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1988 Minnesota TwinsSeason Roster
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Les Straker played for the 1988 Minnesota Twins
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTwins
LocationMinneapolis,Minnesota
Record91-71 (2nd in American League West)League Rank2ndMLB Rank4th
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)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJohnny Ard (#20)
Payroll$12,154,800 (Rank: 11th)
Attendance3,030,672 (Rank: 2nd)
Minor League AffiliatesPortland Beavers (AAA) 76-66 ... Orlando Twins (AA) 66-75 ... Visalia Oaks (A+) 80-62 ... Kenosha Twins (A) 81-59 ... Elizabethton Twins (Rk) 33-37 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1988 Statistics -- 1988 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1988 Minnesota Twins.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1988 baseball season.

1988 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 24Lancaster,Ohio MLB1983-19931986-1991Lancaster (Lancaster,OH)
1982- 2-  32-MIN
 
22Keith AthertonP6-4 200 R-R 1959-02-19 29Mathews,Virginia MLB1978-19891983-1989Mathews (Mathews,VA)
1978- 2-  30-OAK
 
21Doug BakerSS5-9 165 B-R 1961-04-03 27Fullerton,California MLB1982-19911984-1990Granada Hills (Granada Hills,CA)Arizona St, Los Angeles Valley Col
1982- 9- 230-DET
 
40Juan BerenguerP5-11 225 R-R 1954-11-30 33Aguadulce,Panama MLB1975-19971978-1992  
1975-   UDFA-NYN
 
38Karl BestP6-4 210 R-R 1959-03-06 29Aberdeen,Washington MLB1978-19881983-1988Kent-Meridian (Kent,WA)
1977-12- 312-SEA
 
28Bert BlylevenP6-3 207 R-R 1951-04-06 37Zeist,Netherlands MLB1969-19921970-1992Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)
1969- 3-  55-MIN
 
24Tom BrunanskyOF6-4 216 R-R 1960-08-20 27Covina,California MLB1978-19941981-1994West Covina (West Covina,CA)
1978- 1-  14-CAL
 
36Eric BullockOF5-11 185 L-L 1960-02-16 28Los Angeles,California MLB1981-19951985-1992South Gate (South Gate,CA)Cal St Fullerton, Los Angeles Harbor Col
1981- 1-   5-SDN
 
25Randy BushOF6-1 184 L-L 1958-10-05 29Dover,Delaware MLB1979-19931982-1993Carol City (Miami,FL)New Orleans
1979- 2-  37-MIN
 
38Steve CarltonP6-5 210 L-L 1944-12-22 43Miami,Florida MLB1964-19881965-1988North Miami (North Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1963-   UDFA-SLN
 
20John ChristensenOF6-0 180 R-R 1960-09-05 27Downey,California MLB1979-19891984-1988Troy (Fullerton,CA)Cal St Fullerton
1981- 2-  38-NYN
 
27Mark DavidsonOF6-2 190 R-R 1961-02-15 27Knoxville,Tennessee MLB1982-19931986-1991Garinger (Charlotte,NC)Clemson U., North Carolina
1982-11- 266-MIN
 
5Jim DwyerDH5-10 175 L-L 1950-01-03 38Evergreen Park,Illinois MLB1971-19901973-1990St. Laurence (Burbank,IL)So.Illinois U.
1971- 1-   1-PIT
 
8Gary Gaetti3B6-0 205 R-R 1958-08-19 29Centralia,Illinois MLB1979-20001981-2000Centralia (Centralia,IL)NWMissouri St, Lake Land Col
1979- 1-  11-MIN
 
7Greg GagneSS5-11 177 R-R 1961-11-12 26Fall River,Massachusetts MLB1979-19971983-1997Somerset Berkley Regional (Somerset,MA)
1979- 5- 129-NYA
 
32Dan GladdenOF5-11 180 R-R 1957-07-07 30San Jose,California MLB1979-19931983-1993Monta Vista (Cupertino,CA)Fresno St, De Anza Col
1979-   UDFA-SFN
 
46German GonzalezP6-0 170 R-R 1962-03-07 26Rio Caribe,Venezuela MLB1987-19891988-1989  
1986-   UDFA-MIN
 
12Brian HarperC6-2 206 R-R 1959-10-16 28Los Angeles,California MLB1977-20001979-1995San Pedro (San Pedro,CA)
1977- 4-  85-CAL
 
18,33Tom Herr2B6-0 185 B-R 1956-04-04 32Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1975-19911979-1991Hempfield (Landisville,PA)
1974-   UDFA-SLN
 
