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1979 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

+ Organizational Roster
Nickname:
W-L Record: 82-80 .506
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 764-725 + 39
Roster Continuity 75.45% 18/26
Manager(s): Gene Mauch
General Manager: Calvin Griffith
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Metropolitan Stadium
Attendance: 1,070,521 21/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1979 Minnesota Twins season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Glenn AdamsMinnesotaALMLBOF6-0185L-R31HOU: 1968-1-4MLB
    Wade AdamsonVisaliaCalifA+P6-1185R-R23MIN: 1978-4-94AA
    Alfredo AgrasElizabethtonAppRkOF-C6-1175R-R18MIN: 1979-28-697RK
    Julio AlonsoOrlandoSouAAP6-1195R-L25DET: 1975-23-527AAA
    Archie AmersonToledoILAAASS6-0175R-R24MIN: 1973-12-275AAA
    Sam ArringtonElizabethtonAppRkP6-5240R-R18MIN: 1979-4-89AA
    Rick AustinElizabethtonAppRkC5-1185R-R19MIN: 1979-22-555AAA
    Mike BacsikToledoILAAAP6-1185R-R27BAL: 1970-55-922MLB
      MinnesotaALMLBP                
    Timothy BarrVisaliaCalifA+P6-1183L-R23Not draftedAA
    Charles BelkWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-2180R-R23Not draftedA+
      VisaliaCalifA+P                
    Steve BensonOrlandoSouAASS5-10156R-R22MIN: 1976-2-25AAA
    Ken BergerVisaliaCalifA+OF5-10155L-L23PHI: 1974-7-120AA
    Rick BeswickElizabethtonAppRk2B5-10165B-R20MIN: 1979-12-297RK
    Thomas BikoVisaliaCalifA+P6-2200L-L21Not draftedAA
    Robert BlakeWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-0190L-L22MIN: 1974-41-688AA
      OrlandoSouAAP                
    Tarry BoelterWisconsin RapidsMidwA2B6-2180R-R23Not draftedAA
    Bob BohnetElizabethtonAppRk3B6-1190R-R22OAK: 1976-4-90AAA
      Wisconsin RapidsMidwA3B                
    Glenn BorgmannMinnesotaALMLBC6-4210R-R29MIN: 1971-1-9MLB
    Gary BozichOrlando/MontgomerySouAA2B5-10160R-R21BAL: 1977-2-42AA
    Kevin BrandtElizabethtonAppRkOF5-11180R-R18MIN: 1979-1-11RK
    Luis BravoWisconsin RapidsMidwAOF5-11170R-R-Not draftedAA
    Ken BrettMinnesotaALMLBP5-11195L-L30BOS: 1966-1-4MLB
    Enrique BritoElizabethtonAppRk2B6-4155B-R17Not draftedRK
    Jeff BrueggemannOrlandoSouAAP6-3205R-R23MIN: 1977-36-759AAA
    Jim BucknerToledo/TidewaterILAAAOF5-8165L-L26BAL: 1972-29-658AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Derek BulcockElizabethtonAppRkSS6-0175R-R21MIN: 1979-33-795RK
    Randy BushOrlandoSouAARF-OF6-1184L-L20MIN: 1979-2-37MLB
    Sal ButeraToledoILAAAC6-0190R-R26Not draftedMLB
    Chino CadahiaVisaliaCalifA+C5-11195R-R21KCA: 1980-5-120AAA
    Stan CannonWisconsin RapidsMidwAOF6-2170L-L22MIN: 1977-3-67A
    Brad CarlsonElizabethtonAppRkP6-1185R-R20CLE: 1979-1-13A
    John CastinoMinnesotaALMLB3B-2B5-11175R-R24MIN: 1976-3-58MLB
    Wayne CaugheyToledoILAAASS6-0170L-R25MIN: 1974-10-160AAA
    James ChristensenElizabethtonAppRk2B5-9165R-R21Not draftedAAA
    Mark ClaphamOrlandoSouAAP6-3190R-R24MIN: 1977-11-199AA
    Dave ColemanToledoILAAAOF6-3195R-R28BOS: 1969-18-421MLB
    Manny CollettiWisconsin RapidsMidwASS5-10160B-R22MIN: 1979-15-375AAA
    Paul CroftVisaliaCalifA+OF5-11175R-R19MIN: 1977-1-15AA
