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.
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.