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1997 Minnesota Twins (MLB)

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W-L Record: 68-94 .420
Rank: 4th in American League Central
Run Differential: 772-861 -89
Manager(s): Tom Kelly
General Manager: Terry Ryan
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Ballpark: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Payroll: $ 25,747,500 23/28
Attendance: 1,411,064 26/28
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Michael Cuddyer (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Rick Stelmaszek
First Base Coach: Ron Gardenhire
Hitting Coach: Terry Crowley
Pitching Coach: Dick Such
Third Base Coach: Scott Ullger

#1 Draft Picks

Greg Swindell (#2), Paul Molitor (#3), Gregg Olson (#4), Todd Walker (#8), Todd Ritchie (#12), Chuck Knoblauch (#25), Dan Serafini (#26), Scott Stahoviak (#27), Travis Miller (#34)
American League Central Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8675.534--
8081.4976.0
7883.4848.0
6894.42018.5
6794.41619.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Rich BeckerCF2544361117
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451756213011224.264.353.395748.131.298.3512.1044.3175509
51Brent BredeRF251902552
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2172213810111.274.344.389733.116.253.3271.8163.374213
28Greg Colbrunn1B272172461
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261283811027.281.304.415719.134.166.3184.7543.490227
8Ron Coomer3B3052363156
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85432291050511.298.324.438762.140.184.3374.1440.2229550
40Marty CordovaLF273784493
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51533092320213.246.300.434734.188.272.2863.0725.2164410
32LaTroy HawkinsP241000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
7Denny HockingSS-3B272532865
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2535185110516.257.305.360665.103.166.3132.83126.591277
15Darrin JacksonCF331301933
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212042100322.254.272.354626.100.146.2785.2543.346139
5Roberto KellyRF322473971
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3774175020124.287.331.441772.154.235.3402.9449.4109267
11Chuck Knoblauch2B28611117178
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58621084841760411.291.375.411786.119.342.3241.0067.9251699
59Chris LathamCF242244
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001000800000.182.182.227409.045.045.286----522
50Matt LawtonRF-LF2546074114
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60747681103117.248.354.415769.167.339.2731.0732.9191538
2Pat MearesSS2843963121
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60771886160379.276.300.410710.134.175.3174.7843.9180467
39Damian MillerC2766518
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130021200032.273.282.379661.106.136.2916.0033.02571
4Paul MolitorDH4053863164
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891144573082128.305.351.435786.130.227.3301.6253.8234597
24Greg MyersC311652444
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2800162902024.267.328.436764.170.267.2931.8133.072183
27David Ortiz1B21491016
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60021900001.327.353.449802.122.163.5179.5049.02251
22,23Brad RadkeP243000000000000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
23Todd RitchieP252000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
47Rich RobertsonP28501
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0000000200001.200.200.200400.000.000.333----15
33Frankie RodriguezP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
37Scott Stahoviak1B272753363
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3352247361047.229.287.400687.171.269.2703.0427.5110303
36Terry SteinbachC3544760111
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546135106120414.248.300.394694.145.235.2973.0337.3176486
19Bob TewksburyP36501
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21Mike TrombleyP301000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
26Javier ValentinC21712
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0000000300000.286.286.286572.000.000.500----27
12Todd Walker3B241561537
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1670113011125.237.284.353637.115.231.2722.7352.055170
