Top 10 Minnesota Twins of All Time

The Top 10 Minnesota Twins of all time!

Today we are counting down our top 10 Minnesota Twins of all time.

10) Torri Hunter

Torii Hunter roamed center field for the Twins for 11 seasons. He was twice an All-Star and won seven Gold Glove awards while playing for the Twins. Hunter was a fan favorite and was the man you wanted at-bat when the game was on the line.

9) Joe Nathan

He holds the Twins single-season record for saves with 47 (2009) and career saves with 260.

8) Frank Viola

Viola won the AL Cy Young award in 1988 and helped lead the Twins to a World Series title in 1987. He was an innings-eater and pitched in over 200 innings every year he pitched for the Twins except his first.

7) Kent Hrbek

Hrbek was no Babe Ruth but he was a consistent power-hitter for the Twins and was a big part of two World Series titles.

6) Bert Blyleven

Blyleven got 149 of his 287 wins wearing a Twins uniform and pitched 141 complete games for the Twins.

5) Joe Mauer

Mauer became the face of the franchise in Minnesota, Mauer was a six-time All-Star, a five-time Silver Slugger award winner, a three-time AL batting champ, and was the AL MVP in 2009. Mauer played his entire career with the Twins and had a lifetime batting average over .300.

4) Tony Oliva

Oliva in 15 seasons with the Twins had a career batting average of .304. Oliva was an eight-time All-Star, won one Gold Glove award, AL Rookie of the Year in 1964, and received votes for the AL MVP eight times.

3) Rod Carew

Carew was one of the greatest hitters in baseball history and he was named the AL MVP in 1977. Carew was also named the rookie of the year in 1967 and was named to the All-Star team in all 12 of his years with the Twins. He had a career batting average in 12 years with the Twins of .344.

2) Harmon Killebrew

Harmon was an 11-time All-Star, won the AL MVP award in 1969, and received votes for the AL MVP in 10 other seasons. Killebrew was so great that even though he was a Kansas City Royal in 1975 the Twins retired his jersey on his final trip to Minnesota and that remember is while he was playing on another team!

1) Kirby Puckett

Puckett was a fan-favorite and helped lead the Twins to 2 World Series titles during his career. Puckett’s achievements included being a 10-time All-Star, six-time Silver Slugger award winner, and six-time Gold Glove winner. Nine times during his career did he receive votes for the AL MVP award and he was third in the voting for the 1984 AL Rookie of the Year award. Puckett was a .318 career hitter with 2304 hits, 207 home runs, and 1085 runs batted in.

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