Minnesota Twins: Top 5 Greatest Teams in Franchise History
3. 1965 Minnesota Twins (102 – 60)
The 1965 Minnesota Twins boast a lot of well-known names, and had the most regular season wins in Minnesota Twins’ history with 102. They were led by Harmon Killebrew, Tony Oliva and Bob Allison.
Along with the names above creating a strong offense, Mudcat Grant led a strong pitching staff to an MLB-leading .630 winning percentage. They finished as the team with the best record in the MLB at the end of the season.
Harmon Killebrew had a slash line of .269/.384/.501 with 25 home-runs and 75 RBI’s, even though he began the season coming off the bench.
Tony Oliva had a slash line of .321/.378/.491 with 16 home-runs and 98 RBI’s, leading the team in batting average.
Bob Allison had a slash line of .233/.342/.445 with 23 home-runs and 78 RBI’s, one of the best seasons of his career.
This Twins team made it to the World Series in 1965 and faced off with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The series was tied heading into game 7, the decisive game, and the Dodgers topped the Twins 2-0 behind a beautiful performance by one of the all-time great pitchers, Sandy Koufax.