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History Highlights for November 16

It’s unlikely that with all the hoopla to come with the retirement of Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig after several decades, and the kudos for what he has done for the game, that what happened in Minnesota on November 16, 2001, will get much play. That was the day that a judge issued an injunction forcing the Twins to play their full home schedule in the Homer Dome, thus disrupting the plan of Minnesota owner Carl Pohlad and Mr. Selig to contract a team with a viable and supportive fanbase out of existence, all because the stadium was considered to be subpar, and multibillionaire Pohlad refused to build a new one without public financing. He’s a winner though, Mr. Selig. Target Field would be built a decade later, largely on the public’s dime. Continue reading

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