Minnesota Twins Batting Leaders


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All stats leaders are based on seasons between 1998 – 2016.

To be eligible for single-season ratio stats a player needed to qualify for batting title.

To be eligible for career ratio stats a player needed to have 1,500 at bats.

Single-Season WAR
Rank Year Player WAR
1 1977 Rod Carew 9.7
2 1996 Chuck Knoblauch 8.6
3 1930 Joe Cronin 8.4
4 2009 Joe Mauer 7.8
1975 Rod Carew 7.8
6 1988 Kirby Puckett 7.7
7 1928 Goose Goslin 7.5
8 1974 Rod Carew 7.4
1963 Bob Allison 7.4
10 1965 Zoilo Versalles 7.2
1933 Joe Cronin 7.2
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Rod Carew 63.7
2 Harmon Killebrew 60.5
3 Sam Rice 52.6
4 Kirby Puckett 50.9
5 Joe Mauer 50.0
6 Joe Judge 47.0
7 Goose Goslin 43.2
8 Tony Oliva 43.0
9 Buddy Myer 40.7
10 Clyde Milan 40.1

Single-Season Batting Average
Rank Year Player BA
1 1977 Rod Carew .388
2 1928 Goose Goslin .379
3 1902 Ed Delahanty .376
4 2009 Joe Mauer .365
5 1974 Rod Carew .364
6 1975 Rod Carew .359
1941 Cecil Travis .359
8 1988 Kirby Puckett .356
9 1926 Goose Goslin .354
10 1946 Mickey Vernon .353
Career Batting Average
Rank Player BA
1 Rod Carew .334
2 Heinie Manush .328
3 Goose Goslin .323
Sam Rice .323
5 Kirby Puckett .318
Lyman Bostock .318
7 John Stone .317
8 Cecil Travis .314
9 Joe Mauer .313
10 Paul Molitor .312

Single-Season On-Base Percentage
Rank Year Player OBP
1 1938 Buddy Myer .454
2 1902 Ed Delahanty .453
3 1977 Rod Carew .449
4 1996 Chuck Knoblauch .448
5 2009 Joe Mauer .444
6 1928 Goose Goslin .442
7 1950 Eddie Yost .440
1935 Buddy Myer .440
9 1974 Rod Carew .433
10 1925 Joe Harris .430
Career On-Base Percentage
Rank Player OBP
1 Rod Carew .393
Buddy Myer .393
3 John Stone .392
4 Joe Mauer .391
Chuck Knoblauch .391
6 Eddie Yost .389
7 Joe Cronin .387
8 Goose Goslin .386
9 Muddy Ruel .382
10 Matt Lawton .379
Joe Judge .379

Single-Season Slugging Percentage
Rank Year Player SLG
1 1928 Goose Goslin .614
2 1961 Harmon Killebrew .606
3 1902 Ed Delahanty .590
4 2009 Joe Mauer .587
5 1969 Harmon Killebrew .584
6 1957 Roy Sievers .579
7 1925 Joe Harris .573
8 1977 Rod Carew .570
9 1994 Shane Mack .564
10 2006 Justin Morneau .559
Career Slugging Percentage
Rank Player SLG
1 Harmon Killebrew .514
2 Goose Goslin .502
3 Roy Sievers .500
4 Justin Morneau .485
5 Kent Hrbek .481
Jimmie Hall .481
7 Shane Mack .479
Don Mincher .479
9 Heinie Manush .478
10 Kirby Puckett .477

Single-Season On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Year Player OPS
1 1928 Goose Goslin 1.056
2 1902 Ed Delahanty 1.043
3 2009 Joe Mauer 1.031
4 1977 Rod Carew 1.019
5 1961 Harmon Killebrew 1.012
6 1969 Harmon Killebrew 1.011
7 1925 Joe Harris 1.003
8 1957 Roy Sievers .967
1926 Goose Goslin .967
10 1994 Shane Mack .966
Career On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Player OPS
1 Harmon Killebrew .892
2 Goose Goslin .888
3 John Stone .867
4 Roy Sievers .859
5 Shane Mack .854
6 Heinie Manush .849
7 Kent Hrbek .848
8 Joe Cronin .842
9 Rod Carew .841
10 Joe Mauer .837
Kirb Puckett .837

