Virtual Event "Historic Ballparks of the Twin Cities" By Stew Thornley
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From the rickety to the palatial, ballparks have grown up with and defined baseball in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Some old-timers have vivid memories of cheering for Willie Mays and Roy Campanella at Nicollet and Lexington. Others marveled at a majestic Killebrew home run at the Met. Many a lucky resident celebrated two world championships in the Metrodome and witnessed one of the greatest pitching performances in World Series history. More recently, fans have enjoyed the return of sunshine and even raindrops at Target Field. Described by City Pages as the most respected local baseball historian, Stew Thornley leads a tour of where we--as well as our grandparents and now our children--discovered baseball.
Stew Thornley is an author of books on sports history for adults and young readers. He received the SABR-Macmillan Baseball Research Award in 1988 for his first book, On to Nicollet: The Glory and Fame of the Minneapolis Millers. He also enjoys visiting graves of notable people and is the author of Six Feet Under: A Graveyard Guide to Minnesota. Stew is an official scorer for Minnesota Twins home games and also does the datacasting of games for MLB.com Gameday. He lives in Roseville, Minnesota, with his wife, Brenda Himrich, and their cats, Jeter and Mickey.
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