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In the Twins 53 year history, 27 different Twins players have gotten five or or more hits in a game but only nine players have done this more then once.

Kirby Puckett did it six times and in two of those occurrences he had six hits in a game. Puckett remains the only Twins player to get more then 5 hits in a game.

Joe Mauer and Rod Carew each have had five 5 hit games wearing a Twins uni.

Tony Oliva accomplished the feat four times.

Paul Molitor did it three times.

Denard Span, Justin Morneau, and Jacques Jones each had 5 hits in a game twice. There is one other Twins player that had 5 hits in a game twice. Who was he?
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  1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    I will go with Kent Hrbek.
  2. Supfin99's Avatar
    Mickey Hatcher
  3. jjswol's Avatar
    Nope, not Hrbek or Hatcher.
  4. Willihammer's Avatar
  5. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    Funny you asked, because I was just re-reading some passages from Moneyball yesterday, and according to Michael Lewis...
  6. jjswol's Avatar
    Not Knoblauch or AM
  7. Don Julio's Avatar
    Ben Revere?
  8. jjswol's Avatar
    Not Revere
  9. Twins Daily Admin's Avatar
    I would've guessed Knoblauch, too. Lots of leadoff men on the guesses, which makes sense. Gladden?

    If not, got any more hints? Was it a leadoff guy?
  10. jjswol's Avatar
    He was not a lead-off hitter but he did hit lead off now and then. This native Californian called the Metrodome home for over 10 years.
  11. jjswol's Avatar
    Another hint or two - This utility player played every position for the Twins except pitcher and catcher. This players wife gave birth to fraternal twins, making him the first player in Twins franchise history to become the father of a set of twins.
  12. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    I thought maybe Billy Beane but nope.. Not Randy Bush either.. Al Newman?
  13. Willihammer's Avatar
    Haha, oh man, I know it but I don't know if I should say. Its equal parts hilarious and depressing.

    He was basically the Nick Punto before Nick Punto was the Nick Punto.
  14. jjswol's Avatar
    I think you have it Wilihammer, tell the folks.
  15. Willihammer's Avatar

    .654 OPS and -0.5 career WAR player, Denny Hocking.
  16. jjswol's Avatar
    Right on Mr. Willihammer, Congratulations!
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