MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins turned Target Field purple on Monday, celebrating the life and music of Prince in a tribute game against the Indians. Now, there will be a bit of baseball history located inside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
On Wednesday, the Twins and Indians finished putting together a package of items from Monday's game that have been authenticated and will be sent to the Rock Hall. Every player and coach from Minnesota and Cleveland autographed the lineup card from the Twins' 4-3 walk-off victory, in which players wore purple wristbands as part of the celebration of the late singer.
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The wristbands worn by Twins first baseman Joe Mauer and Indians outfielder Michael Brantley will be sent to the Rock Hall, along with autographed photographs showing each player wearing them during the game.
Prince, who was born in Minneapolis, passed away on April 21 at the age of 57.
Prior to Monday's game, the Twins held a moment of silence and displayed purple across the scoreboard and video boards. The team also released doves from the mound as part of the pregame ceremony. During the contest, each Twins player walked up to the plate to a song by Prince.
The Twins capped off the day's Prince celebration with a walk-off victory in the ninth inning, when Oswaldo Arcia belted a leadoff home run against Cleveland's Zach McAllister.
Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.