1982 Minnesota Twins season

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1982 Minnesota Twins
combined 60-102, seventh 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) Billy Gardner
Local television KMSP-TV
(Bob Kurtz, Larry Osterman)
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, Frank Quilici)
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The 1982 Minnesota Twins finished 60-102, seventh in the AL West. It was the first time the Twins lost more than 100 games since moving to Minnesota.

The Twins moved into the Metrodome but only 921,186 fans attended Twins games, the lowest total in the American League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome debuted with an April 3 exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia's Pete Rose had the first unofficial Metrodome hit, and Minnesota's Kent Hrbek homered twice.

In the regular-season home opener, outfielder Dave Engle had the Twins' first hit and home run in the Metrodome. Third baseman Gary Gaetti homered twice and was thrown out at home trying to stretch for an inside-the-park home run. The Seattle Mariners beat the Twins 11-7.[3]

On May 29, for the only time in Twins history, a catcher nabbed four base stealers in a single game: Sal Butera threw out Ken Griffey, Graig Nettles, Bobby Murcer and Willie Randolph of the New York Yankees.[4] Otherwise, May was not a good month as the Twins went 3-26, the worst major league month in baseball since the Philadelphia Athletics posted a 2-28 June of 1916. The Twins-record slide of fourteen consecutive losses ended with a June 4 shutout win over Baltimore.

Only one Twins player made the All-Star Game in Montreal, first baseman Kent Hrbek.

On July 19, outfielder Tom Brunansky hit what will be the Twins only inside-the-park grand slam home run, ever. Jerry Augustine of the Milwaukee Brewers threw the pitch.

Pitcher Terry Felton - who'd gone 0-3 in 1980 - finished this season 0-13, and would not pitch in the majors again. His 0-16 career record is a major league record for futility.

Offense[edit]

Kent Hrbek hit .301 with 23 HR and 92 RBI. Gary Ward hit .289 with 28 HR and 91 RBI. Gary Gaetti hit 25 HR and 84 RBI. Tom Brunansky hit 20 HR and 42 RBI.

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
HR Gary Ward 28
RBI Kent Hrbek 92
BA Kent Hrbek .301
Runs Gary Ward 85

Pitching[edit]

Reliever Ron Davis had 22 saves.

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
ERA Bobby Castillo 3.66
Wins Bobby Castillo 13
Saves Ron Davis 22
Strikeouts Brad Havens 129

Defense[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 93 69 0.574 52–29 41–40
Kansas City Royals 90 72 0.556 3 56–25 34–47
Chicago White Sox 87 75 0.537 6 49–31 38–44
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 17 42–39 34–47
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 25 36–45 32–49
Texas Rangers 64 98 0.395 29 38–43 26–55
Minnesota Twins 60 102 0.370 33 37–44 23–58


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1982 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]

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


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

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Other batters

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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 140 532 160 .301 23 92
3B Gary Gaetti 145 508 117 .230 25 84
SS Lenny Faedo 90 255 62 .243 3 22
LF Gary Ward 152 570 165 .289 28 91
RF Tom Brunansky 127 463 126 .272 20 46

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jesús Vega 71 199 53 .266 5 29

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Albert Williams 26 153.2 9 7 4.22 61
Jack O'Connor 23 126 8 9 4.29 56

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bobby Castillo 40 218.2 13 11 3.66 125
Pete Redfern 27 94.1 5 11 6.58 40
Darrell Jackson 13 44.2 0 5 6.25 16

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ron Davis 63 3 9 22 4.42 89
Jeff Little 33 2 0 0 4.21 26

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Cal Ermer
AA Orlando Twins Southern League Tom Kelly
A Visalia Oaks California League Phil Roof
A Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League Ken Staples
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, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

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