Chuck Knoblauch inducted into Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame
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Chuck Knoblauch will be enshrined in the Twins Hall of Fame, the team announced Friday.
Minnesota fans have mixed memories of the second baseman. His on-field performance with the Twins, however, was spectacular.
In seven years with the Twins, he batted .304/.391/.416 and stole more bases, 276, than any other Twins player in history. He won Rookie of the Year in 1991 and went to four All-Star games. He also won the Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger in 1997 and another Silver Slugger in 1995.
Among players with at least 1,000 plate appearances, Knoblauch ranks third in Twins history with a .391 on-base percentage, second among second baseman, behind Rod Carew.
The Twins drafted Knoblauch in the first round of the 1989 MLB Draft, and he won a World Series with the team two years later.
He fell out of favor with Twins fans when he publicly demanded to be traded. Minnesota flipped him to the Yankees in 1998 for a healthy haul: Eric Milton, Danny Mota, Brian Buchanan and Christian Guzman.