Year by Year

 

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2017

 

Chief of Baseball Operations – Derek Falvey

General Manager – Thad Levine

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Manager Paul Molitor

Coaches – Gene Glynn, Rudy Hernandez, Neil Allen, Eddie Guardado, Joe Vavra, James Rowson

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

The Minnesota Twins hired Derek Falvey from the Cleveland Indians to fill a new Chief of Baseball Operations role with the club in mid November 2016 and he in turn hired Thad Levine from the Texas Rangers to fill the GM role that was held on an interim basis by Rob Antony after GM Terry Ryan left the club when he was told his contract would not be renewed after the 2016 season.

 

Spring Training record

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2016

2016 Twins Team Photo NAMES

Interim General Manager – Rob Antony

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Paul Molitor

Manager Paul Molitor (142-182) (.438%)

Coaches – Tom Brunansky, Gene Glynn, Rudy Hernandez, Neil Allen, Eddie Guardado, Joe Vavra, Butch Davis.

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Where do you start describing the sad sack 2016 Twins? I guess you start with day one on April 4 when they lost 3-2 to the Orioles in Baltimore and started a nine games losing streak that finally ended with a 5-4 win over the Angels on April 15. The Twins never got out of last place in the AL Central and they finished with a team record of just 53 wins and 103 defeats and were 35.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians when the season finally came to a merciful end. The good news? They will have the first draft pick in 2017 because they had the worst record in baseball. Attendance dropped for the sixth consecutive season at Target Field. In July the Twins fired long time Twins employee and General Manager Terry Ryan and hired Derek Falvey to head up baseball operations after the season ended. Most of the Twins heralded young players proved they were not ready for prime time, rookie outfielder Max Kepler was a pleasant surprise when took over right field job in early June. Second baseman Brain Dozier started out badly for the first two and a half months and then went on a home run binge. From April 4 through June 19 Dozier had seven home runs and was hitting .232, when the season ended he had 42 home runs and was hitting .268 but even his 42 long balls couldn’t get him to the 100 RBI mark. The pitching was horrendous with the Twins using 29 pitchers including position player Eduardo Escobar. No pitcher had more than 9 victories and the team used 11 starting pitchers. Glen Perkins and Phil Hughes missed most of the season due to injuries. The lone All-Star on the team was Eduardo Nunez but the Twins traded him at the end of July.

 Spring Training record was 19-11-2

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2015

2015 Team Photo NAMES

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Paul Molitor

Manager Paul Molitor (83-79) (.512)

Coaches – Tom Brunansky, Gene Glynn, Rudy Hernandez, Neil Allen, Eddie Guardado, Joe Vavra, Butch Davis.

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finally after four straight losing seasons the 2015 Minnesota Twins finally finished above the .500 mark with a 83-79 record under rookie manager Paul Molitor and finished second in the AL Central Division behind the World Champion Kansas City Royals. After a disastrous start to the season which saw them at 1-6 after just seven games the team turned it around and actually hung out on the fringes of the playoffs all season long. The team took a huge hit when Ervin Santana whom the Twins had signed to their biggest FA deal ever during the off-season was suspended for 80 games just prior to the season opener for substance abuse. Twins rookies Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sano, and Tyler Duffy debuted in 2015 and all contributed to the Twins winning season. Outfielder Torii Hunter who turned 40 in July had resigned with Minnesota in December 2014 after a seven-year absence and filled a nice role in the Twins line-up and the clubhouse but announced his retirement from baseball after 19 seasons in the big leagues after the season ended. Closer Glen Perkins and second baseman Brian Dozier were named to the All-Star team.

