1983 Minnesota Twins season

1983 Minnesota Twins
70-92, fifth in the AL Western Division
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith (majority owner, with Thelma Griffith Haynes)
General manager(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 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
StatisticPlayerQuantity
HRTom Brunansky28
RBIGary Ward92
BAKent Hrbek.297
RunsJohn Castino83

Pitching

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

Team Leaders
StatisticPlayerQuantity
ERAKen Schrom3.71
WinsKen Schrom15
SavesRon Davis30
StrikeoutsFrank Viola127

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 9963 0.611 55–26 44–37
Kansas City Royals 7983 0.488 20 45–36 34–47
Texas Rangers 7785 0.475 22 44–37 33–48
Oakland Athletics 7488 0.457 25 42–39 32–49
California Angels 7092 0.432 29 35–46 35–46
Minnesota Twins 7092 0.432 29 37–44 33–48
Seattle Mariners 60102 0.370 39 30–51 30–51

Record vs. opponents

1983 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–57–57–56–75–88–411–28–46–78–48–49–37–6
Boston 5–86–66–67–64–95–74–95–77–68–47–57–57–6
California 5–76–63–108–44–86–76–66–75–75–86–76–74–8
Chicago 5–76–610–38–48–49–44–88–58–48–512–18–55–7
Cleveland 7–66–74–84–85–87–53–106–66–77–58–43–94–9
Detroit 8–59–48–44–88–57–56–79–35–86–68–48–46–7
Kansas City 4–87–57–64–95–75–76–66–76–67–68–58–5–16–6
Milwaukee 2–119–46–68–410–37–66–68–44–96–65–78–48–5
Minnesota 4–87–57–65–86–63–97–64–84–84–99–45–85–7
New York 7–66–77–54–87–68–56–69–48–48–47–57–57–6
Oakland 4–84–88–55–85–76–66–76–69–44–89–42–116–6
Seattle 4–85–77–61–124–84–85–87–54–95–74–96–74–8
Texas 3–95–77–65–89–34–85–8–14–88–55–711–27–64–8
Toronto 6–76–78–47–59–47–66–65–87–56–76–68–48–4

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
1BKent Hrbek141515153.2971684
2BJohn Castino142563156.2771157
3BGary Gaetti157584143.2452178
LFGary Ward157623173.2781988
RFTom Brunansky151542123.2272882
DHRandy Bush12437393.2491156

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Lenny Faedo5117348.277118
Ray Smith5915234.22408
Houston Jiménez368615.17409

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Frank Viola352107155.49127
Albert Williams36193.111144.1468
Ken Schrom33196.11583.7180

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jack O'Connor2783235.8656
Rick Lysander611255123.3858

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Ron Davis6658303.3484
Jim Lewis60006.508

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Cal Ermer
AA Orlando Twins Southern League Phil Roof
A Visalia Oaks California League Harry Warner
A Wisconsin Rapids Twins Midwest League Charlie Manuel
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Fred Waters

Notes

References

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