Minnesota Twins: Ranking Twins Home Run Derby Performances
The Minnesota Twins have had participants in seven Home Run Derby contests in their history. Here are all seven performances ranked worst to first.
With the All-Star Game coming up in a few weeks, the buzz surrounding it starts to get louder. One of the fun traditions during the All-Star festivities in the Home Run Derby. The Derby has been around since 1985 and has been a way for the best power hitters in the game to go toe to toe in a battle of pure power.
The Minnesota Twins have had six players participate in a total of seven Derbies. They have had some great performances, some bad performances and a few in between. Some of the all-time best Twins have participated, making it a spectacle for Twins Territory when it happens.
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The Twins are one of 18 teams to have a Derby winner in their history. They have also hosted two contests in their franchise history. The first time being the inaugural Derby in 1985 at the Metrodome, then the next in 2014 at Target Field. Twins players participated in both home field festivities.
In anticipation for the 2017 Home Run Derby in Miami, we are going to rank the Twins Derby performances from worst to first. We will look at their contest totals and if they should have even been there based on their numbers before the All-Star break.
The rankings will be individual performances, not players overall. It will be based on place in the contest, home run totals and the field they went up against. Here are the rankings, from worst to first, starting with a rough showing in 1989.