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1979

1979 Minnesota Twins Roster

This was the season Calvin Griffith was caught making some race-related remarks during the winter caravan and Rod Carew sent out signals indicating he did not want to play for 'the man.' Griffith obliged, shipping Carew to the California Angels for Dave Engle/Ken Landreaux/Paul Hartzell and Brad Havens. The team performed brilliantly at times, with native son Jerry Koosman winning 20 games and Mike Marshall getting Fireman of the Year honors with his 90 appearances and 32 saves to go with a 10-15 record. Attendance was up over a million again (1,070,521) and the Twins were 2 games over .500, six away from the top of the division. Roy Smalley was the Twins lone All-Star, and John Castino shared Rookie of the Year honors with Toronto Blue Jay SS Alfredo Griffin.
Ron
Jackson
G: 
 159
AVG: 
.271
HR: 
 14
Jerry
Koosman
W-L: 
 20 - 13
K's: 
 157
ERA: 
 3.38
Butch
Wynegar
G: 
 149
AVG: 
.270
HR: 
 7
Rob
Wilfong
G: 
 140
AVG: 
.313
HR: 
 9
John
Castino
G: 
 148
AVG: 
.285
HR: 
 5
Roy
Smalley
G: 
 162
AVG: 
.271
HR: 
 24
Bombo
Rivera
G: 
 112
AVG: 
.281
HR: 
 2
Ken
Landreaux
G: 
 151
AVG: 
.305
HR: 
 15
Hosken
Powell
G: 
 104
AVG: 
.293
HR: 
 2
CP
Mike
Marshall
W-L: 
 10 - 15
K's: 
 81
ERA: 
 2.65
Manager
Gene
Mauch
 
 
 
 
 
 
DH
Jose
Morales
G: 
 92
AVG: 
.267
HR: 
 2

Bench Players

Glenn
Adams
G: 
 119
AVG: 
.301
HR: 
 8
Dave
Edwards
G: 
 96
AVG: 
.249
HR: 
 8
Willie
Norwood
G: 
 96
AVG: 
.248
HR: 
 6
Mike
Cubbage
G: 
 94
AVG: 
.276
HR: 
 2
Bob
Randall
G: 
 80
AVG: 
.246
HR: 
 0
Danny
Goodwin
G: 
 58
AVG: 
.289
HR: 
 5
Rick
Sofield
G: 
 35
AVG: 
.301
HR: 
 0
Glenn
Borgmann
G: 
 31
AVG: 
.200
HR: 
 0
Craig
Kusick
G: 
 24
AVG: 
.241
HR: 
 3
Gary
Ward
G: 
 10
AVG: 
.286
HR: 
 0
Jesus
Vega
G: 
 4
AVG: 
.000
HR: 
 0
Dan
Graham
G: 
 2
AVG: 
.000
HR: 
 0

 

 

Starting Pitchers

Dave
Goltz
W-L: 
 14 - 13
K's: 
 132
ERA: 
 4.16
Geoff
Zahn
W-L: 
 13 - 7
K's: 
 58
ERA: 
 3.57
Paul
Hartzell
W-L: 
 6 - 10
K's: 
 44
ERA: 
 5.36
Roger
Erickson
W-L: 
 3 - 10
K's: 
 47
ERA: 
 5.63
Darrell
Jackson
W-L: 
 4 - 4
K's: 
 43
ERA: 
 4.28

 

Relief Pitchers

Pete
Redfern
W-L: 
 7 - 3
K's: 
 85
ERA: 
 3.49
Gary
Serum
W-L: 
 1 - 3
K's: 
 31
ERA: 
 6.61
Mike
Bacsik
W-L: 
 4 - 2
K's: 
 33
ERA: 
 4.39
Ken
Brett
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 3
ERA: 
 4.97
Jeff
Holly
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 5
ERA: 
 7.11
Kevin
Stanfield
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 0
ERA: 
 6.00
Paul
Thormodsgard
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 1
ERA: 
 9.00
Terry
Felton
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 1
ERA: 
 0.00

 

 

Coaches

Johnny
Goryl
Karl
Kuehl
Camilo
Pascual
Jerry
Zimmerman
Dick
Martin

 

Personnel

Calvin
Griffith
Metropolitan
Stadium
Wally
Beerman
Don
Cassidy
Herb
Carneal
Tom
Cronin
Billy
Robertson
Jimmy
Robertson
Ray
Crump
Joseph
McConnell
Bob
Casey
Wheelock
Whitney
Jim
Rantz
Bruce
Haynes
Tony
Giuliani
Howard
Fox
Tom
Mee
George
Brophy
Spud
Chandler
Carlos
Pascual
Jesse
Flores
Packy
Rogers
Marv
Olson
Bob
Kurtz
Clark
Griffith
Thelma
Griffith Hayes
Larry
Osterman
 
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