We’re gonna Party like it’s 1987
A series of events honoring the 30th anniversary for the 1987 World Series-winning Twins:
Friday, 4:30 p.m.: Tom Kelly statue unveiling. The manager of the 1987 Twins, who was in his first full season of running the team, will become the latest to have a statue in his honor on Target Field plaza. Kelly’s will be the eighth statue; the others are Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva, Rod Carew, Kirby Puckett, Carl and Eloise Pohlad, Calvin Griffith and Kent Hrbek.
Friday night: During the 7:10 p.m. game vs. Detroit, baseballs that clinched the American League West title, the American League Championship Series and the World Series will be on display in the Twins’ Digital Clubhouse located near Section 229 in left field. Kelly will throw out the first pitch to current manager Paul Molitor. There also will be postgame fireworks.
Saturday, 4:15 p.m.: There will be 30-minute photo sessions with members of the 1987 at the Digital Clubhouse, in the Puckett Atrium of the Legends Club and near Gate 29.
Saturday early arrivals: The first 10,000 fans for the 6:10 p.m. game against Detroit will receive a beer stein honoring the 1987 team.
Saturday pregame: The team will be honored with an on-field celebration. Jeff Reardon will throw out the first pitch to Tim Laudner and the current team will wear 1987 throwback caps.
Saturday in-game: The World Series trophy will be on display during the second through fourth innings at the Digital Clubhouse.