Twins Spring Training record was 13-15-3

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2014

2014 Minnesota Twins Team Photo

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Ron Gardenhire (1,068-1,039) (.507)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Scott Ullger, Joe Vavra, Tom Brunansky, Bobby Cuellar, Terry Steinbach, Paul Molitor

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in the basement (fifth out of five teams) of the AL Central Division with a 70-92 (.432) record. It was four more wins than the team had in each of the two previous seasons but it ended up being the fourth straight season of 90 or more losses. With attendance dwindling and the fans calling for change, the organization decided to dismiss manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons. The Twins scored 715 runs (4.41 per game) which was fifth best in the league but the pitching staff gave up a league worst 777 runs (4.80 per game). Second baseman Brian Dozier had a nice season hitting 23 home runs and stealing 21 bases while starter Phil Hughes went 16-10 with a 3.52 ERA in 209 2/3 inning. Hughes set a major league record with a 11.63 SO/W ratio when he struck out 186 batters and walked just 16. The 2014 All-Star game was held at Target Field and catcher Kurt Suzuki and closer Glen Perkins were named to the All-Star team. Manager Ron Gardenhire’s 13th season proved to be an unlucky one and he was relieved of his duties when the season ended.

Spring Training record was 9-16-3

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2013

2013 Minnesota Twins Team Photo

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Ron Gardenhire (998-947)

Coaches – Rick AndersonScott Ullger, Joe Vavra, Tom Brunansky, Bobby Cuellar, Terry Steinbach

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished fourth in The AL Central Division with a 66-96 record and 27 games behind the division winning Detroit Tigers. Manager Gardenhire was in the final year of his contract in 2013 but was renewed after the season ended for two more years after leading the Twins to their third straight 90+ losing season. Twins batters struck out a team record 1,430 times (8.83 per game) and scored only 614 runs, only the 1968 Twins scored fewer (562) while playing a full 162 game schedule. Batting average of .242 was the third lowest in team history.

Spring Training record was 17-16

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2012

Interim General Manager – Terry Ryan

 

Manager Ron Gardenhire (932-851)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Rick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Joe Vavra,  Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

A second consecutive last place (5th place) finish in the AL Central Division with the worst record in the American League at 66-96 and 22 games behind the first place Detroit Tigers. The starting pitching staff was horrendous and finished with a league worst 39-75 record and a 5.40 ERA.

Spring Training record was 18-15

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2011

General Manager – Bill Smith

 

Manager Ron Gardenhire (866-755)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Rick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Joe Vavra,  Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Rocked by numerous injuries and just plain bad play, the Twins finish the season with a 63-99 record and in the basement of the AL Central Division with a fifth place finish. Only the National League Houston Astros had a worse record than the Minnesota Twins.

Spring Training record was 20-12

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2010

General Manager – Bill Smith

 

Manager Ron Gardenhire (803-656)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Rick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Joe Vavra,  Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Won the AL Central Division title in their first season at Target Field by beating the Chicago White Sox by six games with a 94-68 record but were again swept 3 games to none by the New York Yankees in the ALDS.

 

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Spring Training record was 16-14

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2009

General Manager – Bill Smith

 

Manager Ron Gardenhire (709-588)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Rick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Joe Vavra,  Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Won the AL Central Division title in their final season in the Metrodome by beating the Detroit Tigers in a one game playoff to finish with a 87-76 record but were swept 3 games to none by the New York Yankees in the ALDS.

2009 Twins central division championship logo

 

(Click on ALDS logo to view box scores, play by play and stats) 

Spring Training record was 19-13

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2008

General Manager – Bill Smith

 

Manager Ron Gardenhire (622-512)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Rick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Joe Vavra,  Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished second in the AL Central Division by one game with a 88-75 record after losing a one game tie breaker to the Chicago White Sox 1-0.

Spring Training record was 15-15

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2007

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Ron Gardenhire (534-437)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Rick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Joe Vavra,  Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished third in the AL Central Division 17 games behind the Cleveland Indians with a 79-83 record.

Spring Training record was 14-17

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2006

General Manager – Terry Ryan

 

Manager Ron Gardenhire (455-354)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Rick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Joe Vavra,  Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished first in the AL Central Division one game ahead of the Detroit Tigers with a 96-66 record but were swept 3 games to none by the Oakland Athletics in the ALDS.

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Spring Training record was 19-13

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2005

General Manager – Terry Ryan

 

Manager Ron Gardenhire (359-288)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Al NewmanRick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished third in the AL Central DIvision 16 games behind the Chicago White Sox with a 83-79 record.

