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Twins announce ALDS watch parties, pregame festivities

Twins announce ALDS watch parties, pregame festivities Photo: KSTP

Updated: October 04, 2019 02:48 PM

The Minnesota Twins on Friday announced Target Field watch parties for Games 1 and 2, and pregame festivities for Games 3 and 4.

The team is welcoming fans into Target Field's Delta SKY360 Club and Bat & Barrel to watch the first two games of the series, which start at 6:07 p.m. (CT) Friday and 4:07 p.m. (CT) Saturday. Target Field gates will open one hour prior to first pitch, and fans can enter through Gate 34, Gate 6 or through the Skway entrance.

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Then, on Monday, the Twins will host a postseason game for the first time since 2010. Game 3 is set to start at 7:40 p.m. (if there's at least one NLDS game or 6:37 p.m. if both NLDS series end in sweeps), Game 4 on Tuesday, if necessary, will start at 7:07 p.m., also at Target Field.

The team announced the following planned pregame festivities for Monday's game:

Ceremonial First Pitch - Twins Hall of Famer Torii Hunter, who batted .300 with an .875 OPS in 21 postseason games with Minneosta and helped lead the team to four AL Central Division titles and the 2002 ALCS, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, Monday.

National Anthem - Award-winning "Trampled by Turtles," from Duluth, will sing the National Anthem.

If Game 4 is necessary, the following pregame festivities are planned:

Ceremonial First Pitch - Two of the best players in team history, Twins Hall of Famers Rod Carew and Tony Oliva, will each throw out a ceremonial first pitch. Carew, the 1967 AL Rookie of the Year and 1977 AL Most Valuable Player, as well as a first-ballot selection to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, helped the Twins win back-to-back AL West titles in 1969 and 1970. Oliva, the 1964 AL Rookie of the Year and three-time AL batting champion, played his entire 15-year career in Minnesota and led the league in hits during three Twins postseason runs.

National Anthem - One of the finest community youth choral programs in the Upper Midwest, the award-winning Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs, will sing the National Anthem. A group of 60 boys and girls (grades 2-12) from the Bloomington-based program will perform.

The team also said every fan entering Target Field for Games 3 and 4 will receive a 2019 Homer Hanky.

Minnesota native DJ Skee will also be entertaining fans in the Gate 34 Experience area throughout both games.

Both potential ALDS games are currently sold out, the team said.

You can find more information at twinsbaseball.com/postseason.

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