Breckenridge, Minn., native Jim Thielman has worked at newspapers in Minnesota and Florida. As a journalist, Thielman covered the Minnesota Twins from 1977 until 1993. He also reported from events such as the National Football Conference Championship, the British and U.S. Opens, Rose Bowl, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, postseason playoffs and World Series. The internationally published freelance writer's partial but eclectic list of topics includes halal, transfer pricing, window washers, Oberammergau, wood preservation, mycotoxins, civil war statues and bird flu. And Muhammad Ali. Thielman's post-journalism jobs have been communications positions with the Minnesota House of Representatives, University of Minnesota, Cargill Inc., General Mills Inc., a Fortune 500 technology company and a law firm. He is the author of the book “Cool of the Evening: The 1965 Minnesota Twins.”
In 1965, the Minnesota Twins were an endless surprise. Baseball was the nation's sport, and it gave people a little break from the world. The Minnesota Twins' powerful lineup drew huge crowds in cities such as New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. But in an upper Midwest storm-filled year, the Minnesota Twins were the perfect storm. When the World Series between the Twins and the Dodgers arrived Minneapolis was vibrant with red, white, and blue bunting. The Twins scored six times in the third inning of the first World Series game ever played in Minnesota. Decades after the 1965 World Series fans lined up for autographs of their heroes. This is the story of the team, the players, the games of the 1965 Minnesota Twins.
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