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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.
list ordered by

1
423 68
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

2
449 85
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
341 48
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

4
234 59
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

5
193 55
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
311 93
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

7
234 69
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

8
225 66
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
198 64
Kent Hrbek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

10
167 47
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

11
168 58
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

12
137 34
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
132 59
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
blueline3 added Third baseman

14
167 43
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

15
117 52
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher

16
126 48
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

17
98 31
Bob Allison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder

18
84 43
Rick Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

19
89 46
Brad Radke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
138 43
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
67 31
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop

22
77 23
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
98 32
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
89 55
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Left fielder, Second baseman

25
118 30
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Shortstop