    Mike CubbageMinnesotaALMLB3B6-0180L-R28WS2: 1971-2-25MLB
    George DierbergerWisconsin RapidsMidwAC6-0195R-R-Not draftedA
    Gary DobbsWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-2205R-L21MIN: 1976-27-611AA
      OrlandoSouAAP                
    Steve DouglasOrlandoSouAA3B5-11177L-R22MIN: 1975-3-61AAA
    Alex DovalisElizabethtonAppRk3B6-1170R-R-MIN: 1978-18-457A
      Wisconsin RapidsMidwA3B                
    Dave EdwardsMinnesotaALMLBOF6-0177R-R25MIN: 1971-7-169MLB
    Dave EngleToledoILAAAC-OF6-3216R-R22CAL: 1978-3-66MLB
    Jerry EnnisVisaliaCalifA+SS5-11160R-R24BOS: 1975-2-38AA
    Roger EricksonToledoILAAAP6-3190R-R22MIN: 1977-3-67MLB
      MinnesotaALMLBP                
    Doc EstesOrlandoSouAAOF6-0165L-L25MIN: 1975-12-277AAA
      ToledoILAAAOF                
    Smokey EverettElizabethtonAppRkP5-10185L-R21Not draftedAA
    Lenny FaedoOrlandoSouAASS6-0170R-R19MIN: 1978-1-16MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Tim FagelyElizabethtonAppRkP5-11175L-21MIN: 1979-23-580A+
    Terry FeltonToledoILAAAP6-1180R-R21MIN: 1976-2-34MLB
      MinnesotaALMLBP                
    Ken FrancinguesWisconsin RapidsMidwAP5-10185R-R21MIN: 1979-16-401A+
    Mark FunderburkVisaliaCalifA+OF6-4228R-R22MIN: 1976-16-370MLB
    Gary GaettiElizabethtonAppRk3B6-0205R-R20MIN: 1979-1-11MLB
    Jim GideonOrlandoSouAAP6-3190R-R25TEX: 1975-1-17MLB
    Dave GoltzMinnesotaALMLBP6-4215R-R30MIN: 1967-5-97MLB
    Luis Antonio GonzalesWisconsin RapidsMidwA2B5-10170R-R-Not draftedA
    Danny GoodwinMinnesotaALMLB1B6-1195L-R25CAL: 1975-1-1MLB
    Dan GrahamToledoILAAAC6-1205L-R24KCA: 1977-24-604MLB
      MinnesotaALMLBC                
    Steven GreenVisaliaCalifA+P6-3190R-R21MIN: 1978-5-115AA
    Randy GreerVisaliaCalifA+OF6-3175L-L23PHI: 1978-18-464A+
    Ron GroutWisconsin RapidsMidwA1B6-1190R-R20MIN: 1978-13-328AA
    James GroveWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-3210R-R-Not draftedA
    Jack GurholtWisconsin RapidsMidwAP5-11170L-L23MIN: 1979-20-505A
    Lance HallbergOrlandoSouAAOF-1B5-11175R-R22MIN: 1977-1-15AA
    Paul HartzellMinnesotaALMLBP6-5200R-R25CAL: 1975-10-217MLB
    Brad HavensWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-1196L-L20CAL: 1977-8-189MLB
      OrlandoSouAAP                
    Matthew HendersonWisconsin RapidsMidwAOF5-11175L-R21Not draftedA
    Steve HerzOrlandoSouAAC6-2210R-R22MIN: 1977-6-145AAA
    Ed HodgeElizabethtonAppRkP6-2192L-L21MIN: 1979-5-114MLB
    Jeff HollyToledoILAAAP6-5210L-L26CHA: 1971-17-392MLB
      MinnesotaALMLBP                
    Kent HrbekElizabethtonAppRk1B6-4260L-R19MIN: 1978-17-432MLB
    Joe IsaacsOrlandoSouAAP6-4200L-R21MIN: 1978-1-1AA
    Darrell JacksonToledoILAAAP5-10150B-L23MIN: 1977-9-223MLB
      MinnesotaALMLBP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Ralph JacksonElizabethtonAppRkP6-1180R-R22Not draftedA+
    Ron JacksonMinnesotaALMLB1B-3B6-0205R-R26PHI: 1973-3-50MLB
    Timothy JensenElizabethtonAppRkC5-11178R-R20MIN: 1979-6-138A
    Abner JohnsonVisalia/BakersfieldCalifA+P6-1195R-R24MIN: 1977-27-660A+
    Robert JonesElizabethtonAppRkP6-1160L-L18MIN: 1978-15-380A+
      Wisconsin RapidsMidwAP                
    Tom KellyVisaliaCalifA+1B5-11185L-L28SE1: 1968-8-178MLB
