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1987 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

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W-L Record: 85-77 .525
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 786-806 -20
Roster Continuity 74.33% 13/26
Manager(s): Tom Kelly
General Manager: Andy MacPhail
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 2,081,976 11/26
Playoffs: Won World Series (Cardinals)
Top Draft Pick: Willie Banks (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Rick Stelmaszek
First Base Coach: Wayne Terwilliger
Hitting Coach: Tony Oliva
Pitching Coach: Dick Such
Third Base Coach: Rick Renick

#1 Draft Picks

Tom Brunansky (#14), Billy Beane (#23)
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 1987 Minnesota Twins season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    49Allan AndersonP6-0186L-L231986MIN: 1982-2-32MLB--
    22Keith AthertonP6-4200R-R281983OAK: 1978-2-30MLB--
    18Don BaylorOF6-1 220R-R381970BAL: 1967-2-39MLB--
    20Billy BeaneOF6-4195R-R251984NYN: 1980-1-23MLB--
    40Juan BerenguerP5-11225R-R321978Not draftedMLB--
    30Jeff BittigerP5-10175R-R251986NYN: 1980-7-157MLB--
    28Bert BlylevenP6-3207R-R361970MIN: 1969-3-55MLB--
    24Tom BrunanskyOF6-4216R-R261981CAL: 1978-1-14MLB--
    25Randy BushRF-OF6-1184L-L281982MIN: 1979-2-37MLB--
    33Sal ButeraC6-0190R-R341980Not draftedMLB--
    38Steve CarltonP6-5210L-L421965Not draftedMLB--
    27Mark DavidsonRF-LF6-2190R-R261986MIN: 1982-11-266MLB--
    21George FrazierP6-5205R-R321978MIL: 1976-9-196MLB--
    8Gary Gaetti3B6-0205R-R281981MIN: 1979-1-11MLB--
    7Greg GagneSS5-11177R-R251983NYA: 1979-5-129MLB--
    32Dan GladdenLF-OF5-11180R-R291983Not draftedMLB--
    14Kent Hrbek1B6-4260L-R271981MIN: 1978-17-432MLB--
    46Joe KlinkP5-11175L-L251987NYN: 1983-36-801MLB--
    9Gene Larkin1B-RF6-3205B-R241987MIN: 1984-20-504MLB--
    15Tim LaudnerC6-3212R-R291981MIN: 1979-3-63MLB--
    4Steve Lombardozzi2B6-0175R-R271985MIN: 1981-9-218MLB--
    26Al Newman2B-SS5-9183B-R271985MON: 1981-1-12MLB--
    36Joe NiekroP6-1190R-R421967CLE: 1966-7-84MLB--
    19Randy NiemannP6-4200L-L311979MIN: 1975-3-60MLB--
    11Tom NietoC6-1205R-R261984SLN: 1981-3-60MLB--
    2Chris Pittaro3B-2B5-11170B-R251985DET: 1982-6-152MLB--
    36Mark PortugalP6-0208R-R241985Not draftedMLB--
    34Kirby PuckettCF-OF5-9223R-R261984MIN: 1982-1-3MLB--
    41Jeff ReardonP6-1195R-R311979MON: 1973-23-527MLB--
    12Mark SalasC6-0205L-R261984SLN: 1979-18-448MLB--
    31Dan SchatzederP6-0195L-L321977MON: 1976-3-57MLB--
    5Roy SmalleySS6-1185B-R341975TEX: 1974-1-1MLB--
    23Roy SmithP6-3200R-R251984PHI: 1979-3-72MLB--
    48Mike SmithsonP6-8215L-R321982BOS: 1976-5-118MLB--
    17Les StrakerP6-1193R-R271987Not draftedMLB--
    16Frank ViolaP6-4209L-L271982MIN: 1981-2-37MLB--

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