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1985

1985 Minnesota Twins Roster

The season saw the return of prankster Bert Blyleven to the Minnesota Twins, who traded Jay Bell/Curt Wardle/Rich Yett and Jim Weaver for the curveball specialist. But even Blyleven's veteran presence couldn't help a team that faltered both at bat and from the mound. In mid-season, Billy Gardner was fired as manager and replaced by pitching guru Ray Miller, who had done wonders with his staff of flamethrowers in Baltimore. Despite the changes, the team still limped along, coming in a distant fourth in the division. Tom Brunansky was the Twins lone All-Star as the fans turned out 1,651,814 strong with hopes now for next year!
Kent
Hrbek
G: 
 158
AVG: 
.278
HR: 
 21
Frank
Viola
W-L: 
 18 - 14
K's: 
 135
ERA: 
 4.09
Mark
Salas
G: 
 120
AVG: 
.300
HR: 
 9
Tim
Teufel
G: 
 138
AVG: 
.260
HR: 
 10
Gary
Gaetti
G: 
 160
AVG: 
.246
HR: 
 20
Greg
Gagne
G: 
 114
AVG: 
.225
HR: 
 2
Mickey
Hatcher
G: 
 116
AVG: 
.282
HR: 
 3
Kirby
Puckett
G: 
 161
AVG: 
.288
HR: 
 4
Tom
Brunansky
G: 
 157
AVG: 
.242
HR: 
 27
CP
Ron
Davis
W-L: 
 2 - 6
K's: 
 72
ERA: 
 3.48
Manager
Ray
Miller
 
 
 
 
 
 
DH
Roy
Smalley
G: 
 129
AVG: 
.258
HR: 
 12

Bench Players

Randy
Bush
G: 
 97
AVG: 
.239
HR: 
 10
Mike
Stenhouse
G: 
 81
AVG: 
.223
HR: 
 5
Tim
Laudner
G: 
 72
AVG: 
.238
HR: 
 7
Dave
Meier
G: 
 71
AVG: 
.260
HR: 
 1
Ron
Washington
G: 
 70
AVG: 
.274
HR: 
 1
Alvaro
Espinoza
G: 
 32
AVG: 
.263
HR: 
 0
Dave
Engle
G: 
 70
AVG: 
.256
HR: 
 7
Steve
Lombardozzi
G: 
 28
AVG: 
.370
HR: 
 0
Mark
Funderburk
G: 
 23
AVG: 
.314
HR: 
 2
Jeff
Reed
G: 
 7
AVG: 
.200
HR: 
 0

 

 

Starting Pitchers

Mike
Smithson
W-L: 
 15 - 14
K's: 
 127
ERA: 
 4.34
John
Butcher
W-L: 
 11 - 14
K's: 
 92
ERA: 
 4.98
Ken
Schrom
W-L: 
 9 - 12
K's: 
 74
ERA: 
 4.99
Bert
Blyleven
W-L: 
 9 - 11
K's: 
 129
ERA: 
 3.26
Dennis
Burtt
W-L: 
 2 - 2
K's: 
 9
ERA: 
 3.81
Mark
Portugal
W-L: 
 1 - 3
K's: 
 12
ERA: 
 5.55
Rich
Yett
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 0
ERA: 
 27.00

 

Relief Pitchers

Pete
Filson
W-L: 
 4 - 5
K's: 
 42
ERA: 
 3.67
Frank
Eufemia
W-L: 
 4 - 2
K's: 
 30
ERA: 
 3.79
Rick
Lysander
W-L: 
 0 - 2
K's: 
 26
ERA: 
 6.05
Steve
Howe
W-L: 
 1 - 1
K's: 
 11
ERA: 
 4.91
Curt
Wardle
W-L: 
 1 - 3
K's: 
 47
ERA: 
 5.51
Mark
Brown
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 5
ERA: 
 6.89
Tom
Klawitter
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 5
ERA: 
 6.75
Len
Whitehouse
W-L: 
 0 - 0
K's: 
 4
ERA: 
 11.05

 

Other Manager

Billy
Gardner

 

Coaches

Rick
Stelmaszek
Tony
Oliva
Johnny
Podres
Tom
Kelly
Dick
Such
Dick
Martin

 

Personnel

Carl
Pohlad
H.H.H.
Metrodome
Wally
Beerman
Don
Cassidy
Herb
Carneal
Tom
Cronin
Jim
Wiesner
Joe
Angel
Bob
Casey
Jim
Rantz
Bruce
Haynes
Tony
Giuliani
Dick
Bremer
Tom
Mee
George
Brophy
Carlos
Pascual
Jesse
Flores
Marv
Olson
Bobby
Morgan
Bob
Kurtz
Harmon
Killebrew
 
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