Twins most pitching appearances in a season

 
Mike Marshall – Twins pitcher form 1978 – 1980 and known as “Iron Mike”

August 28, 2010 – This is obviously a relief pitcher category but still a lot of fun to look at. There are a couple of guys on this list that obviously threw more innings than most of the other pitchers on this list did. Look at what Bill “Soup” Campbell did in 1976, zero starts, a 17-5 record and 167.2 innings in 78 games, that is more than two innings per appearance. Dr. Mike Marshall is the leader in games appeared with 90 and he threw 142.2 innings. 90 games, that means he appeared in 56% of the games the Twins played that year, just amazing. Heck, both of these guys threw more innings than a lot of today’s starters do. There are some names here that maybe I did not expect to see on a list like this.

If you look at it by decade, it breaks down like this, 60’s = 0, 70’s = 2, 80’s = 0, 90’s = 4, and 00 = 5. I think it shows how much more important that relievers are becoming in baseball today.

Rank Name Year Games Innings Starts Record Saves
1 Mike Marshall 1979 90 142.2 1 10-15 32
2 Eddie Guardado 1996 83 73.2 0 6-5 4
3 JC Romero 2002 81 81 0 9-2 1
4 Eddie Guardado 1998 79 65.2 0 3-1 0
4 Matt Guerrier 2009 79 76.1 0 5-1 1
6 Bill Campbell 1976 78 167.2 0 17-5 20
7 Juan Rincon 2004 77 82 0 11-6 2
7 Mike Trombley 1998 77 96.2 1 6-5 1
9 Matt Guerrier 2008 76 76.1 0 6-9 1
9 Bob Wells 1999 76 87.1 0 8-3 1
9 Bob Wells 2000 76 86.1 0 0-7 10

 

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