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1970 Minnesota Twins Roster

The Minnesota Twins turned to an old pro as Bill Rigney was hired to manage the team in 1970. Jim Perry stepped up big-time to win the Cy Young Award with a 24-12 season, and Ron Perranoski again claimed the Fireman of the Year title, saving a then league-record 34 games. The season saw a major trade of Dean Chance/Bob Miller/Craig Nettles/Ted Uhlaender to the Cleveland Indians for pitchers Luis Tiant and Stan Williams. Harmon Killebrew again started an All-Star game, and was joined by Rod Carew, Tony Oliva and Perry at the mid-season classic. Jim Kaat was awarded another Gold Glove for fielding and although the Twins once again dominated the division, they were sent packing after a three-game sweep -- again -- by the American League champs Baltimore Orioles. Attendance fell to 1,261,887.
Rich
Reese
G: 
 153
AVG: 
.261
HR: 
 10
Jim
Perry
W-L: 
 24 - 12
K's: 
 168
ERA: 
 3.04
George
Mitterwald
G: 
 117
AVG: 
.222
HR: 
 15
Danny
Thompson
G: 
 96
AVG: 
.219
HR: 
 0
Harmon
Killebrew
G: 
 157
AVG: 
.271
HR: 
 41
Leo
Cardenas
G: 
 160
AVG: 
.247
HR: 
 11
Jim
Holt
G: 
 142
AVG: 
.266
HR: 
 3
Cesar
Tovar
G: 
 161
AVG: 
.300
HR: 
 10
Tony
Oliva
G: 
 157
AVG: 
.325
HR: 
 23
CP
Ron
Perranoski
W-L: 
 7 - 8
K's: 
 55
ERA: 
 2.43
Manager
Bill
Rigney
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bench Players

Frank
Quilici
G: 
 111
AVG: 
.227
HR: 
 2
Brant
Alyea
G: 
 94
AVG: 
.291
HR: 
 16
Rick
Renick
G: 
 81
AVG: 
.229
HR: 
 7
Paul
Ratliff
G: 
 69
AVG: 
.268
HR: 
 5
Charlie
Manuel
G: 
 59
AVG: 
.188
HR: 
 1
Rod
Carew
G: 
 51
AVG: 
.366
HR: 
 4
Bob
Allison
G: 
 47
AVG: 
.208
HR: 
 1
Herman
Hill
G: 
 27
AVG: 
.091
HR: 
 0
Tom
Tischinski
G: 
 24
AVG: 
.196
HR: 
 1
Minnie
Mendoza
G: 
 16
AVG: 
.188
HR: 
 0
Jim
Nettles
G: 
 13
AVG: 
.250
HR: 
 0
Steve
Brye
G: 
 9
AVG: 
.182
HR: 
 0
Rick
Dempsey
G: 
 5
AVG: 
.000
HR: 
 0
Cotton
Nash
G: 
 4
AVG: 
.250
HR: 
 0

 

 

Starting Pitchers

Jim
Kaat
W-L: 
 14 - 10
K's: 
 120
ERA: 
 3.56
Dave
Boswell
W-L: 
 3 - 7
K's: 
 45
ERA: 
 6.42
Bert
Blyleven
W-L: 
 10 - 9
K's: 
 135
ERA: 
 3.18
Bill
Zepp
W-L: 
 9 - 4
K's: 
 64
ERA: 
 3.22
Luis
Tiant
W-L: 
 7 - 3
K's: 
 50
ERA: 
 3.40

 

Relief Pitchers

Tom
Hall
W-L: 
 11 - 6
K's: 
 184
ERA: 
 2.55
Stan
Williams
W-L: 
 10 - 1
K's: 
 76
ERA: 
 1.99
Hal
Haydel
W-L: 
 2 - 0
K's: 
 4
ERA: 
 3.00
Dick
Woodson
W-L: 
 1 - 2
K's: 
 22
ERA: 
 3.82
Pete
Hamm
W-L: 
 0 - 2
K's: 
 3
ERA: 
 5.51
Steve
Barber
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 14
ERA: 
 4.61

 

 

Coaches

Frankie
Crosetti
Sherry
Robertson
Marv
Grissom
Vern
Morgan
Buck
Rodgers
George
Lentz

 

Personnel

Don
Cassidy
Calvin
Griffith
Metropolitan
Stadium
Herb
Carneal
Tom
Cronin
Halsey
Hall
Billy
Robertson
Jimmy
Robertson
Ray
Crump
Randy
Merriman
Bob
Casey
Wheelock
Whitney
Jim
Rantz
Tom
Mee
Tony
Giuliani
Howard
Fox
George
Brophy
Carlos
Pascual
Jesse
Flores
Ed
Stevens
Packy
Rogers
Marv
Olson
Pete
Appleton
Clark
Griffith
Sherry
Robertson
Thelma
Griffith Hayes
Ossie
Bluege
Ray
Christensen
Frank
Buetel
 
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