Twins Wordmark Logo
The Minnesota Twins have been a staple of American baseball since their inception in 1901. The iconic Twins logo has gone through many iterations over the years, but it has remained largely unchanged. The original logo featured an M with two crossed bats and a ball in the middle, representing both the team’s initials as well as its sport. Since then, minor changes have been made to make it more modern and recognizable while still retaining its classic shape and design elements.
In 1987, the team changed its name from “Twins” to “Minnesota Twins” and adopted a new wordmark logo featuring three stars on either side of an italicized font reading ‘MINNESOTA TWINS'. This was meant to represent not only where they were located (the state of Minnesota), but also how far they had come since their creation 86 years prior—from small-town beginnings to becoming one of Major League Baseball's most successful franchises. In 2000 this version was updated slightly when red trim was added around each letter for additional emphasis; however, this change did not alter any other aspects of the design itself or detract from its overall aesthetic appeal.
Today, the current official wordmark features white letters outlined by navy blue on top that is set against a bright red background —a color combination that serves as an homage to both traditional colors associated with baseball teams (blue & white) as well as being representative of Minnesotan pride(red). Although there may be slight variations depending upon what context it is used in, all versions remain faithful to keeping alive their original concept and intent: To honorably pay tribute to those who helped create such an amazing franchise that continues today after 120+ years!
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2010 - 2023
Wordmark “Twins” in red with a navy blue outline and an underscore highlighting the letters “win.”
Darker colors from the previous logo.Font: Quadrat Serial Bold
2006 - Present
A white letter “T” and a red letter “C” interlocking on navy blue background.Font: Unknown
1987 - 2009
Double lined wordmark “MINNESOTA” in navy blue above the slanted wordmark “Twins” in red with blue outline and an underscore highlighting the letters “win.”Font: Quadrat Serial Bold
1987 - 2009
Slanted wordmark “Twins” in red with a navy blue outline and an underscore highlighting the letters “win.”Font: Quadrat Serial Bold
1961 - 1971
Wordmark “Twins” scripted in navy blue with red outline and a tail.Font: Unknown
1961 - 1965
Wordmark “Minnesota” scripted in red with underscore and a wordmark “TWINS” in white with two white stars.Font: Unknown