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1978 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
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
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
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Hosken PowellMINSEAL 2-3 @SEA401000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Greg ThayerMINSEAL 3-6 @SEA000000000000000011st career game
    Hosken PowellMINSEAW 8-2 @SEA310000100200000031st career RBI
    Craig KusickMINSEAW 14-5 vs SEA52311050010000003785 RBIs
    Hosken PowellMINCALL 2-3 vs CAL3010000100000000111st career stolen base
    Rod CarewMINOAKL 3-5 @OAK512100210000000015001500th career game
    Dan FordMINOAKL 8-9 @OAK62210170000000014397 RBIs
    Rod CarewMINOAKW 6-1 @OAK514000001000000115034 hits
    Rod CarewMINBALW 8-7 @BAL514010300000000015104 hits
    Mike CubbageMINBALW 15-9 @BAL53411040000001003394 hits
    Willie NorwoodMINBALW 15-9 @BAL5432000301000000654 runs scored, 3 stolen bases
    Roy SmalleyMINBALW 15-9 @BAL13110010050000004015 walks
    Butch WynegarMINBALW 15-9 @BAL50400030000000113194 hits
    Hosken PowellMINBALW 8-1 vs BAL4120015000000000265 RBIs, 1st career home run
    Dan FordMINKCAW 8-6 @KCA32000000000200004502 hit by pitches
    Bombo RiveraMINKCAW 5-3 @KCA4140012000000000904 hits
    Larry WolfeMINDETW 9-2 @DET5330025000000000342 home runs, 5 RBIs, 1st career home run
    Glenn AdamsMINDETL 4-6 @DET32200220010000002642 home runs
    Willie NorwoodMINCALL 5-10 vs CAL2000002000000020932 sacrifice flies
    Hosken PowellMINCHAW 10-0 vs CHA5432000001000000494 runs scored
    Rod CarewMINMILW 3-1 vs MIL414000000000000015544 hits
    Willie NorwoodMINOAKW 9-8 @OAK61400020001000001074 hits
    Roy SmalleyMINOAKW 9-8 @OAK50401030000000104504 hits
    Rod CarewMINBOSL 4-5 @BOS502000000010000015612000th career hit
    Dan FordMINNYAL 0-2 vs NYA3031000010010000500500th career game
    Dan FordMINBALW 5-4 vs BAL42300240000000005032 home runs
    Rod CarewMINBOSW 5-2 vs BOS111000000400100015724 walks
    Mike CubbageMINTORW 6-3 vs TOR41411140000000003904 hits
    Roy SmalleyMINSEAL 6-13 @SEA43400240010000004722 home runs, 4 hits
    Rod CarewMINSEAW 10-2 vs SEA504000200000000015874 hits
    Darrell JacksonMINKCAL 7-11 vs KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Roy SmalleyMINTORW 3-2 @TOR5010000000000000500500th career game
    Rod CarewMINCLEW 12-3 vs CLE434100000100000016114 hits
    Roy SmalleyMINCLEW 12-3 vs CLE41200150010000015055 RBIs
    Bob RandallMINCLEW 4-3 vs CLE20000000001200003582 hit by pitches
    Dave EdwardsMINCHAW 3-1 @CHA401100000020000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Dave EdwardsMINCHAL 1-6 @CHA211000010200000021st career stolen base
    Dave EdwardsMINMILW 10-3 @MIL602100100010000031st career RBI
    Dan FordMINMILW 10-3 @MIL53430010010000005553 Doubles, 4 hits
    Butch WynegarMINCALW 10-4 vs CAL10000010040000014184 walks
    Rich ChilesMINKCAW 4-0 vs KCA31100001001000002751st career stolen base
    Dave EdwardsMINKCAL 1-3 vs KCA513001101010000091st career home run
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Roger EricksonMINSEAW 5-4 @SEAW 6.153301421025000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Greg ThayerMINSEAL 3-6 @SEA 322214300114000--10-01st career game
    Gary SerumMINSEAW 8-6 @SEAW 531110100018000--91-01st career win
    Greg ThayerMINBALW 8-7 @BALW 5.240001601021000--101-11st career win
    Mike MarshallMINTEXL 2-3 vs TEXL 221103500010000--54374-81Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Darrell JacksonMINDETW 5-2 vs DETW 7.171104700031000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Dave GoltzMINCHAW 10-0 vs CHAWSHO960003700135000--19473-61Complete game/Shutout
    Darrell JacksonMINOAKW 1-0 @OAKWSHO930001700028000--42-1Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Dave GoltzMINTORL 1-5 vs TORL 455101410019000--20076-63200th career game
    Gary SerumMINCLEW 9-8 @CLESv 1.11000110006000--336-51st career save
    Gary SerumMINTORW 5-0 vs TORWSHO920000500030000--347-5Complete game/Shutout, 2-hitter
    Geoff ZahnMINKCAW 4-0 vs KCAWSHO960001400031000--11532-41Complete game/Shutout

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