1982 Minnesota Twins season

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1982 Minnesota Twins
combined 60-102, seventh in the AL Western Division
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Billy Gardner
Local television KMSP-TV
(Bob Kurtz, Larry Osterman)
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, Frank Quilici)
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The 1982 Minnesota Twins finished 60-102, seventh in the AL West. It was the first time the Twins lost more than 100 games since moving to Minnesota.

The Twins moved into the Metrodome but only 921,186 fans attended Twins games, the lowest total in the American League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Only one Twins made the All-Star Game, first baseman Kent Hrbek.

Offense[edit]

Kent Hrbek hit .301 with 23 HR and 92 RBI. Gary Ward hit .289 with 28 HR and 91 RBI. Gary Gaetti hit 25 HR and 84 RBI. Tom Brunansky hit 20 HR and 42 RBI.

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
HR Gary Ward 28
RBI Kent Hrbek 92
BA Kent Hrbek .301
Runs Gary Ward 85

Pitching[edit]

Reliever Ron Davis had 22 saves.

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
ERA Bobby Castillo 3.66
Wins Bobby Castillo 13
Saves Ron Davis 22
Strikeouts Brad Havens 129

Defense[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West Wins Losses Win % GB
California Angels 93   69 .574    --
Kansas City Royals 90   72 .556   3.0
Chicago White Sox 87   75 .537   6.0
Seattle Mariners 76   86 .469 17.0
Oakland Athletics 68   94 .420 25,0
Texas Rangers 64   98 .395 29.0
Minnesota Twins 60 102 .370 33.0

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

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Player stats[edit]

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
1B Kent Hrbek 140 532 160 .301 23 92
3B Gary Gaetti 145 508 117 .230 25 84
SS Lenny Faedo 90 255 62 .243 3 22
LF Gary Ward 152 570 165 .289 28 91
RF Tom Brunansky 127 463 126 .272 20 46

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jesús Vega 71 199 53 .266 5 29

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Albert Williams 26 153.2 9 7 4.22 61
Jack O'Connor 23 126 8 9 4.29 56

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bobby Castillo 40 218.2 13 11 3.66 125
Pete Redfern 27 94.1 5 11 6.58 40
Darrell Jackson 13 44.2 0 5 6.25 16

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ron Davis 63 3 9 22 4.42 89
Jeff Little 33 2 0 0 4.21 26

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Cal Ermer
AA Orlando Twins Southern League Tom Kelly
A Visalia Oaks California League Phil Roof
A Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League Ken Staples
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Fred Waters

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

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