Minnesota Twins Primary Logo
Originally the Washington Senators which had 14 different logos. Since being in Minnesota they have only had two different logos with some variations.
2010 - Present
Wordmark “Twins” in red with blue trim and underscore highlighting of “win” with blue and gold on a baseball inside a navy blue circle and a white and navy blue outline reading “MINNESOTA BASEBALL CLUB.”
1987 - 2009
The Twins logo in 1987, featured a red with blue and white trim scripted wordmark “Twins” and with underscore highlighting “win” on a white with red seams baseball. On top of the baseball is a wordmark “MINNESOTA” in blue.
1976 - 1986
The twins Minnie and Paul shaking hand over the Mississippi river with “Win! Twins!” in red on top of a white with red seams baseball. The state of Minnesota is now a dark blue.
Sports Logo Case Study #7—Minnesota Twins
Visit Target Field in Minneapolis for a Twins game and you will be greeted by a 46-foot high neon sign of the club's original logo; the two mammoth twins Minnie and Paul, eternally shaking hands while spanning the Mississippi River. Minnie and Paul (of course) represent the great Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul and they will literally loom large over the 2014 All Star Game at Target Field.
The logo, in one form or another, has been a franchise fixture for much of its time in Minnesota since they first moved from Washington DC in 1961. The emblem made its debut on the day the franchise was designated as the "Twins," November 26, 1960.
1961 - 1975
Illustrator Ray Barton 1930 – 2010 created the iconic image of Twins “Minnie” and “Paul” wearing baseball uniforms bearing the initials of Minneapolis and St. Paul shaking hands over the Mississippi river on a light blue design of the state Minnesota late in 1960. Whatever the case, Griffith decided to turn the drawing into the team’s official logo. Barton was paid $15 for his artwork.
1957 - 1960
A caricature of a U.S. Senator winding up to throw a pitch and a wordmark of the team name “SENATORS” behind on blue and red circle. Washington Monument also in the background.
1955 - 1956
The Senators continued with the same logo as the final logo from the Nationals. The U.S. Capitol Dome busting out of a baseball and a blue baseball cap and a white baseball bat, worn for final two seasons using Nationals name and first two using Senators name which is why it is shown twice…
1953 - 1954
The U.S. Capitol Dome busting out of a baseball and a blue baseball cap and a white baseball bat, worn for final two seasons using Nationals name and first two using Senators name which is why it appears on this site twice…
1948 - 1952
A navy blue with red trim letter “W.”
1938 - 1947
A navy blue letter “W.”
1936 - 1937
A navy blue with thick red trim letter “W.”
1905 - 1935
New style of block letter “W” in blue.
1901 - 1904
A navy blue letter “W.”