1974 Minnesota Twins season

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1974 Minnesota Twins
82-80, third in the AL Western Division
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Frank Quilici
Local television WCCO-TV
(Larry Calton, Ralph Fritz)
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, Larry Calton)
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The 1974 Minnesota Twins finished 82-80, third in the American League West.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Only one Twins player made the All-Star Game, second baseman Rod Carew. Carew won his fourth AL batting title with a .364 average, while outfielder Bobby Darwin hit 25 HR and drove in 95 runs. Three pitchers had double digit wins: Bert Blyleven (17-17), Joe Decker (16-14), and Dave Goltz (10-10). Bill Campbell showed potential as a reliever, registering 19 saves and 8 relief wins.

Only 662,401 fans attended Twins games, the lowest total in the American League. It was half the number of fans that attended in the 1960s.

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L GB Pct.
Oakland Athletics 90 72 -- .556
Texas Rangers 84 76 5 .525
Minnesota Twins 82 80 8 .506
Chicago White Sox 80 80 9 .500
Kansas City Royals 77 85 13 .475
California Angels 68 94 22 .420


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1974 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Borgmann, GlennGlenn Borgmann 128 345 87 .252 3 45
1B Kusick, CraigCraig Kusick 76 201 48 .239 8 26
2B Carew, RodRod Carew 153 599 218 .364 3 55
SS Thompson, DannyDanny Thompson 97 264 66 .250 4 25
LF Braun, SteveSteve Braun 129 453 127 .280 8 40
RF Darwin, BobbyBobby Darwin 152 575 152 .264 25 94
DH Oliva, TonyTony Oliva 127 459 131 .285 13 57

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 122 333 74 .222 13 54
Holt, JimJim Holt 79 197 50 .254 0 16
Gómez, LuisLuis Gómez 82 168 35 .208 0 3
Roof, PhilPhil Roof 44 97 19 .196 2 13
Hundley, RandyRandy Hundley 32 88 17 .193 0 3
Bourque, PatPat Bourque 23 64 14 .219 1 8
Ferrer, SergioSergio Ferrer 24 57 16 .281 0 0
Lis, JoeJoe Lis 24 41 8 .195 0 3

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Blyleven, BertBert Blyleven 37 281 17 17 2.66 249
Decker, JoeJoe Decker 37 248.2 16 14 3.29 158
Goltz, DaveDave Goltz 28 174.1 10 10 3.25 89
Woodson, DickDick Woodson 5 27 1 1 4.33 12
Hughes, JimJim Hughes 2 10.1 0 2 5.23 8

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Albury, VicVic Albury 32 164 8 9 4.12 85
Hands, BillBill Hands 35 115.1 4 5 4.45 74
Corbin, RayRay Corbin 29 112.1 7 6 5.29 50
Butler, BillBill Butler 26 98.2 4 6 4.10 79

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Campbell, BillBill Campbell 63 8 7 19 2.62 89
Burgmeier, TomTom Burgmeier 50 5 3 4 4.52 34
Johnson, TomTom Johnson 4 2 0 1 0.00 4
Fife, DannyDanny Fife 4 0 0 0 17.36 3

Awards and honors[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Twins Pacific Coast League Cal Ermer
AA Orlando Twins Southern League Dick Phillips
A Lynchburg Twins Carolina League Harry Warner
A Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League Johnny Goryl
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Bob Butler

Notes[edit]

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