1984 Minnesota Twins season

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1984 Minnesota Twins
81-81, second 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, 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

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 84 78 0.519 44–37 40–41
California Angels 81 81 0.500 3 37–44 44–37
Minnesota Twins 81 81 0.500 3 47–34 34–47
Oakland Athletics 77 85 0.475 7 44–37 33–48
Chicago White Sox 74 88 0.457 10 43–38 31–50
Seattle Mariners 74 88 0.457 10 42–39 32–49
Texas Rangers 69 92 0.429 14½ 34–46 35–46

Record vs. opponents

1984 American League Records

Sources:

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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 6–7 8–4 7–5 7–6 7–6 5–7 7–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 9–3 9–3 4–9
Boston 7–6 9–3 7–5 10–3 7–6 3–9 9–4 6–6 7–6 7–5 4–8 5–7 5–8
California 4–8 3–9 8–5 8–4 4–8 6–7 8–4 4–9 8–4 7–6 9–4 5–8 7–5
Chicago 5–7 5–7 5–8 8–4 4–8 5–8 7–5 8–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 5–8 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 3–10 4–8 4–8 4–9 6–6 9–4 7–5 2–11 7–5 8–4 9–3 6–7–1
Detroit 6–7 6–7 8–4 8–4 9–4 7–5 11–2 9–3 7–6 9–3 6–6 10–2 8–5
Kansas City 7–5 9–3 7–6 8–5 6–6 5–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 9–4 6–7 5–7
Milwaukee 6–7 4–9 4–8 5–7 4–9 2–11 6–6 5–7 6–7 4–8 6–6 5–6 10–3
Minnesota 7–5 6–6 9–4 5–8 5–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 7–6 8–5 1–11
New York 8–5 6–7 4–8 5–7 11–2 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 8–4 7–5 6–6 8–5
Oakland 6–6 5–7 6–7 7–6 5–7 3–9 8–5 8–4 5–8 4–8 8–5 8–5 4–8
Seattle 3–9 8–4 4–9 8–5 4–8 6–6 4–9 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 10–3 5–7
Texas 3–9 7–5 8–5 8–5 3–9 2–10 7–6 6–5 5–8 6–6 5–8 3–10 6–6
Toronto 9–4 8–5 5–7 8–4 7–6–1 5–8 7–5 3–10 11–1 5–8 8–4 7–5 6–6


Notable transactions

Roster

1984 Minnesota Twins
Roster
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

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Cal Ermer
AA Orlando Twins Southern League Charlie Manuel
A Visalia Oaks California League Dave Hilton
A Kenosha Twins Midwest League Duffy Dyer
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Fred Waters

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Elizabethton

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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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