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1987 Minnesota TwinsSeason Roster
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Joe Niekro played for the 1987 Minnesota Twins
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTwins
LocationMinneapolis,Minnesota
Record85-77 (1st in American League West)League Rank5thMLB Rank9th
BallparkHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
ManagerTom KellyGeneral ManagerAndy MacPhail
CoachesTony Oliva (Hitting Coach), Rick Renick (Third Base Coach), Rick Stelmaszek (Bullpen Coach), Dick Such (Pitching Coach), Wayne Terwilliger (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsWon World Series (Cardinals)
#1 Draft PickWillie Banks (#3)
Attendance2,081,976 (Rank: 11th)
Minor League AffiliatesPortland Beavers (AAA) 45-96 ... Orlando Twins (AA) 61-82 ... Visalia Oaks (A+) 68-74 ... Kenosha Twins (A) 82-58 ... Elizabethton Twins (Rk) 29-40 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1987 Statistics -- 1987 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1987 Minnesota Twins.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1987 baseball season.

1987 Minnesota Twins Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
49Allan AndersonP6-0 186 L-L 1964-01-07 23Lancaster,Ohio MLB1983-19931986-1991Lancaster (Lancaster,OH)
1982- 2-  32-MIN
 
22Keith AthertonP6-4 200 R-R 1959-02-19 28Mathews,Virginia MLB1978-19891983-1989Mathews (Mathews,VA)
1978- 2-  30-OAK
 
18Don BaylorDH6-1 220 R-R 1949-06-28 38Austin,Texas MLB1967-19881970-1988Austin (Austin,TX)Blinn Col
1967- 2-  39-BAL
 
20Billy BeaneOF6-4 195 R-R 1962-03-29 25Orlando,Florida MLB1980-19891984-1989Mount Carmel (San Diego,CA)
1980- 1-  23-NYN
 
40Juan BerenguerP5-11 225 R-R 1954-11-30 32Aguadulce,Panama MLB1975-19971978-1992  
1975-   UDFA-NYN
 
30Jeff BittigerP5-10 175 R-R 1962-04-13 25Jersey City,New Jersey MLB1980-20021986-1989Secaucus (Secaucus,NJ)Montclair St, New Jersey City U.
1980- 7- 157-NYN
 
28Bert BlylevenP6-3 207 R-R 1951-04-06 36Zeist,Netherlands MLB1969-19921970-1992Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)
1969- 3-  55-MIN
 
24Tom BrunanskyOF6-4 216 R-R 1960-08-20 26Covina,California MLB1978-19941981-1994West Covina (West Covina,CA)
1978- 1-  14-CAL
 
25Randy BushOF6-1 184 L-L 1958-10-05 28Dover,Delaware MLB1979-19931982-1993Carol City (Miami,FL)New Orleans
1979- 2-  37-MIN
 
33Sal ButeraC6-0 190 R-R 1952-09-25 34Richmond Hill,New York MLB1972-19891980-1988Connetquot (Bohemia,NY)Suffolk County CC
1972-   UDFA-MIN
 
38Steve CarltonP6-5 210 L-L 1944-12-22 42Miami,Florida MLB1964-19881965-1988North Miami (North Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1963-   UDFA-SLN
 
27Mark DavidsonOF6-2 190 R-R 1961-02-15 26Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1982-19931986-1991Garinger (Charlotte,NC)Clemson U., North Carolina
1982-11- 266-MIN
 
21George FrazierP6-5 205 R-R 1954-10-13 32Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1976-19871978-1987Hillcrest (Springfield,MO)Oklahoma
1976- 9- 196-MIL
 
8Gary Gaetti3B6-0 205 R-R 1958-08-19 28Centralia,Illinois MLB1979-20001981-2000Centralia (Centralia,IL)NWMissouri St, Lake Land Col
1979- 1-  11-MIN
 
7Greg GagneSS5-11 177 R-R 1961-11-12 25Fall River,Massachusetts MLB1979-19971983-1997Somerset Berkley Regional (Somerset,MA)
1979- 5- 129-NYA
 
32Dan GladdenOF5-11 180 R-R 1957-07-07 29San Jose,California MLB1979-19931983-1993Monta Vista (Cupertino,CA)Fresno St, De Anza Col
1979-   UDFA-SFN
 
14Kent Hrbek1B6-4 260 L-R 1960-05-21 27Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1979-19941981-1994Kennedy (Bloomington,MN)
1978-17- 432-MIN
 
46Joe KlinkP5-11 175 L-L 1962-02-03 25Johnstown,Pennsylvania MLB1983-19961987-1996   St. Thomas
1983-36- 801-NYN
 
9Gene LarkinDH-1B6-3 205 B-R 1962-10-24 24Flushing,New York MLB1984-19931987-1993Chaminade (Mineola,NY)Columbia U.
1984-20- 504-MIN
 
15Tim LaudnerC6-3 212 R-R 1958-06-07 29Mason City,Iowa MLB1979-19901981-1989Park Center (Brooklyn Park,MN)Missouri
1979- 3-  63-MIN
 
4Steve Lombardozzi2B6-0 175 R-R 1960-04-26 27Malden,Massachusetts MLB1980-19901985-1990Buchholz (Gainesville,FL)Florida, Gulf Coast St
1981- 9- 218-MIN
 
26Al NewmanSS-2B5-9 183 B-R 1960-06-30 27Kansas City,Missouri MLB1981-19921985-1992Ontario (Ontario,CA)San Diego St, Chaffey Col
1981- 1-  12-MON
 
36Joe NiekroP6-1 190 R-R 1944-11-07 42Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1966-19881967-1988Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)West Liberty U.
1966- 7-  84-CLE
 
19Randy NiemannP6-4 200 L-L 1955-11-15 31Scotia,California MLB1975-19881979-1987Fortuna (Fortuna,CA)Col. the Redwoods
1975- 3-  60-MIN
 
11Tom NietoC6-1 205 R-R 1960-10-27 26Downey,California MLB1981-19911984-1990Gahr (Cerritos,CA)Oral Roberts U., Cerritos Col
1981- 3-  60-SLN
 
2Chris Pittaro2B5-11 170 B-R 1961-09-16 25Trenton,New Jersey MLB1980-19881985-1987Hamilton East (Steinert) (Trenton,NJ)North Carolina
1982- 6- 152-DET
 
36Mark PortugalP6-0 208 R-R 1962-10-30 24Los Angeles,California MLB1981-19991985-1999Norwalk (Norwalk,CA)
1980-   UDFA-MIN
 
34Kirby PuckettOF5-9 223 R-R 1960-03-14 27Chicago,Illinois MLB1981-19951984-1995Calumet (Chicago,IL)Bradley U., Triton Col
1982- 1-   3-MIN
 
41Jeff ReardonP6-1 195 R-R 1955-10-01 31Dalton,Massachusetts MLB1974-19941979-1994Wahconah Regional (Dalton,MA)Massachusetts
1973-23- 527-MON
 
12Mark SalasC6-0 205 L-R 1961-03-08 26Montebello,California MLB1979-19911984-1991Nogales (La Puente,CA)
1979-18- 448-SLN
 
31Dan SchatzederP6-0 195 L-L 1954-12-01 32Elmhurst,Illinois MLB1976-19911977-1991Willowbrook (Villa Park,IL)Denver
1976- 3-  57-MON
 
5Roy SmalleyDH6-1 185 B-R 1952-10-25 34Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19871975-1987Westchester (Los Angeles,CA)USC
1974- 1-   1-TEX
 
23Roy SmithP6-3 200 R-R 1961-09-06 25Mount Vernon,New York MLB1979-19931984-1991Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon,NY)Fordham U., Mercy Col
1979- 3-  72-PHI
 
48Mike SmithsonP6-8 215 L-R 1955-01-21 32Centerville,Tennessee MLB1976-19891982-1989Hickman County (Centerville,TN)Tennessee
1976- 5- 118-BOS
 
17Les StrakerP6-1 193 R-R 1959-10-10 27Ciudad Bolivar,Venezuela MLB1977-19901987-1988  
1977-   UDFA-CIN
 
16Frank ViolaP6-4 209 L-L 1960-04-19 27Hempstead,New York MLB1981-19961982-1996East Meadow (East Meadow,NY)St. John's U.
1981- 2-  37-MIN
 
36 Players