Ranking the Minnesota Twins 5 Most Famous Fans

Matt LindholmContributor IIJuly 31, 2012

Ranking the Minnesota Twins 5 Most Famous Fans

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    Unlike the celebrity-enriched fan bases in the metropolises of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, Twins Territory draws a much humbler fan base. Twins games are not laded with the likes of Jay-Z, Jerry Seinfeld, David Beckham, or Eva Longoria.

    However, as modest as Minnesota fans may seem, celebrities are no strangers to rooting for the Twins.

    The following article is a list of the Minnesota Twins' most famous fans.

Josh Hartnett

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    Best known for his roles in the films Pearl Harbor and Black Hawk Down, Josh Hartnett happens to be a Twins fan.

    Unknown to many, Hartnett is from Minnesota and attended the same high school as Joe Mauer, though they attended at different times.

    Despite his Hollywood success, Hartnett is still active in Minnesota and is currently involved with political causes in the Twin Cities.

Kris Humphries

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    The former Mr. Kim Kardashian and current forward for the Brooklyn Nets, Kris Humphries is a Twins fan.  Born and raised in Minnesota sports culture, the Minneapolis native has been seen at multiple Twins games since entering the NBA.

    During his brief relationship and marriage to Kim Kardashian, he threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a 2011 Twins game.

    In a 2011 interview by Fox Sports North's Tyler Mason, Humphries spoke on his loyalty to the Twins:

    "I'm not a baseball guy, but I enjoy supporting the home town team."

Troy Polamalu

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    Perhaps the most unlikely person on this list, Troy Polamalu is not known for his enjoyment of Twins baseball.

    After befriending Joe Mauer through Head-and-Shoulders commercials, Polamalu has been no stranger to Twins spring training games. In a game this past spring, the Steelers star threw the ceremonial first pitch.

Jesse Ventura

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    It comes as no surprise that former Minnesota governor, Jesse "The Mind" Ventura is a Twins fan.  Gov. Ventura has been spotted at many Twins games, especially during his term as governor.

    In a 2002 playoff game, Gov. Ventura and Twins great Tony Oliva sang Take Me Out to the Ball Game.  In light of the contract talks that year, Ventura dedicated the song to MLB commissioner Bud Selig.

    Ventura's loyalty to the Twins was even celebrated through a special baseball card made by Donruss in 2005.

Garrison Keiler

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    Known for hosting the nationally-syndicated radio show A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor is a Twins fan.

    The Minnesota native has spent his professional career entertaining audiences with "News from Lake Wobegon" and Midwestern nostalgia.  A part of his appreciation for the past comes an appreciation for baseball.

    Keillor has shown this appreciation through writing about the Twins and remaining a loyal fan through his busy career. In fact, Keillor wrote the foreword for the book entitled Target Field: The New Home for the Minnesota Twins.  His loyalty for the Twins has remained tried and true despite spending some of his time in New York, attending Yankees games.