Twins Winter Caravan returning in 2023
The Minnesota Twins have announced plans to bring back one of its longest-running offseason activities.
Thursday, the team said the Winter Caravan, which was last held in 2020, will return in 2023.
The offseason fan engagement tour is scheduled for Jan. 24-31 and will once again feature Twins players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters.
This year, the caravan will head to 12 communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa. The full schedule can be seen below.
“We are truly ecstatic to get back on the Winter Caravan trail and bring Twins Baseball directly into the communities where our fans live, work and play,” Twins President and CEO Dave St. Peter said. “The Caravan is a beloved tradition that continues to unite generations of Twins players and fans, and we are thankful to Case IH for again helping us spread the joy of baseball throughout the Upper Midwest.”
More information is available online.
The club also plans to participate in and support several community benefits, including the Baseball Old Timers Hot Stove League, Let’s Kick Hunger Day Radiothon, Justin Morneau Ice Fishing Tournament and the Black Woods Blizzard Tour.
2023 Twins Winter Caravan – Leg 1 (Tuesday, January 24 – Wednesday, January 25)
Attendees: 2022 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Oliva and his wife Gordette; Twins Hall of Famer and current television analyst Justin Morneau; Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers and left-handed pitcher Caleb Thielbar; and longtime Twins television play-by-play voice Dick Bremer.
- Tuesday, January 24: Tulare, South Dakota (Hitchcock-Tulare Elementary School) for a visit with students and community members in Gordette Oliva’s hometown; and Brookings, South Dakota (South Dakota State University) for a Hot Stove event in partnership with WNAX-AM at the shared alma mater of Caleb Thielbar and his wife, Carissa, who is in her ninth season as an assistant women’s basketball coach for the defending WNIT champion Jackrabbits.
- Wednesday, January 25: Luverne, Minnesota (Minnesota Veterans Home) for a private visit with veterans; and Mankato, Minnesota (The Kato Ballroom) for a Hot Stove event in partnership with KTOE-AM.
2023 Twins Winter Caravan – Leg 2 (Tuesday, January 24 – Wednesday, January 25)
Attendees: Twins Hall of Famer and longtime radio voice Dan Gladden; Twins utility player Nick Gordon, infielder Jose Miranda and third base/outfield coach Tommy Watkins; and Twins broadcaster Kris Atteberry.
- Tuesday, January 24: Minneapolis, Minnesota (Southside Village Boys & Girls Club) for a private youth clinic in partnership with Twins Triple-A affiliate the St. Paul Saints; and St. Cloud, Minnesota (Rivers Edge Convention Center) for a Hot Stove event in partnership with WJON-AM.
- Wednesday, January 25: Fargo, North Dakota (Sanctuary Events Center) for a Hot Stove event in partnership with KFGO-AM.
2023 Twins Winter Caravan – Leg 3 (Sunday, January 29 – Tuesday, January 31)
Attendees: Twins manager Rocco Baldelli and hitting coach David Popkins; Twins right-handed pitcher Louie Varland; former Twins pitcher and current broadcaster and special assistant LaTroy Hawkins; and Twins radio play-by-play voice Cory Provus.
- Sunday, January 29: Welch, Minnesota (Treasure Island Resort & Casino) for a Hot Stove event in partnership with KWNG-FM; and Minneapolis, Minnesota (Target Field) for a private dinner and night of watching football with youth from local nonprofit ACES (Athletes Committed to Educating Students).
- Monday, January 30: Rochester, Minnesota (Whistle Binkies on the Lake) for a Hot Stove event in partnership with KROC-AM.
- Tuesday, January 31: Rochester, Minnesota (Ronald McDonald House) for a private baseball day with RMHC children and their families; and Mason City, Iowa (Music Man Square) for a Hot Stove event in partnership with KGLO-AM.