Twins Minor League History

Over-all Twins minor league stats 1961 – 2014

Since 1961 the Minnesota Twins have had a total of 344 minor league teams and their over-all won/lost record stands at:

wins = 19,992
losses = 18,984
total games = 38,976
winning % = .513

If you rank the leagues categories in term of winning percentage you will end up with numbers that appear to show the higher the league, the lower the winning percentage for the most part. I am not sure what to make of this. For comparison’s sake, the Minnesota Twins big league record from 1961 – 2014 stands at 4,274 wins, 4,335 losses and 8 tie games for a .496 winning percentage.

Short A teams win % = .590
Foreign Rookie teams win % = .559
Rookie teams win % = .547
B, C, and D teams win % = .532
Advanced A teams win % = .526
A teams win % = .509
AA teams win % = .498
AAA teams win % = .492

Record by League Category

AAA – Twins have had 54 teams in 12 different cities from 1961 – 2014 and these teams have a record of 3,804 wins and 3,927 losses for a .492 winning percentage and 1 AAA championship  in 2002.

AA – Twins have had 53 teams in 5 different cities from 1961 – 2014 and these teams have a record of 3,734 wins and 3,758 losses for a .498 winning percentage and 5 AA championships with the last one coming in 2001.

Advanced A – Twins have had 25 teams in 2 different cities from 1990 – 2014 and these teams have a record of 1,800 wins and 1,624 losses for a .526 winning percentage and one league championship which was won in 2014.

A – Twins have had 96 teams in 16 different cities from 1961 – 2014 and these teams have a record of 6,597 wins and 6,372 losses for a .509 winning percentage and 8 league championships with the last one coming in 1987.

SHORT A – Twins have had 13 teams in 3 different cities from 1965 – 1973 and these teams had 541 wins and 376 losses for a .590 winning percentage and 7 league championships. The Northern League St. Cloud Rox have been the only Minnesota Twins minor league team based in Minnesota and they won 5 champinships in the 7 years the team was located there.

B, C, and D – Twins had 9 teams in 5 different cities from 1961 – 1962 and these teams had a record of 541 wins and 476 losses for a .532 winning percentage and 1 league championship.

Rookie – Twins have had 77 teams in 5 different cities playing from 1963 – 2014 and these teams have 2,663 victories and 2,205 defeats for a nice .547 winning percentage and 11 league championships with the most recent occurring in Elizbethton in 2012. Elizabethton has been a rookie league team for the Minnesota Twins since 1974 making it the longest running Twins minor league affiliate. Joe O’Brien Field which has seating for about 2,000 fans opened in 1974 and the E-Twins have called it home ever since. Former Twins (1981-1983) catcher Ray Smith has managed Elizabethton from 1987 – 1994 and again from 2002 – current and has an amazing record of  865 wins and only 548 losses for a .612 winning percentage. During these 21 seasons Smith has led his team to the playoffs 12 times winning the championship 7 times and his teams have only had a losing season two times (his first two seasons at the helm). WOW! Can we get Ray Smith to move to the Twin Cities?

Foreign Rookie – The Twins have been a part of the Dominican Summer League from 1998 – current with a total of 17 teams but won/lost records are only available from 2007 to 2014 and during that time frame the DSL Twins have recorded 312 wins against 246 losses for a .559 winning percentage with no league championships to date.

League Champions

Since the Minnesota Twins minor league teams started play in 1961 the Twins organization has won (or shared) a total of 34 league championships in 54 seasons. During these 54 seasons the Twins have had a total of 344 minor legue teams so that equates to 9.9% of their teams winning a league championship. During this time period, the Minnesota Twins themselves have won 3 American League championships (1965, 1987, and 1991) which comes out to 5.56%.

