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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
  • 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 1997 Minnesota Twins season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    38Rick AguileraP6-5203R-R351985NYN: 1983-3-58MLB--
    57Scott AldredP6-4228L-L291990DET: 1986-16-411MLB--
    25Rich BeckerCF-RF5-10193L-L251993MIN: 1990-3-85MLB--
    52Shane BowersP6-4215R-R251997MIN: 1993-21-597MLB--
    51Brent BredeRF-LF6-4208L-L251996MIN: 1990-5-140MLB--
    28Greg Colbrunn1B6-0205R-R271992MON: 1987-6-148MLB--
    8Ron Coomer1B-3B5-11206R-R301995OAK: 1987-14-355MLB--
    40Marty CordovaLF6-0206R-R271995MIN: 1989-10-269MLB--
    18Eddie GuardadoP6-0194R-L261993MIN: 1990-21-570MLB--
    32LaTroy HawkinsP6-5204R-R241995MIN: 1991-7-180MLB-Retired
    7Denny HockingSS-2B5-10183B-R271993MIN: 1989-52-1314MLB--
    15Darrin JacksonCF-RF6-0191R-R331985CHN: 1981-2-28MLB--
    26Kevin JarvisP6-2200L-R271994CIN: 1991-21-561MLB--
    5Roberto KellyCF-LF6-2198R-R321987Not draftedMLB--
    11Chuck Knoblauch2B5-9170R-R281991MIN: 1989-1-25MLB--
    59Chris LathamLF-CF6-0198B-R241997LAN: 1991-11-299MLB--
    50Matt LawtonRF-LF5-10186L-R251995MIN: 1991-13-336MLB--
    2Pat MearesSS6-0187R-R281993MIN: 1990-12-329MLB--
    39Damian MillerC6-2190R-R271997MIN: 1990-20-544MLB--
    20Travis MillerP6-3209R-L241996MIN: 1994-1-34MLB--
    4Paul Molitor3B-2B6-0195R-R401978MIL: 1977-1-3MLB--
    24Greg MyersC6-2225L-R311987TOR: 1984-3-74MLB--
    31Dan NaultyP6-6224R-R271996MIN: 1992-14-402MLB--
    30Gregg OlsonP6-4208R-R301988BAL: 1988-1-4MLB--
    27David OrtizDH6-4237L-L211997UDFAMLB-Retired
    22,23Brad RadkeP6-2180R-R241995MIN: 1991-8-206MLB--
    23Todd RitchieP6-3222R-R251997MIN: 1990-1-12MLB--
    47Rich RobertsonP6-4182L-L281993PIT: 1990-9-241MLB--
    33Frankie RodriguezP6-0210R-R241995BOS: 1990-2-41MLB--
    16Dan SerafiniP6-1195B-L231996MIN: 1992-1-26MLB--
    37Scott Stahoviak1B6-5230L-R271993MIN: 1991-1-27MLB--
    36Terry SteinbachC6-1212R-R351986OAK: 1983-9-215MLB--
    41Dave StevensP6-3195R-R271994CHN: 1989-20-512MLB--
    17Greg SwindellP6-3230R-L321986CLE: 1986-1-2MLB--
    19Bob TewksburyP6-4206R-R361986NYA: 1981-19-493MLB--
    21Mike TrombleyP6-2210R-R301992MIN: 1989-14-373MLB--
    26Javier ValentinC5-10200B-R211997MIN: 1993-3-93MLB--
    12Todd Walker2B6-0181L-R241996MIN: 1994-1-8MLB--

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