Minnesota Twins No. 5 Hall of Fame Candidate: Justin Morneau
With Oliva and Kaat in the Hall, the number of former Twins with real chances to make the Hall of Fame slim down dramatically. Kelly and Santana are the pair with the best chance at making it through committee, so we turn our heads to people who are still on the ballot or will be soon.
This list begins with Justin Morneau, the former MVP who is extremely overlooked despite a case for Hall consideration. At Puckett’s Pond, we’ve gone over Morneau’s case already, so we’ll just recap it here.
An MVP, a Batting Champion, a four-time All-Star, and two-time Silver Slugger award winner suggests that he’s at least got an argument. Unfortunately for him, the injuries took their toll, and he wasn’t able to put up elite career numbers outside of his peak. That keeps his chances fairly slim. Chances: 1%