2013 Baseball Season Summary

I’m typing this as I watch the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Unfortunately, my baseball season has been over for 4 weeks now. Someday I might get to photograph the World Series, but for now I have time to sort through my season’s photos instead. Back in May I did a quick summary of my favorite 2013 MLB photos up to that point, so this post covers everything from that point until the end of the season.

I had a great time photographing more games this season and I came away with a lot of photos that pleased me. I got to work on some things that I set out to do after the 2012 season and I was even able to add some new photos to my portfolio.

Now when it comes to picking out my favorite photos I really don’t know what other people might think of them. To my own disservice I really haven’t received a lot of feedback about the quality of my photos over the years. I like to think they are pretty good, but I’m the first to admit that I’m always trying to get better. I tend to be a sucker for simplified details that I think characterize baseball well, so you’ll probably notice a lot of close up shots of players and their equipment. Surprisingly I really don’t get all that worked up over action photos because in my mind those are the types of photos I’m “supposed” to get. While it’s great when exciting action happens because it makes picking out selects that much easier, what usually gets me most excited is when I play more of an active role in capturing an image. For example, what I mean is like when I choose a riskier photo position to shoot from and it happens to pay off or I notice some great light and put it to good use in creative ways. Or when I notice a small detail or quiet moment that will make a clean photo that exemplifies baseball. That’s what really keeps the juices flowing for me. One of the things I love about photographing baseball is that there are so many games played each season that it provides lots of opportunities to experiment and take chances. You never know what may turn out and it’s a lot of fun when a great image comes out of it. Anyway, time to look at some photos!

Most of the photos should open up larger if you click on them, which I encourage you to do. I hope you enjoy the photos I picked out this year and thanks for looking!

I love this light!

Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the late afternoon light during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the late afternoon light during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Samuel Deduno #21 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Detroit Tigers on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Samuel Deduno #21 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Detroit Tigers on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Anibal Sanchez #19 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up on-deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2.  Photo: Ben Krause

Ryan Howard #6 of the Philadelphia Phillies warms up on-deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2. Photo: Ben Krause

Ben Revere patrolling center field at Target Field again after being traded to the Phillies last year.

Ben Revere #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on from center field during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2.  Photo: Ben Krause

Ben Revere #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on from center field during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2. Photo: Ben Krause

Glen Perkins #15, Justin Morneau #33, and Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after the Twins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2.  Photo: Ben Krause

Glen Perkins #15, Justin Morneau #33, and Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after the Twins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2. Photo: Ben Krause

I played around a lot with multiple exposures this season. This is one of them that I particularly liked.

[Note: This photo was created by combining multiple exposures in-camera.] Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2.  Photo: Ben Krause

[Note: This photo was created by combining multiple exposures in-camera.] Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2. Photo: Ben Krause

Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies leads off 1st base during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2.  Photo: Ben Krause

Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies leads off 1st base during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2. Photo: Ben Krause

A close up view of the shoes of Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2.  Photo: Ben Krause

A close up view of the shoes of Jimmy Rollins #11 of the Philadelphia Phillies during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2. Photo: Ben Krause

There is that Ben Revere smile I missed seeing more often at Target Field this year.

Ben Revere #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies and former Minnesota Twin smiles in the on-deck circle during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2.  Photo: Ben Krause

Ben Revere #2 of the Philadelphia Phillies and former Minnesota Twin smiles in the on-deck circle during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 11, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Phillies 3 to 2. Photo: Ben Krause

I talked about this photo in my post about going out to Washington D.C. and Baltimore back in June. I absolutely love this photo with the rain-soaked field glistening under the stadium lights. I had a 16″ x 20″ print made of it and have it hanging in my house.