YEARS TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS CHAMPIONSHIP %
1961-1969 68 10 15%
1970-1979 58 8 14%
1980-1989 51 5 10%
1990-1999 62 2 3%
2000-2009 70 7 10%
2010-2014 35 2 5.7%
TOTALS 344 34 9.9%
2014 – Ft. Myers Miracle (Advanced A – Florida State League)
2012 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
2008 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
2007 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
2005 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
2003 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
2002 – Edmonton Trappers (AAA – Pacific Coast League)
2001 – New Britain Rock Cats (AA – Eastern League) – Co-Champions
2000 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
1991 – Orlando Sun Rays (AA – Southern League)
1990 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
1989 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
1987 – Kenosha Twins (A – Midwest League)
1985 – Kenosha Twins (A – Midwest League)
1984 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
1981 – Orlando Twins (AA – Southern League)
1978 – Visalia Oaks (A – California League)
1978 – Elizabethton Twins (Rookie – Appalachian League)
1976 – Reno Silver Sox (A – California League) – Co-op team shared with San Diego Padres
1975 – Reno Silver Sox (A – California League) – Co-op team shared with San Diego Padres
1973 – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (A – Midest League)
1971 – Charlotte Hornets (AA – Dixie Association)
1971 – St. Cloud Rox (Short A – Northern League)
1970 – Auburn Twins (Short A – New York-Pennsylvania League)
1969 – Charlotte Hornets (AA – Southern League)
1968 – Orlando Twins (A – Florida State League)
1968 – St. Cloud Rox (Short A – Northern League)
1967 – Auburn Twins (Short A – New York-Pennsylvania League)
1967 – St. Cloud Rox (Short A – Northern League)
1966 – St. Cloud Rox (Short A – Northern League)
1965 – St. Cloud Rox (Short A – Northern League)
1964 – Melbourne Twins (Rookie – Cocoa Rookie League)
1963 – Wilson Tobs (A – Carolina League)
1961 – Wilson Tobs (B – Carolina League)
 

Best and Worst

Team with highest winning percentage – 1990 Elizabethton Twins at .761% (51-16)

Team with the most wins – 1978 Visalia Oaks with 97 wins and 42 losses (won 3 more games in playoffs)

Team with the lowest winning percentage – 2010 New Britain Rock Cats at .309 (44-98)

Best year for all minor league teams – 1974 (347-264 and a .568 winning %)

Worst year for all minor league teams – 1964 (368-489 and a .429 winning %)

How do the Farm Directors Compare

YEARSNAMEWINSLOSSESTOTAL GAMESWIN %
2013 - CurrentBrad Steil8206991,519.540
1986 - 2012Jim Rantz9,6489,09218,740.515
1971 - 1985George Brophy5,0834,7749,857.516
1961 - 1970Sherry Robertson4,4414,4198,860.501
TOTALS19,99218,98438,976.513

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Year by Year

 

2015

Director of Minor Leagues – Brad Steil
Scouting Director – Deron Johnson
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League)
AA – Chattanooga Lookouts (Southern League)
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League)
A – Cedar Rapids Kernels (Midwest League)
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League)
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League)
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League)
 
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2014

Director of Minor Leagues – Brad Steil
Scouting Director – Deron Johnson
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 77-67
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 73-69
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 82-57 – League Champions
A – Cedar Rapids Kernels (Midwest League) 73-67
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 38-30
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 23-37
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) 43-27
409-354 (.536)
 
2014 Final minor league report

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2013

Director of Minor Leagues – Brad Steil
Scouting Director – Deron Johnson
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 77-67
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 66-76
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 79-56
A – Cedar Rapids Kernels (Midwest League) 88-50
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 28-32
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 37-31
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) 36-33
411-345 (.544) 
 
2013 Final minor league report
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2012

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Deron Johnson
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 72-72
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 75-67
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 60-75
A – Beloit Snappers (Midwest League) 77-63
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 33-27
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 43-22 – League Champion
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) 31-39
391-365 (.517)
 
2012 Twins final minor league report
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2011

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Deron Johnson
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 53-91
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 72-70
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 63-76
A – Beloit Snappers (Midwest League) 69-69
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League)  31-29
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 42-26
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) 42-26
372-387 (.490)
 
2011 Final Minor League Report
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2010

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Deron Johnson
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 49-95
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 44-98
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 64-74
A – Beloit Snappers (Eastern League) 71-65
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 29-31
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 41-25
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) 29-42
327-430 (.432)
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2009

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Deron Johnson
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 70-74
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 72-69
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 80-58
A – Beloit Snappers (Midwest League) 57-83
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 34-21
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 45-23
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) 46-23
404-351 (.535)
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2008

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Deron Johnson
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 74-70
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 64-77
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 77-59
A – Beloit Snappers (Midwest League) 71-67
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 35-21
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 41-25 – League Champion
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) 46-24
408-343 (.543)
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2007

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 77-67
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 69-72
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 70-70
A – Beloit Snappers (Midwest League) 79-61
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 37-19
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 50-18 – League Champion
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) 39-32
421-339 (.554)
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2006

