Minnesota Twins: The 40 Best Players In Team History (No. 11-15)
No. 11: Bob Allison (33.9 WAR)
The Minnesota Twins had some bright stars in the 1960s, and that includes a big time outfielder of the era. Bob Allison was an outfielder with a big bat and an ability to drive in runs. He was a great bat to have to compliment the incredible talent that was Harmon Killebrew.
Allison went to three All-Star Games in his career and hit 30 or more home runs three times. His best season, according to wins above replacement, was in 1963 when he put up an American League best 7.4 WAR. The next season he put up the seventh best total in the American League with 6.4.
Allison was a part of the magical 1965 American League pennant winning team, a year he hit 23 home runs and drove in 78 runs. He struggled in the World Series, but was a major factor in the Twins playing as well as they did throughout the season.
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Allison’s 211 home runs in a Twins uniform are the sixth best in team history, along with his top ten spots in runs, runs batted in and total bases. He is one of the best sluggers in team history, and was inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame.
Allison may not have made the Baseball Hall of Fame, but he was a productive member of the Twins during their first years in Minnesota. He is still recognized as an all-time Twins great.