All players on this roster have accumulated more WAR for the Twins than any other major league team. Players are listed alphabetically, followed by their Strat-o-Matic card being used and their position eligibility.
Players without the *** designation are listed in Baseball Reference’s top 1000 in career WAR.
Players with the *** designation are not listed in the top 1000, but are “invitees” to round out the team to fulfill these minimum requirements: 30 players — 18 position players (with at least 2 players rated at each position) and 12 pitchers (at least 7 must have a reliever rating).
Position Players (28)
Bob Allison (1963, RF/CF), Ossie Bluege (1928, 3B), Rod Carew (HOF, 2B/1B), Joe Cronin (HOF, SS), Gary Gaetti (1986, 3B/2B/SS/LF), Goose Goslin (HOF, LF/RF), Kent Hrbek (BH, 1B), Torii Hunter (BH, CF/RF), Joe Judge (1920, 1B), Harmon Killebrew (HOF, 3B/1B/LF), Chuck Knoblauch (BH, 2B), Joe Kuhel (1945, 1B), Buddy Lewis (1939, 3B), Heinie Manush (HOF, LF/CF/RF), Joe Mauer (BH, C/1B), Clyde Milan (1912, CF), Buddy Myer (BH, 2B/3B), Tony Oliva (HOF, RF/CF), Kirby Puckett (HOF, CF/RF), Sam Rice (HOF, RF/CF), Muddy Ruel*** (1923, C), Roy Smalley (1978, SS), Denard Span (2012, CF), Cesar Tovar (1968, 3B/SS/LF/CF/RF), Cecil Travis (BH, SS/3B/RF/LF), Mickey Vernon (1946, 1B), Sam West (1931, CF/RF/LF), Eddie Yost (1953, 3B).
Bert Blyleven (HOF, SP), General Crowder (1932, SP/RP), Bump Hadley (BH, SP/RP), Walter Johnson (HOF, SP/RP), Sad Sam Jones (1928, SP/RP), Jim Kaat (HOF, SP/RP), Dutch [E.J.] Leonard (1940, SP), Firpo Marberry (BH, SP/RP), George Mogridge (1921, SP/RP), Camilo Pascual (BH, SP/RP), Jim Perry (1969, SP/RP), Brad Radke (BH, SP), Johan Santana (BH, SP/RP), Kevin Tapani (1991, SP), Frank Viola (BH, SP), Tom Zachary (1924, SP/RP).
03/28/19 Added Butch Wynegar (1979, C), dropped Earl Battey (1963, C).
03/26/20 Added Muddy Ruel (1923, C), dropped Joe Kuhel (1945, 1B) and Butch Wynegar (1979, C).
04/01/21 Added Joe Kuhel (1945, 1B) and Denard Span (2012, CF), dropped Joe Nathan (2004, RP).
03/31/22 Dropped Justin Morneau (2010, 1B).