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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
354 59
Harmon Killebrew is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder, First baseman

2
372 77
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
287 44
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

4
201 47
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

5
198 56
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
254 79
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

7
174 55
Kent Hrbek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

8
162 49
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
199 62
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

10
150 40
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

11
143 53
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

12
116 50
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
blueline3 added Third baseman

13
117 30
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
102 43
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher

15
144 38
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

16
110 40
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

17
84 27
Bob Allison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder

18
78 40
Rick Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

19
119 36
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
78 42
Brad Radke is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

21
61 27
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop

22
66 21
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
104 24
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Shortstop

24
87 29
Michael Cuddyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Right fielder, Infielder, First baseman

25
78 52
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Left fielder, Second baseman

26
72 23
Zoilo Versalles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Shortstop

27
58 13
Tom Brunansky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

28
56 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
51 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 30
Roy Smalley III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Designated hitter, Shortstop

31
56 31
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

32
52 12
Mudcat Grant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
RobLein added Pitcher

33
54 28
Camilo Pascual is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

34
39 21
Scott Erickson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
53 22
César Tovar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Infielder

36
67 35
Jim Thome is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added First baseman

37
59 26
Francisco Liriano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
33 17
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

39
38 21
Ervin Santana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
55 26
Earl Battey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Catcher

41
39 24
Corey Koskie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Third baseman

42
49 20
Glen Perkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

43
49 21
Denard Span is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

44
34 34
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Catcher

45
44 25
Eddie Guardado is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
28 6
Dan Gladden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Tom Derr added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

47
36 14
Lyman Bostock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
wcaldwelld added Outfielder, Center fielder

48
40 17
Kevin Tapani is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

49
38 24
Jacque Jones is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Right fielder, Outfielder

50
32 18
Shane Mack is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder