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1979 Minnesota TwinsSeason Roster
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Hosken Powell played for the 1979 Minnesota Twins
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTwins
LocationMinneapolis,Minnesota
Record82-80 (4th in American League West)League Rank9thMLB Rank15th
BallparkMetropolitan Stadium
ManagerGene MauchGeneral ManagerCalvin Griffith
CoachesJohnny Goryl (First Base Coach), Karl Kuehl (Third Base Coach), Camilo Pascual (Pitching Coach), Jerry Zimmerman (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickKevin Brandt (#11)
Attendance1,070,521 (Rank: 21st)
Minor League AffiliatesToledo Mud Hens (AAA) 63-76 ... Orlando Twins (AA) 60-81 ... Visalia Oaks (A+) 86-54 ... Wisconsin Rapids Twins (A) 60-72 ... Elizabethton Twins (Rk) 37-33 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1979 Minnesota Twins.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 Minnesota Twins Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
8Glenn AdamsDH-OF6-0 185 L-R 1947-10-04 31Northbridge,Massachusetts MLB1968-19821975-1982   Springfield Col
1968- 1-   4-HOU
 
27Mike BacsikP6-1 185 R-R 1952-04-01 27Dallas,Texas MLB1973-19801975-1980Bishop Dunne (Dallas,TX)
1970-55- 922-BAL
 
14Glenn BorgmannC6-4 210 R-R 1950-05-25 29Paterson,New Jersey MLB1970-19811972-1980Eastside (Paterson,NJ)South Alabama
1971- 1-   9-MIN
 
31Ken BrettP5-11 195 L-L 1948-09-18 30Brooklyn,New York MLB1966-19811967-1981El Segundo (El Segundo,CA)
1966- 1-   4-BOS
 
2John Castino3B5-11 175 R-R 1954-10-23 24Evanston,Illinois MLB1976-19841979-1984New Trier (Winnetka,IL)Rollins Col
1976- 3-  58-MIN
 
26Mike Cubbage3B6-0 180 L-R 1950-07-21 28Charlottesville,Virginia MLB1970-19821974-1981Lane (Charlottesville,VA)Virginia
1971- 2-  25-WS2
 
33Dave EdwardsOF6-0 177 R-R 1954-02-24 25Los Angeles,California MLB1971-19821978-1982Jefferson (Los Angeles,CA)
1971- 7- 169-MIN
 
19Roger EricksonP6-3 190 R-R 1956-08-30 22Springfield,Illinois MLB1976-19891978-1983Lanphier (Springfield,IL)New Orleans
1977- 3-  67-MIN
 
21Terry FeltonP6-1 180 R-R 1957-10-29 21Texarkana,Arkansas MLB1976-19841979-1982Baker (Baker,LA)
1976- 2-  34-MIN
 
30Dave GoltzP6-4 215 R-R 1949-06-23 30Pelican Rapids,Minnesota MLB1967-19831972-1983Rothsay (Rothsay,MN)
1967- 5-  97-MIN
 
25Danny GoodwinDH6-1 195 L-R 1953-09-02 25St. Louis,Missouri MLB1974-19851975-1982Peoria Central (Peoria,IL)So.U.
1975- 1-   1-CAL
 
37Dan GrahamDH6-1 205 L-R 1954-07-19 24Ray,Arizona MLB1975-19821979-1981Raytown South (Raytown,MO)La Verne
1977-24- 604-KCA
 
18Paul HartzellP6-5 200 R-R 1953-11-02 25Bloomsburg,Pennsylvania MLB1973-19841976-1984Central Columbia (Bloomsburg,PA)Lehigh U.
1975-10- 217-CAL
 
21Jeff HollyP6-5 210 L-L 1953-03-01 26San Pedro,California MLB1977-19791977-1979Aviation (Redondo Beach,CA)
1971-17- 392-CHA
 
31Darrell JacksonP5-10 150 B-L 1956-04-03 23Los Angeles,California MLB1977-19821978-1982Locke (Los Angeles,CA)Arizona St
1977- 9- 223-MIN
 
