The Minnesota Twins have had a long history of truly elite left-handed hitters. We break down the eight best to ever wear the Twins jersey.
The Minnesota Twins have had so many fantastic hitters in their history, and Twins fans have been able to see so many all-star players here on a regular basis. Knowing that, I have created a list of the 16 best hitters in Twins history.
I wanted to make it a little easier to split up, so I created a list of the eight best left-handed hitters and a list of the eight best right-handed hitters spanning the lifetime of the franchise, and we’ll start with the left-handers. The only criterion that I had for these selections was that they had to have played for the Minnesota Twins and hit left-handed.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t include any Washington Senators from when the franchise was located there, so Sam Rice, Heinie Manush, Joe Cronin, and Goose Goslin all miss out on this trip. That story has yet to be written. Let’s jump into it with those pesky lefties.