1991 Minnesota Twins season

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1991 Minnesota Twins
World Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Carl Pohlad
Manager(s) Tom Kelly
Local television WCCO-TV
KITN
Midwest Sports Channel
(Jim Kaat, Ted Robinson, Dick Bremer)
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, John Gordon)
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The 1991 Minnesota Twins won the World Series, the second time the Twins had won the World Series since moving to Minnesota in 1961.

The Twins finished 95-67, first in the AL West. 2,293,842 fans attended Twins games, the eighth highest total in the American League.

Offseason[edit]

  • December 2, 1990: Roy Smith was released by the Twins.[1]
  • January 14, 1991: Tom Edens was signed by the Twins as a free agent.[2]
  • January 25, 1991: Mike Pagliarulo was signed as a free agent by the Twins.[3]
  • January 29, 1991: Chili Davis was signed as a free agent by the Twins.[4]
  • February 5, 1991: Jack Morris was signed as a free agent by the Twins.[5]

Regular season[edit]

Offense[edit]

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
HR Chili Davis 29
RBI Chili Davis 93
BA Kirby Puckett .319
Runs Kirby Puckett 92

Pitching[edit]

Jack Morris, Kevin Tapani, and Scott Erickson were a solid, 1-2-3 punch in the team's rotation. The fourth and fifth spots were less certain, with Allan Anderson, David West, and Mark Guthrie starting over 10 games. Rick Aguilera was a solid closer, earning 42 saves.

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
ERA Kevin Tapani 2.99
Wins Scott Erickson 20*
Saves Rick Aguilera 42
Strikeouts Jack Morris 163
*League leader

Defense[edit]

The regular lineup included Kent Hrbek at first base, rookie Chuck Knoblauch at second, Greg Gagne at shortstop, Brian Harper at catcher, and Kirby Puckett, Shane Mack, and Dan Gladden in the outfield. Mike Pagliarulo and Scott Leius platooned at third. Junior Ortiz was the backup catcher, and Al Newman was a reliable utility infielder.

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Away
Minnesota Twins 95 67 .586 -- 51-30 44-37
Chicago White Sox 87 75 .537 8 46-35 41-40
Texas Rangers 85 77 .525 10 46-35 39-42
Oakland Athletics 84 78 .519 11 47-34 37-44
Seattle Mariners 83 79 .512 12 45-36 38-43
Kansas City Royals 82 80 .506 13 40-41 42-39
California Angels 81 81 .500 14 40-41 41-40

Roster[edit]

1991 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Notable transactions[edit]

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
C Brian Harper 123 441 137 .311 10 69
1B Kent Hrbek 132 462 131 .284 20 89
2B Chuck Knoblauch 151 565 159 .281 1 50
3B Mike Pagliarulo 121 365 102 .279 6 36
SS Greg Gagne 139 408 108 .265 8 42
LF Dan Gladden 126 461 114 .247 6 52
CF Kirby Puckett 152 611 195 .319 15 89
RF Shane Mack 143 442 137 .310 18 74
DH Chili Davis 153 534 148 .277 29 93

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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Postseason[edit]

See 1991 American League Championship Series and 1991 World Series.

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Russ Nixon
AA Orlando Sun Rays Southern League Scott Ullger
A Visalia Oaks California League Steve Liddle
A Kenosha Twins Midwest League Joel Lepel
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Ray Smith
Rookie GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Dan Rohn

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Orlando[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roy Smith page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tom Edens page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Mike Pagliarulo page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Chili Davis page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Jack Morris page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Nelson Liriano page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/castica01.shtml
  8. ^ David McCarty page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Scott Stahoviak page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ LaTroy Hawkins page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Brad Radke page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Matt Lawton page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/harpebr01.shtml
  14. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
1990
AL West Championship Season
1991
Succeeded by
Oakland Athletics
1992
Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
1990
American League Championship
1991
Succeeded by
Toronto Blue Jays
1992