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1970 MINNESOTA TWINS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Bloomington,MN
Team Record:  98-64   .605
Result:   1st in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Bill Rigney
General Manager:   Calvin Griffith
Stadium:  Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance:  1,261,887
Playoffs:  Lost ALCS (Orioles)

Minnesota Twins affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Minnie Mendoza (36)
Youngest Player:  Bert Blyleven (19)
Longest Tenure:  Jim Kaat, Harmon Killebrew, Bob Allison (10)
Top Hitter:  Cesar Tovar (5)
Top Pitcher:  Jim Perry (2)
Top Draft Pick:  Bob Gorinski (#22)

Roster Continuity:  72.52%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Minnesota9864.605--
Oakland8973.5499.0
California8676.53112.0
KC Royals6597.40133.0
Milwaukee6597.40133.0
Chi White Sox56106.34642.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
4Bob AllisonOFMLB6-4220RightRight7/11/193435Raytown,MissouriUDFA 

11Brant AlyeaOFMLB6-3215RightRight12/8/194029Passaic,New Jersey1962UDFA CIN
24Steve BarberPMLB6-1190RightRight3/13/194822Grand Rapids,MichiganUDFA 
28Bert BlylevenPMLB6-3207RightRight4/6/195119Zeist,Netherlands1969355MIN
23Dave BoswellPMLB6-3185RightRight1/20/194525Baltimore,MarylandUDFA 
37Steve BryeOFMLB6-0190RightRight2/4/194921Alameda,California1967117MIN
5,17Leo CardenasSSMLB5-10163RightRight12/17/193831Matanza,Cuba1957UDFA CIN
29Rod Carew1B-2BMLB6-0182LeftRight10/1/194524Gatun,Panama1964UDFA MIN
38Rick DempseyCMLB6-0190RightRight9/13/194920Fayetteville,Tennessee196715296MIN
21Tom HallPMLB6-0155LeftLeft11/23/194722Thomasville,North Carolina1966353MIN
34Pete HammPMLB6-5210RightRight9/20/194722Buffalo,New York19679156MIN
30Hal HaydelPMLB6-0190RightRight7/9/194425Houma,LouisianaUDFA 
19Herman HillOFMLB6-2190LeftRight10/12/194524Tuskegee,AlabamaUDFA 
26Jim HoltOF-1BMLB6-0195LeftRight5/27/194426Graham,North Carolina1966UDFA Kca
36Jim KaatPMLB6-4217LeftLeft11/7/193831Zeeland,Michigan1957UDFA Wa1
3Harmon Killebrew1B-3BMLB5-11214RightRight6/29/193634Payette,Idaho1954UDFA Wa1
9Charlie ManuelOFMLB6-3200LeftRight1/4/194426Northfork,West Virginia1963UDFA MIN
27Minnie Mendoza3B-2BMLB6-0180RightRight11/16/193336Ceiba del Agua,CubaUDFA 
15George MitterwaldCMLB6-2206RightRight8/7/194524Berkeley,California1965UDFA MIN
40Cotton Nash1BMLB6-6220RightRight7/24/194227Jersey City,New JerseyUDFA 
34,39Jim NettlesOFMLB6-0186LeftLeft3/2/194723San Diego,California1968476MIN
6Tony OlivaOFMLB6-2190LeftRight7/20/193831Pinar del Rio,Cuba1961UDFA MIN
16Ron PerranoskiPMLB6-0192LeftLeft4/1/193634Paterson,New Jersey1958UDFA CHC
31Jim PerryPMLB6-4200BothRight10/30/193534Williamston,North Carolina1956UDFA CLE
7Frank Quilici2B-3BMLB6-0175RightRight5/11/193931Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
8Paul RatliffCMLB6-2190LeftRight1/23/194426San Diego,CaliforniaUDFA 
20Rich Reese1BMLB6-3200LeftLeft9/29/194128Leipsic,Ohio1962UDFA FLA
10Rick Renick3B-OFMLB6-0190RightRight3/16/194426London,Ohio1965UDFA MIN
5,55Danny ThompsonSS-3BMLB6-0183RightRight2/1/194723Wichita,Kansas1968111Wa2
33Luis TiantPMLB5-11190RightRight11/23/194029Mariano,Cuba1962UDFA CLE
22Tom TischinskiCMLB5-10190RightRight7/12/194425Kansas City,MissouriUDFA 
12Cesar TovarOF-3BMLB5-9155RightRight7/3/194029Caracas,Venezuela1959UDFA CIN
35Stan WilliamsPMLB6-5230RightRight9/14/193633Enfield,New HampshireUDFA 
32Dick WoodsonPMLB6-5207RightRight3/30/194525Oelwein,Iowa1965UDFA MIN
25Bill ZeppPMLB6-2185RightRight7/22/194623Detroit,Michigan19677127BOS
Team PersonnelPosition 
Frank BuetelBroadcaster 
Herb CarnealBroadcaster 
Ray ChristensenBroadcaster 
Frankie CrosettiAssistant Coach 
Calvin GriffithGeneral Manager 
Marv GrissomPitching Coach 
Halsey HallBroadcaster 
Vern MorganThird Base Coach 
Bill RigneyManager 
Sherry RobertsonAssistant Coach 
Buck RodgersBullpen Coach 


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