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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Sep 2, 2016; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view at Target Field during the third inning between the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports /

Center Fielder: Kirby Puckett (1984 – 1995)

Come on, the website is named after him. What did you expect? Of course the greatest Minnesota Twins player in the history of the franchise would make this list. His stats are off the charts and his list of accomplishments goes on and on, this was a decision made in my sleep.

Kirby Puckett was and still is the most-loved Minnesota Twin of all-time. If you were lucky enough to watch the Twins in the 80’s and 90’s, you can’t deny he was one of your favorites on the squad. Puckett was a threat at the plate and a gem in the outfield, a rare combination that he mastered.

Kirby Puckett’s slash line for his career was .318/.360/.477 with 207 home-runs and 1,085 RBI’s.

Along with batting well over .300 for his career, Puckett has an extremely long list of achievements. He was a 6-time Silver Slugger winner, a 6-time Gold Glove winner and a 10-time American League All-Star. He was also the most pivotal piece of both World Series wins for the Minnesota Twins in 1987 and 1991.

Kirby Puckett was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001, as expected, and now has his own statue on Target Plaza. Without an argument, Puckett is the greatest Minnesota Twins’ player of all time, and he’s the first ballot choice for this Dream Team.

Honorable Mention: Bob Allison (1961 – 1970)

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