Justin Morneau to be inducted into Twins Hall of Fame
The Minnesota Twins announced Friday that former first baseman and MVP Justin Morneau will become the 34th member of the Twins Hall of Fame.
Morneau will be inducted during a pre-game ceremony at Target Field on May 23 before the Twins host the Chicago White Sox.
The Twins Hall of Fame honors players, coaches, managers and off-field personnel who have contributed to the organization's growth and success. Last year's inductees were pitcher Joe Nathan and former club president Jerry Bell.
Morneau played 14 seasons in the MLB, 11 of which were with the Twins from 2003-2013. He finished his Twins career hitting .278 with 289 doubles, 16 triples, 221 home runs, 860 RBI, 669 runs and 501 walks in 1,278 games. He also hit 30 or more home runs three times for the Twins and had 100 or more RBI in four seasons, and earned the 2006 AL MVP, two Silver Slugger awards (2006, 2008) and four AL All-Star team selections (2007-2010).
The New Westminster, Vancouver, Canada native was drafted by Minnesota in the third round of the 1999 Draft, and ranks second in Twins history in games played at first base (1124), third in home runs, sixth in RBI, and eighth in hits and walks. He remains in the organization as a Special Assistant to Baseball Operations, which he's held for the past two seasons. He also will work his third season as an analyst for select Twins TV broadcasts this season on Fox Sports North.