14Kent Hrbek1B6-4 260 L-R 1960-05-21 28Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1979-19941981-1994Kennedy (Bloomington,MN)
1978-17- 432-MIN
 
9Gene LarkinDH-1B6-3 205 B-R 1962-10-24 25Flushing,New York MLB1984-19931987-1993Chaminade (Mineola,NY)Columbia U.
1984-20- 504-MIN
 
15Tim LaudnerC6-3 212 R-R 1958-06-07 30Mason City,Iowa MLB1979-19901981-1989Park Center (Brooklyn Park,MN)Missouri
1979- 3-  63-MIN
 
53Charlie LeaP6-4 200 R-R 1956-12-25 31Orleans,France MLB1978-19881980-1988Kingsbury (Memphis,TN)Memphis, Mississippi, SW Tennessee CC
1978- 9- 217-MON
 
4Steve Lombardozzi2B6-0 175 R-R 1960-04-26 28Malden,Massachusetts MLB1980-19901985-1990Buchholz (Gainesville,FL)Florida, Gulf Coast St
1981- 9- 218-MIN
 
39Dwight LowryC6-3 210 L-R 1957-10-23 30Lumberton,North Carolina MLB1980-19901984-1988Pembroke (Pembroke,NC)North Carolina
1980-11- 278-DET
 
57Tippy MartinezP5-10 180 L-L 1950-05-31 38La Junta,Colorado MLB1972-19881974-1988La Junta (La Junta,CO)Colorado St
1969-35- 799-WS2
 
20Mike MasonP6-2 205 L-L 1958-11-21 29Faribault,Minnesota MLB1980-19961982-1988Benilde St. Margaret's (St. Louis Park,MN)Oral Roberts U., Normandale CC
1980- 1-  12-TEX
 
1John MosesOF5-10 170 B-L 1957-08-09 30Los Angeles,California MLB1979-19921982-1992Western (Anaheim,CA)Arizona
1981- 4-  86-CHA
 
26Al Newman3B5-9 183 B-R 1960-06-30 28Kansas 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 43Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1966-19881967-1988Bridgeport (Bridgeport,OH)West Liberty U.
1966- 7-  84-CLE
 
11Tom NietoC6-1 205 R-R 1960-10-27 27Downey,California MLB1981-19911984-1990Gahr (Cerritos,CA)Oral Roberts U., Cerritos Col
1981- 3-  60-SLN
 
19Mark PortugalP6-0 208 R-R 1962-10-30 25Los Angeles,California MLB1981-19991985-1999Norwalk (Norwalk,CA)
1980-   UDFA-MIN
 
34Kirby PuckettOF5-9 223 R-R 1960-03-14 28Chicago,Illinois MLB1981-19951984-1995Calumet (Chicago,IL)Bradley U., Triton Col
1982- 1-   3-MIN
 
41Jeff ReardonP6-1 195 R-R 1955-10-01 32Dalton,Massachusetts MLB1974-19941979-1994Wahconah Regional (Dalton,MA)Massachusetts
1973-23- 527-MON
 
37Dan SchatzederP6-0 195 L-L 1954-12-01 33Elmhurst,Illinois MLB1976-19911977-1991Willowbrook (Villa Park,IL)Denver
1976- 3-  57-MON
 
23Roy SmithP6-3 200 R-R 1961-09-06 26Mount Vernon,New York MLB1979-19931984-1991Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon,NY)Fordham U., Mercy Col
1979- 3-  72-PHI
 
17Les StrakerP6-1 193 R-R 1959-10-10 28Ciudad Bolivar,Venezuela MLB1977-19901987-1988  
1977-   UDFA-CIN
 
31Freddie ToliverP6-1 170 R-R 1961-02-03 27Natchez,Mississippi MLB1979-19981984-1993San Gorgonio (San Bernardino,CA)
1979- 3-  77-NYA
 
18Kelvin Torve1B6-3 205 L-R 1960-01-10 28Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1979-19911988-1991   Oral Roberts U.
1981- 2-  36-SFN
 
16Frank ViolaP6-4 209 L-L 1960-04-19 28Hempstead,New York MLB1981-19961982-1996East Meadow (East Meadow,NY)St. John's U.
1981- 2-  37-MIN
 
48Jim WinnP6-3 210 R-R 1959-09-23 28Stockton,California MLB1981-19881983-1988Clever (Clever,MO)John Brown U.
1981- 1-  14-PIT
 
41 Players