In 1987, at Game 1 of the 1987 American League Championship Series at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, the Homer Hanky made its debut. I still remember watching the game on TV and seeing everyone waving them in the stands as the Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers.

The Twins would go on to win the 1987 World Series and the Homer Hanky would return again for the team’s 1991 World Series title and it has been on hand for every Twins home playoff game since (2002- 04; 2006; 2009-10; 2019-20).

Now that the Twins have clinched the American Central Division title and they prepare for what everyone hopes is another long postseason run, a new Homer Hanky has been released.

Featuring the nostalgic feel of the original Homer Hanky, complete with a return to the original hanky fabric, the 2023 edition includes the words “We Believe” – a phrase exclaimed by Twins right fielder Max Kepler following a walk-off win in July, and one that quickly became a clubhouse mantra for a Minnesota team that has posted the American League’s third-best record (and 6th best in baseball) since June 30.

Since white towels are no longer allowed by Major League Baseball rules, the 2023 Homer Hanky is produced in the Twins’ dynamic shade of red, a vibrant color showcased throughout the club’s new home white and navy alternate uniforms.

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“As fans across Twins Territory join us in celebrating our division championship and a return to Postseason baseball, we are beyond thrilled to bring back the beloved Homer Hanky – in its original fabric,” said Twins President & CEO Dave St. Peter. “From Game 1 of the 1987 ALCS through today – in the best and worst of times – Homer Hankies have been proudly waved by generations of Twins fans. We believe in this collective spirit of togetherness, we believe in the possibility of fall magic – and we believe in this team. We cannot wait to see the 2023 Homer Hanky waved throughout Target Field this October!”

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The 2023 Homer Hanky is available for purchase now at a price of $4 at the Twins New Era Team Store at Target Field. It can also be purchased online through the link below.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit the Minnesota Twins Community Fund. Additionally, the 2023 Homer Hanky will be given to each fan as they enter Target Field for every Twins home game throughout the Postseason.

If you'd like more information on Twins Postseason tickets, and the complete 2023 Major League Baseball Postseason format and schedule, you can visit

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