1983 Minnesota Twins season

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1983 Minnesota Twins
70-92, fifth 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)
Spectrum
(Pat Hughes, Dick Bremer)
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, Ron Weber, Tim Moreland)
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The 1983 Minnesota Twins finished a 70-92, fifth in the AL West. 858,939 fans attended Twins games, the third lowest total in the American League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Only one Twins player made the All-Star Game, outfielder Gary Ward.

Offense[edit]

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
HR Tom Brunansky 28
RBI Gary Ward 92
BA Kent Hrbek .297
Runs John Castino 83

Pitching[edit]

Starter Ken Schrom was 15-8. Reliever Ron Davis had 30 saves.

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
ERA Ken Schrom 3.71
Wins Ken Schrom 15
Saves Ron Davis 30
Strikeouts Frank Viola 127

Defense[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Chicago White Sox 99 63 .611 0
Kansas City Royals 79 83 .488 20.0
Texas Rangers 77 85 .475 22.0
Oakland Athletics 74 88 .457 25.0
California Angels 70 92 .432 29.0
Minnesota Twins 70 92 .432 29.0
Seattle Mariners 60 102 .370 39.0

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1983 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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 141 515 153 .297 16 84
2B John Castino 142 563 156 .277 11 57
3B Gary Gaetti 157 584 143 .245 21 78
LF Gary Ward 157 623 173 .278 19 88
RF Tom Brunansky 151 542 123 .227 28 82
DH Randy Bush 124 373 93 .249 11 56

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Lenny Faedo 51 173 48 .277 1 18
Ray Smith 59 152 34 .224 0 8
Houston Jiménez 36 86 15 .174 0 9

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Frank Viola 35 210 7 15 5.49 127
Albert Williams 36 193.1 11 14 4.14 68
Ken Schrom 33 196.1 15 8 3.71 80

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jack O'Connor 27 83 2 3 5.86 56
Rick Lysander 61 125 5 12 3.38 58

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ron Davis 66 5 8 30 3.34 84
Jim Lewis 6 0 0 0 6.50 8

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Cal Ermer
AA Orlando Twins Southern League Phil Roof
A Visalia Oaks California League Harry Warner
A Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League Charlie Manuel
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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