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This is a list of the greatest Minnesota Twins in the history of the team. With roots in cities like Kansas City (where the franchise started as the Blues in 1894) and Washington, D.C. (the Senators from 1901-1960), the Minnesota Twins have resided in the Northern Midwest since 1961. Since the franchise's move to Minnesota, the Twins have been one of the most successful small-to-mid market franchises in baseball. The Twins currently have four players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Minnesota has traditionally drafted well and acquired talent through shrewd trades, all while taking into account its tight budget.

One of the best and most popular Minnesota Twins of all time is Kirby Puckett. Before his career was cut short by an eye injury during spring training in 1996, Puckett was a 10-time All Star, six time Gold Glove winner and won the American League batting title in 1989. But more importantly, Puckett has one of the most important, if not THE biggest hit in franchise history. Puckett blasted a game winning home run in the bottom of the 11th inning in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series that kept the Twins alive in the series and they eventually defeated the Atlanta Braves in 7. Puckett was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001 and his number was retired in 1997.

This is a list of the greatest Minnesota Twins of all time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.
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Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Harmon Killebrew Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

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2
+ - 182 22
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

3
+ - 226 39
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Center fielder

4
+ - 119 23
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Tony Oliva Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

5
+ - 124 31
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
+ - 122 33
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Torii Hunter Right fielder, Center fielder

7
+ - 137 45
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

8
+ - 100 29
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
+ - 99 29
Kent Hrbek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Kent Hrbek First baseman

10
+ - 98 28
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Frank Viola Pitcher

11
+ - 73 28
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Gary Gaetti Third baseman

12
+ - 90 32
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Justin Morneau First baseman

13
+ - 84 19
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

14
+ - 62 18
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
+ - 63 27
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Joe Nathan Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher

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16
+ - 65 25
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jack Morris Pitcher

17
+ - 48 28
Rick Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Rick Aguilera Pitcher

18
+ - 49 17
Bob Allison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Bob Allison Outfielder

19
+ - 69 20
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Paul Molitor Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

20
+ - 48 24
Brad Radke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Brad Radke Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
+ - 36 11
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Greg Gagne Shortstop

22
+ - 50 32
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

23
+ - 53 15
Michael Cuddyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Michael Cuddyer Right fielder, Infielder, First baseman

24
+ - 36 15
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jim Perry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
+ - 52 13
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Brian Dozier Shortstop

26
+ - 39 17
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

27
+ - 40 14
Zoilo Versalles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Zoilo Versalles Shortstop

28
+ - 35 17
Roy Smalley III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Roy Smalley III Designated hitter, Shortstop

29
+ - 13 0
Miguel Sano is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Miguel Sano

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+ - 30 15
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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+ - 29 7
Tom Brunansky is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Tom Brunansky Right fielder, Outfielder

32
+ - 32 16
Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Camilo Pascual Pitcher

33
+ - 23 13
Jeff Reardon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jeff Reardon Relief pitcher, Pitcher

34
+ - 21 13
Scott Erickson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Scott Erickson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
+ - 38 15
Francisco Liriano is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Francisco Liriano Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
+ - 29 13
César Tovar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
César Tovar Outfielder, Infielder

37
+ - 19 9
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Chili Davis Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

38
+ - 39 23
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jim Thome First baseman

39
+ - 24 14
Corey Koskie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Corey Koskie Third baseman

40
+ - 36 19
Earl Battey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Earl Battey Catcher

41
+ - 35 12
Denard Span is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Denard Span Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

42
+ - 30 15
Eddie Guardado is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Eddie Guardado Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
+ - 23 9
Mudcat Grant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Mudcat Grant Pitcher

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44
+ - 20 23
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time

45
+ - 17 13
Ervin Santana is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Ervin Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
+ - 30 16
Glen Perkins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Glen Perkins Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
+ - 22 13
Jacque Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jacque Jones Right fielder, Outfielder

48
+ - 18 8
Shane Mack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Shane Mack Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

49
+ - 25 10
Kevin Tapani is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Kevin Tapani Pitcher

50
+ - 19 12
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Eddie Yost Third baseman