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The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time 

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List Rules Please only rank the players based on their time with the Twins

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.
list ordered by
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Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
2
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman
3
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman
4
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman
5
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
6
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
7
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder
8
Kent Hrbek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman
9
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
10
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher
11
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher
12
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman
13
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher
14
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher
15
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
blueline3 added Third baseman
16
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman
17
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher
18
Bob Allison is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder
19
Michael Cuddyer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Right fielder, Infielder, First baseman
20
Brad Radke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Starting pitcher, Pitcher
21
Zoilo Versalles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Shortstop
22
Rick Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher
23
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Shortstop
24
Tom Brunansky is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder
25
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher