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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
374 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
394 79
Kirby Puckett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

3
302 45
Rod Carew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman

4
211 54
Tony Oliva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

5
205 59
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

6
274 84
Joe Mauer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Catcher, First baseman

7
170 51
Johan Santana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
207 64
Torii Hunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Right fielder, Center fielder

9
178 58
Kent Hrbek is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

10
152 41
Frank Viola is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

11
121 50
Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
blueline3 added Third baseman

12
149 55
Justin Morneau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
First baseman

13
122 31
Jim Kaat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
150 38
Walter Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

15
105 45
Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher

16
113 41
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

17
87 27
Bob Allison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder

18
78 41
Rick Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Pitcher

19
82 42
Brad Radke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

20
125 37
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
63 28
Greg Gagne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shortstop

22
68 21
Jim Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

23
106 24
Brian Dozier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Shortstop

24
88 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
81 53
Chuck Knoblauch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
filmreviews added Left fielder, Second baseman

26
74 23
Zoilo Versalles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Shortstop

27
59 13
Tom Brunansky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder

28
60 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
52 23
Jeff Reardon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

30
59 31
Roy Smalley III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Designated hitter, Shortstop

31
57 32
Goose Goslin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

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
40 22
Scott Erickson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
55 22
César Tovar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Infielder

36
70 37
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
56 26
Earl Battey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
Catcher

39
33 18
Chili Davis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

40
41 25
Corey Koskie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Third baseman

41
38 24
Ervin Santana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
CMCSS03 added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
50 22
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
30 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
35 35
A. J. Pierzynski is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added Catcher

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

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
41 27
Doug Mientkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Twins of All Time
hellodalai added First baseman