List of Minnesota Twins seasons

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The Metrodome, home of the Twins from 1982 through 2009.

The Minnesota Twins, formerly the Washington Senators, are a professional baseball franchise currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They currently play in the American League (AL) Central division.

The Twins have won three World Series in 1924, 1987 and 1991, the first of which occurred when they were still based in Washington. As the Senators, they struggled between the 1920s and 1950s. The team enjoyed success in their early years in Minnesota, reaching the World Series in 1965 with stars like Harmon Killebrew and Jim Kaat on the roster. However, from 1971 to 1986, the Twins failed to reach the postseason. The Twins had eight straight losing seasons from 1993 to 2000, but this was followed by one the franchise's most consistent period of success when the team only had one losing season (2007) between 2001 and 2010. Despite the team's success during this period, the Twins failed to reach another World Series. Since the 2011 season, the franchise has fallen substantially, finishing with a losing record in every season with the exception of the 2015 season. This decline was capped by the franchise's only sixth (and first since 1982) 100-loss season.

World Series Champions
(1903–present)
AL Champions
(1901–present)
Division Champions
(1969–present)
Wild Card Berth
(1994–present)
Season Level League Division Regular Season Postseason Awards
Finish Wins Losses Win% GB
Washington Senators
1901 MLB AL 6th 61 72 .459 20½
1902 MLB AL 6th 61 75 .449 22
1903 MLB AL 8th 43 94 .314 47½
1904 MLB AL 8th 38 113 .252 55½
1905 MLB AL 7th 64 87 .424 29½
1906 MLB AL 7th 55 95 .367 37½
1907 MLB AL 8th 49 102 .325 43½
1908 MLB AL 7th 67 85 .441 22½
1909 MLB AL 8th 42 110 .276 56
1910 MLB AL 7th 66 85 .437 36½
1911 MLB AL 7th 64 90 .416 38½
1912 MLB AL 2nd 91 61 .599 14
1913 MLB AL 2nd 90 64 .584 Walter Johnson (MVP)
1914 MLB AL 3rd 81 73 .526 19
1915 MLB AL 4th 85 68 .556 17
1916 MLB AL 7th 76 77 .497 14½
1917 MLB AL 5th 74 79 .484 25½
1918 MLB AL 3rd 72 56 .571 4
1919 MLB AL 7th 56 84 .400 32
1920 MLB AL 6th 68 84 .447 29
1921 MLB AL 4th 80 73 .523 18
1922 MLB AL 6th 69 85 .448 25
1923 MLB AL 4th 75 78 .490 23½
1924 MLB AL 1st 92 62 .597 Won World Series (Giants) 4–3 Walter Johnson (MVP)
1925 MLB AL 1st 96 55 .636 Lost World Series (Pirates) 4–3 Roger Peckinpaugh (MVP)
1926 MLB AL 4th 81 69 .540 8
1927 MLB AL 3rd 85 69 .552 25
1928 MLB AL 4th 75 79 .487 26
1929 MLB AL 5th 71 81 .467 34
1930 MLB AL 2nd 94 60 .610 8
1931 MLB AL 3rd 92 62 .597 16
1932 MLB AL 3rd 93 61 .604 14
1933 MLB AL 1st 99 53 .651 Lost World Series (Giants) 4–1
1934 MLB AL 7th 66 86 .434 34
1935 MLB AL 6th 67 86 .438 27
1936 MLB AL 4th 82 71 .536 20
1937 MLB AL 6th 73 80 .477 28½
1938 MLB AL 5th 75 76 .493 23½
1939 MLB AL 6th 65 87 .428 41½
1940 MLB AL 7th 64 90 .416 26
1941 MLB AL 6th 70 84 .455 31
1942 MLB AL 7th 62 89 .411 39½
1943 MLB AL 2nd 84 69 .549 13½
1944 MLB AL 8th 64 90 .416 25
1945 MLB AL 2nd 87 67 .565
1946 MLB AL 4th 76 78 .469 28
1947 MLB AL 7th 64 90 .416 33
1948 MLB AL 7th 56 97 .366 40
1949 MLB AL 8th 50 104 .325 47
1950 MLB AL 5th 67 87 .500 31
1951 MLB AL 7th 62 92 .403 36
1952 MLB AL 5th 78 76 .506 17
1953 MLB AL 5th 76 76 .500 23½
1954 MLB AL 6th 66 88 .429 45
1955 MLB AL 8th 53 101 .344 43
1956 MLB AL 7th 59 95 .367 38
1957 MLB AL 8th 55 99 .357 43
1958 MLB AL 8th 61 93 .396 31 Albie Pearson (ROY)
1959 MLB AL 8th 63 91 .409 31 Bob Allison (ROY)
1960 MLB AL 5th 73 81 .474 24