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 1967 Cesar Tovar 164
2 2008 Justin Morneau 163
1967 Harmon Killebrew 163
4 1984 Gary Gaetti 162
1979 Roy Smalley 162
1969 Harmon Killebrew 162
1966 Harmon Killebrew 162
8 1996 Paul Molitor 161
1986 Kirby Puckett 161
1985 Kirby Puckett 161
1970 Cesar Tovar 161
1964 Tony Oliva 161
Career Games
Rank Player G
1 Harmon Killebrew 2,329
2 Sam Rice 2,308
3 Joe Judge 2,086
4 Clyde Milan 1,982
5 Ossie Bluege 1,867
6 Mickey Vernon 1,805
7 Kirby Puckett 1,783
8 Kent Hrbek 1,747
9 Eddie Yost 1,690
10 Tony Oliva 1,676

Single-Season At Bats
Rank Year Player AB
1 1985 Kirby Puckett 691
2 1986 Kirby Puckett 680
3 1964 Tony Oliva 672
4 1937 Buddy Lewis 668
5 1965 Zoilo Versalles 666
6 1996 Paul Molitor 660
1941 Doc Cramer 660
8 1964 Zoilo Versalles 659
9 1933 Heinie Manush 658
10 1988 Kirby Puckett 657
1971 Cesar Tovar 657
Career At Bats
Rank Player AB
1 Sam Rice 8,934
2 Harmon Killebrew 7,835
3 Joe Judge 7,663
4 Clyde Milan 7,359
5 Kirby Puckett 7,244
6 Mickey Vernon 6,930
7 Ossie Bluege 6,440
8 Tony Oliva 6,301
9 Rod Carew 6,235
10 Kent Hrbek 6,192

Single-Season Runs
Rank Year Player R
1 1996 Chuck Knoblauch 140
2 1977 Rod Carew 128
3 1930 Joe Cronin 127
4 1965 Zoilo Versalles 126
5 1938 Buddy Lewis 122
6 1932 Heinie Manush 121
1930 Sam Rice 121
8 1970 Cesar Tovar 120
1932 Buddy Myer 120
10 1986 Kirby Puckett 119
1929 Sam Rice 119
Career Runs
Rank Player R
1 Sam Rice 1,466
2 Harmon Killebrew 1,258
3 Joe Judge 1,154
4 Kirby Puckett 1,071
5 Buddy Myer 1,037
6 Clyde Milan 1,004
7 Eddie Yost 971
8 Mickey Vernon 956
9 Rod Carew 950
10 Kent Hrbek 903

Single-Season Hits
Rank Year Player H
1 1977 Rod Carew 239
2 1988 Kirby Puckett 234
3 1925 Sam Rice 227
4 1996 Paul Molitor 225
5 1986 Kirby Puckett 223
6 1933 Heinie Manush 221
7 1974 Rod Carew 218
1941 Cecil Travis 218
9 1964 Tony Oliva 217
10 1926 Sam Rice 216
1924 Sam Rice 216
Career Hits
Rank Player H
1 Sam Rice 2,889
2 Kirby Puckett 2,304
3 Joe Judge 2,291
4 Clyde Milan 2,100
5 Rod Carew 2,085
6 Harmon Killebrew 2,024
7 Mickey Vernon 1,993
8 Tony Oliva 1,917
9 Buddy Myer 1,828
10 Joe Mauer 1,826

Single-Season Doubles
Rank Year Player 2B
1 1946 Mickey Vernon 51
2 1946 Stan Spence 50
3 2008 Justin Morneau 47
4 2010 Delmon Young 46
1996 Marty Cordova 46
6 2007 Torii Hunter 45
1994 Chuck Knoblauch 45
1989 Kirby Puckett 45
1965 Zoilo Versalles 45
1933 Joe Cronin 45
Career Doubles
Rank Player 2B
1 Sam Rice 479
2 Joe Judge 421
3 Kirby Puckett 414
4 Mickey Vernon 391
5 Joe Mauer 365
6 Tony Oliva 329
7 Kent Hrbek 312
8 Rod Carew 305
Buddy Myer 305
10 Justin Morneau 289
Goose Goslin 289

