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1988 Minnesota Twins season

1988 Minnesota Twins
91-71, second in the AL Western Division
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota (since 1961)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Carl Pohlad
    Manager(s) Tom Kelly
    Local television KMSP-TV
    (Jim Kaat, Ted Robinson)
    Twinsvision
    (Dick Bremer, Harmon Killebrew)
    Local radio 830 WCCO AM
    (Herb Carneal, John Gordon)
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    The 1988 Minnesota Twins finished a 91-71, second in the AL West. 3,030,672 fans attended Twins games, at the time, establishing a new major league record. Pitcher Allan Anderson had his most successful season in 1988, winning the American League ERA title at 2.45 and compiling a record of 16-9 in 30 starts.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Five Twins made the All-Star Game, third baseman Gary Gaetti, outfielder Kirby Puckett, catcher Tim Laudner, starting pitcher Frank Viola, and relief pitcher Jeff Reardon.

    Frank Viola became the first Twins since Jim Perry in 1970 to with the AL Cy Young Award.

    Offense

    Kirby Puckett hit .356 with 24 HR drove in 121 runs and scored 109. Puckett led the AL with 234 hits, 163 singles, and 358 total bases. Puckett’s 234 hits were the most by a right-handed batter since Joe Medwick had 237 hits in 1937.

    Kent Hrbek hit .312 with 25 HR and 76 RBI. Gary Gaetti hit .301 with 28 HR and 88 RBI.

    Team Leaders
    Statistic Player Quantity
    HR Gary Gaetti 28
    RBI Kirby Puckett 121
    BA Kirby Puckett .356
    Runs Kirby Puckett 109

    Pitching

    The Twins had two solid starting pitchers: Frank Viola (24-7), and Allan Anderson (16-9). Frank Viola led the AL with 24 wins. Allan Anderson led the AL with a 2.45 ERA. Reliever Jeff Reardon had 42 saves. Bert Blyleven (10-17, 5.43 ERA) led the AL with 17 losses, 125 earned runs allowed, and 16 hit batsmen.

    Team Leaders
    Statistic Player Quantity
    ERA Allan Anderson 2.45*
    Wins Frank Viola 24*
    Saves Jeff Reardon 42
    Strikeouts Frank Viola 193
    *League leader

    Defense

    Third baseman Gary Gaetti and center fielder Kirby Puckett each won their third Gold Glove Award.

    Season standings

    AL West W L Pct. GB
    Oakland Athletics 104 58 .642 --
    Minnesota Twins 91 71 .562 13
    Kansas City Royals 84 77 .522 19½
    California Angels 75 87 .463 29
    Chicago White Sox 71 90 .441 32½
    Texas Rangers 70 91 .435 33½
    Seattle Mariners 68 93 .422 35½

    Roster

    1988 Minnesota Twins
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Notable transactions

    • April 5, 1988: John Moses was signed as a free agent by the Twins.[9]
    • April 22, 1988: The Twins trade outfielder Tom Brunansky for Cardinals second baseman Tom Herr.<
    • May 28, 1988: John Christensen was signed as a free agent by the Twins.[10]
    • June 27, 1988: Dan Schatzeder was signed as a free agent by the Twins.[3]

    Notable games

    • September 17: Jeff Reardon becomes the first pitcher in baseball history to record 40 saves in both leagues in a 3-1 win versus the White Sox.[11]

    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
    C Laudner, TimTim Laudner 117 375 94 .251 13 54
    3B Gaetti, GaryGary Gaetti 133 468 141 .301 28 88
    CF Puckett, KirbyKirby Puckett 158 657 234 .356 24 121

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Harper, BrianBrian Harper 60 166 49 .295 3 20
    Christensen, JohnJohn Christensen 23 38 10 .263 0 5
    Bullock, EricEric Bullock 16 17 5 .294 0 3

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Smith, RoyRoy Smith 9 37 3 0 2.68 17

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Schatzeder, DanDan Schatzeder 10 0 1 0 1.74 7

    Awards and honors

    • Gary Gaetti, Third Baseman, Gold Glove Award
    • Kirby Puckett, Centerfield, Gold Glove Award
    • Kirby Puckett – American League Leader At-Bats (657)
    • Kirby Puckett – American League Leader Hits (234)
    • Kirby Puckett – American League Leader Singles (163)
    • Kirby Puckett – Major League Baseball Leader Total Bases (358)

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Eric Bullock page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Don Baylor page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ a b Dan Schatzeder page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ Mike Smithson page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Vic Rodriguez page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ Brian Harper page at Baseball Reference
    7. ^ Sal Butera page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Billy Beane page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ John Moses page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ John Christensen page at Baseball Reference
    11. ^ "Reardon reaches major milestone." Gainesville Sun. 1988 Sept 18.
    12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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