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Where Mauer ranks

Joe Mauer today begins what could be the last homestand of his long major league and Twins career. Here’s where the 2009 American League MVP and three-time Gold Glove winner ranks among the team’s all-time leaders in a few statistical categories (The Twins began as the Washington Senators, but this list includes only players who played in Minnesota):

Batting average Years At-bats Avg.

 1. Rod Carew 1967-78 6,235 .334

 2. Kirby Puckett 1984-95 7,244 .318

 3. Shane Mack 1990-94 2,161 .309

T4. Brian Harper 1988-93 2,503 .306

T4. Joe Mauer 2004-18 6,901 .306

T6. Tony Oliva 1962-76 6,301 .304

T6. Chuck Knoblauch 1991-97 3,939 .304

Hits Years At-bats Hits

 1. Kirby Puckett 1984-95 7,244 2,304

 2. Joe Mauer 2004-18 6,901 2,112

 3. Rod Carew 1967-78 6,235 2,085

 4. Harmon Killebrew* 1954-74 7,835 2,024

 5. Tony Oliva 1962-76 6,301 1,917

Games played Years Games

 1. Harmon Killebrew* 1954-74 2,329

 2. Joe Mauer 2004-18 1,851

 3. Kirby Puckett 1984-95 1,851

 4. Kent Hrbek 1981-94 1,747

 5. Tony Oliva 1962-76 1,676

* — Killebrew played in Washington from 1954-60