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Statement from the Minnesota Twins

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Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN - In light of recent news reports surrounding Chuck Knoblauch, as well as direct communication with the former Twins second baseman, the Minnesota Twins have decided to cancel the team's 2014 Hall of Fame induction ceremony scheduled for August 23 at Target Field.

In January of this year, Knoblauch was elected by a 62-member committee consisting of local and national media, club officials, fans and past elected members, using rules similar to those necessary for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. 

Founded in 2000, the Twins Hall of Fame has 26 current inductees including players, managers, broadcasters, owners and members of the ballclub's front office.

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