Minnesota Twins: Highlighting the All-Time Dream Team

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Apr 16, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer's (7) bats wait in the dugout prior to the game between the Minnesota Wolves and the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 16, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer's (7) bats wait in the dugout prior to the game between the Minnesota Wolves and the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 11, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins hall of fame player Rod Carew throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Twins and the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports /

Second Baseman: Rod Carew (1967 – 1978)

Rod Carew is considered one of the all-time great hitters in all of the MLB, so he easily makes this team. He wasn’t only the face of the Twins’ franchise during his time, he was also the face of the MLB, making the All-Star Game every year he played in Minnesota.

Beginning in his rookie year, when Carew won AL Rookie of the Year, Minnesota Twins’ fans knew he was going to be something special. Little did they know, he would go down as one of the top three Minnesota Twins’ of all time.

Rod Carew’s slash line for his career was .328/.393/.429 with 92 home-runs and 1015 RBI’s.

To go along with his stout numbers, Carew had an extremely long list of accomplishments during his tenure. He was the 1977 American League MVP, the 1967 American League Rookie of the Year, a 12-time American League All-Star and a 7-time American League Batting Champion.

To cap off his incredible career, Carew rightfully got inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. With all of his fantastic accomplishments, Rod Carew easily goes down as one of the all-time greatest Twins’ players and makes the cut as the Dream Team’s starting second baseman.

Honorable Mention: Brian Dozier (2012 – Present)

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