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.