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Twins hold ‘A Special Tribute to Prince’ at Monday’s game (pics/vid)


The Minnesota Twins organization on Monday paid tribute to the recently passed Prince in a pregame tribute at Target Field before the team faced the Cleveland Indians.

Among the tributes to celebrate Prince’s memory, the Twins released doves in a pregame ceremony.

The Twins released a statement Monday afternoon to lay out the other planned tributes (via the Star Tribune):

As a tribute to the late Minnesota icon, the Twins will hold a moment of silence during the pregame ceremony, play Prince music throughout the game and infuse the graphics with Prince’s signature color: purple. In addition, Prince’s tour DJ Dudley D will play music pregame. Fans are encouraged to wear purple in remembrance of this Minnesota icon.

Also announced ahead of the game was that Twins players would use Prince songs as their walk-up music, with fellow native son Joe Mauer fittingly using the Prince hit “7” as it is the first baseman’s jersey number.

The Prince classic “Little Red Corvette” was also played during the Seventh-Inning Stretch.

The Vikings, Wild and many other Minnesota-based sports teams have honored Prince in the days following his death last Thursday at the age of 57.

The Twins were on a road trip when the news of Prince’s death was announced last week. But the team nevertheless lit up Target Field in purple in acknowledgement.

The Twins went on to win Monday’s game by a score of 4-3 on an Oswaldo Arcia walk-off home run in the 9th inning.