Minnesota Twins: Top 5 Greatest Teams in Franchise History
1. 1991 Minnesota Twins (95 – 67)
The 1991 Minnesota Twins boasted a very similar line-up to the 1987 squad, when it comes to top-notch players at least. Led by Kent Hrbek and Kirby Puckett, the Twins were once again favored to have another World Series type season.
Unlike the 1987 squad, the 1991 team had a much better regular season, totaling up 10 more wins than in ’87. Along with the two super-stars mentioned above, Chili Davis was a great addition at the designated hitter spot.
Kent Hrbek had a slash line of .284/.373/.461 with 20 home-runs and 89 RBI’s, putting together another great season.
Kirby Puckett had a slash line of .319/.352/.460 with 15 home-runs and 89 RBI’s, leading the team in batting average.
Chili Davis had a slash line of .277/.385/.507 with 29 home-runs and 93 RBI’s, leading the team in home-runs.
For the second time since their move to Minnesota, the Twins won the world series. This one was in 1991. They finished as the top team in the MLB in the regular season and again in the postseason, topping the Atlanta Braves in the World Series in 7 games.
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The history of the Minnesota Twins, while not as great as a lot of franchises, is dense with talented players and multiple playoff visits. Hopefully the Twins can soon match what they did in 1987 and again in 1991.