MINNEAPOLIS - Former second baseman and 1991 American League Rookie of the Year, Chuck Knoblauch, has been elected to the team's Hall of Fame. He will become the HOF's 27th member.
Knoblauch will be inducted during a special on-field pre-game ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 23 when the Twins play the Detroit Tigers at Target Field.
"Chuck's stellar play during his Rookie of the Year season was instrumental in helping our franchise secure the 1991 World Series Championship. The Twins organization looks forward to welcoming Chuck and his family back to Minnesota for this summer's induction ceremony," said Twins President Dave St. Peter in a news release.
Knoblauch played 12 years in the major leagues, including seven seasons with the Twins from 1991-97. He finished his Twins career playing in 1,013 games, with 1,197 hits, 210 doubles, 51 triples, 43 home runs, 391 RBI, and 513 walks.
The Houston, Texas native was drafted by the Twins in 1989. Besides the Twins, he played for the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals.
Knoblauch holds the Twins all-time career stolen base record with 272, including a Twins single season record of 62 steals in 1997.