The Minnesota Twins won their first playoff game since 2004 on Tuesday. Then they won their first playoff series since 2002 on Wednesday after winning both games against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Minnesota Twins Playoff Games

The Twins now advance to the next round of the playoffs and will play the Houston Astros this Saturday the 7th. The first pitch is at 3:45 PM.

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But, man, has it been a long time since the Twins have won a game or a series in the playoffs? It's been 21 years since a playoff series win!

So it got me thinking about things that were going on in the world the last time the Twins won a playoff series. It's always fun looking back, so here are some of my favorites that I found thanks to Buzzfeed and On This Day.

Things that Happened in 2002, the Last Time the Minnesota Twins Won a Playoff Series

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake broke up.

Premiere of the Film "Crossroads"
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Rapunzel Barbie and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards were the hottest toys.

Andre Wood (L) 9 years and Christian Wood, 5 years
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Tom Brady won his first Super Bowl.

Philadelphia Eagles v New England Patriots
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'The Eminem Show' was released and became the top-selling album of the year.

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Amazon
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Avril Lavigne released her debut album 'Let Go'.

CMA Fest 2023 - Day 2
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'Lilo and Stitch' was released.

Lilo and Stitch Premiere
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The second Harry Potter movie, 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets', came out.

Daniel Radcliffe Attends Harry Potter Press Conference
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The Winter Olympic Games were hosted in Salt Lake City, UT.

Stanford v Utah
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Kmart filed for bankruptcy.

Kmart Files Set To Close More Stores
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Apple came out with their second-generation iPod.

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818angelll, eBay
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Kelly Clarkson won the first season of 'American Idol'.

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'The Bachelor' debuted on ABC.

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Jerry Klein, Unsplash
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The first cell phone to have a built-in camera was released (the Sanyo SCP-5300).

Rare Noggin Stuff, YouTube
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LOOK: Popular fashion trends from the year you were born

Leg warmers, pillbox hats, and overalls are a few of the most memorable fashion trends over the last 100 years. Take a trip down memory lane and explore these trends. 

Gallery Credit: Andrew Lisa

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