The next inductees to the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame should be

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 19: Hall of fame player Rod Carew hugs Micheal Cuddyer as he is inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in a ceremony before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 19, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 19: Hall of fame player Rod Carew hugs Micheal Cuddyer as he is inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in a ceremony before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 19, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 19: Hall of fame player Rod Careew hugs Michael Cuddyer as he is inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in a ceremony before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 19, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 19: Hall of fame player Rod Careew hugs Michael Cuddyer as he is inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in a ceremony before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 19, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /

The Minnesota Twins placed two into the team’s Hall of Fame

Two former Minnesota Twins organizational members were inducted into the team’s hall of fame on Saturday night as Andy MacPhail and Michael Cuddyer were inducted in a ceremony before the Saturday game.

The ceremony being over, the question comes who is next? Who is the next player to be inducted? Who is the next executive/manager? Let’s take a look at six candidates…

Ron Gardenhire

Tom Kelly is clearly the top manager that has ever held the position for the Minnesota Twins organization. However, even taking the organization all the way back to its roots as the Washington Senators, only two managers ever eclipsed 1,000 victories.

Kelly is the leader with 1,140 wins, but even a 90-loss season added to his career tenure would have allowed Gardenhire to tie Kelly in career wins, and he still would have been over .500 for his career record with the Twins. Gardenhire has 6 playoff appearances in his tenure, and while he didn’t earn a World Series championship as Kelly did, he certainly had tremendous success with the Twins.

Gardenhire is working in another organization now, but in his role with the Arizona Diamondbacks, he was able to participate in the ceremonies on Saturday night. Soon, he could be invited back for his own ceremony.

Dick Bremer

While he’s still active, and thus far, the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame hasn’t inducted anyone still active with the organization, there really isn’t a better person to be the first one to break that line in the organization.

Bremer has been the radio voice of the Twins for nearly 35 years at this point, and he’s become nearly as recognizable to Twins fans of a modern generation as Herb Carneal was for so many Twins fans of a previous generation. Bremer has worked with many different partners over his career, but his most well-known partner has been Bert Blyleven as the voice of the Twins for the local television coverage.

Bremer is frequently the emcee for the Hall of Fame ceremonies. It would be certainly fitting if he were on the receiving end of one of them.

Now to the players…

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