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1965 Minnesota Twins season

1965 Minnesota Twins
1965 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Metropolitan Stadium (since 1961)
  • Bloomington, Minnesota (since 1961)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
    Manager(s) Sam Mele
    Local television WTCN-TV
    Local radio 830 WCCO AM
    (Herb Carneal, Halsey Hall, Ray Scott)
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    The 1965 Minnesota Twins won the 1965 American League pennant with a 102–60 record. It was the team's first pennant since moving to Minnesota, and the 102 wins was a team record.

    Regular season

    The Twins spent much of the summer in a race for first with the Baltimore Orioles. On July 1, however, the Twins took first place and kept it, ultimately winning the pennant by seven games.

    On September 26 at D.C. Stadium in Washington, D.C. – the city the Twins franchise called home until 1960—the Twins beat the Washington Senators 2–1 to clinch the pennant. Jim Kaat was the winning pitcher.

    Six Twins made the All-Star Game, (which was played in the Twins' home park, Metropolitan Stadium). First baseman Harmon Killebrew, shortstop Zoilo Versalles, outfielders Tony Oliva and Jimmie Hall, catcher Earl Battey, and pitcher Mudcat Grant. Overall, 1,463,258 fans attended Twins games, the highest total in the American League.

    Offense

    Versalles was named AL Most Valuable Player. He also led the team with 126 runs scored, and won a Gold Glove Award for his play at shortstop. Oliva led the AL with a .321 batting average. Killebrew was limited to 113 games by injuries, but still hit 25 HR and 75 RBI.

    Pitching

    Grant led the league with 21 wins, becoming the first black pitcher in the history of the American League to win 20 games in a season.[1] Kaat won the Gold Glove for pitchers.

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Minnesota Twins 102 60 .630 --
    Chicago White Sox 95 67 .586 7
    Baltimore Orioles 94 68 .580 8
    Detroit Tigers 89 73 .549 13
    Cleveland Indians 87 75 .537 15
    New York Yankees 77 85 .475 25
    California Angels 75 87 .463 27
    Washington Senators 70 92 .432 32
    Boston Red Sox 62 100 .383 40
    Kansas City Athletics 59 103 .364 43

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1965 Minnesota Twins
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    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Battey, EarlEarl Battey 131 394 117 .297 6 60
    SS Versalles, ZoiloZoilo Versalles 148 522 149 .285 20 86
    CF Hall, JimmieJimmie Hall 160 666 182 .273 19 77
    RF Oliva, TonyTony Oliva 149 576 185 .321 16 98

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Killebrew, HarmonHarmon Killebrew 113 401 108 .269 25 75

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Grant, MudcatMudcat Grant 41 270.1 21 7 3.30 142
    Kaat, JimJim Kaat 45 264.1 18 11 2.83 154

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Boswell, DaveDave Boswell 27 106 6 5 3.40 85
    Siebler, DwightDwight Siebler 7 15 0 0 4.20 15

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Worthington, AlAl Worthington 62 10 7 21 2.13 59
    Klippstein, JohnnyJohnny Klippstein 56 9 3 5 2.24 59
    Fosnow, JerryJerry Fosnow 29 3 3 2 4.44 35
    Cimino, PetePete Cimino 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

    1965 World Series

    Main article: 1965 World Series

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: St. Cloud

    Notes

    1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 198, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
    2. ^ Del Unser page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Graig Nettles page at Baseball Reference

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