Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame: Looking at who deserves a vote

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 16: Former Minnesota Twins player Torii Hunter speaks as he is inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in a ceremony before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians of the game on July 16, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 16: Former Minnesota Twins player Torii Hunter speaks as he is inducted into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in a ceremony before the game between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians of the game on July 16, 2016 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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The Minnesota Twins will be adding to their Hall of Fame this year so we have taken a look at who on the ballot is deserving of a vote.

Recently the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame ballot was released and as with every year there are several players that are deserving of consideration. In this article, I will go through every player that is eligible and why or why not I would vote for them. Unfortunately, the official Twins ballot has only 1 selection you can make but you can vote as many times as you would like. For the purpose of this post, I will select multiple players to vote for.

Dave Boswell

Years spent in a Twins uniform 1964-1970 (7 years)

Career stats 67-54 with a 3.49 ERA in 1,036 innings

War 11.2

Deserving of a vote for induction?

No, While he had some very good numbers in a Twins uniform he didn’t have the longevity nor above average numbers some other players on this list had.

Tom Brunansky

Years spent in a Twins uniform 1982-1988 (7 years)

Career stats .250 829 hits 163 Homeruns 469 RBI

1987 World Series All Star in 1985

War 16.1

Deserving of a vote?

Yes, while he didn’t have standout numbers he was a solid piece for the Twins for several years and helped the Twins win their first World Series.

Dean Chance

Years spent in a Twins uniform 1967-1969 (3 years)

Career stats 41-34 an ERA of 2.67 for 664 innings

All Star game in 1967

War 13.1

Deserving of a vote?

While he put up some fantastic numbers he only pitched for the Twins for 3 seasons. That’s not enough time to consider him a team Hall of Famer.

Dan Gladden

Years spent in a Twins uniform 1987-1991 (5 years)

Career Stats .268 average with 38 home runs and 238 RBI

1987 and 1991 World Series

War 5.7

Is he deserving of selection?

No, some decent numbers but not enough for selection even with the 2 World Series.

Dave Goltz

Years spent in a Twins uniform 1972-1979 (8 years)

Career stats 96-79 in 247 games 1638 Innings 3.48 ERA with 80 complete games

War 24.6

Is he deserving of selection?

Yes while his ERA is rather high for selection those 80 complete games in 8 years are enough reason for selection alone.

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