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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Left Fielder: Harmon Killebrew (1961 – 1974)

This one was an easy choice. Harmon Killebrew was the first “face of the franchise” for the Minnesota Twins. As a team new to a city, the organization needed something to bring fans in and keep them coming. Killebrew did that.

Harmon Killebrew was most well-known for his power hitting. He had 7 seasons in which he hit more than 40 home-runs. With the Twins being new to Minnesota, the performance of Killebrew helped to create the great fan-base that is Minneapolis.

Harmon Killebrew’s slash line for his career was .256/.376/.509 with 573 home-runs and 1,584 RBI’s.

Along with those astonishing statistics, Killebrew’s name was constantly on the award sheet. He was the 1969 American League MVP and a 10-time American League All-Star. He was also, rightfully so, inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984.

Killebrew was the first Twins’ player to have his number retired and enter the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was, and always will be one of the faces of this franchise. Throw him in the 4-slot in the lineup and every pitcher will start to quake.

Honorable Mention: Chuck Knoblauch (1991 – 1997)

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