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1983 Minnesota Twins season

1983 Minnesota Twins
70-92, fifth in the AL Western Division
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota (since 1961)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
    Manager(s) Billy Gardner
    Local television KMSP-TV
    (Bob Kurtz, Larry Osterman)
    Spectrum
    (Pat Hughes, Dick Bremer)
    Local radio 830 WCCO AM
    (Herb Carneal, Ron Weber, Tim Moreland)
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    The 1983 Minnesota Twins finished a 70-92, fifth in the AL West. 858,939 fans attended Twins games, the third lowest total in the American League.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Only one Twins player made the All-Star Game, outfielder Gary Ward.

    Offense

    Team Leaders
    Statistic Player Quantity
    HR Tom Brunansky 28
    RBI Gary Ward 92
    BA Kent Hrbek .297
    Runs John Castino 83

    Pitching

    Starter Ken Schrom was 15-8. Reliever Ron Davis had 30 saves.

    Team Leaders
    Statistic Player Quantity
    ERA Ken Schrom 3.71
    Wins Ken Schrom 15
    Saves Ron Davis 30
    Strikeouts Frank Viola 127

    Defense

    Season standings

    Team Wins Losses Win % GB
    Chicago White Sox 99 63 .611 0
    Kansas City Royals 79 83 .488 20.0
    Texas Rangers 77 85 .475 22.0
    Oakland Athletics 74 88 .457 25.0
    California Angels 70 92 .432 29.0
    Minnesota Twins 70 92 .432 29.0
    Seattle Mariners 60 102 .370 39.0

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1983 Minnesota Twins
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    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
    1B Kent Hrbek 141 515 153 .297 16 84
    2B John Castino 142 563 156 .277 11 57
    3B Gary Gaetti 157 584 143 .245 21 78
    LF Gary Ward 157 623 173 .278 19 88
    RF Tom Brunansky 151 542 123 .227 28 82
    DH Randy Bush 124 373 93 .249 11 56

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Lenny Faedo 51 173 48 .277 1 18
    Ray Smith 59 152 34 .224 0 8
    Houston Jiménez 36 86 15 .174 0 9

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Frank Viola 35 210 7 15 5.49 127
    Albert Williams 36 193.1 11 14 4.14 68
    Ken Schrom 33 196.1 15 8 3.71 80

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Jack O'Connor 27 83 2 3 5.86 56
    Rick Lysander 61 125 5 12 3.38 58

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Ron Davis 66 5 8 30 3.34 84
    Jim Lewis 6 0 0 0 6.50 8

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References

    • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 

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