor for years. More Details »

The Twins offer an educational angle on Target Field. Our learning tours pair the grand old game with classes in math, science, history, art and architecture. Plus, participants can access parts of the stadium not open to the general public. More Details »

Tony Oliva
Born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Tony Oliva was a designated hitter and right fielder who played all 15 seasons of his career with the Twins between 1962 and 1976. He was elected to 8 All-Star games during his career. The Twins retired his number 6 in 1991. Oliva is now one of the voices of the Twins Spanish broadcast.

Rod Carew
Born in Gatun, Panama
National Baseball Hall of Famer

Rod Carew was a first baseman who was elected to 18 All-Star games throughout his career, including the 12 years of his tenure with the Twins from 1967 to 1978. Carew has many other notable career highlights, including a .388 batting average, an MVP award in 1977 and 3,053 career hits.

Kirby Puckett
Born in Chicago, Illinois
National Baseball Hall of Famer

As the Twins' all-time leader in hits, doubles, total bases, at-bats and runs, Kirby Puckett is considered by many to be the best Twin of all time. In addition to his individual achievements, Puckett also led the Twins to two World Series Championship titles in 1987 and 1991.

Zoilo Versalles
Born in Vedado, Cuba

Nicknamed "Zorro," Versalles was a shortstop for the Twins who made his major league debut in 1959 with the Washington Senators. 1965 was an especially good year for Versalles, who played in all seven games of that year's World Series and won the American League MVP award.

Earl Battey
Born in Los Angeles, California

Battey was a catcher for the Washington Senators in 1960 and the Minnesota Twins from 1961 to 1967. He was one of the best catchers in the American League during the first half of the 1960s as a 4-time All-Star and 3-time Gold Glove Award winner.

Eddie Guardado
Born in Stockton, California

Nicknamed "Everyday Eddie" for his enduring pitching arm, Guardado pitched for the Twins from 1993 to 2003 and again in 2008. In 2002, he broke the Twins team record for saves, becoming the American League saves champion for that year.

Jackie Robinson
Born in Cairo, Georgia
National Baseball Hall of Famer

Often cited for his courage and determination, Robinson was the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. Robinson also won the very first MLB Rookie of the Year award his first year in the major leagues. His number 42 is the only number retired by all Major League teams. Every year on April 15, Major League teams honor and remember him by wearing 42 on all uniforms.

Roberto Clemente
Born in Barrio San Antón, Carolina, Puerto Rico
National Baseball Hall of Famer

Clemente was an accomplished Major League Baseball player, winning numerous honors including 12 All-Star games, World Series MVP award, the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award and the distinction of being the first Latin American inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He was very involved with community work and service and his legacy is remembered every year with the Roberto Clemente Award for current players.

A chance for young, driven individuals of all backgrounds to experience the pro sports industry. Every year we offer internships and jobs in sales, marketing, communications and operations. Internship opportunities are posted in September/October. Jobs are posted as they become available. Apply Today

We partner with many culturally diverse businesses in Twins Territory. From food vendors to schools to community programs, the Twins are looking to foster and build new relationships with diverse businesses both big and small. Get Involved

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The TwinsCare Tickets for Kids grant program exists to bring underserved youth to baseball games at Target Field. The program distributes one-time annual grants of game tickets to nonprofit organizations serving youth and families. More Details »

Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is an initiative of Major League Baseball for youth in urban areas. RBI offers baseball and softball leagues for children, with opportunities for adults to volunteer. It's a paved road to the life skills these great kids need to thrive.
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La Raza 1400AM/1470AM broadcasts the Twins games for our Spanish-speaking audience. Radio host Alfonso Fernandez and Twins legend Tony Oliva broadcast the exciting play-by-play, do interviews and promote upcoming community events.
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Alfonso Fernandez

Fernandez begins his 11th season in 2016 with the Minnesota Twins serving as the Spanish play-by-play announcer. Fernandez also has served as the Spanish broadcast voice for the Minnesota Timberwolves since 2005. Fernandez has called the action in Spanish for five other professional sports teams including the Minnesota Vikings (2005-09), the Los Angeles Clippers (1993-95), the Los Angeles Lakers (1988-90) and the Los Angeles Rams (1987-91). He was the first to broadcast basketball in Spanish in the Los Angeles area and has spent 33 years behind the microphone. Fernandez and his wife, Rosalia, daughter, Angela, and son, Jared, make their home in White Bear Lake, MN.

Tony Oliva

Color analyst Tony-O was a man who seemed to excel in all aspects of the game. Oliva collected 1,917 hits and retired with a .304 career average. He is the only player to win batting titles in his first two seasons and was the winner of three in his 15-year career, which still stands as the club's longevity mark. His prowess as a hitter demonstrated in the fact that he led the league in hits five times and his 220 career home runs ranks fourth all-time among Twins. If not for knee problems which cut his career short, Oliva would have been a certain choice for the National Baseball Hall of Fame. More »

Miguel Ramos
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