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List of Minnesota Twins team records

A listing of statistical records and milestone achievements of the Minnesota Twins franchise.

Contents

  • Single season records 1
    • Batting 1.1
    • Pitching 1.2
  • Single game records 2
    • Individual 2.1
    • As a Team 2.2
  • All-Time Leaders 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Games played 3.1.1
      • At Bats 3.1.2
      • Runs 3.1.3
      • Hits 3.1.4
      • Doubles 3.1.5
      • Triples 3.1.6
      • Home Runs 3.1.7
      • Runs Batted In 3.1.8
      • Total bases 3.1.9
      • Walks 3.1.10
      • Strikeout 3.1.11
      • Stolen Bases 3.1.12
      • Caught Stealing 3.1.13
      • On-base percentage 3.1.14
      • Slugging percentage 3.1.15
      • Batting average 3.1.16
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Wins 3.2.1
      • Losses 3.2.2
      • ERA 3.2.3
      • Games played 3.2.4
      • Games started 3.2.5
      • Complete games 3.2.6
      • Shutouts 3.2.7
      • Saves 3.2.8
      • Innings pitched 3.2.9
  • Rare Feats 4
    • No-hitter 4.1
    • Hit for the Cycle 4.2
    • Triple Plays 4.3
    • Six-Hit Games 4.4
  • Major League Baseball records and firsts 5
  • External links 6

Single season records

Batting

Statistic Player(s) Amount Year(s)
BA Rod Carew .388 1977
HR Harmon Killebrew 49 1964, 1969
RBI Harmon Killebrew 140 1969
R Chuck Knoblauch 140 1996
H Rod Carew 239 1977
1B Sam Rice 182 1925
2B Mickey Vernon 51 1946
3B Goose Goslin, Cristian Guzman 20 1925, 2000
XBH Tony Oliva 84 1964
SB Clyde Milan 88 1912
Hit streak Ken Landreaux 31 games 1980
BB Eddie Yost 151 1956
K Bobby Darwin 145 1972

Pitching

Statistic Player Amount Year
W Walter Johnson 36 1913
K Walter Johnson 313 1910
ERA Walter Johnson 1.14 1913
SV Joe Nathan 47 2009

Single game records

Individual

As a Team

Record Number Occurrences Opp.1 Date*
AB 50 3 KC 6/19/03
AB2(22) 78 1 CLE 8/31/93
R 24 1 DET 4/24/96
R3 35 (24-11) 1 DET 4/24/96
H 25 1 CLE 6/4/02
H2(11) 24 1 SEA 9/29/89
H3 42 1 OAK 4/27/80
XBH 12 1 TOR 5/8/79
XBH3 24 1 CLE 7/13/96
TB 47 1 WAS 8/29/63
1B 19 1 MIL 9/9/80
1B2(11) 20 1 SEA 9/29/89
2B 8 1 BOS 7/25/96
3B 4 1 NYY 6/2/64
HR 8 1 WAS 8/29/63
HR3 9 Many MIL 7/12/01
RBI 22 2 CLE 6/4/02
RBI3 33 1 DET 4/24/96
BB 14 3 KC 8/5/06
BB2(18) 18 1 SEA 7/19/69
BB3 21 1 KC 9/10/76
BB4(10) 22 2 BAL 5/15/78
IBB 4 Many DET 5/23/92
IBB2(22) 5 1 MIL 5/12/72
IBB4(22) 7 1 MIL 5/12/72
K 19 1 TEX 8/19/07
K2(10) 19 2 CLE 7/3/68
K3 27 1 CLE 9/28/00
K4(20) 35 1 WAS 8/9/67
GIDP 5 Many TEX 6/3/95
GIDP2(22) 5 1 MIL 5/12/72
SH 5 1 CWS 6/23/79
SH2(17) 5 Many TEX 9/17/77
SF 4 2 DET 6/26/99
SF2 3 2 CLE 7/3/94
HBP 4 2 KC 4/13/71
HBP2(17) 4 1 CLE 5/7/95
LOB 17 2 MIL 9/4/90
LOB2(22) 23 2 MIL 5/12/72
SB 6 1 SEA 9/9/92
Opp. SB 7 2 NYY 5/10/87
Opp. SB2(12) 12 1 OAK 8/1/76
SB3 8 Many KC 8/26/01
SB4(12) 14 1 OAK 8/1/76
Best Win 21 (23-2) 1 CLE 6/4/02
Worst Loss 18 (20-2) 1 KC 4/25/61
Runs in Inning 11(5th) Many BOS 5/20/94
Opp. Runs in Inning 12 1 KC 6/17/03
Record Number Occurrences Opp.1 Date
* Date listed is date of most recent occurrence of record.
1 Opponent listed is opponent that record occurred against most recently.
2 Indicates record in an extra-inning game (total innings in parentheses).
3 Indicates record with amount accumulated by both clubs.
4 Indicates record in an extra-inning game, with amount accumulated by both clubs (total innings in parentheses)

