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Harmon Killebrew

1B/3B/OF

Thomas J Carothers
Arguably the greatest Twin of all time, Killebrew was known as "Killer" for the sledgehammer home runs he hit over a major-league career that spanned from 1954-75. Killebrew debuted in 1954 when the Twins still played in Washington D.C. and played for the organization until 1974 before spending his final season with the Kansas City Royals in 1975. A 13-time All-Star and 1969 American League MVP, Killebrew hit 573 home runs in his career with 1,584 RBI and a .256 batting average. He was inducted

Rod Carew

1B/2B

Thomas J Carothers
One of the greatest contact hitters of all-time, Carew batted .328 with 3,053 hits in a career that spanned from 1967 until 1985. An 18-time All-Star, Carew played for the Twins until he was traded to the California Angels in 1979. He was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1967 and MVP in 1977. The seven-time batting champion was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.

Kirby Puckett

OF

Thomas J Carothers
Perhaps the most loved Twin of all time, Kirby Puckett was an instrumental part of the team's only two World Series championships in 1987 and 1991. His performance in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series is one of the finest ever – he robbed Atlanta Braves outfielder of a prospectively game-winning his with a leaping catch, then hit the game-winning home run himself. Puckett batted .318 in a career that spanned 1984 until 1995 – all with the Twins. He was a 10-time All-Star, six-time Gold Glove winn

Kent Hrbek

Kent Hrbek

1B

Thomas J Carothers
A native of Bloomington, Minn., Hrbek grew up just blocks from the original home of the Twins, Met Stadium. He made his debut in Met Stadium in 1981 and played his entire career for the Twins until retiring in 1994. Hrbek was a key member of the team's 1987 and 1991 World Series and his grand slam off Ken Dayley in Game 6 is often noted as one of the top moments in team history. For his career, Hrbek hit .282 with 293 home runs and 1,086 RBI.

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva

OF/DH

Thomas J Carothers
Despite a career hampered by injury, Oliva was one of the Twins' original greats. He made his debut with the Twins in 1962 and played for the team until retiring in 1976. Oliva was an eight-time All-Star and American League Rookie of the Year in 1964. He won the Gold Glove in 1966 and was a three-time batting champion. For his career, Oliva hit .304 with 220 home runs and 947 RBI.

Bert Blyleven

Bert Blyleven

SP

Thomas J Carothers
One of the most endearing Twins, as much for his irreverent personality as his skill, Blyleven played for the Twins in two stints – from 1970-76 and 1985-88. Blyleven was the No. 2 starter on the 1987 World Series champions, which was the second title-winning team he was part of – having also won the World Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979. Blyleven, who spent much of his career playing for sub-par teams, still managed to sport a 287-250 record with a 3.31 ERA and 3,701 strikeouts – mos

Frank Viola

Frank Viola

SP

Thomas J Carothers
Viola was the staff ace of the 1987 Twins squad that won the first World Series title in team history. He debuted for the Twins in 1982 and pitched for the team until being traded to the New York Mets in 1989. Viola won the Cy Young Award in his final full season with the Twins, 1988, the same season in which he made his only All-Star Game appearance while with the organization. The 1987 World Series MVP finished his career in 1996 after compiling a 176-150 record, a 3.73 ERA and 1,844 strikeou

Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer

C/DH/1B

Thomas J Carothers
One of the greatest catchers in major-league history until mounting injuries began to take their toll, Mauer – a Minnesota native – has a rich list of career highlights that belie the performance of his later years. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2003 MLB Draft, Mauer won the 2009 American League MVP and still sports the highest-ever career batting average as a catcher at .328. A six-time All-Star and three-time batting champion, Mauer was moved permanently to first base prior to the 2014 season
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