15Ron Jackson1B6-0 205 R-R 1953-05-09 26Birmingham,Alabama MLB1971-19881975-1984Wenonah (Birmingham,AL)
1973- 3-  50-PHI
 
36Jerry KoosmanP6-2 208 R-L 1943-12-23 35Appleton,Minnesota MLB1965-19851967-1985West Central School of Agriculture (Morris,MN)Minnesota-Morris
1964-   UDFA-NYN
 
22Craig KusickDH-1B6-3 232 R-R 1948-09-30 30Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1973-19811973-1979Greenfield (Greenfield,WI)Wisconsin-La Crosse
1970-   UDFA-MIN
 
44Ken LandreauxOF5-11 170 L-R 1954-12-22 24Los Angeles,California MLB1975-19891977-1987Manuel Dominguez (Compton,CA)Arizona St
1976- 1-   6-CAL
 
28Mike MarshallP5-10 180 R-R 1943-01-15 36Adrian,Michigan MLB1962-19831967-1981Adrian (Adrian,MI)Michigan St
1960-   UDFA-PHI
 
34Jose MoralesDH6-0 195 R-R 1944-12-30 34Bayamon,Puerto Rico MLB1964-19841973-1984  
1963-   UDFA-SFN
 
24Willie NorwoodOF6-0 185 R-R 1950-11-07 28Long Beach,California MLB1972-19801977-1980Long Beach Poly (Long Beach,CA)La Verne
1972- 3-  56-MIN
 
10Hosken PowellOF6-1 185 L-L 1955-05-14 24Selma,Alabama MLB1975-19841978-1983Woodham (Pensacola,FL)Chipola Col
1975- 1-  19-PIT
 
32Bob Randall2B6-3 180 R-R 1948-06-10 31Norton,Kansas MLB1968-19801976-1980Gove (Gove,KS)Kansas St
1969- 2-  32-LAN
 
17Pete RedfernP6-2 195 R-R 1954-08-25 24Glendale,California MLB1974-19831976-1982Sylmar (Sylmar,CA)USC
1976- 1-   1-MIN
 
9Bombo RiveraOF5-10 187 R-R 1952-08-02 26Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1970-19831975-1982  
1970-   UDFA-MON
 
20Gary SerumP6-1 180 R-R 1956-10-24 22Fargo,North Dakota MLB1977-19821977-1979Alexandria (Alexandria,MN)Morehead St
1975-   UDFA-MIN
 
5Roy SmalleySS6-1 185 B-R 1952-10-25 26Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19871975-1987Westchester (Los Angeles,CA)USC
1974- 1-   1-TEX
 
12Rick SofieldOF6-1 195 L-R 1956-12-16 22Cheyenne,Wyoming MLB1975-19821979-1981Morristown (Morristown,NJ)
1975- 1-  13-MIN
 
40Kevin StanfieldP6-0 190 L-L 1955-12-19 23Huron,South Dakota MLB1976-19791979-1979   San Bernardino Valley Col
1976- 7- 126-MIN
 
23Paul ThormodsgardP6-2 190 R-R 1953-11-10 25San Francisco,California MLB1977-19801977-1979  
1971-   UDFA-CIN
 
37Jesus VegaDH6-1 176 R-R 1955-10-14 23Bayamon,Puerto Rico MLB1976-19841979-1982  
1975-   UDFA-MIL
 
35Gary WardOF-DH6-2 202 R-R 1953-12-06 25Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19901979-1990Compton (Compton,CA)
1972-   UDFA-MIN
 
7Rob Wilfong2B6-1 185 L-R 1953-09-01 25Pasadena,California MLB1972-19871977-1987Northview (Covina,CA)Mount San Antonio Col
1971-13- 316-MIN
 
16Butch WynegarC6-0 194 B-R 1956-03-14 23York,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19881976-1988Red Lion Area (Red Lion,PA)
1974- 2-  38-MIN
 
38Geoff ZahnP6-1 180 L-L 1945-12-19 33Baltimore,Maryland MLB1968-19851973-1985DeVilbiss (Toledo,OH)Michigan
1968- 5-  86-LAN
 
36 Players