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1973 Minnesota Twins Roster

The Designated Hitter was introduced to baseball, but the 907,499 who viewed the Twins in 1973 did not see Harmon Killebrew in the role he was meant for. Instead they saw the hobbled Tony Oliva, who would play out his remaining seasons as the Designated Hitter. Killebrew, himself slowed by injuries, would hit only 5 homers for the season. Rod Carew won his third batting crown with a .350 average, and was joined at the All-Star game by Bert Blyleven, who set five team records in the 1973 season with his 325 innings and 258 strikeouts to go with 25 complete games, 9 shutouts and holding opponents to a .252 batting average while compiling a monster 20-17 record.
Joe
Lis
G: 
 103
AVG: 
.245
HR: 
 9
Bert
Blyleven
W-L: 
 20 - 17
K's: 
 258
ERA: 
 2.52
George
Mitterwald
G: 
 125
AVG: 
.259
HR: 
 16
Rod
Carew
G: 
 149
AVG: 
.350
HR: 
 6
Steve
Braun
G: 
 115
AVG: 
.283
HR: 
 6
Danny
Thompson
G: 
 99
AVG: 
.225
HR: 
 1
Jim
Holt
G: 
 132
AVG: 
.297
HR: 
 11
Bobby
Darwin
G: 
 145
AVG: 
.252
HR: 
 18
Larry
Hisle
G: 
 143
AVG: 
.272
HR: 
 15
CP
Ray
Corbin
W-L: 
 8 - 5
K's: 
 83
ERA: 
 3.03
Manager
Frank
Quilici
 
 
 
 
 
 
DH
Tony
Oliva
G: 
 146
AVG: 
.291
HR: 
 16

Bench Players

Jerry
Terrell
G: 
 124
AVG: 
.265
HR: 
 1
Steve
Brye
G: 
 92
AVG: 
.263
HR: 
 6
Harmon
Killebrew
G: 
 69
AVG: 
.242
HR: 
 5
Mike
Adams
G: 
 55
AVG: 
.212
HR: 
 3
Phil
Roof
G: 
 47
AVG: 
.197
HR: 
 1
Dan
Monzon
G: 
 39
AVG: 
.224
HR: 
 0
Danny
Walton
G: 
 37
AVG: 
.177
HR: 
 4
Eric
Soderholm
G: 
 35
AVG: 
.297
HR: 
 1
Glenn
Borgmann
G: 
 12
AVG: 
.265
HR: 
 0
Craig
Kusick
G: 
 15
AVG: 
.250
HR: 
 0
Rich
Reese
G: 
 59
AVG: 
.137
HR: 
 2

 

 

Starting Pitchers

Jim
Kaat
W-L: 
 11 - 12
K's: 
 93
ERA: 
 4.41
Dick
Woodson
W-L: 
 10 - 8
K's: 
 53
ERA: 
 3.95
Joe
Decker
W-L: 
 10 - 10
K's: 
 109
ERA: 
 4.17
Bill
Hands
W-L: 
 7 - 10
K's: 
 78
ERA: 
 3.49
Dave
Goltz
W-L: 
 6 - 4
K's: 
 65
ERA: 
 5.25
Danny
Fife
W-L: 
 3 - 2
K's: 
 18
ERA: 
 4.35

 

Relief Pitchers

Bill
Campbell
W-L: 
 3 - 3
K's: 
 42
ERA: 
 3.14
Ken
Sanders
W-L: 
 2 - 4
K's: 
 19
ERA: 
 6.09
Vic
Albury
W-L: 
 1 - 0
K's: 
 13
ERA: 
 2.70
Jim
Strickland
W-L: 
 0 - 1
K's: 
 6
ERA: 
 11.81
Eddie
Bane
W-L: 
 0 - 5
K's: 
 42
ERA: 
 4.92

 

 

Coaches

Buck
Rodgers
Vern
Morgan
Ralph
Rowe
Al
Worthington
Dick
Martin

 

Personnel

Don
Cassidy
Calvin
Griffith
Metropolitan
Stadium
Herb
Carneal
Tom
Cronin
Billy
Robertson
Jimmy
Robertson
Ray
Crump
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
Thelma
Griffith Hayes
Ray
Scott
Ray
Christensen
Ralph Jon
Fritz
 
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