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1978 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 73-89 .451
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 666-678 -12
Roster Continuity 72.04% 13/26
Manager(s): Gene Mauch
General Manager: Calvin Griffith
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 787,878 25/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
15Dan FordOF26   59278162
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82774888566315.274.332.424756.150.231.3041.8353.8251654
5Roy SmalleySS25   58680160
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772885701323716.273.362.433795.160.295.2800.8230.8254702
29Rod Carew1B32   56485188
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7027778621192618.333.411.441852.108.282.3640.79112.8249651
16Butch WynegarC22   45436104
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45104742621147.229.307.308615.079.185.2430.89113.5140522
24Willie NorwoodOF27   42856109
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4625102864306615.255.301.376677.121.222.2792.2953.5161471
26Mike Cubbage3B27   39440111
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5731404413727.282.348.401749.119.226.3011.1056.3158444
10Hosken PowellOF23   3815594
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31115453101745.247.323.333656.087.220.2590.69127.0127437
32Bob Randall2B30   3303689
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021532422601327.270.329.321650.052.130.2870.92--106375
8Glenn AdamsDH30   3102780
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35011732002010.258.297.390687.132.184.2691.8844.3121329
9Bombo RiveraOF25   2513568
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2353354721523.271.362.355717.084.231.3201.3483.789295
34Jose MoralesDH33   2422276
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38012035136410.314.363.401764.087.165.3541.75121.097273
1Larry Wolfe3B25   2352555
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2501362700338.234.332.323655.089.238.2500.7578.376277
7Rob Wilfong2B24   1992353
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11841927211501.266.336.322658.055.171.3041.42199.064235
12Rich ChilesOF28   1982253
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2212202522059.268.333.343676.076.172.2941.25198.068225
22Craig KusickDH-1B29   1912333
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2032373812048.173.305.272577.099.298.1901.0347.852233
14Glenn BorgmannC28   1231626
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1500181700330.211.306.333639.122.268.2170.9441.041147
33Dave EdwardsOF24   44711
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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
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
19Roger Erickson21   14133.96373714000265.226812911719791218381.309.070.642.674.091.53
38Geoff Zahn32   14143.04353512100252.12601018518811067041.359.290.642.893.791.31
30Dave Goltz29   15102.50292913200220.1209726112671164111.258.550.492.744.751.73
20Gary Serum21   994.1134236141184.118888841444805331.269.200.682.153.911.82
28,33Mike Marshall35   10122.4554000512199.0803127337562011.187.270.273.365.091.51
31Darrell Jackson22   464.501915111092.1895346948543421.498.710.884.705.281.13
23Paul Thormodsgard24   165.051212100066.0814037717233011.4811.050.952.323.141.35
39Stan Perzanowski27   275.21137104156.2593733126312041.499.320.164.114.891.19
18Greg Thayer28   113.802000012045.0401919530301131.568.001.006.006.001.00
40John Sutton25   003.48170008044.1461917315185011.399.410.613.073.681.20
36Jeff Holly25   113.60151006035.1281514118123101.317.200.264.633.090.67
21Tom Johnson27   145.451800014332.2422220217212121.7911.450.554.645.731.24
28Mac Scarce29   113.94170005032.0351914515172031.569.841.414.224.781.13
37Roric Harrison31   017.5090005012.018101001171002.4213.500.008.255.250.64
27Dave Johnson29   027.5061004012.01511101973002.0011.250.756.755.250.78
17Pete Redfern23   026.303200009.2101272640001.609.001.805.403.600.67
Batting 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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