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Closer to home

The Twins' top farm club is just a few miles away for the first time since the team moved to Minnesota. Here are distances of previous affiliates:

Syracuse, N.Y.

1961 1,086 miles

Vancouver, B.C.

1962 1,791 miles

Dallas-Fort Worth

1963 942 miles

Atlanta

1964 1,130 miles

Denver

1965-69 914 miles

Evansville, Ind.

1970 699 miles

Portland, Ore.

1971 1,732 miles

Tacoma, Wash.

1972-77 1,669 miles

Toledo, Ohio

1978-86 652 miles

Portland, Ore.

1987-93 1,732 miles

Salt Lake City

1994-2000 1,244 miles

Edmonton, Alberta

2001-02 1,231 miles

Rochester, N.Y.

2003-20 1,009 miles

Average distance: 1,175 miles