1975 Minnesota Twins season

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1975 Minnesota Twins
76-83, fourth in the AL Western Division
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith (majority owner, with Thelma Griffith Haynes)
General manager(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Frank Quilici
Local television WTCN
(Larry Calton, Joe Boyle, Ray Scott)
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal,Larry Calton)
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The 1975 Minnesota Twins finished 76-83, fourth in the American League West.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Having released Harmon Killebrew during the off-season, owner Calvin Griffith devised "Harmon Killebrew Day" as a promotion for the slugger's return with his new club, the Kansas City Royals. On Sunday, May 4, DH Killebrew greeted the crowd of just 14,805 with a first-inning home run. In the fifth inning, Minnesota pitcher Jim Hughes hit Harmon with a pitch.

Only one Twins player made the All-Star Game, second baseman Rod Carew. Only 737,156 fans attended Twins games, the lowest total in the American League.

Carew won his fifth AL batting title with a .359 average. Three pitchers had double digit wins: Jim Hughes (16-14), Bert Blyleven (15-10), and Dave Goltz (14-14).

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 98 64 0.605 54–27 44–37
Kansas City Royals 91 71 0.562 7 51–30 40–41
Texas Rangers 79 83 0.488 19 39–41 40–42
Minnesota Twins 76 83 0.478 20½ 39–43 37–40
Chicago White Sox 75 86 0.466 22½ 42–39 33–47
California Angels 72 89 0.447 25½ 35–46 37–43


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1975 American League Records

Sources:

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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK TEX
Baltimore 9–9 6–6 7–4 10–8 12–4 7–5 14–4 6–6 8–10 4–8 7–5
Boston 9–9 6–6 8–4 7–11 13–5 7–5 10–8 10–2 11–5 6–6 8–4
California 6–6 6–6 9–9 3–9 6–5 4–14 7–5 8–10 7–5 7–11 9–9
Chicago 4–7 4–8 9–9 7–5 5–7 9–9 8–4 9–9 6–6 9–9 5–13
Cleveland 8–10 11–7 9–3 5–7 12–6 6–6 9–9 3–6 9–9 2–10 5–7
Detroit 4–12 5–13 5–6 7–5 6–12 6–6 7–11 4–8 6–12 6–6 1–11
Kansas City 5–7 5–7 14–4 9–9 6–6 6–6 7–5 11–7 7–5 11–7 14–4
Milwaukee 4–14 8–10 5–7 4–8 9–9 11–7 5–7 2–10 9–9 5–7 6–6
Minnesota 6–6 2–10 10–8 9–9 6–3 8–4 7–11 10–2 4–8 6–12 8–10
New York 10–8 5–11 5–7 6–6 9–9 12–6 5–7 9–9 8–4 6–6 8–4
Oakland 8–4 6–6 11–7 9–9 10–2 6–6 11–7 7–5 12–6 6–6 12–6
Texas 5–7 4–8 9–9 13–5 7–5 11–1 4–14 6–6 10–8 4–8 6–12


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1975 Minnesota Twins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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 Borgmann, GlennGlenn Borgmann 125 352 73 .207 2 33
1B Briggs, JohnnyJohnny Briggs 87 264 61 .231 7 39
2B Carew, RodRod Carew 143 535 192 .359 14 80
CF Ford, DanDan Ford 130 440 123 .280 15 59

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
Darwin, BobbyBobby Darwin 48 169 37 .219 5 18
Kelly, TomTom Kelly 49 127 23 .181 1 11
Ferrer, SergioSergio Ferrer 32 81 20 .247 0 2
Gómez, LuisLuis Gómez 89 72 10 .139 0 5

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Blyleven, BertBert Blyleven 35 275.2 15 10 3.00 233
Hughes, JimJim Hughes 37 249.2 16 14 3.82 130
Goltz, DaveDave Goltz 32 243 14 14 3.67 128
Bane, EddieEddie Bane 4 28.1 3 1 2.86 14

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Albury, VicVic Albury 32 135 6 7 4.53 72
Corbin, RayRay Corbin 18 89.2 5 7 5.12 49
Butler, BillBill Butler 23 81.2 5 4 5.95 55
Decker, JoeJoe Decker 10 26.1 1 3 8.54 8
Pazik, MikeMike Pazik 5 19.2 0 4 8.24 8

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Burgmeier, TomTom Burgmeier 46 5 8 11 3.09 41
Campbell, BillBill Campbell 47 4 6 5 3.79 76

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Twins Pacific Coast League Cal Ermer
AA Orlando Twins Southern League Dick Phillips
A Reno Silver Sox California League Harry Warner
A Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League Johnny Goryl
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Fred Waters

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Reno

Reno affiliation shared with San Diego Padres

Notes[edit]

References[edit]