Minnesota Twins Announce Plans For 2012 Twins Winter Caravan

MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Twins today announced plans for the club’s 52nd annual Twins Winter Caravan. The 2012 Twins Winter Caravan features stops in nearly 50 communities throughout Twins Territory between Monday, Jan. 16 and Monday, Jan. 30.

The Twins Winter Caravan is one of the longest running and most extensive offseason team caravans in professional sports. It features teams of current and former players visiting schools, hospitals, corporations and service clubs during the day with a traditional "hot stove" program each evening.

Twins Winter Caravan tours will be led by members of the Treasure Island Baseball Network and Fox Sports North broadcast teams, including Bert Blyleven, Dan Gladden, Cory Provus and Dick Bremer.

Preliminary 2012 Twins Winter Caravan routes and personalities are on the following page (schedule and players are subject to change). Specific times and locations within those communities will be announced in the coming weeks on www.twinsbaseball.com.

Twins Winter Caravan 2012 Schedule

Date

Cities

Players/Broadcasters

Monday, Jan. 16

Sauk Centre, MN; Glenwood, MN; Detroit Lakes, MN

Ron Gardenhire, Glen Perkins, Brian Duensing, Joe Vavra, Cory Provus

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Fergus Falls, MN; Wahpeton, ND; Valley City, ND; Fargo, ND

Ron Gardenhire, Glen Perkins, Brian Duensing, Joe Vavra, Cory Provus

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Thief River Falls, MN; Warroad, MN; Grand Forks, ND

Ron Gardenhire, Glen Perkins, Brian Duensing, Joe Vavra, Cory Provus

Thursday, Jan. 19

Devils Lake, ND; Minot, ND

Ron Gardenhire, Glen Perkins, Brian Duensing, Joe Vavra, Cory Provus

Sunday, Jan. 22

Red Wing, MN

Glen Perkins, Drew Butera, Dick Bremer

Monday, Jan. 23

Eau Claire, WI; Amery, WI; Duluth, MN

Ben Revere, Rene Tosoni, Tony Oliva, Dick Bremer

Monday, Jan. 23

Benson, MN; Milbank, SD; Aberdeen, SD

Anthony Swarzak, Trevor Plouffe, Chris Parmalee, Dan Gladden

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Aitkin, MN; Grand Rapids, MN; Bemidji, MN

Ben Revere, Rene Tosoni, Tony Oliva, Dick Bremer

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Huron, SD; Mitchell, SD; Sioux Falls, SD

Anthony Swarzak, Trevor Plouffe, Chris Parmalee, Dan Gladden

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Forest Lake, MN; Minneapolis, MN; Jordan, MN; Owatonna, MN

Danny Valencia, Drew Butera, Bert Blyleven, Cory Provus

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Brainerd, MN; St. Cloud, MN

Ben Revere, Rene Tosoni, Tony Oliva, Dick Bremer, Denard Span (St. Cloud only)

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Luverne, MN; Worthington, MN; Windom, MN; Marshall, MN

Anthony Swarzak, Trevor Plouffe, Chris Parmalee, Dan Gladden

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Hutchinson, MN; Glencoe, MN; Arlington, MN; Mankato, MN

Danny Valencia, Drew Butera, Bert Blyleven

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Albert Lea, MN; Austin, MN; LaCrosse, WI; Winona, MN

Brian Dozier, Liam Hendricks, Tom Kelly, Cory Provus

Thursday, Jan. 26

Long Prairie, MN; Alexandria, MN; Little Falls, MN

Rene Tosoni, Tony Oliva, Denard Span, Drew Butera, Bert Blyleven

Thursday, Jan. 26

Montevideo, MN; Morris, MN; Willmar, MN

Anthony Swarzak, Trevor Plouffe, Chris Parmalee, Dan Gladden

Thursday, Jan. 26

St. Paul, MN; Rochester, MN

Joe Mauer, Danny Valencia, Cory Provus

Thursday, Jan. 26

Diamond Awards – Target Field

Several players, alumni and coaches

Monday, Jan. 30

Old Timers Hot Stove – Oakdale, MN

Ron Gardenhire, Rod Carew, Glen Perkins, Tom Kelly