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Hunter, Santana Gold Glove Winners

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2000 was the last year a Minnesota Twin didn't receive the award.

Torii Hunter's seventh consecutive award matches up with Johan Santana's first, giving the Twins their first double-ticket winners since 2001.  That season, first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz also took home the trophy; his only Gold Glove and Torii's first.

Here is a list of every Minnesota player to be awarded the defensive honor, since its inception in 1957.

Year  Pos  Player
1961   P   Frank Lary
       C   Earl Battey
       1B  Vic Power
1962   P   Jim Kaat
       C   Earl Battey
       1B  Vic Power
1963   P   Jim Kaat
       1B  Vic Power
       SS  Zoilo Versalles
1964   P   Jim Kaat
1965   P   Jim Kaat
       SS  Zoilo Versalles
1966   P   Jim Kaat
       OF  Tony Oliva
1967   P   Jim Kaat
1968   P   Jim Kaat
1969   P   Jim Kaat
1970   P   Jim Kaat
1971   P   Jim Kaat
1972   P   Jim Kaat

Year  Pos  Player
1986   3B  Gary Gaetti
       OF  Kirby Puckett
1987   3B  Gary Gaetti
       OF  Kirby Puckett
1988   3B  Gary Gaetti
       OF  Kirby Puckett
1989   3B  Gary Gaetti
       OF  Kirby Puckett
1991   OF  Kirby Puckett
1992   OF  Kirby Puckett
1997   2B  Chuck Knoblauch

Year  Pos  Player
2001   1B  Doug Mientkiewicz
       OF  Torii Hunter
2002   OF  Torii Hunter
2003   OF  Torii Hunter
2004   OF  Torii Hunter
2005   OF  Torii Hunter
2006   OF  Torii Hunter
2007   P   Johan Santana
       OF  Torii Hunter

Kaat won the Gold Glove from 1962 - 1975, the last three years with the Chicago White Sox.  When he left it snapped a steak of twelve consecutive seasons where a player from Minnesota made the exclusive roster.  Torii now owns second place in Minnesota Gold Glove history with seven; Kirby Puckett is third with six.

For a complete list of the award's winners, go here.