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1979 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 82-80 .506
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 764-725 + 39
Manager(s): Gene Mauch
General Manager: Calvin Griffith
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 1,070,521 21/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Kevin Brandt (#11) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jerry Zimmerman
First Base Coach: Johnny Goryl
Pitching Coach: Camilo Pascual
Third Base Coach: Karl Kuehl

#1 Draft Picks

Danny Goodwin (#1), Ken Brett (#4), Ken Landreaux (#6), Rick Sofield (#13)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8577.5253.0
8379.5125.0
8280.5066.0
7387.45614.0
6795.41421.0
54108.33334.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
5Roy SmalleySS26 62194168
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28
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3
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24
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95238080481599.271.353.441794.171.298.2741.0025.9274729
15Ron Jackson1B26 58385158
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40
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5
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14
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68315159956414.271.337.429766.158.249.2801.1641.6250653
44Ken LandreauxOF24 56481172
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27
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5
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15
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8310337574410813.305.347.450797.145.223.3141.5437.6254623
16Butch WynegarC23 50474136
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20
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07
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572274362511413.270.363.351714.081.228.2770.4972.0177595
7Rob Wilfong2B25 41971131
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22
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6
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9
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5911429542325102.313.352.458810.146.232.3331.8646.6192485
2John Castino3B24 39349112
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8
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5
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52522772102229.285.331.397728.112.188.3362.6778.6156445
10Hosken PowellOF24 3384999
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3
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3651332531519.293.360.379739.086.195.3110.76169.0128380
8Glenn AdamsDH-OF31 3263498
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8
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5022252730163.301.350.420770.120.196.3031.0840.8137361
24Willie NorwoodOF28 2703267
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3095205102318.248.299.385684.137.226.2852.5545.0104294
9Bombo RiveraOF26 2633774
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31551740001316.281.324.392716.110.175.3242.35131.5103294
26Mike Cubbage3B28 2432667
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2318392602542.276.371.350721.074.206.2970.67121.585291
33Dave EdwardsOF25 2294257
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08
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3563244511305.249.323.389712.140.258.2781.8828.689257
32Bob Randall2B31 1992549
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0014221517001302.246.299.281580.035.111.2691.13--56227
34Jose MoralesDH34 1912151
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27001427254310.267.319.335654.068.141.2971.9395.564214
25Danny GoodwinDH25 1592246
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2700112301205.289.335.497832.208.277.3132.0931.879172
12Rick SofieldOF22 93828
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001223122700202.301.381.355736.054.172.4242.25--33107
14Glenn BorgmannC29 70414
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00810121100203.200.317.243560.043.229.2370.92--1784
22Craig KusickDH-1B30 54813
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60031100001.241.281.481762.241.296.2503.6718.02657
35Gary WardOF-DH25 1424
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0001013300000.286.412.286698.000.143.3641.00--417
37Jesus VegaDH23 7000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
37Dan GrahamDH24 4000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
Batting Totals186655447641544256461127146645526693313714253116.278.338.402740.123.222.2991.3249.522286265
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Jerry Koosman35 20133.383736102002632681089919831572131.339.140.652.835.351.89
30Dave Goltz30 14134.1636351211025028212411622691325011.4010.110.792.474.731.91
38Geoff Zahn33 1373.572624401016918174671341581001.319.640.692.183.091.41
18Paul Hartzell25 6105.3628264000163193102971844441041.4510.660.992.432.431.00
28Mike Marshall36 10152.649010084321421324742848818141.268.310.503.025.101.69
19Roger Erickson22 3105.632421001012315486771748474411.6411.271.243.513.440.98
17Pete Redfern24 733.50406001311081064542835855111.318.830.672.927.082.43
31Darrell Jackson23 444.302481070698936335264310011.6711.610.653.395.611.65
27Mike Bacsik27 424.363100013065613932629332001.368.320.823.954.501.14
20Gary Serum22 136.612050070649347471020311001.7713.081.412.814.361.55
31Ken Brett30 004.859000101216771630001.6911.080.694.152.080.50
21Jeff Holly26 007.50600020610750350002.1715.000.004.507.501.67
40Kevin Stanfield23 006.0030000032220000000.676.000.000.000.00--
21Terry Felton21 000.0010001020000010000.000.000.000.004.50--
23Paul Thormodsgard25 009.0010000013111010003.0027.009.000.009.00--
Pitching Totals82804.163761623131313314441590725667128452721397151.419.910.802.824.491.60


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