I was a lad of 7 when the original franchise left town, so my memories of them are slight.
One of the recurring themes that I've heard over the years is that fans knew Calvin Griffith had the nucleus of a good team when he absconded to Minnesota after the 1960 season. However, comparing the roster of the 1960 Senators against the 1965 Twins I can only find 8 players on the roster of the 1960 Senators who remained with the Twins in 1965. Those players:
Here's a link to the rosters, in the event I've missed someone:
1960 Washington Senators roster
1965 Minnesota Twins roster
This doesn't include players who may have been in the farm system of the Senators when they relocated.
By the time the Twins reached the World Series in 1965 I'd reached the ripe old age of 12 and my memory was that many fans were happy for the former Senators players reaching the national stage. However that was tempered with envy mixed with resentment that the original team had done so well after departing and that Washington was "stuck" with an expansion team that was firmly mired in the bottom half of the league.
Last edited by Aa3rt; 08-16-2008 at 08:34 AM.
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