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Top 10 Minnesota Twins of All Time

The Top 10 Minnesota Twins of all time!
Publish Date: 09/23/2023
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis

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.

Video: Torii Hunter - Minnesota Twins Highlight Reel

Torii Hunter – Minnesota Twins Highlight Reel

 

9) Joe Nathan

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

Video: Nathan gets final out, Twins clinch 2006 AL Central

Nathan gets final out, Twins clinch 2006 AL Central

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.

Video: Frank Viola Minnesota Twins Highlights

Frank Viola Minnesota Twins Highlights

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.

Video: Kent Hrbek - Minnesota Twins Highlight Reel

Kent Hrbek – Minnesota Twins Highlight Reel

6) Bert Blyleven

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

Video: Bert Blyleven - Minnesota Twins Highlight Reel

Bert Blyleven – Minnesota Twins Highlight Reel

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.

Video: A look at Twins legend Joe Mauer's career highlights

A look at Twins legend Joe Mauer’s career highlights

4) Tony Oliva

In 15 seasons with the Twins, Oliva 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.

Video: June 29, 1969, Oliva gets 8 hits in a row in 1 day

June 29, 1969, Oliva gets 8 hits in a row in 1 day

3) Rod Carew

Carew was one of baseball’s greatest hitters and 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.

Video: Rod Carew Hitting

Rod Carew Hitting

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!

Video: Harmon Killebrew - Minnesota Twins Highlight Reel

Harmon Killebrew – Minnesota Twins Highlight Reel

 

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.

Video: Kirby Puckett | Career Highlights

Kirby Puckett | Career Highlights

 

 

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