    Mike KinnunenOrlandoSouAAP6-1185L-L21MIN: 1979-10-245MLB
    Bob KonopaElizabethtonAppRkP6-1180R-L17MIN: 1979-5-115AA
    Jerry KoosmanMinnesotaALMLBP6-2208R-L35UDFAMLB
    Ted KromyWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-2173R-R19Not draftedAAA
    Craig KusickMinnesotaALMLB1B6-3232R-R30Not draftedMLB
    Rick KyzerWisconsin RapidsMidwA3B6-0170R-R20MIN: 1979-14-237A+
    William LamkeyWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-2210R-R21Not draftedA
    Ken LandreauxMinnesotaALMLBOF5-11170L-R24CAL: 1976-1-6MLB
    Tim LaudnerOrlandoSouAAC6-3212R-R21MIN: 1979-3-63MLB
    Bernardo LeonardVisaliaCalifA+OF6-2190R-R26Not draftedAA
    Dwight LewisOrlandoSouAAP6-2185B-R24MIN: 1977-34-743AA
    Antonio LopezWisconsin RapidsMidwA1B-OF6-2197R-R-Not draftedA+
    Bruce MacPhersonOrlandoSouAAP6-2200R-R24MIN: 1976-21-490AAA
      ToledoILAAAP                
    Mark MaherWisconsin RapidsMidwAOF6-2200R-R22MIN: 1978-7-172AA
      OrlandoSouAAOF                
    Rubio MaloneWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-1160B-L20MIN: 1977-20-504A+
    Dennis MantickToledoILAAA2B6-0175B-R24MIN: 1975-13-301AAA
    Steve MapelWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-4200R-R22Not draftedAAA
      OrlandoSouAAP                
    William MarreroVisaliaCalifA+OF6-0185R-R20BAL: 1977-13-331A+
    Mike MarshallMinnesotaALMLBP5-10180R-R36Not draftedMLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Martyn MaxwellVisaliaCalifA+OF-3B6-1185R-R25Not draftedAA
      OrlandoSouAAOF-3B                
    Larry MayElizabethtonAppRkP6-4210B-R19MIN: 1979-16-243AA
    Blane McDonaldVisaliaCalifA+C6-0190R-R22ATL: 1978-2-26A+
    Steve McManamanOrlandoSouAAOF-1B6-4215R-R24MIN: 1977-13-327AA
    Kevin McWhirterOrlandoSouAAOF6-0185R-R23MIN: 1977-4-93AA
    Rudy MeoliToledoILAAASS-3B5-9165L-R28CAL: 1969-4-77MLB
    Warren MertensOrlandoSouAAP6-5210R-R25Not draftedAA
    Jose MesaElizabethtonAppRkP6-3225R-R13Not draftedMLB
    Kevin MillerElizabethtonAppRk1B6-0180R-R21MIN: 1979-18-453A
    John MinarcinWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-1180R-R22MIN: 1978-13-210A
    John MincarcinWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-1180R-R22UDFAA
    Alvin MooreVisaliaCalifA+OF6-2195R-R21NYN: 1976-6-115AAA
    Jose MoralesMinnesotaALMLB1B-C6-0195R-R34Not draftedMLB
    Bob MulliganElizabethtonAppRkP6-1185L-L20MIN: 1979-24-604AAA
      Wisconsin RapidsMidwAP                
    Miles NelsonWisconsin RapidsMidwA3B5-11175R-R23CAL: 1977-26-635A
    Willie NorwoodMinnesotaALMLBOF6-0185R-R28MIN: 1972-3-56MLB
    Boyce OroscoElizabethtonAppRkP6-2200R-R18MIN: 1979-19-479RK
    John PalicaElizabethtonAppRk1B-OF6-4195B-L18MIN: 1980-1-25AA
    Les PearseyVisaliaCalifA+SS6-3190R-R23MIN: 1978-8-198AAA
    George PersandiElizabethtonAppRkP6-0180-L22Not draftedRK
    Stan PerzanowskiToledoILAAAP6-2170B-R28CHA: 1968-16-362MLB
    Ike PettawayVisaliaCalifA+P6-2197R-R24Not draftedAAA
    John PittmanOrlandoSouAA1B6-1175R-R23Not draftedAAA
    Hosken PowellToledoILAAAOF6-1185L-L24PIT: 1975-1-19MLB
      MinnesotaALMLBOF                
