Twins partnership will lead to 18,000 saplings
All those broken bats this season in Minnesota Twins games have
a silver lining.
The Twins and the state Department of Natural Resources agreed
on a ”Break a Bat, Plant a Tree” promotion at the beginning of
the season. Every time a Twins’ pitcher broke the bat of an
opposing player, 100 trees will be planted in a state park or
similar outdoors area.
When the regular season ended Sunday, Twins pitchers had broken
180 bats. That means 18,000 trees will be planted, mostly next
A number of professional sports teams have made an effort to
”go green.” The Twins plan to continue the tree promotion next