[Note: This photo was converted to black and white during post-processing.} Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels prepares for a pitch in the pouring rain during a game against the Baltimore Orioles on June 10, 2013 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Orioles defeated the Angels 4 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

[Note: This photo was converted to black and white during post-processing.} Josh Hamilton #32 of the Los Angeles Angels prepares for a pitch in the pouring rain during a game against the Baltimore Orioles on June 10, 2013 at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland. The Orioles defeated the Angels 4 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

[Note:  This photo was converted to black and white during post-processing.]  A general view of Nationals Park during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals on June 9, 2013 in Washington DC, Maryland. Photo: Ben Krause

[Note: This photo was converted to black and white during post-processing.] A general view of Nationals Park during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals on June 9, 2013 in Washington DC, Maryland. Photo: Ben Krause

A general view of Nationals Park during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals on June 8, 2013 in Washington DC, Maryland. Photo: Ben Krause

A general view of Nationals Park during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals on June 8, 2013 in Washington DC, Maryland. Photo: Ben Krause

A general view of Nationals Park during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals on June 8, 2013 in Washington DC, Maryland. Photo: Ben Krause

A general view of Nationals Park during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Washington Nationals on June 8, 2013 in Washington DC, Maryland. Photo: Ben Krause

The clouds in this photo just made it look so pretty. Perfect summer day of baseball.

A general skyline view of as Josh Willingham #16 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0.  Photo: Ben Krause

A general skyline view of as Josh Willingham #16 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0. Photo: Ben Krause

Ryan Doumit #9 of the Minnesota Twins rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0.  Photo: Ben Krause

Ryan Doumit #9 of the Minnesota Twins rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0. Photo: Ben Krause

[Note: This photo was created by combining multiple exposures in-camera.] Glen Perkins #15 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0.  Photo: Ben Krause

[Note: This photo was created by combining multiple exposures in-camera.] Glen Perkins #15 of the Minnesota Twins pitches against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0. Photo: Ben Krause

Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0.  Photo: Ben Krause

Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0. Photo: Ben Krause

Aaron Hicks #32 of the Minnesota Twins slides safely into home plate ahead of the throw to Jesus Sucre #2 of the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0.  Photo: Ben Krause

Aaron Hicks #32 of the Minnesota Twins slides safely into home plate ahead of the throw to Jesus Sucre #2 of the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0. Photo: Ben Krause

Josh Willingham #16 and Chris Parmelee #27 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after Willngham hit a home run against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0.  Photo: Ben Krause

Josh Willingham #16 and Chris Parmelee #27 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after Willngham hit a home run against the Seattle Mariners on June 2, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Mariners 10 to 0. Photo: Ben Krause

I’ve photographed many fireworks shows at Target Field, so I wanted to try a different angle with this one.

A post-game fireworks show after the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners played on May 31, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Mariners defeated the Twins 3 to 0.  Photo: Ben Krause

A post-game fireworks show after the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners played on May 31, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Mariners defeated the Twins 3 to 0. Photo: Ben Krause

Ryan Doumit #9 of the Minnesota Twins bats under heavy blue clouds during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 29, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Brewers 4 to 1.  Photo: Ben Krause

Ryan Doumit #9 of the Minnesota Twins bats under heavy blue clouds during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 29, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Brewers 4 to 1. Photo: Ben Krause

Samuel Deduno #21 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates after Aaron Hicks #32 (not shown) made a diving catch against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 29, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Brewers 4 to 1.  Photo: Ben Krause

Samuel Deduno #21 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates after Aaron Hicks #32 (not shown) made a diving catch against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 29, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Brewers 4 to 1. Photo: Ben Krause

A general view of Target Field on April 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Photo: Ben Krause

A general view of Target Field on April 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo: Ben Krause

This was taken on a cloudy day, which made for a super clean backdrop shooting from a low angle in the inside 3rd base photo well position at Target Field.

Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians waits on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on September 28, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Indians defeated the Twins 5 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians waits on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on September 28, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 5 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

Minnesota Twins Eduardo Escobar, Pedro Hernandez, and Oswaldo Arcia pose for a photo before a game against the Cleveland Indians on September 28, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Indians defeated the Twins 5 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Minnesota Twins Eduardo Escobar, Pedro Hernandez, and Oswaldo Arcia pose for a photo before a game against the Cleveland Indians on September 28, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 5 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins is tagged out at 3rd base by Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians on September 28, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Indians defeated the Twins 5 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins is tagged out at 3rd base by Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians on September 28, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 5 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians is called safe at home plate despite the apparent tag by Eric Fryer #54 of the Minnesota Twins on September 28, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Indians defeated the Twins 5 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Mike Aviles #4 of the Cleveland Indians is called safe at home plate despite the apparent tag by Eric Fryer #54 of the Minnesota Twins on September 28, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 5 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Minnesota Twins watches the game from the dugout steps as the Twins take on the Detroit Tigers on September 24, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Tigers defeated the Twins 4 to 2.  Photo by Ben Krause

Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Minnesota Twins watches the game from the dugout steps as the Twins take on the Detroit Tigers on September 24, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4 to 2. Photo by Ben Krause

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers waits on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on September 24, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Tigers defeated the Twins 4 to 2.  Photo by Ben Krause

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers waits on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on September 24, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4 to 2. Photo by Ben Krause

Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays waits on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on September 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Rays 6 to 4.  Photo by Ben Krause

Evan Longoria #3 of the Tampa Bay Rays waits on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on September 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Rays 6 to 4. Photo by Ben Krause

Josmil Pinto #43 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with his teammates after hitting a come-from-behind 3-run home run in the 8th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Rays 6 to 4.  Photo by Ben Krause

Josmil Pinto #43 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates with his teammates after hitting a come-from-behind 3-run home run in the 8th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Rays 6 to 4. Photo by Ben Krause

The Minnesota Twins and fans celebrate after Josmil Pinto hit a come-from-behind 3-run home run in the 8th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Rays 6 to 4.  Photo by Ben Krause

The Minnesota Twins and fans celebrate after Josmil Pinto hit a come-from-behind 3-run home run in the 8th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Rays 6 to 4. Photo by Ben Krause

[Note: This photo was created by combining multiple exposures in-camera.] David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Minnesota Twins on September 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Rays 6 to 4.  Photo by Ben Krause

[Note: This photo was created by combining multiple exposures in-camera.] David Price #14 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Minnesota Twins on September 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Rays 6 to 4. Photo by Ben Krause

Target Field experienced a heavy rain storm during a game in September, so I tried to create a similar image to the one I created at Orioles Park. I think the one in Baltimore turned out better because the general admission porch there is really close to the right fielder, which added a little extra interest to that photo. I still like this one though since it’s at Target Field.

A general view of Target Field as rain pours down during a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Rays on September 14, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Photo by Ben Krause

A general view of Target Field as rain pours down during a game between the Minnesota Twins and the Tampa Bay Rays on September 14, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics safely steals 2nd base against the Minnesota Twins on September 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Athletics defeated the Twins 8 to 2.  Photo by Ben Krause

Coco Crisp #4 of the Oakland Athletics safely steals 2nd base against the Minnesota Twins on September 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Athletics defeated the Twins 8 to 2. Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of a Minnesota Twins hat and sunglasses during a game against the Oakland Athletics on September 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Athletics defeated the Twins 8 to 2.  Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of a Minnesota Twins hat and sunglasses during a game against the Oakland Athletics on September 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Athletics defeated the Twins 8 to 2. Photo by Ben Krause

Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with teammate Brett Lawrie #13 after scoring the go-ahead and eventual game-winning run against the Minnesota Twins on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with teammate Brett Lawrie #13 after scoring the go-ahead and eventual game-winning run against the Minnesota Twins on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the dirty uniform of Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the dirty uniform of Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

Jose Reyes #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays smiles to his teammates after stealing 3rd base against the Minnesota Twins on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

Jose Reyes #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays smiles to his teammates after stealing 3rd base against the Minnesota Twins on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

I love the reflection in Chris Herrmann’s visor. This season I added a 500mm lens to my arsenal and I shot this photo with a 1.4x teleconverter (extender) attached to it, which made the lens a 700mm lens. So I was able to get a very close up detail shot despite being probably 30 or 40 feet away from him.

