Top 10 Outfielders in Minnesota Twins History
Jul 6, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of the Minnesota Twins logo in a game between the Minnesota Twins and Baltimore Orioles at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Bob Allison played for the same franchise but two different teams in his career. This list only counts stats with the Twins starting with the 1961 season. Let’s see how he ranks statistically.
- Fourth in Runs Scored (648)
- Sixth in Hits (999)
- Third in Home Runs (211)
- Fourth in Runs Batted In (642)
- Eighth in Stolen Bases (60)
- Ninth in Batting Average (.254)
- Second in On Base Percentage (.361)
- Tied for first in Slugging Percentage (.479)
Do not be confused. Allison played a total of 13 years in the majors. Only 10 of them were with the Twins. His first three seasons were with the Washington Senators. Those stats are not included in this list. Allison’s cumulative stats take a hit because of this.
He drops a few spots in runs, hits, home runs and RBI. Had his full career been included his rankings would be third, fourth, first and third in those categories respectfully. However, Allison’s OBP and SLG rankings move up from third and fourth to second and a tie for first.
Only counting his years with the Twins, Allison was a good corner outfielder for the team in the ’60s. He was a two-time all-star. He led the AL in runs scored with 99 in 1963. In 1961, Allison’s walk to strikeouts were 103/100. That is rare in present day baseball. 100 plus walks and more walks than strikeouts is hard to fathom. FanGraphs does a good job of showing the disappearing amount of hitters who walk more than they strikeout.
Allison gets a boost over Hunter for his role with the 1965 team that made the World Series. Even though they lost to the Dodgers it was the first World Series appearance of three for the Twins. If Hunter is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Allison would move down to fourth on this list.
Next: 2: Another Member of the 1965 Twins