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1978 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

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W-L Record: 73-89 .451
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 666-678 -12
Manager(s): Gene Mauch
General Manager: Calvin Griffith
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 787,878 25/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Lenny Faedo (#16) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jerry Zimmerman
Hitting Coach: Tony Oliva
Pitching Coach: Camilo Pascual
Third Base Coach: Karl Kuehl

#1 Draft Picks

Dan Ford (#18)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9270.568--
8775.5375.0
8775.5375.0
7389.45119.0
7190.44120.5
6993.42623.0
56104.35035.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
15Dan FordOF2659278162
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10
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11
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82774888566315.274.332.424756.150.231.3041.8353.8251654
5Roy SmalleySS2558680160
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31
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3
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19
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772885701323716.273.362.433795.160.295.2800.8230.8254702
29Rod Carew1B3256485188
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26
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10
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5
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7027778621192618.333.411.441852.108.282.3640.79112.8249651
16Butch WynegarC2245436104
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22
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1
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4
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45104742621147.229.307.308615.079.185.2430.89113.5140522
24Willie NorwoodOF2742856109
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22
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3
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8
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4625102864306615.255.301.376677.121.222.2792.2953.5161471
26Mike Cubbage3B2739440111
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7
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5731404413727.282.348.401749.119.226.3011.1056.3158444
10Hosken PowellOF233815594
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31115453101745.247.323.333656.087.220.2590.69127.0127437
32Bob Randall2B303303689
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021532422601327.270.329.321650.052.130.2870.92--106375
8Glenn AdamsDH303102780
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18
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35011732002010.258.297.390687.132.184.2691.8844.3121329
9Bombo RiveraOF252513568
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2353354721523.271.362.355717.084.231.3201.3483.789295
34Jose MoralesDH332422276
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38012035136410.314.363.401764.087.165.3541.75121.097273
1Larry Wolfe3B252352555
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2501362700338.234.332.323655.089.238.2500.7578.376277
7Rob Wilfong2B241992353
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11841927211501.266.336.322658.055.171.3041.42199.064235
12Rich ChilesOF281982253
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2212202522059.268.333.343676.076.172.2941.25198.068225
22Craig KusickDH-1B291912333
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2032373812048.173.305.272577.099.298.1901.0347.852233
14Glenn BorgmannC281231626
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1500181700330.211.306.333639.122.268.2170.9441.041147
33Dave EdwardsOF2444711
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31171320000.250.377.386763.136.295.3331.8644.01753
Batting Totals18125522666147225947826219956604684334310955139.267.336.375711.108.226.2891.1367.320716292
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
19Roger Erickson2114133.9637371400026526812911719791218381.309.070.642.674.091.53
38Geoff Zahn3214143.043535121002522601018518811067041.359.290.642.893.791.31
30Dave Goltz2915102.50292913200220209726112671164111.258.550.492.744.751.73
20Gary Serum21994.113423614118418888841444805331.269.200.682.153.911.82
28,33Mike Marshall3510122.4554000512199803127337562011.187.270.273.365.091.51
31Darrell Jackson22464.501915111092895346948543421.498.710.884.705.281.13
23Paul Thormodsgard24165.051212100066814037717233011.4811.050.952.323.141.35
39Stan Perzanowski27275.21137104156593733126312041.499.320.164.114.891.19
18Greg Thayer28113.802000012045401919530301131.568.001.006.006.001.00
40John Sutton25003.48170008044461917315185011.399.410.613.073.681.20
36Jeff Holly25113.60151006035281514118123101.317.200.264.633.090.67
21Tom Johnson27145.451800014332422220217212121.7911.450.554.645.731.24
28Mac Scarce29113.94170005032351914515172031.569.841.414.224.781.13
37Roric Harrison31017.509000501218101001171002.4213.500.008.255.250.64
27Dave Johnson29027.50610040121511101973002.0011.250.756.755.250.78
17Pete Redfern23026.303200009101272640001.609.001.805.403.600.67
Pitching Totals73893.7033816248511426146014686786011025207035114331.369.050.633.214.331.35
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Butch WynegarC13158270812.9880.00
Glenn BorgmannC461852026.9900.00
Jose MoralesC10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rod Carew1B148136210516134.9890.00
Craig Kusick1B2721322314.9870.00
Jose Morales1B112001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob Randall2B1162313451081.9830.00
Rob Wilfong2B80152196537.9860.00
Mike Cubbage2B544011.0000.00
Rod Carew2B410001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike Cubbage3B11565233924.9710.00
Larry Wolfe3B8160143109.9530.00
Bob Randall3B20000.0000.00
Butch Wynegar3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Roy SmalleySS15728752725121.9700.00
Larry WolfeSS762022.9290.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dan FordOF149376692.9770.00
Hosken PowellOF117219942.9830.00
Willie NorwoodOF1152277141.9440.00
Bombo RiveraOF94162530.9820.00
Rich ChilesOF61108340.9650.00
Dave EdwardsOF1535321.9500.00
Craig KusickOF915010.9370.00
Glenn AdamsOF550001.0000.00
Rod CarewOF10000.0000.00
Jose MoralesOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike MarshallP549991911.9662.55
Roger EricksonP37265134453.9191.93
Geoff ZahnP3525294122.9621.79
Gary SerumP341841725021.0002.05
Dave GoltzP29220242822.9632.13
Greg ThayerP204507001.0001.40
Darrell JacksonP199211331.8241.37
Tom JohnsonP183206001.0001.68
Mac ScarceP17320210.6670.56
John SuttonP17442620.8001.63
Jeff HollyP153508001.0002.05
Stan PerzanowskiP135631111.9332.24
Paul ThormodsgardP12663920.8571.64
Roric HarrisonP9120000.0000.00
Dave JohnsonP61221001.0002.25
Pete RedfernP3903001.0002.93
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Glenn AdamsDH101.0000.00
Jose MoralesDH77.0000.00
Craig KusickDH35.0000.00
Rich ChilesDH8.0000.00
Willie NorwoodDH6.0000.00
Rob WilfongDH5.0000.00
Glenn BorgmannDH1.0000.00
Dan FordDH1.0000.00
Bob RandallDH1.0000.00
Bombo RiveraDH1.0000.00


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