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Viva Medias B's
08-22-2006, 08:27 AM
Ty Cobb will never win a poll as the "Best Human Ever," but the Georgia Peach was overwhelmingly elected the "Best Tiger Ever."

Today, we look at another of our playoff berth rivals, the 1901-60 Washington Senators/Minesota Twins.

fquaye149
08-22-2006, 08:33 AM
i've got mad action like my man john woo\
and i've got mad hits like I was Rod Carew...

Dan Mega
08-22-2006, 09:26 AM
R-R-R-Rooooood Careeeew.

pasquasroachclip
08-22-2006, 09:35 AM
If this poll includes the entire history of the team when they were the Washington Senators, then without a doubt the best player ever would be Walter Johnson.

jortafan
08-22-2006, 10:19 AM
Why is Kent Hrbek on this ballot? I'd think Jim Kaat, Bert Blyleven or Camillo Pascual would be better choices.

But seriously, when it comes to the image of the Minnesota Twins, the face of the franchise, who else is there other than Harmon Killebrew himself. Even if that does leave Rod Carew in second place.

SouthSide_HitMen
08-22-2006, 02:15 PM
Including the Senators years, which I did, the answer is "Who is Harmon Killebrew?".

miker
08-22-2006, 03:04 PM
I voted before reading the first post. Since we are considering Washington Senators, change my vote from Rod Carew to Walter Johnson!

TornLabrum
08-22-2006, 03:14 PM
The Twins came from Washington. The answer is obvious: Walter Johnson.

monkeypants
08-22-2006, 04:22 PM
The answer is Walter "Big Train" Johnson

I'm gonna tell you if you don't know
Bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum
About a great ball player from a long time ago
Bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum
A hero to me I ain't puttin' you on son.
I now tell the story of Walter Johnson.

All through baseball he was loved and respected
Was there bitterness in Walter Johnson?
Well it was never detected.

When pitchers throw their pitch to scare
Bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum
They'll almost hit that opposing player, woah
Bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum
Walter wouldn't do that, not even just a little
He kept that baseball right down the middle.

And all through baseball he was loved and respected
Was there bitterness in Walter Johnson?
Well it was never detected.

Well, when the Washington nine was a-goin to win
Bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum
Walter would ease up a little on the opposition
Bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum
The other teamates they just didn't get it,
They said, "Hey there Walter how come you let him hit it?"
Walter told them with his gentle smile
Said, "Boys, this games no fun if you get a hit once in a while."

And all through baseball he was loved and respected
Was there bitterness in Walter Johnson?
Well it was never detected.

Well a records just a record in a book that's just a book
Bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum
Walter Johnson never gave the opposing team so much as a dirty look
Bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum ba bum
And a season's just a season in a game that's just a game
And Walter Johnson cared about people more than he cared about fame.

So all through baseball he was loved and respected
Was there bitterness in Walter Johnson?
Well it was never detected.

"Walter Johnson" by Jonathan Richman

102605
08-22-2006, 04:45 PM
I hate the Twins more than any other team in professional sports.

Write in candidate for me: AJ

Fenway
08-22-2006, 04:54 PM
http://static.flickr.com/37/121011870_1fada51dde_t.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/51/121011868_444f3c308c_m.jpg

see 1987 1991

The Racehorse
08-22-2006, 05:39 PM
Walter Johnson

Railsplitter
08-22-2006, 06:33 PM
I didn't consider DC when I voted for Pucket.

Walter Johnson's 400+ wins and charter memebership in cooperstown make him the best in DC

thomas35forever
08-22-2006, 06:38 PM
Harmon Killebrew. The way he hit home runs gives him a literal meaning to his last name.

slobes
08-22-2006, 06:49 PM
Kirby Puckett was awesome. He gets my vote.

eastchicagosoxfan
08-22-2006, 07:54 PM
Barney, AKA, The Big Train, Walter Johnson.

Grzegorz
08-22-2006, 09:31 PM
The "Killer"...

Oliva had the greatest upside. If only he had healthy knees...

I want Mags back
08-22-2006, 09:57 PM
http://br.geocities.com/dsgc07nman/figuras/galeria/sbmelee/kirby.jpg

viagracat
08-22-2006, 10:11 PM
Whenever I think of the Twins, the first player that comes to mind was, is and always will be Harmon Killebrew.

He was about the most feared player in any lineup in his day and by all accounts I've heard a classy, decent guy.

Chips
08-22-2006, 11:35 PM
If this poll includes the entire history of the team when they were the Washington Senators, then without a doubt the best player ever would be Walter Johnson.

Without a doubt. The guy was ****ing awesome.

fquaye149
08-23-2006, 12:12 AM
Without a doubt. The guy was ****ing awesome.

i never should have clicked on your smileys:?:

Oblong
08-23-2006, 12:24 AM
This is a tough one. I went with Puckett just slightly over Killebrew.

I wonder if those problems he had after baseball had come out before his election to the HOF if he'd have gotten in. I'm not sure he should be in anyway. He got a lot of sympathy votes for his eye problem but it's still an injury. Why not Jim Rice? Why not Dwight Evans? Why not Andrew Dawson? I'm on the fence on him. Sorry if this is considered a hijack.

But he still gets a R.I.P. He was fun to watch.

BadBobbyJenks
08-23-2006, 01:08 AM
Mary Kate

soxinem1
08-23-2006, 07:49 PM
Tough choice here.

I watched Kirby, Harmon, and Carew all play for the Twins. Carew bolted and played half his career in California, so even though he is HOF, I pass on him.

Killebrew is the most prolific power hitter in team history, and was a fan favorite. He was their drawing card when the team sucked and a leader when they contended.

But Kirby was special. I watched him evolve from a singles hitter to a hard hitting slugger. Jim Eisenreich was supposed to be the CF of the future, but Kirby took his place when he retired. I remember his upper deck shot at Comiskey in 1989 that rose out of the park like an airplane off a runway. His kid-like enthusiasm, clutch, never stop trying mentality was a pleasure to watch as a fan.

He was an easy pick to the HOF after a 10-year career. He stayed with the Twins when many teams offered him a lot more money in an era when small-budget teams were losing guys every year to free agency.

Therefore, I say Kirby personified Twins baseball, and he is the man who gets my vote.

bridgeportcopper
08-24-2006, 12:35 AM
Was in Metrodome this past week for Sox series and was made sick to my stomach each night by that "What a wonderful world" song accompanying Puckett's career highlights during 7th inning stretch. Man was not a good person, behaved like an embarrasment to not only Twins organization but entire state of Minnesota. Character has to play some part and I say Puckett was lacking in that deptartment.

ode to veeck
08-24-2006, 10:44 AM
Walter Johnson has to be one of the very top greatest baseball players ever, often ID'd by many writers as greatest pitcher ever.

Harmon Killebrew hit the hardest baseball shot I ever saw in Comiskey Park, harder than Chet Lemon's shots that would go right by the 2nd baseman on a rope right over the wall in a straight line, harder than roof shots by Kittle and Ludzinski and towering blasts into left by Hurt. He hit a line shot with no arc whatsoever that rocketed about 1/2 way up off the middle of the Sox scoreboard and bounced back to the field, when home plate was 440 from high block wall in CF.