Minnesota Twins
1961 MLB AL 7th 70 90 .438 38
1962 MLB AL 2nd 91 71 .562 5
1963 MLB AL 3rd 91 70 .565 13
1964 MLB AL 6th 79 83 .488 20 Tony Oliva (ROY)
1965 MLB AL 1st 102 60 .630 Lost World Series (Dodgers) 4–3 Zoilo Versalles (MVP)
1966 MLB AL 2nd 89 73 .549 9
1967 MLB AL 2nd 91 71 .562 1 Rod Carew (ROY)
1968 MLB AL 7th 79 83 .488 24
1969 MLB AL West 1st 97 65 .599 Lost ALCS (Orioles) 3–0 Harmon Killebrew (MVP)
1970 MLB AL West 1st 98 64 .605 Lost ALCS (Orioles) 3–0 Jim Perry (CYA)
1971 MLB AL West 5th 74 86 .463 26½
1972 MLB AL West 3rd 77 77 .500 15½
1973 MLB AL West 3rd 81 81 .500 13
1974 MLB AL West 3rd 82 80 .506 8
1975 MLB AL West 4th 76 83 .478 20½
1976 MLB AL West 3rd 85 77 .525 5
1977 MLB AL West 4th 84 77 .522 17½ Rod Carew (MVP)
1978 MLB AL West 4th 73 89 .451 19
1979 MLB AL West 4th 82 80 .506 6 John Castino (ROY)
1980 MLB AL West 3rd 77 84 .478 19½
1981 MLB AL West 7th 17 39 .304 18
4th 24 29 .453 6
1982 MLB AL West 7th 60 102 .370 33
1983 MLB AL West 6th 70 92 .432 29
1984 MLB AL West 3rd 81 81 .500 3
1985 MLB AL West 4th 77 85 .475 14
1986 MLB AL West 6th 71 91 .438 21
1987 MLB AL West 1st 85 77 .525 Won ALCS (Tigers) 4–1
Won World Series (Cardinals) 4–3
Frank Viola (WS MVP)
1988 MLB AL West 2nd 91 71 .562 13 Frank Viola (CYA)
1989 MLB AL West 5th 80 82 .494 19
1990 MLB AL West 7th 74 88 .457 29
1991 MLB AL West 1st 95 67 .586 Won ALCS (Blue Jays) 4–1
Won World Series (Braves) 4–3
Chuck Knoblauch (ROY)
Tom Kelly (MOY)
Jack Morris (WS MVP)
1992 MLB AL West 2nd 90 72 .556 6
1993 MLB AL West 6th 71 91 .438 23
1994 MLB AL Central 4th 53 60 .469 14 Postseason canceled
1995 MLB AL Central 5th 56 88 .389 44 Marty Cordova (ROY)
1996 MLB AL Central 4th 78 84 .481 21½
1997 MLB AL Central 4th 68 94 .420 18½
1998 MLB AL Central 4th 70 92 .432 19
1999 MLB AL Central 5th 63 97 .394 33
2000 MLB AL Central 5th 69 93 .426 26
2001 MLB AL Central 2nd 85 77 .525 6
2002 MLB AL Central 1st 94 67 .584 Won ALDS (Athletics) 3–2
Lost ALCS (Angels) 4–1
2003 MLB AL Central 1st 90 72 .556 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–1
2004 MLB AL Central 1st 92 70 .568 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–1 Johan Santana (CYA)
2005 MLB AL Central 3rd 83 79 .512 16
2006 MLB AL Central 1st 96 66 .593 Lost ALDS (Athletics) 3–0 Justin Morneau (MVP)
Johan Santana (CYA, TC)
2007 MLB AL Central 3rd 79 83 .488 17
2008 MLB AL Central 2nd 88 75 .540 1
2009 MLB AL Central 1st 87 76 .534 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–0 Joe Mauer (MVP)
2010 MLB AL Central 1st 94 68 .580 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–0 Ron Gardenhire (MOY)
2011 MLB AL Central 5th 63 99 .389 32
2012 MLB AL Central 5th 66 96 .407 22
2013 MLB AL Central 4th 66 96 .407 27
2014 MLB AL Central 5th 70 92 .432 20
2015 MLB AL Central 2nd 83 79 .512 12
2016 MLB AL Central 5th 59 103 .364 35½
2017 MLB AL Central 1st 14 12 .538 -

Record by decade[edit]

The following table describes the Twins' MLB win–loss record by decade.

Decade Wins Losses Pct
1900s 480 833 .366
1910s 755 737 .506
1920s 792 735 .519
1930s 806 722 .527
1940s 677 858 .441
1950s 640 898 .416
1960s 862 747 .536
1970s 812 794 .506
1980s 733 833 .468
1990s 718 833 .463
2000s 863 758 .532
2010s 515 645 .444
All-time 8639 9381 .479

These statistics are from Baseball-Reference.com's Minnesota Twins History & Encyclopedia,[1] and are current as of October 18, 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Twins History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 

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