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1979 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

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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
  • 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 1979 Minnesota Twins season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    8Glenn AdamsOF6-0185L-R311975HOU: 1968-1-4MLB--
    27Mike BacsikP6-1185R-R271975BAL: 1970-55-922MLB--
    14Glenn BorgmannC6-4210R-R291972MIN: 1971-1-9MLB--
    31Ken BrettP5-11195L-L301967BOS: 1966-1-4MLB--
    2John Castino3B-2B5-11175R-R241979MIN: 1976-3-58MLB--
    26Mike Cubbage3B6-0180L-R281974WS2: 1971-2-25MLB--
    33Dave EdwardsOF6-0177R-R251978MIN: 1971-7-169MLB--
    19Roger EricksonP6-3190R-R221978MIN: 1977-3-67MLB--
    21Terry FeltonP6-1180R-R211979MIN: 1976-2-34MLB--
    30Dave GoltzP6-4215R-R301972MIN: 1967-5-97MLB--
    25Danny Goodwin1B6-1195L-R251975CAL: 1975-1-1MLB--
    37Dan GrahamC6-1205L-R241979KCA: 1977-24-604MLB--
    18Paul HartzellP6-5200R-R251976CAL: 1975-10-217MLB--
    21Jeff HollyP6-5210L-L261977CHA: 1971-17-392MLB--
    31Darrell JacksonP5-10150B-L231978MIN: 1977-9-223MLB--
    15Ron Jackson1B-3B6-0205R-R261975PHI: 1973-3-50MLB--
    36Jerry KoosmanP6-2208R-L351967UDFAMLB--
    22Craig Kusick1B6-3232R-R301973Not draftedMLB--
    44Ken LandreauxOF5-11170L-R241977CAL: 1976-1-6MLB--
    28Mike MarshallP5-10180R-R361967Not draftedMLB--
    34Jose Morales1B-C6-0195R-R341973Not draftedMLB--
    24Willie NorwoodOF6-0185R-R281977MIN: 1972-3-56MLB--
    10Hosken PowellOF6-1185L-L241978PIT: 1975-1-19MLB--
    32Bob Randall2B6-3180R-R311976LAN: 1969-2-32MLB--
    17Pete RedfernP6-2195R-R241976MIN: 1976-1-1MLB--
    9Bombo RiveraOF5-10187R-R261975Not draftedMLB--
    20Gary SerumP6-1180R-R221977Not draftedMLB--
    5Roy SmalleySS6-1185B-R261975TEX: 1974-1-1MLB--
    12Rick SofieldOF6-1195L-R221979MIN: 1975-1-13MLB--
    40Kevin StanfieldP6-0190L-L231979MIN: 1976-7-126MLB--
    23Paul ThormodsgardP6-2190R-R251977Not draftedMLB--
    37Jesus Vega1B6-1176R-R231979Not draftedMLB--
    35Gary WardOF6-2202R-R251979Not draftedMLB--
    7Rob Wilfong2B6-1185L-R251977MIN: 1971-13-316MLB--
    16Butch WynegarC6-0194B-R231976MIN: 1974-2-38MLB--
    38Geoff ZahnP6-1180L-L331973LAN: 1968-5-86MLB--

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