These athletes were key cogs on Minnesota sports teams, but for most teams, they would be riding the bench. They were overachievers, coaches' favorites, system players, past-their-prime stars and larger-than-life characters. For one reason or another, Minnesotans have raised them to Folk Hero Status..
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Ball, Jerry - DT, Vikings 1997 - 1998
Coomer, Ron - INF, Twins 1995 - 2000
Garrett, Dean - C, Timberwolves 1996/97, 1998/99 - 2001/02