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.