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 79-64
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 64-78
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 80-60
A – Beloit Snappers (Midwest League) 74-64
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 26-27
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 42-26
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) n/a
365-319 (.534)
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2005

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 74-69
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 70-72
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 74-59
A – Beloit Snappers (Midwest League) 69-71
Rookie GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 28-26
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 48-19 – League Champion
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) n/a
363-316 (.535)
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2004

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 73-71
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 70-70
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 61-74
A – Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) 68-68
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 31-26
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 38-29
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) n/a
341-338 (.502)
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2003

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Rochester Red Wings (International League) 68-75
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 73-68
 Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 73-63
A – Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) 59-78
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 28-31
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 42-24 – League Champion
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) n/a
343-339 (.503)
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2002

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Edmonton Trappers (Pacific Coast League) 81-59 – League Champion
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 67-72
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 77-62
A – Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) 71-65
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 35-25
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 37-30
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) n/a
368-313 (.540)
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2001

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Edmonton Trappers (Pacific Coast League) 60-83
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 87-55 – League Co-Champion
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 68-69
A – Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) 80-57
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 32-26
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 41-22
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins (Dominican Summer League) n/a
368-312 (.541)
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2000

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Salt Lake Buzz (Pacific Coast league) 90-53
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 51-91
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 83-57
A – Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) 64-75
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 33-23
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 46-18 – League Champion
 Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins/Indians (Dominican Summer League) – CO-OP – n/a
367-317 (.537)
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1999

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Salt Lake Buzz (Pacific Coast League) 73-68
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 59-82
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 60-79
A – Quad Cities River Bandits (Midwest League) 77-62
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 33-26
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 40-30
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins/CO-OP (Dominican Summer League) – CO-OP – n/a
342-347 (.496)
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1998

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Salt Lake Buzz (Pacific Coast League) 79-64
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 83-59
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 65-73
A – Fort Wayne Wizards (Midwest League) 79-61
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 34-26
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 38-29
Foreign Rookie – DSL Twins/CO-OP (Dominican Summer League) n/a
378-312 (.548)
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1997

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Salt Lake Buzz (Pacific Coast League) 72-71
AA – New Britain Rock Cats (Eastern League) 70-72
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 81-58
A – Fort Wayne Wizards (Midwest League) 68-67
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 28-32
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 38-30
357-330 (.520)
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1996

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Salt Lake Buzz (Pacific Coast League) 78-66
AA – Hardware City Rock Cats (Eastern League) 61-81
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 79-58
A – Fort Wayne Wizards (Midwest League) 69-67
Rookie - GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 30-30
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 40-27
357-329 (.520)
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1995

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Salt Lake Buzz (Pacific Coast League) 79-65
AA – Hardware City Rock Cats (Eastern League) 65-77
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 75-55
A – Fort Wayne Wizards (MIdwest League) 75-65
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 20-35
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 33-31
347-328 (.514)
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1994

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Mike Radcliff
AAA – Salt Lake Buzz (Pacific Coast League) 74-70
AA – Nashville Xpress (Southern League) 74-66
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 71-63
A – Fort Wayne Wizards (Midwest League) 66-73
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 22-38
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 36-30
343-340 (.502)
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1993

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Larry Corrigan
AAA – Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League) 87-56
AA – Nashville Xpress (Southern League) 72-70
Advanced A – Fort Myers Miracle (Florida State League) 55-79
A – Fort Wayne Wizards (Midwest League) 68-67
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 23-36
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 37-30
342-338 (.503)
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1992

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Larry Corrigan
AAA – Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League) 83-61
AA – Orlando Sun Rays (Southern League) 60-82
Advanced A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 75-61
A – Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) 63-70
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 30-28
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 49-17
360-319 (.530)
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1991

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Terry Ryan
AAA – Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League) 70-68
AA – Orlando Sun Rays (Southern League) 77-67 – League Champion
Advanced A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 58-78
A – Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) 63-74
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 27-33
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 39-29
334-349 (.489)
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1990

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Terry Ryan
AAA – Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League) 56-83
AA – Orlando Sun Rays (Southern League) 85-59
Advanced A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 90-51
A – Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) 61-77
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 32-30
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 51-16 – League Champion
375-316 (.543)
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1989

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Terry Ryan
AAA – Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League) 72-72
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 79-65
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 76-66
A – Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) 63-66
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Caost League) 27-36
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 47-21 – League Champion
364-326 (.528)
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1988

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Terry Ryan
AAA – Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League) 76-66
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 66-75
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 80-62
A – Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) 81-59
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 33-37
336-299 (.529)
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1987