A close up view of Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins can't make a leaping catch against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins can’t make a leaping catch against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins smiles before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins smiles before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 8, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Blue Jays defeated the Twins 2 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

For this one I just thought it was interesting how small the huge Twins logo on top of their scoreboard can look against the perfect black sky.

A view of the Minnesota Twins logo above the scoreboard at Target Field on September 7, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Photo by Ben Krause

A view of the Minnesota Twins logo above the scoreboard at Target Field on September 7, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins makes an off-balance throw to 1st base against the Kansas City Royals on August 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Royals defeated the Twins 6 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins makes an off-balance throw to 1st base against the Kansas City Royals on August 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 6 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals is tagged out at 3rd base by Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins on August 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Royals defeated the Twins 6 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Alex Gordon #4 of the Kansas City Royals is tagged out at 3rd base by Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins on August 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 6 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

This one was definitely one of the more fun photos I shot this season. The splash was so big that I also got nailed by some of the Gatorade. My camera and clothes were covered by it, but it certainly made for a colorful image!

Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins has Gatorade dumped on him during a post-game interview after he got the walk-off base hit to defeat the Chicago White Sox on August 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the White Sox 4 to 3.  Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins has Gatorade dumped on him during a post-game interview after he got the walk-off base hit to defeat the Chicago White Sox on August 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 4 to 3. Photo by Ben Krause

Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins safely slides into home plate ahead of the throw to Josh Phegley #36 of the Chicago White Sox on August 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the White Sox 4 to 3.  Photo by Ben Krause

Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins safely slides into home plate ahead of the throw to Josh Phegley #36 of the Chicago White Sox on August 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 4 to 3. Photo by Ben Krause

In only his 2nd MLB start, Andrew Albers pitched a complete game, 2-hit shutout. It was quite a moment to see his excitement.

Chris Herrmann #12 and Andrew Albers #63 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after Albers pitched a complete game 2-hit shutout against the Cleveland Indians in only his 2nd career start on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Herrmann #12 and Andrew Albers #63 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after Albers pitched a complete game 2-hit shutout against the Cleveland Indians in only his 2nd career start on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

His friends from Canada came to watch his first few starts and they brought with them a great sign they made. Albers had quite a journey to get to the big leagues, so it was definitely a feel-good story from the season.

Friends of Andrew Albers #63 of the Minnesota Twins hold up a sign as he pitched against the Cleveland Indians on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

Friends of Andrew Albers #63 of the Minnesota Twins hold up a sign as he pitched against the Cleveland Indians on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins falls over the dugout railing trying to catch a foul ball against the Cleveland Indians on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Herrmann #12 of the Minnesota Twins falls over the dugout railing trying to catch a foul ball against the Cleveland Indians on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

This is one of the kinds of photos that I kind of geek out about. I really enjoy taking detail shots of the players waiting on-deck as they prepare to bat.

Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians waits on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians waits on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Cleveland Indians on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Cleveland Indians on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

The Minnesota Twins take the field before a game against the Cleveland Indians on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0.  Photo by Ben Krause

The Minnesota Twins take the field before a game against the Cleveland Indians on August 12, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Indians 3 to 0. Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros stands on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2.  Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros stands on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2. Photo by Ben Krause

A young fan stares up at Justin Morneau #33 of the Minnesota Twins during the national anthem before a game against the Houston Astros on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2.  Photo by Ben Krause

A young fan stares up at Justin Morneau #33 of the Minnesota Twins during the national anthem before a game against the Houston Astros on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2. Photo by Ben Krause

Fans celebrate after Glen Perkins #15 of the Minnesota Twins completes the victory against the Houston Astros on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2.  Photo by Ben Krause

Fans celebrate after Glen Perkins #15 of the Minnesota Twins completes the victory against the Houston Astros on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2. Photo by Ben Krause

Matt Dominguez #30 of the Houston Astros makes a lunging ground ball stop against the Minnesota Twins on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2.  Photo by Ben Krause

Matt Dominguez #30 of the Houston Astros makes a lunging ground ball stop against the Minnesota Twins on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2. Photo by Ben Krause

