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1997 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

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W-L Record: 68-94 .420
Rank: 4th in American League Central
Run Differential: 772-861 -89
Roster Continuity 75.92% 6/28
Manager(s): Tom Kelly
General Manager: Terry Ryan
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Payroll: $ 25,747,500 23/28
Attendance: 1,411,064 26/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Michael Cuddyer (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Rick Stelmaszek
First Base Coach: Ron Gardenhire
Hitting Coach: Terry Crowley
Pitching Coach: Dick Such
Third Base Coach: Scott Ullger

#1 Draft Picks

Greg Swindell (#2), Paul Molitor (#3), Gregg Olson (#4), Todd Walker (#8), Todd Ritchie (#12), Chuck Knoblauch (#25), Dan Serafini (#26), Scott Stahoviak (#27), Travis Miller (#34)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8675.534--
8081.4976.0
7883.4848.0
6894.42018.5
6794.41619.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
11Chuck Knoblauch2B28   611117178
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10
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9
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58621084841760411.291.390.411801.119.342.3241.0067.9251716
4Paul MolitorDH40   53863164
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32
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4
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10
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891144573082128.305.351.435786.130.227.3301.6253.8234597
8Ron Coomer3B30   52363156
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2
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85432291050511.298.324.438762.140.184.3374.1440.2229550
50Matt LawtonRF-LF25   46074114
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60747681103117.248.366.415781.167.339.2731.0732.9191548
36Terry SteinbachC35   44760111
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12
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546135106120414.248.302.394696.145.235.2973.0337.3176487
25Rich BeckerCF25   44361117
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451756213011224.264.354.395749.131.298.3512.1044.3175510
2Pat MearesSS28   43963121
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60771886160379.276.323.410733.134.175.3174.7843.9180483
40Marty CordovaLF27   3784493
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51533092320213.246.305.434739.188.272.2863.0725.2164413
37Scott Stahoviak1B27   2753363
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3352247361047.229.301.400701.171.269.2703.0427.5110309
7Denny HockingSS-3B27   2532865
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2535185110516.257.308.360668.103.166.3132.83126.591278
5Roberto KellyRF32   2473971
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3774175020124.287.336.441777.154.235.3402.9449.4109269
28Greg Colbrunn1B27   2172461
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261283811027.281.307.415722.134.166.3184.7543.490228
51Brent BredeRF25   1902552
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2172213810111.274.347.389736.116.253.3271.8163.374214
24Greg MyersC31   1652444
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2800162902024.267.328.436764.170.267.2931.8133.072183
12Todd Walker3B24   1561537
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1670113011125.237.288.353641.115.231.2722.7352.055171
15Darrin JacksonCF33   1301933
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212042100322.254.272.354626.100.146.2785.2543.346139
39Damian MillerC27   66518
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130021200032.273.282.379661.106.136.2916.0033.02571
27David Ortiz1B21   491016
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60021900001.327.353.449802.122.163.5179.5049.02251
59Chris LathamCF24   2244
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001000800000.182.182.227409.045.045.286----522
26Javier ValentinC21   712
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0000000300000.286.286.286572.000.000.500----27
47Rich RobertsonP28   501
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0000000200001.200.200.200400.000.000.333----15
19Bob TewksburyP36   501
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0001000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----15
22,23Brad RadkeP24   3000000000000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
23Todd RitchieP25   2000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
