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Twins first to clinch division

September 23, 2010
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The "Homer Hanky" is back.

The Minnesota Twins clinched the AL Central division title Tuesday night and Wednesday announced the latest edition of the popular white kerchief that has become a staple of Twins playoff appearances.

The Homer Hanky was introduced in 1987 as the upstart Twins pushed toward their first World Series title in the raucous Metrodome.

This year is the first time they're taken outdoors ad the Twins are playing in their brand new open-air Target Field this season. In their first season at Target Field, the club set a single-season attendance record.

The AL Central champs, who train at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers in the spring, have drawn 3,063,327 through Wednesday's 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians, selling out 75 games. That breaks the previous record of 3,030,672 set in 1988.



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