    Alexis RamirezToledoILAAASS6-2152R-R27Not draftedAAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Bob RandallMinnesotaALMLB2B6-3180R-R31LAN: 1969-2-32MLB
    Pete RedfernMinnesotaALMLBP6-2195R-R24MIN: 1976-1-1MLB
    Clyde ReichardVisaliaCalifA+P6-4205R-R21Not draftedAA
    Jose ReyesOrlandoSouAAP5-11185R-R19Not draftedAAA
    Mike RileyElizabethtonAppRkP6-7177R-R19MIN: 1978-2-42AA
      Wisconsin RapidsMidwAP                
    Bombo RiveraMinnesotaALMLBOF5-10187R-R26Not draftedMLB
    Jose RodriguezWisconsin RapidsMidwASS-2B5-11160R-R21MIN: 1977-12-301A
    Andres RomeroVisaliaCalifA+OF-1B5-11170L-L21PHI: 1977-3-74A+
    Brendan RosenbergWisconsin RapidsMidwAOF6-0185R-R22MIN: 1979-25-628A+
    Tommy SainToledoILAAAOF5-11170R-R26Not draftedAAA
    Charles SalaganVisaliaCalifA+P6-2175L-L22BAL: 1978-12-308A+
    Wally SarmientoOrlandoSouAAP6-1155R-R20Not draftedAAA
    Gary SerumToledoILAAAP6-1180R-R22Not draftedMLB
      MinnesotaALMLBP                
    Terry SheehanToledoILAAAP6-3195L-R25Not draftedAAA
    Rich ShefteElizabethtonAppRkSS6-2190R-R23MIN: 1979-6-141RK
    Jack ShumateWisconsin RapidsMidwAC6-0190R-R19Not draftedA
    George SlembeckerVisaliaCalifA+SS6-0175R-R20MIN: 1977-10-249A+
    Roy SmalleyMinnesotaALMLBSS6-1185B-R26TEX: 1974-1-1MLB
    Ray SmithToledoILAAAC6-1185R-R23CAL: 1973-22-507MLB
    Ronald SmithVisaliaCalifA+SS5-10160B-R26PHI: 1977-9-230AAA
    Rick SofieldOrlandoSouAAOF6-1195L-R22MIN: 1975-1-13MLB
      ToledoILAAAOF                
      MinnesotaALMLBOF                
    Kevin StanfieldToledoILAAAP6-0190L-L23MIN: 1976-7-126MLB
      MinnesotaALMLBP                
    William SterkElizabethtonAppRkP6-6200R-R21Not draftedRK
    Bruce StockerElizabethtonAppRkOF5-10165B-R20MIN: 1979-11-271A
    Scott StoltenbergElizabethtonAppRkSS-OF5-10175R-R20MIN: 1979-2-38A
      Wisconsin RapidsMidwASS-OF                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Don StovallElizabethtonAppRkC6-0180R-R22Not draftedRK
    Greg ThayerToledoILAAAP5-11182R-R29SFN: 1971-32-702MLB
    Chris ThomasElizabethtonAppRkP6-4185L-R18Not draftedAA
    Paul ThormodsgardToledoILAAAP6-2190R-R25Not draftedMLB
      MinnesotaALMLBP                
    Scott UllgerOrlandoSouAA1B6-2186R-R23MIN: 1977-18-456MLB
    Michael UngsWisconsin RapidsMidwAP6-4215R-R22Not draftedAA
    Steven VandeLaanVisaliaCalifA+P6-4205R-R27Not draftedA+
    Jesus VegaToledoILAAA1B6-1176R-R23Not draftedMLB
      MinnesotaALMLB1B                
    John VerhoevenToledoILAAAP6-5200R-R25CAL: 1974-12-274MLB
    Bob VeselicOrlandoSouAAP6-0175R-R23MIN: 1976-1-9MLB
    Frank VilorioOrlandoSouAASS5-10165R-R23MIN: 1978-5-120AAA
      ToledoILAAASS                
    Paul VoigtWisconsin RapidsMidwAOF6-2190B-R20MIN: 1979-9-219AAA
    Steve WagnerVisaliaCalifA+P6-5180R-R22MIN: 1975-20-468AA
    Gary WardToledoILAAAOF6-2202R-R25Not draftedMLB
      MinnesotaALMLBOF                
    Rob WilfongMinnesotaALMLB2B6-1185L-R25MIN: 1971-13-316MLB
    Ron WilkinsonVisaliaCalifA+SS5-11175R-R19MIN: 1979-8-193AA
      OrlandoSouAASS                
    Butch WynegarMinnesotaALMLBC6-0194B-R23MIN: 1974-2-38MLB
    Geoff ZahnMinnesotaALMLBP6-1180L-L33LAN: 1968-5-86MLB


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