32LaTroy HawkinsP24   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
33Frankie RodriguezP24   1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
21Mike TrombleyP30   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals1718563477215223054013273015152495112160322056117.270.326.409735.139.244.3132.2642.723036205
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22,23Brad Radke24   20103.8635354100239.223811410328481741131.198.931.051.806.533.63
19Bob Tewksbury36   8134.2126265200168.220083791231922011.3710.650.641.654.902.97
47Rich Robertson28   8125.6931260020147.01691059319706910061.6310.351.164.294.220.99
33Frankie Rodriguez24   364.6343150050142.114782731260656041.469.320.763.804.121.08
17Greg Swindell32   743.5765100121115.210246461225750021.097.910.931.945.823.00
32LaTroy Hawkins24   6125.8520200000103.113471671947586341.7611.711.664.115.071.23
21Mike Trombley30   234.396700021182.1774340731745021.328.450.773.408.122.39
57Scott Aldred29   2107.711715000077.110266662028337031.6911.922.343.273.861.18
23Todd Ritchie25   234.564200019074.287413811284411021.5310.441.323.365.281.57
38Rick Aguilera35   543.8461000572668.1652929922683021.288.601.192.919.003.09
20Travis Miller24   157.69137001048.1644941823265011.8112.001.504.314.881.13
18Eddie Guardado26   043.916900020146.0452320717542021.358.801.373.3310.573.18
31Dan Naulty27   115.81290008130.2292020810233001.268.422.322.906.682.30
16Dan Serafini23   213.4664101026.1271110111151001.469.350.353.815.191.36
41Dave Stevens27   139.0066000023.0412323817161202.5216.043.136.656.260.94
52Shane Bowers25   038.0555000019.02720172871011.8412.790.953.793.320.88
26Kevin Jarvis27   0012.4662001013.02318184892002.3815.922.775.546.231.13
30Gregg Olson30   0019.1311000508.119171701160003.7521.380.0012.386.750.55
Batting Totals68945.025521621031523014341596861800187495908666331.4610.021.173.115.701.83
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Terry SteinbachC1166545154.9930.00
Greg MyersC381961132.9860.00
Damian MillerC20853011.0000.00
Javier ValentinC4112001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Stahoviak1B8160758767.9900.00
Greg Colbrunn1B6447535660.9880.00
Brent Brede1B15121919.9920.00
Paul Molitor1B1299716.9910.00
David Ortiz1B118410110.9890.00
Ron Coomer1B9405051.0000.00
Terry Steinbach1B23010.7500.00
Denny Hocking1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chuck Knoblauch2B15428342411101.9850.00
Denny Hocking2B151316051.0000.00
Todd Walker2B8111615.9640.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron Coomer3B119662161020.9660.00
Todd Walker3B40247034.9690.00
Denny Hocking3B391432021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pat MearesSS1342114152093.9690.00
Denny HockingSS446196428.9750.00
Chuck KnoblauchSS12311.8330.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Marty CordovaLF1012141222.9910.00
Matt LawtonLF58108522.9830.00
Rich BeckerLF9150001.0000.00
Denny HockingLF7121001.0000.00
Brent BredeLF330001.0000.00
Roberto KellyLF130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rich BeckerCF115284551.9830.00
Darrin JacksonCF4493411.9900.00
Matt LawtonCF2343030.9350.00
Chris LathamCF810010.9090.00
Denny HockingCF240001.0000.00
Roberto KellyCF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt LawtonRF67129421.9850.00
Roberto KellyRF57991001.0000.00
Brent BredeRF4064030.9550.00
Rich BeckerRF13180001.0000.00
Denny HockingRF12201011.0000.00
Ron CoomerRF717212.9500.00
Chris LathamRF310001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eddie GuardadoP694616011.0001.37
Mike TrombleyP678266021.0001.32
Greg SwindellP651151211011.0001.80
Rick AguileraP6168513011.0002.38
Frankie RodriguezP43142102422.9442.15
Todd RitchieP4274310011.0001.58
Brad RadkeP352391531051.0001.73
Rich RobertsonP3114761322.9051.16
Dan NaultyP293011001.0000.60
Bob TewksburyP261682130071.0002.73
LaTroy HawkinsP2010391311.9571.92
Scott AldredP177729001.0001.28
Travis MillerP134886001.0002.62
Gregg OlsonP11802001.0002.22
Kevin JarvisP61301001.0000.69
Dan SerafiniP62601001.0000.34
Dave StevensP62321001.0001.17
Shane BowersP5192210.8001.89
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul MolitorDH122.0000.00
Roberto KellyDH12.0000.00
Greg MyersDH10.0000.00
Ron CoomerDH7.0000.00
Scott StahoviakDH5.0000.00
Damian MillerDH3.0000.00
Greg ColbrunnDH2.0000.00
Marty CordovaDH2.0000.00
Todd WalkerDH2.0000.00
Brent BredeDH1.0000.00
Denny HockingDH1.0000.00
Chuck KnoblauchDH1.0000.00
David OrtizDH1.0000.00
Terry SteinbachDH1.0000.00


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