Batting Totals1718563477215223054013273015152495112160322056117.270.326.409735.139.244.3132.2642.723036205
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
21Mike Trombley30234.396700021182774340731745021.328.450.773.408.122.39
41Dave Stevens27139.0066000023412323817161202.5216.043.136.656.260.94
16Dan Serafini23213.4664101026271110111151001.469.350.353.815.191.36
47Rich Robertson288125.69312600201471691059319706910061.6310.351.164.294.220.99
31Dan Naulty27115.81290008130292020810233001.268.422.322.906.682.30
52Shane Bowers25038.05550000192720172871011.8412.790.953.793.320.88
38Rick Aguilera35543.8461000572668652929922683021.288.601.192.919.003.09
30Gregg Olson300019.131100050819171701160003.7521.380.0012.386.750.55
33Frankie Rodriguez24364.634315005014214782731260656041.469.320.763.804.121.08
57Scott Aldred292107.71171500007710266662028337031.6911.922.343.273.861.18
26Kevin Jarvis270012.46620010132318184892002.3815.922.775.546.231.13
32LaTroy Hawkins246125.852020000010313471671947586341.7611.711.664.115.071.23
18Eddie Guardado26043.916900020146452320717542021.358.801.373.3310.573.18
20Travis Miller24157.69137001048644941823265011.8112.001.504.314.881.13
22,23Brad Radke2420103.863535410023923811410328481741131.198.931.051.806.533.63
23Todd Ritchie25234.56420001907487413811284411021.5310.441.323.365.281.57
17Greg Swindell32743.576510012111510246461225750021.097.910.931.945.823.00
19Bob Tewksbury368134.212626520016820083791231922011.3710.650.641.654.902.97
Pitching Totals68945.025521621031523014341596861800187495908666331.4610.021.173.115.701.83
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Terry SteinbachC1166545154.9930.00
Greg MyersC381961132.9860.00
Damian MillerC20853011.0000.00
Javier ValentinC4112001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Scott Stahoviak1B8160758767.9900.00
Greg Colbrunn1B6447535660.9880.00
Brent Brede1B15121919.9920.00
Paul Molitor1B1299716.9910.00
David Ortiz1B118410110.9890.00
Ron Coomer1B9405051.0000.00
Terry Steinbach1B23010.7500.00
Denny Hocking1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chuck Knoblauch2B15428342411101.9850.00
Denny Hocking2B151316051.0000.00
Todd Walker2B8111615.9640.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ron Coomer3B119662161020.9660.00
Todd Walker3B40247034.9690.00
Denny Hocking3B391432021.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pat MearesSS1342114152093.9690.00
Denny HockingSS446196428.9750.00
Chuck KnoblauchSS12311.8330.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Marty CordovaLF1012141222.9910.00
Matt LawtonLF58108522.9830.00
Rich BeckerLF9150001.0000.00
Denny HockingLF7121001.0000.00
Brent BredeLF330001.0000.00
Roberto KellyLF130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rich BeckerCF115284551.9830.00
Darrin JacksonCF4493411.9900.00
Matt LawtonCF2343030.9350.00
Chris LathamCF810010.9090.00
Denny HockingCF240001.0000.00
Roberto KellyCF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt LawtonRF67129421.9850.00
Roberto KellyRF57991001.0000.00
Brent BredeRF4064030.9550.00
Rich BeckerRF13180001.0000.00
Denny HockingRF12201011.0000.00
Ron CoomerRF717212.9500.00
Chris LathamRF310001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eddie GuardadoP694616011.0001.37
Mike TrombleyP678266021.0001.32
Greg SwindellP651151211011.0001.80
Rick AguileraP6168513011.0002.38
Frankie RodriguezP43142102422.9442.15
Todd RitchieP4274310011.0001.58
Brad RadkeP352391531051.0001.73
Rich RobertsonP3114761322.9051.16
Dan NaultyP293011001.0000.60
Bob TewksburyP261682130071.0002.73
LaTroy HawkinsP2010391311.9571.92
Scott AldredP177729001.0001.28
Travis MillerP134886001.0002.62
Gregg OlsonP11802001.0002.22
Kevin JarvisP61301001.0000.69
Dan SerafiniP62601001.0000.34
Dave StevensP62321001.0001.17
Shane BowersP5192210.8001.89
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul MolitorDH122.0000.00
Roberto KellyDH12.0000.00
Greg MyersDH10.0000.00
Ron CoomerDH7.0000.00
Scott StahoviakDH5.0000.00
Damian MillerDH3.0000.00
Greg ColbrunnDH2.0000.00
Marty CordovaDH2.0000.00
Todd WalkerDH2.0000.00
Brent BredeDH1.0000.00
Denny HockingDH1.0000.00
Chuck KnoblauchDH1.0000.00
David OrtizDH1.0000.00
Terry SteinbachDH1.0000.00


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