1982 Minnesota Twins season
|1982 Minnesota Twins|
|combined 60-102, seventh in the AL Western Division|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||Calvin Griffith (majority owner, with Thelma Griffith Haynes)|
|General manager(s)||Calvin Griffith|
(Bob Kurtz, Larry Osterman)
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(Herb Carneal, Frank Quilici)
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The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome debuted with an April 3 exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Philadelphia's Pete Rose had the first unofficial Metrodome hit, and Minnesota's Kent Hrbek homered twice.
In the regular-season home opener, outfielder Dave Engle had the Twins' first hit and home run in the Metrodome. Third baseman Gary Gaetti homered twice and was thrown out at home trying to stretch a triple for an inside-the-park home run. The Seattle Mariners beat the Twins 11-7.
On May 29, for the only time in Twins history, a catcher nabbed four base stealers in a single game: Sal Butera threw out Ken Griffey, Graig Nettles, Bobby Murcer and Willie Randolph of the New York Yankees. Otherwise, May was not a good month as the Twins went 3-26, the worst major league month in baseball since the Philadelphia Athletics posted a 2–28 June of 1916. The Twins-record slide of fourteen consecutive losses ended with a June 4 shutout win over Baltimore.
Pitcher Terry Felton – who'd gone 0-3 in 1980 – finished this season 0-13, and would not pitch in the majors again. His 0-16 career record is a major league record for futility.
Reliever Ron Davis had 22 saves.
|Kansas City Royals||90||72||0.556||3||56–25||34–47|
|Chicago White Sox||87||75||0.537||6||49–31||38–44|
Record vs. opponents
1982 American League Records
|1982 Minnesota Twins|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
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