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1984 Minnesota Twins season

1984 Minnesota Twins
81-81, second 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, Ted Robinson)
    Spectrum
    (Harmon Killebrew, Dick Bremer)
    Local radio 830 WCCO AM
    (Herb Carneal, Joe Angel)
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    The 1984 Minnesota Twins season was a season in American baseball. The team finished with a record of 81-81, second in the American League West.

    1,598,692 fans attended Twins games, a Twins attendance record, but still the fifth lowest total in the American League. Towards the end of the season, Calvin Griffith sold the club to local investor Carl Pohlad.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Offense

    Kent Hrbek hit .311 with 27 HR and 107 RBI. Tom Brunansky hit 32 HR and 85 RBI. Leadoff batter Kirby Puckett hit .296 and scored 63 runs. Gary Gaetti hit 5 HR and 65 RBI.

    Pitching

    Starter Frank Viola was 18-12. Reliever Ron Davis had 29 saves.

    Defense

    Season standings

    Team Wins Losses Win % GB
    Kansas City Royals   84 78 .519    --
    California Angels   81 81 .500   3.0
    Minnesota Twins   81 81 .500   3.0
    Oakland Athletics   77 85 .475   7.0
    Chicago White Sox   74 88 .457 10.0
    Seattle Mariners   74 88 .457 10.0
    Texas Rangers   69 92 .429 14.5

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1984 Minnesota Twins
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    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    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 Engle, DaveDave Engle 109 391 104 .266 4 38
    1B Hrbek, KentKent Hrbek 149 559 174 .311 27 107
    3B Gaetti, GaryGary Gaetti 162 588 154 .262 5 65
    SS Jiménez, HoustonHouston Jiménez 108 298 60 .201 0 19
    CF Puckett, KirbyKirby Puckett 128 557 165 .296 0 31
    RF Brunansky, TomTom Brunansky 155 567 144 .254 32 85

    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
    Faedo, LennyLenny Faedo 16 52 13 .250 1 6
    Hart, MikeMike Hart 13 29 5 .172 0 5

    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
    Viola, FrankFrank Viola 35 257.2 18 12 3.21 149
    Smithson, MikeMike Smithson 36 252 15 13 3.68 144
    Butcher, JohnJohn Butcher 34 225 13 11 3.44 83

    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
    Williams, AlbertAlbert Williams 17 68.2 3 5 5.77 22

    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
    Davis, RonRon Davis 64 7 11 29 4.55 74
    Lysander, RickRick Lysander 36 4 3 5 3.49 22
    O'Connor, JackJack O'Connor 2 0 0 0 1.93 0

    Awards and honors

    All-Star Game

    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. 

    External links