1991 Minnesota Twins season
|1991 Minnesota Twins|
|Major League affiliations|
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. During the 1991 regular season the Twins had a MLB league leading 15 consecutive game win streak, which still remains a club record as of today. On June 18th, 1991, the streak came to a end at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. The Twins winning streak of 91, falls just 5 games short of the all time American League record of 20 consecutive regular season wins set by the Oakland Athletics in 2002.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Postseason
- 5 Awards and honors
- 6 Farm system
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- December 2, 1990: Roy Smith was released by the Twins.
- January 14, 1991: Tom Edens was signed by the Twins as a free agent.
- January 25, 1991: Mike Pagliarulo was signed as a free agent by the Twins.
- January 29, 1991: Chili Davis was signed as a free agent by the Twins.
- February 5, 1991: Jack Morris was signed as a free agent by the Twins.
- The highest paid player on the team was Jack Morris at $3,700,000; followed by Kirby Puckett at $3,166,667.
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.
- *League leader
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.
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|1991 Minnesota Twins|
- April 2, 1991: Nelson Liriano was released by the Twins.
- May 10, 1991: Carmelo Castillo was released by the Minnesota Twins.
- June 3, 1991: 1991 Major League Baseball Draft
- David McCarty was drafted by the Twins in the 1st round (3rd pick).
- Scott Stahoviak was drafted by the Twins in the 1st round (27th pick).
- LaTroy Hawkins was drafted by the Twins in the 7th round.
- Brad Radke was drafted by the Twins in the 8th round.
- Matt Lawton was drafted by the Twins in the 13th round.
- December 19, 1991: Brian Harper was signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins.
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Awards and honors
- Kent Hrbek, Lou Gehrig Award
- Jack Morris, Babe Ruth Award
- Jack Morris, World Series Most Valuable Player
- Kirby Puckett, ALCS Most Valuable Player
- Chuck Knoblauch, 1991 AL Rookie of the Year
- The Twins had three All-Stars in the 1991 All-Star Game: Closer Rick Aguilera, Pitcher Jack Morris, and Center Fielder Kirby Puckett. Scott Erickson would have started the all-star game had he not been injured in a start at home against the Chicago White Sox in June.
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Orlando
- Roy Smith page at Baseball Reference
- Tom Edens page at Baseball Reference
- Mike Pagliarulo page at Baseball Reference
- Chili Davis page at Baseball Reference
- Jack Morris page at Baseball Reference
- Nelson Liriano page at Baseball Reference
- David McCarty page at Baseball Reference
- Scott Stahoviak page at Baseball Reference
- LaTroy Hawkins page at Baseball Reference
- Brad Radke page at Baseball Reference
- Matt Lawton page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007
- Player stats from www.baseball-reference.com
- Team info from www.baseball-almanac.com
- 1991 Standings
- Interview with Mike Pagliarulo About the 1991 Twins
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