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1987 Minnesota Twins Roster

Only eight games above .500, but the 1987 Minnesota Twins were the darlings of baseball, setting a record attendance of 2,081,976 as they held onto the division, defeated Detroit in a five-game playoff, and were victorious in all their home games during the World Series. It was, in fact, the 'home field advantage' that was the Twins story in '87, as they played a losing season on the road -- including just .500 baseball the second-half of the season. The Twins addressed a major need in the off-season, picking-up Jeff Reardon and Tom Nieto from the Montreal Expos for Neal Heaton, Jeff Reed and a couple of prospects. Reardon went on to be named Co-Fireman of the Year in the American League. Kirby Puckett was named an All-Star, and repeated, along with Gary Gaetti, for Gold Glove honors.
Kent
Hrbek
G: 
 143
AVG: 
.285
HR: 
 34
Frank
Viola
W-L: 
 17 - 10
K's: 
 197
ERA: 
 2.90
Tim
Laudner
G: 
 113
AVG: 
.191
HR: 
 16
Steve
Lombardozzi
G: 
 136
AVG: 
.238
HR: 
 8
Gary
Gaetti
G: 
 154
AVG: 
.257
HR: 
 31
Greg
Gagne
G: 
 137
AVG: 
.265
HR: 
 10
Dan
Gladden
G: 
 121
AVG: 
.249
HR: 
 8
Kirby
Puckett
G: 
 157
AVG: 
.332
HR: 
 28
Tom
Brunansky
G: 
 155
AVG: 
.259
HR: 
 32
CP
Jeff
Reardon
W-L: 
 8 - 8
K's: 
 83
ERA: 
 4.48
Manager
Tom
Kelly
 
 
 
 
 
 
DH
Roy
Smalley
G: 
 110
AVG: 
.275
HR: 
 8

Bench Players

Randy
Bush
G: 
 122
AVG: 
.253
HR: 
 11
Al
Newman
G: 
 110
AVG: 
.221
HR: 
 0
Mark
Davidson
G: 
 102
AVG: 
.267
HR: 
 1
Gene
Larkin
G: 
 85
AVG: 
.266
HR: 
 4
Sal
Butera
G: 
 5
AVG: 
.182
HR: 
 1
Tom
Nieto
G: 
 41
AVG: 
.200
HR: 
 1
Mark
Salas
G: 
 22
AVG: 
.378
HR: 
 3
Don
Baylor
G: 
 108
AVG: 
.239
HR: 
 16
Chris
Pittaro
G: 
 14
AVG: 
.333
HR: 
 0
Billy
Beane
G: 
 12
AVG: 
.267
HR: 
 0

 

 

Starting Pitchers

Bert
Blyleven
W-L: 
 15 - 12
K's: 
 196
ERA: 
 4.01
Les
Straker
W-L: 
 8 - 10
K's: 
 76
ERA: 
 4.37
Mike
Smithson
W-L: 
 4 - 7
K's: 
 53
ERA: 
 5.94
Joe
Niekro
W-L: 
 3 - 4
K's: 
 30
ERA: 
 3.55
Allan
Anderson
W-L: 
 1 - 0
K's: 
 3
ERA: 
 10.95
Mark
Portugal
W-L: 
 1 - 3
K's: 
 28
ERA: 
 7.77
Steve
Carlton
W-L: 
 5 - 9
K's: 
 71
ERA: 
 5.37

 

Relief Pitchers

Juan
Berenguer
W-L: 
 8 - 1
K's: 
 110
ERA: 
 3.94
Keith
Atherton
W-L: 
 7 - 5
K's: 
 51
ERA: 
 4.54
George
Frazier
W-L: 
 5 - 5
K's: 
 58
ERA: 
 4.98
Dan
Schatzeder
W-L: 
 3 - 1
K's: 
 28
ERA: 
 4.06
Joe
Klink
W-L: 
 0 - 1
K's: 
 17
ERA: 
 6.65
Randy
Niemann
W-L: 
 1 - 0
K's: 
 1
ERA: 
 8.44
Roy
Smith
W-L: 
 1 - 0
K's: 
 8
ERA: 
 4.96
Jeff
Bittiger
W-L: 
 1 - 0
K's: 
 5
ERA: 
 5.40

 

 

Coaches

Tony
Oliva
Rick
Renick
Wayne
Terwilliger
Rick
Stelmaszek
Dick
Such
Dick
Martin

 

Personnel

Carl
Pohlad
H.H.H.
Metrodome
Wally
Beerman
Don
Cassidy
John
Gordon
Herb
Carneal
Tom
Cronin
Ralph
Houk
Jim
Wiesner
Bob
Casey
Jim
Rantz
Tony
Giuliani
Dick
Bremer
Tom
Mee
Andy
MacPhail
Terry
Ryan
Jerry
Bell
Carlos
Pascual
Jesse
Flores
Bobby
Morgan
Bill
Smith
Mike
Radcliffe
John
Rooney
Bob
Gebhard
Frank
Quilici
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