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Greg Gagne is fondly remembered as one of the finest shortstops in Twins history and the anchor of two World Series infields.

Greg was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 5th round of the 1979 MLB draft and spent 3 years in the Yankees minor league system before being traded to the Twins on April 10, 1982, along with reliever Ron Davis and starting pitcher Paul Boris for the Twins starting shortstop at the time - Roy Smalley.  He made his MLB debut with the Twins on June 5, 1983 and by 1985 had cemented himself as the club's everyday shortstop.

On October 4, 1986 during a home game at the Metrodome, he tied the modern era major league record by hitting two inside-the-park home runs against the Chicago White Sox.  Only 18 players in MLB history have performed that feat, with Gags being only the second player to do so since 1930. 

Gags was a fixture of the Twins drive for their two World Series Championship drives.  He hit a game-winning, three run homer in Game one of the 1991 World Series off of Atlanta's Charlie Leibrandt.  He would hit only .213 during the Twins two post season drives.  Despite this low average, Gagne would slug five doubles and 4 homeruns, along with knocking in 10 runs and scoring 12 times, to maximize those 18 hits.

He left the Twins following the 1992 season and joined the Kansas City Royals for three years.  His last 2 year in the Majors, 1996 & 1997 were spent with the LA Dodgers.  Greg was elected to the Twins Hall of Fame on February 8, 2010 and was also named a member of the Twins "All Metrodome Team" in 2009.

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