1980 Minnesota Twins season

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1980 Minnesota Twins
77-84, third in the AL Western Division
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Gene Mauch and Johnny Goryl
Local television KMSP-TV
(Bob Kurtz, Larry Osterman)
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, Frank Quilici)
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The 1980 Minnesota Twins season was a season in American baseball. The Twins finished 77-84, third in the American League West. 769,206 fans attended Twins games, the lowest total in the American League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Only one Twins player made the All-Star Game: outfielder Ken Landreaux.

John Castino was co-AL Rookie of the Year with Alfredo Griffin of the Toronto Blue Jays. Castino led the team in most of the major offensive categories, batting .302 with 13 HR and 64 RBI. Shortstop Roy Smalley hit 12 HR and collected 63 RBI. Ken Landreaux batted .281 with 7 HR and 62 RBI.

Reliever Doug Corbett replaced Mike Marshall as manager Gene Mauch's all-purpose reliever, racking up 8 relief wins along with 23 saves. Only veterans Jerry Koosman (16-13) and Geoff Zahn (14-18) had double digit wins.

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L GB Pct.
Kansas City Royals 97 65 -- .599
Oakland Athletics 83 79 14 .512
Minnesota Twins 77 84 19.5 .478
Texas Rangers 76 85 20.5 .472
Chicago White Sox 70 90 26 .438
California Angels 65 95 31 .406
Seattle Mariners 59 103 38 .364

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 1, 1980: Guy Sularz was returned by the Twins to the San Francisco Giants.[2]
  • April 3, 1980: Paul Hartzell was released by the Twins.[5]
  • April 3, 1980: Bob Randall was released by the Twins.[6]
  • May 16, 1980: Bob Randall was signed as a free agent by the Twins.[6]
  • June 3, 1980: Bob Randall was released by the Twins.[6]
  • June 6, 1980: Mike Marshall was released by the Twins.[7]
  • June 18, 1980: Bob Randall was signed as a free agent by the Twins.[6]
  • July 16, 1980: Bob Randall was released by the Twins.[6]

Roster[edit]

1980 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Wynegar, ButchButch Wynegar 146 486 124 .255 5 57
1B Jackson, RonRon Jackson 131 396 105 .265 5 42
2B Wilfong, RobRob Wilfong 131 416 103 .248 8 45
3B Castino, JohnJohn Castino 150 546 165 .302 13 64
SS Smalley, RoyRoy Smalley 133 486 135 .278 12 63
CF Landreaux, KenKen Landreaux 129 484 136 .281 7 62
RF Powell, HoskenHosken Powell 137 485 127 .262 6 35
DH Adams, GlennGlenn Adams 99 262 75 .286 6 38

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
Mackanin, PetePete Mackanin 108 319 85 .266 4 35
Cubbage, MikeMike Cubbage 103 285 70 .246 8 42
Morales, JoséJosé Morales 97 241 73 .303 8 36
Edwards, DaveDave Edwards 81 200 50 .250 2 20
Goodwin, DannyDanny Goodwin 55 115 23 .200 1 11
Rivera, BomboBombo Rivera 44 113 25 .221 3 10
Butera, SalSal Butera 34 85 23 .271 0 2
Norwood, WillieWillie Norwood 34 73 12 .164 1 8
Ward, GaryGary Ward 13 41 19 .463 1 10
Vega, JesúsJesús Vega 12 30 5 .167 0 4
Johnston, GregGreg Johnston 14 27 5 .185 0 1
Randall, BobBob Randall 5 15 3 .200 0 0
Faedo, LennyLenny Faedo 5 8 2 .250 0 0

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
Koosman, JerryJerry Koosman 38 243.1 16 13 4.03 149
Zahn, GeoffGeoff Zahn 38 232.2 14 18 4.41 96
Erickson, RogerRoger Erickson 32 191.1 7 13 3.25 97
Jackson, DarrellDarrell Jackson 32 172 9 9 3.87 90
Felton, TerryTerry Felton 5 17.2 0 3 7.13 14

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
Redfern, PetePete Redfern 23 104.2 7 7 4.56 73
Arroyo, FernandoFernando Arroyo 21 92.1 6 6 4.68 27
Williams, AlbertAlbert Williams 18 77 6 2 3.51 35

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
Corbett, DougDoug Corbett 73 8 6 23 1.98 29
Verhoeven, JohnJohn Verhoeven 44 3 4 0 3.97 42
Kinnunen, MikeMike Kinnunen 21 0 0 0 5.11 8
Marshall, MikeMike Marshall 18 1 3 1 6.12 13
Bacsik, MikeMike Bacsik 10 0 0 0 4.30 9
Veselic, BobBob Veselic 1 0 0 0 4.50 2

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Cal Ermer
AA Orlando Twins Southern League Roy McMillan
A Visalia Oaks California League Tom Kelly
A Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League Rick Stelmaszek
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Fred Waters

Notes[edit]

References[edit]