Corey Koskie elected to baseball's Hall of Fame... in Canada

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If you don't think Corey Koskie is one of Canada's all-time great baseball players, well... you're wrong.

Koskie, who played third base for the Twins from 1998-2004, was one of five people elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday, according to SportsNet.

"Wow! I'm not sure what to say or think," Koskie said. "I know the standard thing to say is, 'What an honor,' but that doesn't communicate what I'm feeling right now. It's much more than that."

Koskie, along with former big leaguers Carlos Delgado, Matt Stairs, Felipe Alou and longtime baseball writer Bob Elliott, will be enshrined in the Hall in St. Marys, Ontario on June 13.

Koskie, a native of Anola, Manitoba, which is just east of Winnipeg, hit 124 home runs over the course of his nine-year career. His best season was in 2001 when he .276 with 26 home runs and 103 RBIs. He went on to play a key role in helping the Twins reach the playoffs from 2002-2004 before finishing his career with stops in Toronto and Milwaukee.

While playing for the Brewers in 2006 he suffered a concussion that knocked him out of baseball for good. He attempted a comeback with the Cubs in 2009 but didn't feel well and ultimately had to hang up his cleats one last time, ESPN reported.

For Twins fans, Koskie will be remembered as one of the players that helped turn the Twins around in the early 2000s.

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