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
Scouting Director – Terry Ryan
AAA – Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League) 45-96
AA - Orlando Twins (Southern League) (61-82)
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 68-74
A – Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) 82-58 – League Champion
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 29-40
285-350 (.449)
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1986

Director of Minor Leagues – Jim Rantz
AAA – Toledo Mud Hens (International League) 62-77
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 70-73
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 75-67
A – Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) 46-92
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 37-31
290-340 (.460)
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1985

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Toledo Mud Hens (International League) 71-68
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 72-71
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 66-78
A – Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) 79-60 – League Champion
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 31-40
319-317 (.502)
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1984

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Toledo Mud Hens (International League) 74-63
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 79-65
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 66-74
A – Kenosha Twins (Midwest League) 70-68
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 40-29 – League Champion
329-299 (.524)
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1983

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Toledo Mud Hens (International League) 68-72
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 62-83
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 87-53
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 71-67
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 28-44
 316-319 (.498)
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1982

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA - Toledo Mud Hens (International League) 60-80
AA - Orlando Twins (Southern League) 74-70
A - Visalia Oaks (California League) 82-58
A - Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 56-82
Rookie - Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 32-36
304-326 (.483)
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1981

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA - Toledo Mud Hens (International League) 53-87
AA - Orlando Twins (Southern League) 79-63 - League Champion
A - Visalia Oaks (California League) 87-53
A - Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 68-65
Rookie - Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 42-28
329-296 (.526)
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1980

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Toledo Mud Hens (International League) 77-63
AA – Orlando Twins (southern League) 65-78
A – Visalia Oaks (California Leaue) 71-69
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 77-64
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 32-36
322-310 (.509)
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1979

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Toledo Mud Hens (International League) 63-76
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 60-81
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 86-54
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 60-72
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 37-33
306-316 (.492)
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1978

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Toledo Mud Hens (International League) 74-66
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 82-61
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 97-42 – League Champion
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 62-76
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 41-28 – League Champion
356-273 (.566)
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1977

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Tacoma Twins (Pacific Caost League) 68-75
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 76-61
A – Visalia Oaks (California League) 65-75
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 66-72
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 29-40
304-323 (.485)
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1976

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Tacoma Twins (Pacific Coast League) 76-69
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 75-64
A – Reno Silver Sox (California League) 75-62  –  (Twins and San Diego Padres shared this team) – League Champion
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 67-63
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 27-43
320-301 (.515)
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1975

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Tacoma Twins (Pacific Coast League) 73-69
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 81-57
A – Reno Silver Sox (California League) 86-54  –  (Twins and San Diego Padres shared this team) – League Champion
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 71-58
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 38-30
349-268 (.566)
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1974

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Tacoma Twins (Pacific Coast League) 75-66
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 73-61
A – Lynchburg Twins (Carolina League) 78-62
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 80-48
Rookie – Elizabethton Twins (Appalachian League) 41-27
347-264 (.568)
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1973

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Tacoma Twins (Pacific Coast League) 65-79
AA – Orlando Twins (Southern League) 65-70
A – Lynchburg Twins (Carolina League) 78-60
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 68-53 – League Champion
Short A – Geneva Twins (New York-Pennsylvania League) 39-29
315-291 (.520)
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1972

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Tacoma Twins (Pacific Coast League) 65-83
AA – Charlotte Hornets (Southern League) 70-70
A – Lynchburg Twins (Carolina League) 70-68
A – Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 63-68
A – Charlotte Twins (Western Carolinas League) 50-79
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 70-56
Rookie – Melbourne Twins (Florida East Coast League) 35-22
423-446 (.487)
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1971

Farm Director – George Brophy
AAA – Portland Beavers (Pacific Coast League) 71-71
AA – Charlotte Hornets (Dixie Association) 92-50 – League Champion
A- Lynchburg Twins (Carolina League) 68-67
A- Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 65-73
A- Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 42-78
Short A – Auburn Twins (New York-Pennsylvania League) 42-28
Short A – St. Cloud Rox (Northern League) 42-28 – League Champion
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 22-30
444-425 (.511)
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1970

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Evansville Tripletts (American Association) 67-71
AA – Charlotte Hornets (Southern League) 66-73
A – Lynchburg Twins (Carolina League) 57-83
A – Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 59-74
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 59-60
Short A – Auburn Twins (New York-Pennsylvania League) 43-26 – League Champion
Short A – St. Cloud Rox (Northern League) 31-39
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 34-29
416-455 (.478)
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1969

