Twins show off St. Paul Saints throwback jerseys

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers will “Turn Back the Clock” on May 30. On Monday, members of the Twins helped show off the uniforms they’ll be wearing for that game.

Minnesota will wear gray throwback uniforms of the 1948 St. Paul Saints team, while the Brewers will also wear jerseys from the 1948 season. Twins catcher Joe Mauer and closer Glen Perkins modeled the Saints jerseys they’ll wear at the end of the month.

“The Twins are proud to remember this important part of Minnesota’s great baseball heritage as the teams don the uniforms of the St. Paul Saints and Milwaukee Brewers,” said Twins curator Clyde Doepner. “This is truly a case of past meets present at Target Field.”

That 1948 Saints team included the likes of Roy Campanella, who was the first African American player to play in the American Association. Along with the jerseys from the 1948 team, the Twins will also pay tribute to St. Paul as they honor players from the state’s capitol throughout the game on the 30th. Hall of Famer and St. Paul native Paul Molitor will also be at Target Field and fans can take their pictures with the former Twin. The first 20,000 fans to the game will receive a St. Paul Saints pennant.

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