50 Greatest Twins

The 50 Greatest Twins were voted on by an expert panel of print, radio, and television journalists throughout Twins Territory and senior members of the Minnesota Twins staff and annouced in May of 2010.

2010 Twins 50 year anniversary logo

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Rick Aguilera - pitcher – 1989 – 1999

Bob Allison – outfield – 1961 – 1970 *

Earl Battey – catcher – 1961 – 1967 *

Bert Blyleven – pitcher – 1970-1976 and 1986 – 1988

Lyman Bostock – outfield – 1975  – 1977 *

Tom Brunansky – outfield – 1982 – 1988

Rod Carew – 2B/1B – 1967 – 1978

John Castino – 3B/2B – 1979 – 1984

Michael Cuddeyer – outfield – 2001 – present

Gary Gaetti – 3B – 1981 -1990

Greg Gagne – SS – 1983 – 1992

Ron Gardenhire – manager – 2002 – present

Dan Gladden – outfield – 1987 – 1991

Dave Goltz – pitcher – 1972 – 1979

Jim  “Mudcat” Grant – pitcher – 1964 – 1967

Eddie Guardado – pitcher – 1993 – 2003 and 2008

Larry Hisle – outfield – 1973 – 1977

Kent Hrbek – 1B – 1981 – 1994

Torii Hunter – outfield – 1997 – 2007

Jim Kaat – pitcher – 1961 – 1973

Tom Kelly – 1B/coach/manager – 1975 and 1983 – 2001

Harmon Killebrew – 1B/3B/outfield – 1961 – 1974 *

Chuck Knoblauch – 2B – 1991 – 1997

Jerry Koosman – pitcher – 1979 -1981

Corey Koskie – 3B – 1998 – 2004

Gene Larkin – 1B/outfield – 1987 -1993

Billy Martin – 2B/coach/manager – 1965 – 1969 *

Gene Mauch – manager – 1976 – 1980 *

Joe Mauer – catcher – 2004 – present

Sam Mele – manager – 1961 – 1967

Paul Molitor – DH/1B – 1996 – 1998

Justin Morneau – 1B – 2003 – present

Jack Morris – pitcher – 1991

Joe Nathan – pitcher – 2004 -2011

Tony Oliva – OF/DH/coach 1962 – 1978 and 1985-1991

Camilo Pascual – pitcher – 1961 -1966

Jim Perry – pitcher – 1963 – 1972

Kirby Puckett – outfield – 1984 – 1995 *

Frank Quilici -  2B/coach/manager – 1965, 1967 – 1975

Brad Radke – pitcher – 1995 – 2006

Jeff Reardon – pitcher – 1987 – 1989

Johan Santana – pitcher – 2000 – 2007

Roy Smalley – SS – 1976 – 1982 and 1985 – 1987

Rick Stelmaszek – coach – 1981 – present

Kevin Tapani – pitcher – 1989 – 1995

Cesar Tovar – outfield/3B/2B/SS – 1965 – 1972 *

Zoilo Versalles – SS – 1961 – 1967 *

Frank Viola – pitcher – 1982 – 1989

Dave Winfield – DH/outfield – 1993 – 1994

Al Worthington – pitcher – 1964 – 1969

* = Deceased

As part of the 50  greatest Twins celebration week-end (September 3-5, 2010) there was an “legends game” and the team captains were Tom Kelly and Paul Molitor. Twin Cities broadcasters served as umpires including Don Shelby of WCCO Television, Randy Shaver of KARE 11, Jim Rich of FOX 9 News and Joe Schmidt of KSTP Eyewitness News.

Here is a short video of what transpired when Kent Hrbek was playing 1B.

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