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    Who is the greatest position player in franchise history?
    63
    Harmon Killebrew
    46.03%
    29
    Sam Rice
    6.35%
    4
    Joe Judge
    1.59%
    1
    Kirby Puckett
    25.40%
    16
    Rod Carew
    15.87%
    10
    Kent Hrbek
    0.00%
    0
    Mickey Vernon
    0.00%
    0
    Tony Oliva
    0.00%
    0
    Goose Goslin
    4.76%
    3
    Buddy Myer
    0.00%
    0

  • #2
    The Killer gets my vote here.

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    • #3
      This was a tough one but I went with Killebrew just ahead of Carew-lots of power in an era of good pitching. Had Puckett played longer he probably would have won-excellent fielder as well as hitter.

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      • #4
        Went with Kirby.

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        • #5
          Kirbbbyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Puckett!

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          Last edited by BenHertz; 08-30-2008, 12:13 AM.

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          • #6
            Killebrew was far more intimidating at the dish but Puckett hit for average, provided speed and fantastic defense to go along with some pop so when asking which was the better player -- as in all-around? Puck in a heartbeat.
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            • #7
              Harmon was the power man and probably one of the most loved players in Twin (legacy Senator) history.

              Goose Goslin was a standout in his day.

              Rod Carew could find the ball like noone else.

              Too bad Tony Oliva tore his knees up while still a fairly young man. In his prime there were few better hitters.

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              • #8
                Killebrew's power carries the day for me.
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                • #9
                  No votes for Zolio Versalles.:grouchy Zolio was the first Twin MVP after the move from D.C. It seems, his bat left him completely right after that MVP season.

                  Naw, Killer is a good choice. Such a well loved player in Minnesota.

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                  • #10
                    Three Twins are in the Hall -- Carew, Killibrew and Puckett. Of them I saw only Puckett play, he gets my vote. "I'm just up there hackin', man!" Just think of his performance in game 6 of the '91 Series, his finest hour.

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                    • #11
                      no pitchers?

                      if i could pick anyone id go with walter johnson - but hitters sam rice
                      Last edited by chicagowhitesox1173; 08-15-2010, 01:46 AM.
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                      • #12
                        Killebrew, Carew are the best, with Goslin, Puckett, Rice next tier.

                        Kilebrew and Carew couldn't be much more different as players, but my vote in a close race goes to the Killer- he was one of the great power hitters of all time, and his BA suffered due to the era he played in. He wasn't a very impressive defensive player, but neither was Carew. Killebrew was a pretty decent 1Ber, and he didn't embarass himself at 3rd or LF. Very close, but Killebrew gets my vote.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chicagowhitesox1173 View Post
                          if i could pick anyone id go with walter johnson - but hitters sam rice
                          The poll creator was doing pitchers separately.
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                          • #14
                            I voted for Rob Carew.

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                            • #15
                              If Goose Goslin is on the list, why isn't Walter Johnson?

                              Because if we're talking about greatest player in franchise history, there really can be no debate that its Walter Johnson.
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