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 15, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins grounds crew on the field prior to the game against the Chicago White Sox at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports /

Shortstop: Greg Gagne (1983 – 1992)

The shortstop position has always been a shallow position for the Minnesota Twins, so this was a difficult choice for the Dream Team. Thanks to his playoff experience and World Series’ victories, Greg Gagne makes the cut.

After being drafted the the New York Yankees in 1979, Gagne was traded to the Twins in 1982 and eventually worked his way up to the starting lineup in 1985. Greg Gagne still sits tied atop the major league record books with his two inside-the-park home-runs in a single game back in 1986.

Greg Gagne’s slash line for his career was .254/.302/.382 with 111 home-runs and 604 RBI’s.

While Gagne’s stats seem a bit average, it was his ability to lead his team to the promise land that landed him on the Twins’ dream team. He was a pivotal piece of the Twins’ 1991 World Series win as he hit a game-winning three-run home-run in game one against the Atlanta Braves.

Greg Gagne was also one of the seven players to be on both the 1987 and 1991 World Series’ teams. After 10 seasons with the Minnesota Twins, he was traded to the Kansas City Royals. Due to his achievements leading the Twins to their two World Series’ wins, Gagne made the cut.

Honorable Mention: Roy Smalley (1976 – 1982, 1985 – 1987)

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