Spring Training record was 15-14-2

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2004

General Manager – Terry Ryan

 

Manager Ron Gardenhire (276-209)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Al NewmanRick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished first in the AL Central Division nine games ahead of the Chicago White Sox with a 92-70 record but were beaten 3 games to one in the ALDS by the New York Yankees.

 

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Spring Training record was 20-11

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2003

General Manager – Terry Ryan

 

Manager Ron Gardenhire (184-139)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Al NewmanRick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished first in the AL Central Division four games ahead of the Chicago White Sox with a 90-72 record but were beaten 3 games to one in the ALDS by the New York Yankees.

(Click on ALDS logo to view box scores, play by play and stats)

Spring Training record was 19-13

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2002

General Manager – Terry Ryan

 Manager Ron Gardenhire (94-67)

Coaches – Rick Anderson, Steve Liddle, Al NewmanRick StelmaszekScott Ullger, Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished first in the AL Central Division 13.5 games ahead of the Chicago White Sox with a 94-67 record. They went on to beat the Oakland A’s 3 games to 2 in the ALDS but then lost the ALCS to the Anaheim Angels four games to one.

 

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(Click on ALCS logo to view box scores, play by play and stats)

Spring Training record was 18-14-1

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2001

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Tom Kelly (1,140-1,244) (.478)

Coaches – Ron Gardenhire, Paul MolitorRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Scott Ullger, Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished second in the AL Central Division six games behind the Cleveland Indians with a 85-77 record.

Spring Training record was 19-14

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2000

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Tom Kelly (1,055-1,167)

Coaches – Ron Gardenhire, Paul MolitorRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Scott Ullger, Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fifth (and last) place in the AL Central Division 26 games behind the Chicago White Sox with a 69-93 record.

Spring Training record was 17-17

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1999

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Tom Kelly (986-1,074)

Coaches – Ron GardenhireRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Scott Ullger, Jerry White

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fifth (and last) place in the AL Central Division 33 games behind the Cleveland Indians with a 63-97 record.

Spring Training record was 13-21

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1998

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Tom Kelly (923-977)

Coaches – Terry Crowley, Ron GardenhireRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Scott Ullger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fourth place in the AL Central Division 19 games behind the Cleveland Indians with a 70-92 record.

Spring Training record of 15-21-1

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1997

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Tom Kelly (853-885)

Coaches – Terry Crowley, Ron GardenhireRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Scott Ullger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fourth place in the AL Central Division 18.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians with a 68-94 record.

Spring Training record of 13-21

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1996

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Tom Kelly (785-791)

Coaches – Terry Crowley, Ron GardenhireRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Scott Ullger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fourth place in the AL Central Division 21.5 games behind the Cleveland Indians with a 78-84 record.

Spring Training record was 18-15

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1995

General Manager – Terry Ryan

Manager Tom Kelly (707-707)

Coaches – Terry Crowley, Ron GardenhireRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Scott Ullger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fifth (and last) place in the AL Central Division 44 games behind the Cleveland Indians with a 56-88 record.

Spring Training record was 8-6

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1994

General Manager – Andy MacPhail

Manager Tom Kelly (651-619)

Coaches – Terry Crowley, Ron GardenhireRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fourth place in the newly created AL Central Division 14 games behind the Chicago White Sox with a 53-60 record.

Spring Training record was 14-18

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1993

General Manager – Andy MacPhail

Manager Tom Kelly (598-559)

Coaches – Terry Crowley, Ron GardenhireRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in sixth place in their final season in the seven team AL West by finishing 23 games behind the division winning Chicago White Sox with a 71-91 record.

Spring Training record was 17-13

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1992

General Manager – Andy MacPhail

Manager Tom Kelly (527-468)

Coaches – Terry Crowley, Ron GardenhireRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in second place in the AL West by finishing 6 games behind the division winning Oakland A’s with a 90-72 record.

Spring Training record was 12-15-1

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1991

General Manager – Andy MacPhail

Manager Tom Kelly (437-396)

Coaches – Terry Crowley, Ron GardenhireTony OlivaRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished first in the AL West Division finishing 8 games ahead of the Chicago White Sox with a 95-67 record. They went on the beat the Toronto Blue Jays in the ALCS 4 games to 1 to advance to the World Series. The Twins played the Atlanta Braves in the World Series and won the series 4 games to 3 with three of the games going into extra innings. This was the Minnesota Twins third trip to the great event and their second World Series Championship.

Spring Training record was 21-10

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1990

General Manager – Andy MacPhail

Manager Tom Kelly (342-329)

Coaches – Tony Oliva, Rick RenickRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in seventh (and last) place in the AL West Division 29 games behind the Oakland A’s with a 74-88 record.

Spring Training record was 6-9

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1989

General Manager – Andy MacPhail

Manager Tom Kelly (268-241)

Coaches – Tony Oliva, Rick RenickRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fifth place in the AL West Division 19 games behind the Oakland A’s with an 80-82 record.

Spring Training record was 19-12

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1988

General Manager – Andy MacPhail

Manager Tom Kelly (188-159)

Coaches – Tony Oliva, Rick RenickRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in second place in the AL West Division 13 games behind the Oakland A’s with a 91-71 record.

Spring Training record was 11-18

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1987

General Manager – Andy MacPhail

Manager Tom Kelly (97-88)

Coaches – Tony Oliva, Rick RenickRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished first in the AL West Division finishing 2 games ahead of the Kansas City Royals with a 85-77 record. They went on the beat the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS 4 games to 1 to advance to the World Series. The Twins played the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series and won the series 4 games to 3. This was the Minnesota Twins second trip to the great event and their first World Series Championship.

Spring Training record was 14-10

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1986

General Manager – Andy MacPhail

Manager Tom Kelly (12-11) replaced Ray Miller on September 12

Coaches – Tony OlivaRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

Manager Ray Miller (109-130) (.456)

Coaches – Tom Kelly, Tony OlivaRick Stelmaszek, Dick Such, Wayne Terwilliger

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in sixth place in the AL West Division 21 games behind the California Angels with a 71-91 record.

Spring Training record was 11-19

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1985

General Manager – Howard Fox

 Manager Ray Miller (50-50) replaced Billy Gardner on June 20

Coaches – Tom Kelly, Tony OlivaJohnny Podres, Rick Stelmaszek

Manager Billy Gardner (268-353) (.432)

Coaches – Tom Kelly, Tony OlivaJohnny Podres, Rick Stelmaszek

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fourth place in the AL West Division 14 games behind the Kansas City Royals with a 77-85 record.

Spring Training record was 13-16-1

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1984

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Billy Gardner (241-318)

Coaches – Tom Kelly, Jim Lemon, Johnny Podres, Rick Stelmaszek

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in a second place tie in th AL West with the California Angels three games behind the Kansas City Royals with a 81-81 record.

Spring Training record was 13-13

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1983

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Billy Gardner (160-237)

Coaches – Tom Kelly, Jim Lemon, Johnny Podres, Jim ShellenbackRick Stelmaszek

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in a fifth place tie in th AL West with the California Angels 29 games behind the Chicago White Sox with a 70-92 record.

Spring Training record was 17-6

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1982

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Billy Gardner (90-145)

Coaches – Karl Kuehl, Jim Lemon, Johnny Podres, Rick Stelmaszek

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in seventh and last place in th AL West, 33 games behind the California Angels with a 60-102 record in their inaugral season at the Metrodome.

Spring Training record was 9-16

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1981

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Billy Gardner (30-43) replaced John Goryl as manager on May 22

Coaches – Karl Kuehl, Jim Lemon, Johnny Podres, Rick Stelmaszek

Manager  John Goryl (34-38) (.472)

Coaches – Billy GardnerKarl Kuehl, Jim Lemon, Johnny Podres, Rick Stelmaszek

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

In this strike split season, their final season at Met Stadium, the Twins finished seventh and last in the AL West Division 23 games behind the Oakland A’s. Their first half record was 17-39 record and their second half record was 24-29 for an overall record of 41-68.

Spring Training record was 15-13

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1980

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager John Goryl (23-13) replaced Gene Mauch as manager on August 24

Coaches – Karl Kuehl, Camilo PascualJerry Zimmerman

Manager Gene Mauch (378-394) (.490)

Coaches – Johnny Goryl, Karl Kuehl, Camilo PascualJerry Zimmerman

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in third place in the AL West 19.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals with a 77-84 record.

