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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.

1
326 55
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

2
342 68
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Center fielder

3
269 40
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Rod Carew Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

4
184 43
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
184 47
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
224 68
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

7
184 52
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Torii Hunter Right fielder, Center fielder

8
159 48
Kent Hrbek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Kent Hrbek First baseman

9
150 45
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
138 37
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Frank Viola Pitcher

11
133 45
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Justin Morneau First baseman

12
104 44
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
blueline3 added Gary Gaetti Third baseman

13
99 29
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
135 34
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

15
93 39
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Joe Nathan Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher

16
98 35
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jack Morris Pitcher

17
71 35
Rick Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Rick Aguilera Pitcher

18
108 32
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Paul Molitor Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

19
74 26
Bob Allison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Bob Allison Outfielder

20
70 37
Brad Radke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Brad Radke Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
54 23
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Greg Gagne Shortstop

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91 22
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Brian Dozier Shortstop

23
71 48
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

24
55 21
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jim Perry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

25
77 26
Michael Cuddyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Michael Cuddyer Right fielder, Infielder, First baseman

26
60 21
Zoilo Versalles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Zoilo Versalles Shortstop

27
51 21
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

28
53 27
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

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52 26
Roy Smalley III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Roy Smalley III Designated hitter, Shortstop

30
49 12
Tom Brunansky is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tom Brunansky Right fielder, Outfielder

31
43 20
Jeff Reardon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jeff Reardon Relief pitcher, Pitcher

32
63 30
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Jim Thome First baseman

33
45 25
Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Camilo Pascual Pitcher

34
32 19
Scott Erickson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Scott Erickson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
44 20
César Tovar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added César Tovar Outfielder, Infielder

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41 12
Mudcat Grant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
RobLein added Mudcat Grant Pitcher

37
30 14
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chili Davis Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

38
50 23
Earl Battey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Earl Battey Catcher

39
33 18
Ervin Santana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ervin Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
52 24
Francisco Liriano is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Francisco Liriano Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
34 22
Corey Koskie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Corey Koskie Third baseman

42
44 19
Glen Perkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Glen Perkins Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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32 30
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added A. J. Pierzynski Catcher

44
47 18
Denard Span is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Denard Span Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

45
36 13
Kevin Tapani is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added Kevin Tapani Pitcher

46
38 23
Eddie Guardado is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Eddie Guardado Relief pitcher, Pitcher

47
35 21
Jacque Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Jacque Jones Right fielder, Outfielder

48
30 15
Shane Mack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shane Mack Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

49
32 27
Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Sam Rice Right fielder, Outfielder

50
29 17
Eddie Yost is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added Eddie Yost Third baseman