Wisconsin Rapids Twins

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The Wisconsin Rapids Twins were a minor league baseball team that existed from 1963 to 1983. Affiliated with the Minnesota Twins, they played in the Midwest League and were located in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. They played their home games at Witter Field.

Despite the fact that they existed for 21 seasons, they were league champions only once, in 1973.[1]

The player to win the first Triple Crown in Midwest League history played for the Twins - Elmore "Moe" Hill. In 1974, he led the league with a .339 average, 32 home runs and 113 RBI.

Year-by-year record[edit]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1964 50-71 9th Joe Christian
1965 60-61 6th Ray Bellino / Pete Appleton / Ray Bellino none
1966 59-63 6th Ray Bellino
1967 70-46 2nd Ray Bellino Lost League Finals
1968 62-57 4th Ray Bellino / Tom Umphlett
1969 49-75 9th Tom Videtich none
1970 59-60 6th Johnny Goryl
1971 42-78 10th Weldon Bowlin
1972 70-56 4th Jay Ward Lost in 1st round
1973 68-53 2nd Johnny Goryl League Champs
1974 80-48 1st Johnny Goryl Lost in 1st round
1975 71-58 3rd Johnny Goryl
1976 67-63 5th Harry Warner
1977 66-72 6th Jim Rantz / Carlos Pascual / Spencer Robbins
1978 62-76 5th Rick Stelmaszek
1979 60-72 6th Rick Stelmaszek
1980 77-64 3rd Rick Stelmaszek Lost in 1st round
1981 68-65 4th Ken Staples
1982 56-82 11th Ken Staples
1983 71-67 5th (t) Charlie Manuel

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