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Another old Twins home is biting the dust: Tinker Field

Posted by: Vince Tuss Updated: January 28, 2014 - 11:24 PM

Another former home of the Twins will be disappearing in 2014. Tinker Field in Orlando will be joining the Metrodome in the dustbin, the Orlando Sentinel reports, probably in the next 60 days.

In the shadow of Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium (whose expansion will eat into the old ballpark) and unused by pro baseball since 1999, Tinker Field hasn't been associated with the Twins since 1990, or one year after that photo of Kirby Puckett at spring training. However, the history is hard to escape, and not just because it was built in 1914 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Here are some historic photos from Tinker Field, including shots of Calvin Griffith here and here. Patrick Reusse has two more tales from Tinker Field here and here.

A video with the Sentinel's Mark Schlueb explains the plan for the demolition and the future:

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