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Denver Bears (American Association) 58-82
AA – Charlotte Hornets (Southern League) 81-59 – League Champion
A – Red Springs Twins (Carolina League) 57-84
A – Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 80-52
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 49-75
Short A – Auburn Twins (New York-Pennsylvania League) 31-42
Short A – St. Cloud Rox (Northern League) 33-37
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 21-32
410-463 (.470)
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1968

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Denver Bears (Pacific Coast League) 73-72
AA – Charlotte Hornets (Southern League) 72-68
A – Wilson Tobs (Carolina League) 71-68
A – Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 81-59 – League Champion
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 62-57
Short A – Auburn Twins (New York-Pennsylvania League) 49-27
Short A – St. Cloud Rox (Northern League) 43-27 – League Champion
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 32-27
483-405 (.544)
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1967

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Denver Bears (Pacific Coast League) 69-76
AA – Charlotte Hornets (Southern League) 75-65
A – Wilson Tobs (Carolina League) 61-72
A – Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 88-50
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 70-46
Short A – Auburn Twins (New York-Pennsylvania League) 52-26 – League Champion
Short A – St. Cloud Rox (Northern League) 44-26 – League Champion
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 29-29
488-390 (.556)
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1966

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Denver Bears (Pacific Coast League) 79-68
AA – Charlotte Hornets (Southern League) 64-74
A – Wilson Tobs (Carolina League) 72-65
A – Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 71-68
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest league) 59-63
A – Thomasville Hi-Toms (Western Carolinas League) 71-52
Short A – St. Cloud Rox (Northern League) 49-18 – League Champion
Rookie – GCL Twins (Gulf Coast League) 24-24
489-432 (.531)
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1965

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Denver Bears (Pacific Coast League) 83-62
AA – Charlotte Hornets (Southern League) 72-68
A- Wilson Tobs (Carolina League) 68-75
A – Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 77-57
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest league) 60-61
A – Thomasville Hi-Toms (Western Carolinas League) 73-52
Short A – St. Cloud Rox (Northern League) 43-23 – League Champion
Rookie – FRL Twins (Florida Rookie League) 32-28
508-426 (.544)
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1964

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Atlanta Crackers (International League) 55-93
AA – Charlotte Hornets (Southern League) 73-67
A- Wilson Tobs (Carolina League) 57-82
A – Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 60-78
A – Wisconsin Rapids Twins (Midwest League) 50-71
A – Bismarck-Mandan Pards (Northern League) 39-80
Rookie – Melbourne Twins (Cocoa Rookie League) 34-18 – League Champion
368-489 (.429)
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1963

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Dallas-Ft.Worth Rangers (Pacific Coast League) 79-79
AA – Charlotte Hornets (South Atlantic League) 58-82
A – Wilson Tobs (Carolina League) 77-67 – League Champion
A- Orlando Twins (Florida State League) 64-59
A- Erie Sailors (New York-Pennsylvania League) 57-73
A – Bismarck-Mandan Pards (Northern League) 56-63
Rookie – Wytheville Twins (Appalachian League) 35-35
 426-458 (.482)
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1962

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Vancouver Mounties (Pacific Coast League) 72-79
A – Charlotte Hornets (South Atlantic League) 54-86
B – Wilson Tobs (Carolina League) 65-75
C – Bismarck-Mandan Pards (Northern League 60-62
D – Fort Walton Beach Jets (Alabama-Florida League) 58-61
D – Wytheville Twins (Appalachian League) 40-30
D – Erie Sailors (New York-Pennsylvania League) 68-51
417-444 (.484)
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 1961

Farm Director – Sherry Robertson
AAA – Syracuse Chiefs (International League) 56-98
AA – Nashville Vols (Southern Association) 69-83
A – Charlotte Hornets (South-Atlantic League) 61-79
B – Wilson Tobs (Carolina League) 83-56 – League Champion
D – Fort Walton Beach Jets (Alabama-Florida League) 61-55
D – Wytheville Twins (Appalachian League) 38-29
D – Erie Sailors (New York-Pennsylvania League) 68-57
436-457 (.488)

2 Responses to Twins Minor League History

  1. Paul says:

    That was an awesome recap of the Twins MiLB history. Thanks for sharing, I’m sure that took quite a bit of research, especially with the Twins changing teams so often at some of the levels. If only the Rookie league Championships were MLB World Series titles.

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