Minnesota Twins: 5 Twins that could be enshrined in the Hall of Fame

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FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 16: Former Minnesota Twins player Tony Oliva watches the pregame warm-ups prior to the start of the Spring Training Game against the Boston Red Sox on March 16, 2016 at CenturyLink Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 16: Former Minnesota Twins player Tony Oliva watches the pregame warm-ups prior to the start of the Spring Training Game against the Boston Red Sox on March 16, 2016 at CenturyLink Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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FORT MYERS, FL – MARCH 16: Former Minnesota Twins player Tony Oliva watches the pregame warm-ups prior to the start of the Spring Training Game against the Boston Red Sox on March 16, 2016 at CenturyLink Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
FORT MYERS, FL – MARCH 16: Former Minnesota Twins player Tony Oliva watches the pregame warm-ups prior to the start of the Spring Training Game against the Boston Red Sox on March 16, 2016 at CenturyLink Sports Complex and Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

With no representatives in this year’s Hall of Fame class, who are some Twins that could be inducted into Cooperstown in the near future?

The Minnesota Twins have had quite the history after being founded in 1961 as they’ve picked up a couple of World Series titles and had multiple stand out players since coming over from Washington. While there are a lot of players who shaped the history of the Twins’ franchise, the group that has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame is more exclusive.

To make that case, out of the nine retired numbers in Twins history, only six of them are inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. That number could grow in the near future with a recent retiree in Joe Mauer, but outside of that, it’s hard for any player or manager to get into the Hall of Fame even if they’ve made a major impact on a franchise.

With another class going into Cooperstown this weekend, it seems like a good time to look back at Twins history and see what names could be headed for enshrinement in the near future. While some names are obvious, there are others that are surprising on the list and even more that could garner more consideration as their career ages with time.

So who in Twins history could get the call to the hall?

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