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1965 Dave Boswell and Jim Perry are the winning pitchers as the Twins sweep a doubleheader from Boston, 6-2 and 2-0, at Metropolitan Stadium to move into first place for good. Sam Mele's club will finish the season with a 102-60 (.630) record, finishing seven games ahead of the second-place Pale Hose.
2004 As a gesture to honor local military personnel, the Twins give away a GI Joe action figure to the first 5,000 children attending the game against Kansas City. To appease protesting peace groups, who see the promotion as glorifying war, the team asks Hasbro, the toy's manufacturer, to remove the customary gun, but the solider's hand grenades remain visible.


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