Spring Training record was 15-6

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1979

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Gene Mauch (324-323)

Coaches – Johnny Goryl, Karl Kuehl, Camilo PascualJerry Zimmerman

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fourth place in the AL West 6 games behind the California Angels with a 82-80 record.

Spring Training record was 13-13

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1978

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Gene Mauch (242-243)

Coaches – Johnny Goryl, Karl Kuehl, Camilo PascualJerry Zimmerman

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fourth place in the AL West 19 games behind the Kansas City Royals with a 73-89 record.

Spring Training record was 15-10

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1977

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Gene Mauch (169-154)

Coaches – Karl Kuehl, Don McMahonTony Oliva, Jerry Zimmerman

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fourth place in the AL West 17.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals with a 84-77 record.

Spring Training record was 14-15

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1976

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Gene Mauch (85-77)

Coaches – Ed Lyons, Don McMahon, Joe Nossek, Tony Oliva, Jerry Zimmerman

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in third place in the AL West 5 games behind the Kansas City Royals with a 85-77 record.

Spring Training record was 10-5

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1975

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

  Manager Frank Quilici (280-287) (.494)

Coaches – Vern Morgan, Ralph Rowe, Lee Stange

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fourth place in the AL West 20.5 games behind the Kansas City Royals with a 76-83 record.

Spring Training record was 17-13

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1974

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

 Manager Frank Quilici (204-204)

Coaches – Vern Morgan, Buck Rodgers, Ralph Rowe

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in third place in the AL West 8 games behind the Oakland A’s with a 82-80 record.

Spring Training record was 5-22

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1973

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

 

 Manager Frank Quilici (122-124)

Coaches – Vern Morgan, Buck Rodgers, Ralph Rowe, Al Worthington

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in third place in the AL West 13 games behind the Oakland A’s with a 81-81 record.

Spring Training record was 15-14

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1972

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

 Manager Frank Quilici (41-43) replaced Bill Rigney on July 6

Coaches – Vern Morgan, Buck Rodgers, Ralph Rowe, Al Worthington

Manager Bill Rigney (208-184) (.531)

Coaches – Vern MorganFrank Quilici, Buck Rodgers, Ralph Rowe, Al Worthington

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in third place in the AL West 15.5 games behind the Oakland A’s with a 77-77 record.

Spring Training record was 16-9

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1971

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Bill Rigney (172-150)

Coaches – Frankie CrosettiMarv Grissom, Vern MorganFrank Quilici, Buck Rodgers

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in fifth place in the AL West 26.5 games behind the Oakland A’s with a 74-86 record.

Spring Training record was 11-15

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1970

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Bill Rigney (98-64)

Coaches – Frankie CrosettiMarv Grissom, Vern MorganFrank Quilici, Buck Rodgers

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished first in the AL West Division nine games ahead of the Oakland A’s with a 98-64 record but for the second year in a row were swept 3 games to none by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS.

Spring Training record was 7-20

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1969

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

 

Manager Billy Martin (97-65) (.599)

Coaches – Art Fowler, Johnny Goryl, Vern Morgan, Charlie Silvera, Early Wynn

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished first in the newly formed AL West Division, nine games ahead of the Oakland A’s with a 97-75 record but were swept 3 games to none by the Baltimore Orioles in the ALCS.

Spring Training record was 12-12

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1968

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Cal Ermer (145-129) (.529)

Coaches – George Case, Johnny Goryl, Billy Martin, Bob OldisEarly Wynn

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in seventh place in the 10 team American League in the final season before the league was split into divisions, 24 games behind the Detroit Tigers with a 79-83 record. The team scored only 562 runs, a team record low for a 162 game schedule while hitting just .237, the lowest in team history.

Spring Training record was 12-16

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1967

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Cal Ermer (66-46) replaced Sam Mele on June 9

Coaches – Jim Lemon, Billy Martin, Early Wynn

Manager Sam Mele (522-431) (.548)

Coaches – Jim Lemon, Billy Martin, Early Wynn

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in a tie for second place with the Detroit Tigers just one game back of the American League pennant winning Boston Red Sox. The Twins had a one game lead with 2 games remaining but they lost their final two games to the Boston Red Sox and finished with a 91-71 record.

