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1989 Minnesota Twins season

1989 Minnesota Twins
80-82, fifth 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 WCCO-TV
    Midwest Sports Channel
    (Jim Kaat, Ted Robinson, Dick Bremer)
    Local radio 830 WCCO AM
    (Herb Carneal, John Gordon)
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    The 1989 Minnesota Twins finished 80-82, fifth in the AL West. 2,277,438 fans attended Twins games, the seventh highest total in the American League.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Offense

    Kirby Puckett led the AL in batting with a .339 average and hits with 215. Kirby hit 9 HR, drove in 85 runs, and scored 75. Kent Hrbek hit .272 with 25 HR and 84 RBI. Gary Gaetti hit 19 HR and 75 RBI. Al Newman led the team with 25 stolen bases.

    Team Leaders
    Statistic Player Quantity
    HR Kent Hrbek 25
    RBI Kirby Puckett 85
    BA Kirby Puckett .339*
    Runs Kirby Puckett 75
    *League leader

    Pitching

    Only two Twins had double digit wins: Allan Anderson (17-10) and Roy Smith (10-6). Frank Viola was 8-12. Reliever Jeff Reardon had 31 saves.

    Team Leaders
    Statistic Player Quantity
    ERA Frank Viola 3.79
    Wins Allan Anderson 17
    Saves Jeff Reardon 31
    Strikeouts Frank Viola 138

    Defense

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

    Season standings

    AL West W L Pct. GB
    Oakland Athletics 99 63 .611 --
    Kansas City Royals 92 70 .568 7
    California Angels 91 71 .562 8
    Texas Rangers 83 79 .512 16
    Minnesota Twins 80 82 .494 19
    Seattle Mariners 73 89 .451 26
    Chicago White Sox 69 92 .429 29½

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1989 Minnesota Twins
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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
    C Harper, BrianBrian Harper 126 385 125 .325 8 57
    1B Hrbek, KentKent Hrbek 109 375 102 .272 25 84
    2B Backman, WallyWally Backman 87 299 69 .231 1 26
    3B Gaetti, GaryGary Gaetti 130 498 125 .251 19 75
    SS Gagne, GregGreg Gagne 149 460 125 .272 9 48
    LF Gladden, DanDan Gladden 120 461 136 .295 8 46
    CF Puckett, KirbyKirby Puckett 159 635 215 .339 9 85
    RF Bush, RandyRandy Bush 141 391 103 .263 14 54
    DH Dwyer, JimJim Dwyer 88 225 71 .316 3 23

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Jorgensen, TerryTerry Jorgensen 10 23 4 .174 0 2
    Sorrento, PaulPaul Sorrento 14 21 5 .238 0 1
    Rodriguez, VicVic Rodriguez 6 11 5 .455 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Smith, RoyRoy Smith 32 172.1 10 6 3.92 92
    Rawley, ShaneShane Rawley 27 145 5 12 5.21 68

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Cook, MikeMike Cook 15 0 1 0 5.06 15
    Tunnell, LeeLee Tunnell 10 1 0 0 6.00 7
    Booker, GregGreg Booker 6 0 0 0 4.15 3

    Awards and honors

    • Kirby Puckett – American League Batting Champion (.339)

    All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ Eric Bullock page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Bert Blyleven page on Baseball Reference
    3. ^ Randy Bush page at Baseball Reference
    4. ^ John Christensen page at Baseball Reference
    5. ^ Lee Tunnell page at Baseball Reference
    6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/atherke01.shtml
    7. ^ Randy St. Claire page at Baseball Reference
    8. ^ Chuck Knoblauch page at Baseball Reference
    9. ^ Denny Neagle page at Baseball Reference
    10. ^ Dan Masteller page at Baseball Reference
    11. ^ Dennis Hocking page at Baseball Reference
    12. ^ Greg Booker page at Baseball Reference
    13. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

    External links

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