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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Third Baseman: Gary Gaetti (1981 – 1990)

Again, third base has been a historically shallow position for the Minnesota Twins. Gary Gaetti has been named to the Minnesota Twins’ Dream Team because he can add power along with experience to this roster.

Gary “The Rat” Gaetti was well known for his powerful bat, but what a lot of fans don’t remember is he was a wonderful fielder as well. With the MLB seeing a lot of one-way players these days, Gaetti was truly the definition of a two-way player for the Minnesota Twins in the 80’s.

Gary Gaetti’s slash line for his career was .255/.308/.434 with 360 home-runs and 1,341 RBI’s.

Along with some strong numbers, Gaetti was a 4-time Gold Glove winner and a 2-time American League All-Star. He was also a part of the 1987 World Series winning Minnesota Twins organization.

Though Gaettie left the Twins in free agency to join the Angels, “The Rat” will go down as the best third baseman to ever play for the Minnesota Twins. Another World Series winner will help to elevate this Twins’ Dream Team.

Honorable Mention: Corey Koskie (1998 – 2006)

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