Twins unveil Millers throwback jerseys

Twins unveil Millers throwback jerseys

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins on Monday unveiled the "Minnesota Millers" jerseys they'll be wearing Saturday night when they host the Royals at Target Field.

The Twins are hosting a "Turn Back the Clock" game and will be wearing throwback uniforms of the 1951 Minneapolis Millers. The Royals will be donning throwback uniforms of the Kansas City Blues.

Josh Willingham, Brian Dozier and Drew Butera helped model the throwback uniforms before Monday's game against the White Sox.

Named for the city's flour milling heritage, the Minneapolis Millers played in Minnesota from 1884-1960 as a Minor League team.

"While generations of residents may not even be aware of the Minneapolis Millers, or that a 4,000-seat ballpark once stood at 31st and Nicollet, we're proud to celebrate and remember this important time in Minnesota baseball history," said Clyde Doepner, Twins curator. "The Minneapolis Millers stoked the fires of America's burgeoning new pastime at the turn of the 20th century and for more than six decades, this area was a hotbed for great baseball featuring many of the greatest players the game has ever known."

Notable players who donned the Millers uniform include Ted Williams, Willie Mays and even Babe Ruth, even though it was for only one game.