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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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237 34
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
193 23
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
247 42
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Kirby Puckett Outfielder, Center fielder

4
129 26
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
133 32
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
108 32
Kent Hrbek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Kent Hrbek First baseman

7
126 37
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Torii Hunter Right fielder, Center fielder

8
148 51
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Joe Mauer Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

9
106 32
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Johan Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

10
107 31
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Frank Viola Pitcher

11
98 35
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Justin Morneau First baseman

12
77 33
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
blueline3 added Gary Gaetti Third baseman

13
71 19
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jim Kaat Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
93 22
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Walter Johnson Pitcher

15
69 29
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
70 27
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jack Morris Pitcher

17
53 29
Rick Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Rick Aguilera Pitcher

18
79 21
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
55 18
Bob Allison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Bob Allison Outfielder

20
52 27
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
40 14
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Greg Gagne Shortstop

22
53 35
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Chuck Knoblauch Left fielder, Second baseman

23
40 15
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Jim Perry Starting pitcher, Pitcher

24
57 18
Michael Cuddyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Michael Cuddyer Right fielder, Infielder, First baseman

25
61 15
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Brian Dozier Shortstop

26
45 14
Zoilo Versalles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Zoilo Versalles Shortstop

27
42 19
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Goose Goslin Outfielder, Left fielder

28
36 20
Roy Smalley III is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Roy Smalley III Designated hitter, Shortstop

29
32 17
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Dave Winfield Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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30
32 7
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
27 14
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
34 18
Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Camilo Pascual Pitcher

33
23 15
Scott Erickson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Scott Erickson Starting pitcher, Pitcher

34
42 23
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Jim Thome First baseman

35
27 14
Corey Koskie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Corey Koskie Third baseman

36
31 14
César Tovar is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added César Tovar Outfielder, Infielder

37
40 17
Francisco Liriano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Francisco Liriano Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
20 11
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chili Davis Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
38 19
Earl Battey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Earl Battey Catcher

40
33 15
Eddie Guardado is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Eddie Guardado Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
26 9
Mudcat Grant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
RobLein added Mudcat Grant Pitcher

42
36 14
Denard Span is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Denard Span Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

43
18 14
Ervin Santana is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ervin Santana Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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31 17
Glen Perkins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Glen Perkins Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
21 8
Shane Mack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shane Mack Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

46
21 26
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added A. J. Pierzynski Catcher

47
25 14
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
22 6
Lyman Bostock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
wcaldwelld added Lyman Bostock Outfielder, Center fielder

49
27 11
Kevin Tapani is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added Kevin Tapani Pitcher

50
22 22
Sam Rice is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Sam Rice Right fielder, Outfielder