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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
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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1978 Minnesota Twins season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    8Glenn AdamsOF6-0185L-R301975HOU: 1968-1-4MLB--
    14Glenn BorgmannC6-4210R-R281972MIN: 1971-1-9MLB--
    29Rod Carew1B-2B6-0182L-R321967Not draftedMLB--
    12Rich ChilesOF5-11170L-L281971HOU: 1968-2-23MLB--
    26Mike Cubbage3B6-0180L-R271974WS2: 1971-2-25MLB--
    33Dave EdwardsOF6-0177R-R241978MIN: 1971-7-169MLB--
    19Roger EricksonP6-3190R-R211978MIN: 1977-3-67MLB--
    15Dan FordOF6-1185R-R261975OAK: 1970-1-18MLB--
    30Dave GoltzP6-4215R-R291972MIN: 1967-5-97MLB--
    37Roric HarrisonP6-3195R-R311972Not draftedMLB--
    36Jeff HollyP6-5210L-L251977CHA: 1971-17-392MLB--
    31Darrell JacksonP5-10150B-L221978MIN: 1977-9-223MLB--
    27Dave JohnsonP6-1183R-R291974BAL: 1967-5-99MLB--
    21Tom JohnsonP6-1185R-R271974Not draftedMLB--
    22Craig Kusick1B6-3232R-R291973Not draftedMLB--
    28,33Mike MarshallP5-10180R-R351967Not draftedMLB--
    34Jose Morales1B-C6-0195R-R331973Not draftedMLB--
    24Willie NorwoodOF6-0185R-R271977MIN: 1972-3-56MLB--
    39Stan PerzanowskiP6-2170B-R271971CHA: 1968-16-362MLB--
    10Hosken PowellOF6-1185L-L231978PIT: 1975-1-19MLB--
    32Bob Randall2B6-3180R-R301976LAN: 1969-2-32MLB--
    17Pete RedfernP6-2195R-R231976MIN: 1976-1-1MLB--
    9Bombo RiveraOF5-10187R-R251975Not draftedMLB--
    28Mac ScarceP6-3200L-L291972PHI: 1971-8-179MLB--
    20Gary SerumP6-1180R-R211977Not draftedMLB--
    5Roy SmalleySS6-1185B-R251975TEX: 1974-1-1MLB--
    40John SuttonP5-11185R-R251977TEX: 1974-3-48MLB--
    18Greg ThayerP5-11182R-R281978SFN: 1971-32-702MLB--
    23Paul ThormodsgardP6-2190R-R241977Not draftedMLB--
    7Rob Wilfong2B6-1185L-R241977MIN: 1971-13-316MLB--
    1Larry Wolfe3B-2B5-11170R-R251977MIN: 1973-9-203MLB--
    16Butch WynegarC6-0194B-R221976MIN: 1974-2-38MLB--
    38Geoff ZahnP6-1180L-L321973LAN: 1968-5-86MLB--

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