The 2019 Hall of Fame class loved to terrorize the Minnesota Twins

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees sits in the dugout after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.Rivera is retiring after this season.This is the last game he will play in Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees sits in the dugout after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 26, 2013 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.Rivera is retiring after this season.This is the last game he will play in Yankee Stadium. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – APRIL 4: Starting pitcher Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays winds up during the game with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at the Tropicana Field home opener at on April 4, 2005 St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images).
ST. PETERSBURG, FL – APRIL 4: Starting pitcher Roy Halladay #32 of the Toronto Blue Jays winds up during the game with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays at the Tropicana Field home opener at on April 4, 2005 St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images). /

Roy Halladay

Last, but not least on this list is Roy Halladay. The right-hander was a pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2000s and although he never could will Toronto to the playoffs there, he was still a dominant force on the mound. Over 16 seasons with Toronto and the Philadelphia Phillies, Halladay would go 203-105 with a 3.38 ERA and 1.18 WHIP during his career.

Much like Mussina, there was a chance for Halladay to have those numbers in a Twins uniform, but the Twins chose to go another route instead. While Minnesota selected left-hander Mark Redman with the 13th overall pick in the 1995 MLB Draft, the Blue Jays would get Halladay four picks later.

Again, Halladay turned it on when he saw the Twins in the batter’s box, going 8-2 with a 2.94 ERA in 14 games (12 starts) against Minnesota as part of a career with eight All-Star appearances and two Cy Young Awards.

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Although Halladay won’t get to see his induction after his death in 2017, he had just as much success as his counterparts did against the Twins during his career. While that alone isn’t worth getting into the Hall of Fame, it was another athlete where the Twins played a big part in contributing to his greatness.

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