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros puts on his batting helmet while waiting on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2.  Photo by Ben Krause

Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros puts on his batting helmet while waiting on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on August 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Astros 3 to 2. Photo by Ben Krause

A general view of Target Field during a fireworks show on August 2, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Photo by Ben Krause

A general view of Target Field during a fireworks show on August 2, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause

Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates after hitting a home run against the Kansas City Royals on July 31, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Royals defeated the Twins 4 to 3.  Photo by Ben Krause

Pedro Florimon #25 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates after hitting a home run against the Kansas City Royals on July 31, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 4 to 3. Photo by Ben Krause

I love the pine tar on Mike Moustakas’s helmet.

A close up view of the helmet of Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals as he warms up on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 31, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Royals defeated the Twins 4 to 3.  Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the helmet of Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals as he warms up on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 31, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 4 to 3. Photo by Ben Krause

If you’re not familiar with it the Twins commissioned local artist Terrence Fogarty to make a painting of Target Field shortly after it opened in 2010. The painting is called “Twins Territory” and I have a print of it framed above my computer. It’s a great panoramic image that really shows off the beauty of Target Field on a perfect summer evening.

Ever since I first saw it I always wanted to try to create a real life panoramic photo that looked as close to the painting as I could get. This year I finally took a shot at it after waiting for the right conditions. My version is shown below the image of the painting and I highly recommend clicking on it to view it larger. I was pretty happy with how it turned out with Joe Mauer up to bat, Justin Morneau on-deck, and the golden light reflecting off the Minneapolis skyline. I couldn’t quite match the hyper-colors used in the painting, but in the end I was pleased with the result anyway.

An image of a painting by local artist Terrence Fogarty called "Twins Territory" that the Twins commissioned after the opening of Target Field in 2010.

An image of a painting by local artist Terrence Fogarty called “Twins Territory” that the Twins commissioned after the opening of Target Field in 2010.

[Note:  This panorama was created by merging multiple exposures during post-processing.] A panoramic view from the inside 3rd photo position at Target Field during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals on July 31, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Royals defeated the Twins 4 to 3.  Photo by Ben Krause

[Note: This panorama was created by merging multiple exposures during post-processing.] A panoramic view from the inside 3rd photo position at Target Field during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals on July 31, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Royals defeated the Twins 4 to 3. Photo by Ben Krause

Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins stands with a young fan during the national anthem before a game against the Cleveland Indians on July 21, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Indians defeated the Twins 7 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins stands with a young fan during the national anthem before a game against the Cleveland Indians on July 21, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 7 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

I mostly just liked the tiny Indians logo on Nick Swisher’s eye black.

A close up view of Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 21, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Indians defeated the Twins 7 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of Nick Swisher #33 of the Cleveland Indians during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 21, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 7 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians runs out of the batter's box against the Minnesota Twins on July 21, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Indians defeated the Twins 7 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians runs out of the batter’s box against the Minnesota Twins on July 21, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 7 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins attempts to make a leaping catch as Scott Diamond #58 watches from the mound during a game against the Cleveland Indians on July 21, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Indians defeated the Twins 7 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins attempts to make a leaping catch as Scott Diamond #58 watches from the mound during a game against the Cleveland Indians on July 21, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 7 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

Justin Morneau #33 of the Minnesota Twins connects for his first home run of two against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5.  Photo by Ben Krause

Justin Morneau #33 of the Minnesota Twins connects for his first home run of two against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5. Photo by Ben Krause

Minnesota Twins mascot TC is dressed up for the Independence Day game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5.  Photo by Ben Krause

Minnesota Twins mascot TC is dressed up for the Independence Day game between the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5. Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Parmelee #27 of the Minnesota Twins falls into the stands after making a catch against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5.  Photo by Ben Krause

Chris Parmelee #27 of the Minnesota Twins falls into the stands after making a catch against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5. Photo by Ben Krause

Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins looks on during a game against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5.  Photo by Ben Krause

Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins looks on during a game against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5. Photo by Ben Krause

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms up on-deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5.  Photo by Ben Krause

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms up on-deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5. Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the glove and hat of Chris Parmelee #27 of the Minnesota Twins during a game against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5.  Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the glove and hat of Chris Parmelee #27 of the Minnesota Twins during a game against the New York Yankees on July 4, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 9 to 5. Photo by Ben Krause

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms up on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4.  Photo by Ben Krause

Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms up on deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4. Photo by Ben Krause

I was really happy that I got to photography Mariano Rivera pitching one last time before he retired. I doubt we’ll ever see another closer quite like him again.