Single-Season Triples
Rank Year Player 3B
1 2000 Cristian Guzman 20
1925 Goose Goslin 20
3 1941 Cecil Travis 19
1904 Joe Cassidy 19
5 1935 John Stone 18
1932 Joe Cronin 18
1923 Goose Goslin 18
1923 Sam Rice 18
1921 Howie Shanks 18
10 1933 Heinie Manush 17
1924 Goose Goslin 17
Career Triples
Rank Player 3B
1 Sam Rice 183
2 Joe Judge 157
3 Goose Goslin 125
4 Buddy Myer 113
5 Mickey Vernon 108
6 Clyde Milan 105
7 Buddy Lewis 93
8 Rod Carew 90
9 Howie Shanks 87
10 Cecil Travis 78

Single-Season Home Runs
Rank Year Player HR
1 1969 Harmon Killebrew 49
1964 Harmon Killebrew 49
3 1962 Harmon Killebrew 48
4 1961 Harmon Killebrew 46
5 1963 Harmon Killebrew 45
6 1967 Harmon Killebrew 44
7 2016 Brian Dozier 42
1959 Harmon Killebrew 42
1957 Roy Sievers 42
10 1970 Harmon Killebrew 41
Career Home Runs
Rank Player HR
1 Harmon Killebrew 559
2 Kent Hrbek 293
3 Bob Allison 256
4 Justin Morneau 221
5 Tony Oliva 220
6 Torii Hunter 214
7 Kirby Puckett 207
8 Gary Gaetti 201
9 Roy Sievers 180
10 Tom Brunansky 163

Single-Season Runs Batted In
Rank Year Player RBI
1 1969 Harmon Killebrew 140
2 2006 Justin Morneau 130
3 2008 Justin Morneau 129
1924 Goose Goslin 129
5 1962 Harmon Killebrew 126
1931 Joe Cronin 126
1930 Joe Cronin 126
8 1961 Harmon Killebrew 122
9 1988 Kirby Puckett 121
10 1927 Goose Goslin 120
Career Runs Batted In
Rank Player RBI
1 Harmon Killebrew 1,540
2 Kent Hrbek 1,086
3 Kirby Puckett 1,085
4 Sam Rice 1,044
5 Mickey Vernon 1,026
6 Joe Judge 1,001
7 Tony Oliva 947
8 Goose Goslin 932
9 Justin Morneau 860
10 Ossie Bluege 848

Single-Season Stolen Bases
Rank Year Player SB
1 1912 Clyde Milan 88
2 1913 Clyde Milan 75
3 1920 Sam Rice 63
4 1997 Chuck Knoblauch 62
1913 Danny Moeller 62
6 1943 George Case 61
7 1911 Clyde Milan 58
8 1939 George Case 51
9 1976 Rod Carew 49
1944 George Case 49
Career Stolen Bases
Rank Player SB
1 Clyde Milan 495
2 Sam Rice 346
3 George Case 321
4 Chuck Knoblauch 276
5 Rod Carew 271
6 Joe Judge 210
7 Cesar Tovar 186
8 Howie Shanks 177
9 Bucky Harris 166
Eddie Foster 166

Single-Season Walks
Rank Year Player BB
1 1956 Eddie Yost 151
2 1969 Harmon Killebrew 145
3 1950 Eddie Yost 141
4 1967 Harmon Killebrew 131
1954 Eddie Yost 131
6 1952 Eddie Yost 129
7 1970 Harmon Killebrew 128
8 1951 Eddie Yost 126
9 1953 Eddie Yost 123
10 1971 Harmon Killebrew 114
Career Walks
Rank Player BB
1 Harmon Killebrew 1,505
2 Eddie Yost 1,274
3 Joe Judge 943
4 Buddy Myer 864
5 Kent Hrbek 838
6 Joe Mauer 822
7 Bob Allison 795
8 Mickey Vernon 735
9 Ossie Bluege 723
10 Clyde Milan 685

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 2016 Miguel Sano 178
2 2015 Brian Dozier 148
3 1972 Bobby Darwin 145
4 2008 Carlos Gomez 142
1962 Harmon Killebrew 142
6 2012 Josh Willingham 141
7 2016 Brian Dozier 138
1956 Jim Lemon 138
9 1973 Bobby Darwin 137
10 1964 Harmon Killebrew 135
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Harmon Killebrew 1,629
2 Bob Allison 1,033
3 Torii Hunter 975
4 Kirby Puckett 965
5 Gary Gaetti 877
6 Joe Mauer 865
7 Justin Morneau 839
8 Micheal Cuddyer 805
9 Kent Hrbek 798
10 Jacque Jones 737