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1997 MINNESOTA TWINS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Minneapolis,MN
Team Record:  68-94   .420
Result:   4th in American League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Tom Kelly
General Manager:   Terry Ryan
Stadium:  Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Attendance:  1,411,064
Payroll:  $25,747,500
Playoffs:  -

Minnesota Twins affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Paul Molitor (40)
Youngest Player:  David Ortiz (21)
Longest Tenure:  Chuck Knoblauch (7)
Top Hitter:  Chuck Knoblauch (9)
Top Pitcher:  Brad Radke (5)
Top Draft Pick:  Michael Cuddyer (#9)

Roster Continuity:  75.92%
Top Prospect:   Todd Walker
American League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Cleveland8675.534--
Chi White Sox8081.4976.0
Milwaukee7883.4848.0
Minnesota6894.42018.5
KC Royals6794.41619.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
38Rick AguileraPMLB6-5203RightRight12/31/196135San Gabriel,California1983358NYM

57Scott AldredPMLB6-4228LeftLeft6/12/196829Flint,Michigan198616411DET
25Rich BeckerCF-RFMLB5-10193LeftLeft2/1/197225Aurora,Illinois1990385MIN
52Shane BowersPMLB6-4215RightRight7/27/197125Glendora,California199321597MIN
51Brent BredeRF-LFMLB6-4208LeftLeft9/13/197125New Baden,Illinois19905137MIN
28Greg Colbrunn1BMLB6-0205RightRight7/26/196927Fontana,California19876148MTL
8Ron Coomer1B-3BMLB5-11206RightRight11/18/196630Chicago,Illinois198714354OAK
40Marty CordovaLFMLB6-0206RightRight7/10/196927Las Vegas,Nevada198910267MIN
18Eddie GuardadoPMLB6-0194RightLeft10/2/197026Stockton,California199021553MIN
32LaTroy HawkinsPMLB6-5204RightRight12/21/197224Gary,Indiana19917181MIN
7Denny HockingSS-2BMLB5-10183BothRight4/2/197027Torrance,California1989521311MIN
15Darrin JacksonCF-RFMLB6-0191RightRight8/22/196333Los Angeles,California1981228CHC
26Kevin JarvisPMLB6-2200LeftRight8/1/196927Lexington,Kentucky199121562CIN
5Roberto KellyCF-LFMLB6-2198RightRight10/1/196432Panama City,Panama1982UDFA NYY
11Chuck Knoblauch2BMLB5-9170RightRight7/7/196828Houston,Texas1989125MIN
59Chris LathamLF-CFMLB6-0198BothRight5/26/197324Coeur d'Alene,Idaho199111300LAD
50Matt LawtonRF-LFMLB5-10186LeftRight11/3/197125Gulfport,Mississippi199113337MIN
2Pat MearesSSMLB6-0187RightRight9/6/196828Salina,Kansas199012319MIN
39Damian MillerCMLB6-2190RightRight10/13/196927La Crosse,Wisconsin199020527MIN
20Travis MillerPMLB6-3209RightLeft11/2/197224Dayton,Ohio1994134MIN
4Paul Molitor3B-2BMLB6-0195RightRight8/22/195640St. Paul,Minnesota197713MIL
24Greg MyersCMLB6-2225LeftRight4/14/196631Riverside,California1984374TOR
31Dan NaultyPMLB6-6224RightRight1/6/197027Los Angeles,California199214402MIN
30Gregg OlsonPMLB6-4208RightRight10/11/196630Scribner,Nebraska198814BAL
27David OrtizDHMLB6-4237LeftLeft11/18/197521Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic1992UDFA SEA
22,23Brad RadkePMLB6-2180RightRight10/27/197224Eau Claire,Wisconsin19918207MIN
23Todd RitchiePMLB6-3222RightRight11/7/197125Portsmouth,Virginia1990112MIN
47Rich RobertsonPMLB6-4182LeftLeft9/15/196828Waller,Texas19909234PIT
33Frankie RodriguezPMLB6-0210RightRight12/11/197224Brooklyn,New York1990241BOS
16Dan SerafiniPMLB6-1195BothLeft1/25/197423San Francisco,California1992126MIN
37Scott Stahoviak1BMLB6-5230LeftRight3/6/197027Waukegan,Illinois1991127MIN
36Terry SteinbachCMLB6-1212RightRight3/2/196235New Ulm,Minnesota19839215OAK
41Dave StevensPMLB6-3195RightRight3/4/197027Fullerton,California198920510CHC
17Greg SwindellPMLB6-3230RightLeft1/2/196532Fort Worth,Texas198612CLE
19Bob TewksburyPMLB6-4206RightRight11/30/196036Concord,New Hampshire198119493NYY
21Mike TrombleyPMLB6-2210RightRight4/14/196730Springfield,Massachusetts198914371MIN
26Javier ValentinCMLB5-10200BothRight9/19/197521Manati,Puerto Rico1993393MIN
12Todd Walker2BMLB6-0181LeftRight5/25/197324Bakersfield,California199418MIN
Team PersonnelPosition 
Bert BlylevenBroadcaster 
Dick BremerBroadcaster 
Enrique BritoScout 
Herb CarnealBroadcaster 
Terry CrowleyHitting Coach 
Jim DwyerMinor League Hitting Coordinator 
Marty EspositoScout 
Ron GardenhireFirst Base Coach 
John GordonBroadcaster 
Tom KellyManager 
Ryan LefebvreBroadcaster 
Joel LepelScout 
Howard NorsetterScout 
Mark QuimuyogScout 
Terry RyanGeneral Manager 
Rick StelmaszekBullpen Coach 
Dick SuchPitching Coach 
Scott UllgerThird Base Coach 
Brad WeitzelScout 
John WilsonScout 


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