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4.  Photo by Ben Krause

Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4. Photo by Ben Krause

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees makes a line drive catch against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4.  Photo by Ben Krause

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees makes a line drive catch against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4. Photo by Ben Krause

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees celebrates after hitting his first of two home runs against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4.  Photo by Ben Krause

Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees celebrates after hitting his first of two home runs against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4. Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the glove of Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4.  Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the glove of Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees during a game against the Minnesota Twins on July 1, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Yankees defeated the Twins 10 to 4. Photo by Ben Krause

Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals warms up on-deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Royals 3 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals warms up on-deck during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 3 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the bat belonging to Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Royals 3 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the bat belonging to Mike Moustakas #8 of the Kansas City Royals during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 3 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the shoes of Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Royals 3 to 1.  Photo by Ben Krause

A close up view of the shoes of Alcides Escobar #2 of the Kansas City Royals during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 27, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Royals 3 to 1. Photo by Ben Krause

A general view of the Target Field roof and the moon during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox on June 19, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the White Sox 7 to 4.  Photo: Ben Krause

A general view of the Target Field roof and the moon during a game between the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox on June 19, 2013 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 7 to 4. Photo: Ben Krause

A close up view of the glove of Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins before a game against the Chicago White Sox on June 19, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the White Sox 7 to 4.  Photo: Ben Krause

A close up view of the glove of Trevor Plouffe #24 of the Minnesota Twins before a game against the Chicago White Sox on June 19, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 7 to 4. Photo: Ben Krause

Clete Thomas #11, Oswaldo Arcia #31, and Chris Parmelee #27 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after the Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Clete Thomas #11, Oswaldo Arcia #31, and Chris Parmelee #27 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after the Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Ryan Doumit #9 of the Minnesota Twins tags out Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers at home plate on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Ryan Doumit #9 of the Minnesota Twins tags out Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers at home plate on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers is called out by home plate umpire Bob Davidson after being tagged out by Ryan Doumit #9 of the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Prince Fielder #28 of the Detroit Tigers is called out by home plate umpire Bob Davidson after being tagged out by Ryan Doumit #9 of the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

This had to be a little awkward.

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins tags out Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins tags out Austin Jackson #14 of the Detroit Tigers on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Like him or hate him, Miguel Cabrera is one of my favorite players to photograph mostly because he’s really quirky. You never know what he’s going to do or what odd expression he’ll make. In these next two photos during a pitching change he decided to do a mock pitch and he did it in a really goofy way. On top of that Jhonny Peralta was making some really strange expressions as well. I was cracking up as I shot these photos.

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers performs a mock pitch next to Jhonny Peralta #27 during a pitching change during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers performs a mock pitch next to Jhonny Peralta #27 during a pitching change during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers performs a mock pitch next to Jhonny Peralta #27 during a pitching change during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers performs a mock pitch next to Jhonny Peralta #27 during a pitching change during a game against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers plays around during a pitching change against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3.  Photo: Ben Krause

Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers plays around during a pitching change against the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6 to 3. Photo: Ben Krause

Doug Bernier #17 and Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after Bernier scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox on August 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The Twins defeated the White Sox 4 to 3.  Photo by Ben Krause

Doug Bernier #17 and Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate after Bernier scored the winning run in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox on August 15, 2013 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the White Sox 4 to 3. Photo by Ben Krause

If you made it this far you just looked at 94(!) of my favorite photos from the second half of the 2013 season. Thank you! I hope you liked them and I hope to have the opportunity to create many more baseball photos again next season.

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