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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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1
392 64
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

2
317 45
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

3
414 82
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

4
217 58
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

5
214 61
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
285 88
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

7
177 52
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
185 60
Kent Hrbek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

9
212 68
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

10
155 44
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

11
154 56
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

12
126 53
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
blueline3 added Third baseman

13
126 31
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
154 39
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

15
107 49
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher

16
117 43
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

17
91 28
Bob Allison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder

18
79 41
Rick Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

19
84 42
Brad Radke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
128 40
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

21
65 29
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop

22
70 21
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
91 31
Michael Cuddyer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Right fielder, Infielder, First baseman

24
84 54
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Left fielder, Second baseman

25
109 28
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Shortstop