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1981

1981 Minnesota Twins Roster

A player's strike divided the season into two halves. Both were losing prospects for the Minnesota Twins who played to a major-league worst 469,090 fans. Doug Corbett shined out of the bullpen and was named to the All-Star team but both Roy Smalley and John Castino suffered back injuries, with Castino needing a spinal fusion which curtailed his career. It was a short season, and the team managed a total of 47 home runs...less than legend Harmon Killebrew would often hit in a season. But the future was on the horizon. Gary Gaetti, Tim Laudner, and Kent Hrbek (who grew up in the shadow of Met Stadium), played their first games for the Twins and the team played their last games at Metropolitan Stadium.
Ron
Jackson
G: 
 54
AVG: 
.263
HR: 
 4
Pete
Redfern
W-L: 
 9 - 8
K's: 
 77
ERA: 
 4.07
Sal
Butera
G: 
 62
AVG: 
.240
HR: 
 0
Rob
Wilfong
G: 
 93
AVG: 
.246
HR: 
 3
John
Castino
G: 
 101
AVG: 
.268
HR: 
 6
Roy
Smalley
G: 
 56
AVG: 
.263
HR: 
 7
Gary
Ward
G: 
 85
AVG: 
.264
HR: 
 3
Mickey
Hatcher
G: 
 99
AVG: 
.255
HR: 
 3
Dave
Engle
G: 
 82
AVG: 
.258
HR: 
 5
CP
Doug
Corbett
W-L: 
 2 - 6
K's: 
 60
ERA: 
 2.57
Manager
Billy
Gardner
 
 
 
 
 
 
DH
Glenn
Adams
G: 
 72
AVG: 
.209
HR: 
 2

Bench Players

Hosken
Powell
G: 
 80
AVG: 
.239
HR: 
 2
Pete
Mackanin
G: 
 77
AVG: 
.231
HR: 
 4
Butch
Wynegar
G: 
 47
AVG: 
.247
HR: 
 0
Danny
Goodwin
G: 
 59
AVG: 
.225
HR: 
 2
Rick
Sofield
G: 
 41
AVG: 
.176
HR: 
 0
Chuck
Baker
G: 
 40
AVG: 
.182
HR: 
 0
Ron
Washington
G: 
 28
AVG: 
.226
HR: 
 0
Kent
Hrbek
G: 
 24
AVG: 
.239
HR: 
 1
Ray
Smith
G: 
 15
AVG: 
.200
HR: 
 1
Tim
Corcoran
G: 
 22
AVG: 
.176
HR: 
 0
Tim
Laudner
G: 
 14
AVG: 
.163
HR: 
 2
Lenny
Faedo
G: 
 12
AVG: 
.195
HR: 
 0
Gary
Gaetti
G: 
 9
AVG: 
.192
HR: 
 2
Mark
Funderburk
G: 
 8
AVG: 
.200
HR: 
 0
Greg
Johnston
G: 
 7
AVG: 
.125
HR: 
 0

 

 

Starting Pitchers

Fernando
Arroyo
W-L: 
 7 - 10
K's: 
 39
ERA: 
 3.93
Albert
Williams
W-L: 
 6 - 10
K's: 
 76
ERA: 
 4.08
Brad
Havens
W-L: 
 3 - 6
K's: 
 43
ERA: 
 3.58
Roger
Erickson
W-L: 
 3 - 8
K's: 
 44
ERA: 
 3.84
Jerry
Koosman
W-L: 
 3 - 9
K's: 
 55
ERA: 
 4.20

 

Relief Pitchers

Jack
O'Connor
W-L: 
 3 - 2
K's: 
 16
ERA: 
 5.86
Darrell
Jackson
W-L: 
 3 - 3
K's: 
 26
ERA: 
 4.41
Bob
Veselic
W-L: 
 1 - 1
K's: 
 13
ERA: 
 3.18
Don
Cooper
W-L: 
 1 - 5
K's: 
 33
ERA: 
 4.30
John
Verhoeven
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 16
ERA: 
 3.98
John
Hobbs
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 1
ERA: 
 3.18
Terry
Felton
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 1
ERA: 
 40.50

 

Other Manager

Johnny
Goryl

 

Coaches

Jim
Lemon
Karl
Kuehl
Rick
Stelmaszek
Johnny
Podres
Dick
Martin

 

Personnel

Calvin
Griffith
Metropolitan
Stadium
Twinkie Loon
Mascot
Wally
Beerman
Don
Cassidy
Herb
Carneal
Tom
Cronin
Billy
Robertson
Jimmy
Robertson
Ray
Crump
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
Frank
Quilici
Larry
Osterman
 
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