Twins donning Millers throwbacks in nightcap

Twins donning Millers throwbacks in nightcap

Twins donning Millers throwbacks in nightcap
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins will wear Minnesota Millers jerseys in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals.

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.

"I'm excited," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "I think they look pretty cool. I always like these games. I like the old-timer stuff. Back in the day when we were little kids, we'd have those uniforms that were cotton and baggy, and those were the greatest uniforms ever."

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

Twins right-hander Cole De Vries, who will start in Game 2, said he's excited about wearing the uniform, but hopes it's comfortable.

"If they get too baggy, I don't really like that too much," De Vries said. "I think it was in high [Class] A we had a Negro Leagues day or something, so we had the massive uniforms. It was a little bit interesting swimming around in those things."

The Twins will be wearing the jerseys from 1951, which is back when Hall of Famer Willie Mays was on the club.

"I know Willie Mays would've been in the outfield, so I'll take him," Gardenhire said. "So there's some pretty cool stuff about these."