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Coaches The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time  

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Who is the best Minnesota Twins manager of all time? This list answers that question by ranking every Minnesota Twins manager from best to worst according to votes from savvy baseball fans. So contribute by voting up your top Minnesota Twins coaches, and while you do, ponder statistics like regular and postseason records, as well as World Series wins.

The first manager to lead the Twins to a World Series title was Bucky Harris in 1924. Harris is also the longest tenured Twins manager with 2,776 games under his belt. Tom Kelly managed the Twins to their first World Series in over fifty years. Kelly's Twins won the the 1987 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Vote up the best and winningest Minnesota Twins managers to determine the greatest Twins manager in franchise history. You can also vote up a skipper based on intangibles. And don't forget to check the list of the greatest MLB managers of all time to see if your favorites made the cut.
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Tom Kelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
age 68

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Ron Gardenhire is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time

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Gene Mauch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 80 (1925-2005)

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Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 81 (1896-1977)

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Joe Cronin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 78 (1906-1984)

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Bill Rigney is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 83 (1918-2001)

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9 1
Sam Mele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
age 96

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10 4
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 61 (1928-1989)

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Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 59 (1887-1946)

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Patsy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 88 (1865-1953)

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Joseph D. Cantillon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Joseph D. Cantillon

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Cal Ermer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 86 (1923-2009)

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6 1
Clark Griffith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 86 (1869-1955)

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7 2
Frank Quilici is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Frank Quilici age 79

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9 5
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
age 62

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6 2
Tom Loftus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 54 (1856-1910)

17
6 2
Cookie Lavagetto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 78 (1912-1990)

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5 1
Billy Gardner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
age 91

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5 1
Ossie Bluege is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 85 (1900-1985)

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Jake Stahl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 43 (1879-1922)

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Jimmy McAleer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 67 (1864-1931)

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Johnny Goryl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Johnny Goryl age 85

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6 3
Ray Miller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
age 73

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Donie Bush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 85 (1887-1972)

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Joe Kuhel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 78 (1906-1984)

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Chuck Dressen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 68 (1898-1966)

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Malachi Kittridge is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Malachi Kittridge Died at 59 (1869-1928)

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George McBride is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 93 (1880-1973)

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Jim Manning is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 67 (1862-1929)

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Clyde Milan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins Managers of All Time
Died at 66 (1887-1953)