The American League started in 1901. There have been three batting titles won by a catcher, all by Joe Mauer. Will a catcher ever win another one?
Lindsay Whalen's first game as coach drew a big crowd to the Barn. And the No. 3-rated volleyball Gophers packed the Pav again to reach 15-0 in the Big Ten.
Admittedly, the reason for former owner Calvin Griffith to reach the same conclusion as Derek Falvey and Thad Levine would not have been sharing "intellectual curiosity'' with the new manager.
New Twins' manager Rocco Baldelli spoke about a desire for diversity on his staff, words that ring true with his immediate family.
Unhappy customers could not be dissuaded from booing Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau in pregame introductions. Butler turned 'em around in Wolves victory.
When thinking bad thoughts about Ohio State, remember this: If not for the Buckeyes, Minnesota still would be waiting to win a Rose Bowl.
Steve O'Toole soon found out there was a method behind the St. John's approach, and he became a tremendous defensive tackle for John Gagliardi.
Twitter follower tracks down SI's bottom 10 of all colleges from November 1991. It was not kind to UMAC schools.
Two decades ago, catching was so important to Joe Mauer that he stayed on Cretin-Derham Hall's freshman team rather than finding another position on the varsity.
This weekend will marks 40th anniversary of Lyman Bostock's murder. He was unforgettable for reasons far beyond the tragic circumstance of his death at age 27.
The NFL is making it up as it goes along on roughing calls. And after Sunday in Lambeau, they will be able to call a penalty for making a quarterback feel claustrophobic.
Steve Fritz is in his 52nd and last school year at St. Thomas. Jim Smith coached 51 years at St. John's. That should be some round of golf.
Over the decades, Zamby went out of his way to call once: To straighten me out on Anthony Carter.
Logistics are easier for MSU Mankato football these days, but coach Todd Hoffner isn't celebrating. He sees the Vikings' training camp departure as a huge loss for the city, university and his team.
France's 4-2 victory reduced the need for celebratory shots of Slivovitz. That might not have been all bad.
To put it another way: We all pay for our mistakes ... and sometimes it's with airfare.
You know it's a long inning on a steaming day when the entire infield runs for the dugout during a pitching change.
There was no wiggle room for Trevor Hildenberger when he signed as a23-year-old. The Twins gave him some this spring and it's paid off in recent weeks.
The mom-and-pop attraction that has been the 3M Champions event is going away. Forget about the free admission of recent years and a course designed for low scores, among other things.
Where are the Andrew Wiggins-style bashers for the local baseball team? The 2018 Twins have their versions of Wiggins in Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton.