Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com is reporting that long time Minnesota Twin Chuck Knoblauch will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame on August 23rd.
Knoblauch, who played for seven years for the Twins as their second baseman, certainly has many accolades that earn him this distinction. While he may have had three World Series Championships with the New York Yankees, Chuck was a key member of the 1991 Twins team that beat the Braves in 7 games to win the World Title. All of his awards also came as a member of the Twins.
With Minnesota, Knoblauch hit .304/.391/.416, racking up 43 home runs and knocking in 391 runs. He was also a perennial doubles and stolen bases threat as he hit 210 two-baggers and swiped 276 bases while only being caught 77 times. He won Rookie of the Year in 1991, the year the Twins won the World Series, is a four-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger, and has won a Gold Glove for his work at second base.
Chuck will be honored in an on-field ceremony at Target Field on August 23rd, during which time the Twins will be playing the Detroit Tigers.