Spring Training record was 12-17

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1966

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Sam Mele (497-406)

 Coaches – Jim Lemon, Billy Martin, Hal Naragon, Johnnny Sain

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished in second place in the American League nine game behind the pennant winning Baltimore Orioles with a 89-73 record.

Spring Training record was 15-13

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 1965

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Sam Mele (408-333)

 Coaches – Jim Lemon, Billy Martin, Hal Naragon, Johnnny Sain

 ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished first in the American League with 102 wins and 60 losses, a full seven games ahead of the 2nd place Chicago White Sox. The Twins played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series and lost the series 4 games to 3. This was the Minnesota Twins first ever trip to the World Series classic.

Spring Training record was 11-16

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1964

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

 

Manager Sam Mele (306-273)

Coaches – Floyd Baker, Ed Fitz Gerald, Gordon Maltzberger, Hal Naragon

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Even with Harmon Killebrew leading the league with 49 home runs and Rookie of  the Year Tony Oliva winning the batting crown the Twins have trouble winning and finish tied with the Cleveland Indians with a disappointing 79-83 record and tied for 6th place. The Twins again led the league in runs scored and hit 221 home runs but can’t play .500 ball

Spring Training record was 16-10

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1963

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Sam Mele (227-190)

Coaches – Floyd Baker, Ed Fitz Gerald, Gordon Maltzberger, Hal Naragon

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

The  Twins win 91 games again, but finish 91-70 in third place in a very competitive  division.  It was a tough year finishing a distant 13 games out of first. The Twins get out of the gate slowly losing 20 of their first 31 games for a .355% but then turn it on for the rest of the season going 80-50 for a .615% pace but never get closer than 1.5 games out of the lead despite clubbing 225 home runs and scoring more runs than any team in the league. The Twins draw 1,406,652 to Met Stadium and lead the league in attendance for the first time.

 Spring Training record was 7-20

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1962

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Sam Mele (136-120)

Coaches – Floyd Baker, Ed Fitz Gerald, Gordon Maltzberger, George Strickland

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

Finished second in the American League 5 games behind the pennant winning New York Yankees with a 91-71 record. The Twins battled for the pennant all season and were in first place as late as June 15th and were within 3 games of the Yankees on September 16 but just could not over take the powerful Yankees and finished 5 games out. Jack Kralick pitched the Twins first no-hitter on August 26th. Harmon Killebrew led the league in home runs with 48 and RBI’s with 126. Camilo Pascual became the Twins first 20-game-winner and he led the league in strikeouts with 206, shutouts with 5, and in complete games with 18.

 Spring Training record was 12-13


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1961

 

General Manager – Calvin Griffith

Manager Sam Mele (45-49) took over from Cookie Lavagetto on June 23

Coaches – Floyd Baker, Eddie Lopat, Clyde McCullough

Manager Cookie Lavagetto (25-41) (.379)

Coaches – Floyd Baker, Eddie Lopat, Clyde McCullough, Sam Mele

ROSTER     SCHEDULE/RESULTS

After 60 seasons in Washington D.C., the Senators moved to Minnesota after the 1960 season and became known as the Minnesota Twins. Their home ballpark was now Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. On May 20th the team had a 18-14 record under manager Cookie Lavagetto but then proceeded to lose 20 of their next 22 games between May 21 and June 11  including 13 straight and never recovered. On June 23 the team fired manager Lavagetto and replaced him with coach Sam Mele. The team finished their first season in Minnesota in seventh place, 38 games behind the pennant winning New York Yankees with a 70-90 record.

Spring Training record was 15-14

2 Responses to Year by Year

  1. Robert says:

    In 65,the Twins went 17-1 against the Red Sox, and 12-6 in ’64. In ’67, the Twins could have really put a stamp on the great team they were,but it would be an Impossible Dream.

    • jjswol says:

      I missed the 1967 season because we just didn’t have radio or TV on the USS Shangri-La (CVA-38)….. It was an amazing race from what I have learned since.

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