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#1 DuluthFan

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:55 PM

http://espn.go.com/b...=espnapi_public

Punto wins hands down! Ha!

#2 Reider

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:30 PM

What makes David Schoenfield the expert authority on deciding the peramiters?

#3 cmathewson

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:40 PM

Cesar Tovar
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#4 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:45 PM

Punto was disqualified for playing full time in 2006, but there are other Ex Twins who finished high on the list -- in fact one of them is the declared winner. Before reading the article can you guess who?

#5 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 06:16 PM

What makes David Schoenfield the expert authority on deciding the peramiters?


Probably because he wrote the article?

#6 Rick Blaine

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 06:42 PM

Cesar Tovar


Cesar Tovar wasn't really a utility player. He was a regular who played a lot of different positions. As a Twin he average over 600 plate appearances for seven years and in 1967 appeared in 164 games (still an American League record---Maury Wills played in 165 for the Dodgers in 62)

Not meaning to nic pic, just a friendly comment.

#7 Rick Blaine

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 06:49 PM

I'd pick Frank Quilici just because I like Frank Quilici. Best buck- ninety hitter around.

#8 Halsey Hall

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:02 PM

TK's favorite, Reb.

#9 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:53 PM

I'd pick Frank Quilici just because I like Frank Quilici. Best buck- ninety hitter around.


Better than Florimon?

#10 Monkeypaws

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 07:55 PM

Denny Hocking. We'd call it the Snaggletooth Award.

I remember year AND years ago, living in France, and there was a channel that ran the CBS evening new with Dan Rather, and they ran a story about Hocking, for reasons I have since forgotten. I have been a fan ever since.

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:37 PM

Rich Rollins.
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#12 nicksaviking

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:46 PM

Nice win for the Twins, but by narrowing his parameters, he missed 2 time WS champion Al Newman. Reboulet and Hocking did pop into my mind while reading the topic of the article, but I would have never guessed Reboulet had a better WAR than Hocking.

#13 Thrylos

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:56 PM

Rich Rollins.
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Nope.

Rollins was a third baseman. The third baseman who made Killebrew move across the diamond. Not utility. Career 830 games at 3B and 27 in other positions
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#14 cmathewson

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Posted 12 April 2014 - 09:01 PM

Tovar is the only Twin to play all nine positions in a single game.
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