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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
383 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
404 80
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
309 45
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

4
216 54
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

5
211 60
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
279 85
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

7
174 51
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
183 58
Kent Hrbek is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

9
209 67
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

10
154 43
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

11
124 52
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
blueline3 added Third baseman

12
151 56
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

13
125 31
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
154 38
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

15
107 48
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher

16
117 41
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

17
89 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
128 37
Paul Molitor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

20
83 42
Brad Radke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
64 28
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop

22
69 21
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
89 30
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
108 26
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Shortstop

25
83 54
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Left fielder, Second baseman

26
61 13
Tom Brunansky is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

27
75 23
Zoilo Versalles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Shortstop

28
61 24
Dave Winfield is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

29
53 23
Jeff Reardon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

30
58 32
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

31
59 32
Roy Smalley III is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Designated hitter, Shortstop

32
55 12
Mudcat Grant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
RobLein added Pitcher

33
58 28
Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

34
57 22
César Tovar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Infielder

35
40 22
Scott Erickson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

36
70 38
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added First baseman

37
60 27
Francisco Liriano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
42 25
Corey Koskie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Third baseman

39
56 26
Earl Battey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Catcher

40
33 18
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

41
51 22
Glen Perkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
38 25
Ervin Santana is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

43
31 6
Dan Gladden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Tom Derr added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

44
46 25
Eddie Guardado is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
35 36
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Catcher

46
49 23
Denard Span is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

47
39 14
Lyman Bostock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
wcaldwelld added Outfielder, Center fielder

48
41 18
Kevin Tapani is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

49
38 25
Jacque Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Right fielder, Outfielder

50
33 19
Shane Mack is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder