Minnesota Twins: Best Player In Each Decade Since 1961
The MinnesotaTwins have had some great ballplayers wear their uniform the past six decades. Here are the best from each of those decades.
The Minnesota Twins have had some great players come through their organization. All Stars and Hall of Famers have put on the Twins uniform and have built a legacy of greatness in the Twin Cities.
From their days at Metropolitan Stadium to their loud times at the Metrodome, all the way to their current home at Target Field, the Twins have played almost six decades in Major League Baseball. In those years, the Twins have had seven Hall of Famers put on their uniform. Four of them are depicted wearing a Twins hat on their plaque.
With each decade, there seems to be a new star that stands out for the Twins above all others during that time. Each decade seemed to be a different era altogether. The 1960s were the start of the franchise and first sniff of success. The 1970s were a time where the Twins couldn’t seem to make the playoffs, although they were close.
That changed in the 1980s, when the Twins won their first World Series in franchise history. In the 1990s, they started out with a bang but struggled the rest of the way. The first decade of the new millennium brought a contender almost every year. The current decade has been an era of discovering identity.
No matter what decade, one player has stood out and led the team. Here are the best Twins players from each decade since the team was brought to Minnesota in 1961.