All-Time Leaders

Batting

Games played

Rank Player Amount
1 Harmon Killebrew 2,329
2 Sam Rice 2,307
3 Joe Judge 2,084
4 Clyde Milan 1,982
5 Ossie Bluege 1,867

At Bats

Rank Player Amount
1 Sam Rice 8,934
2 Harmon Killebrew 7,835
3 Joe Judge 7,663
4 Clyde Milan 7,359
5 Kirby Puckett 7,244

Runs

Rank Player Amount
1 Sam Rice 1,466
2 Harmon Killebrew 1,258
3 Joe Judge 1,154
4 Kirby Puckett 1,071
5 Buddy Myer 1,037

Hits

Rank Player Amount
1 Sam Rice 2,889
2 Kirby Puckett 2,304
3 Joe Judge 2,291
4 Clyde Milan 2,100
5 Rod Carew 2,085

Doubles

Rank Player Amount
1 Sam Rice 479
2 Joe Judge 421
3 Kirby Puckett 414
4 Mickey Vernon 391
5 Tony Oliva 329

Triples

Rank Player Amount
1 Sam Rice 183
2 Joe Judge 157
3 Goose Goslin 125
4 Mickey Vernon 113
5 Buddy Myer 108

Home Runs

Rank Player Amount
1 Harmon Killebrew 559
2 Kent Hrbek 293
3 Bob Allison 256
4 Justin Morneau 221
5 Tony Oliva 220

Runs Batted In

Rank Player Amount
1 Harmon Killebrew 1,540
2 Kent Hrbek 1,086
3 Kirby Puckett 1,085
4 Sam Rice 1,045
5 Mickey Vernon 1,026

Total bases

Rank Player Amount
1 Harmon Killebrew 4,026
2 Sam Rice 3,833
3 Kirby Puckett 3,453
4 Joe Judge 3,239
5 Tony Oliva 3,002

Walks

Rank Player Amount
1 Harmon Killebrew 1,505
2 Eddie Yost 1,274
3 Joe Judge 943
4 Buddy Myer 864
5 Kent Hrbek 838

Strikeouts

Rank Player Amount
1 Harmon Killebrew 1,629
2 Bob Allison 1,033
3 Kirby Puckett 965
4 Gary Gaetti 877
5 Kent Hrbek 798

Stolen Bases

Rank Player Amount
1 Clyde Milan 495
2 Sam Rice 346
3 George Case 321
4 Chuck Knoblauch 276
5 Rod Carew 271

Caught Stealing

Rank Player Amount
1 Rod Carew 123
2 George Case 98
3 Buddy Myer 88
4 Ossie Bluege 87
5 César Tovar 81

On-base percentage

Rank Player Amount
1 Joe Mauer .403
2 Rod Carew .393
3 Chuck Knoblauch .391
4 John Stone .389
5 Buddy Myer .387

Slugging percentage

Rank Player Amount
1 Harmon Killebrew .514
2 Goose Goslin .502
3 Roy Sievers .500
4 Justin Morneau .499
5 Kent Hrbek .481

Batting average

Rank Player Amount
1 Rod Carew .334
2 Heinie Manush .328
3 Goose Goslin .323
3 Joe Mauer .323
3 Sam Rice .323

Pitching

Wins

Rank Player Amount
1 Walter Johnson 417
2 Jim Kaat 190
3 Bert Blyleven 149
4 Brad Radke 148
5 Camilo Pascual 145

Losses

Rank Player Amount
1 Walter Johnson 279
2 Jim Kaat 159
3 Camilo Pascual 141
4 Brad Radke 138
4 Bert Blyleven 138

ERA

Rank Player Amount
1 Walter Johnson 2.17
2 Doc Ayers 2.64
3 Dean Chance 2.67
4 Cy Falkenberg 2.69
5 Harry Harper 2.75

Games played

Rank Player Amount
1 Walter Johnson 802
2 Eddie Guardado 648
3 Rick Aguilera 490
4 Jim Kaat 484
5 Firpo Marberry 470

Games started

Rank Player Amount
1 Walter Johnson 666
2 Jim Kaat 433
3 Brad Radke 372
4 Bert Blyleven 345
5 Camilo Pascual 331

Complete games

Rank Player Amount
1 Walter Johnson 531
2 Case Patten 206
3 Bert Blyleven 141
4 Long Tom Hughes 139
5 Jim Kaat 133

Shutouts

Rank Player Amount
1 Walter Johnson 110
2 Camilo Pascual 31
3 Bert Blyleven 29
4 Jim Kaat 23
4 Dutch Leonard 23

Saves

Rank Player Amount
1 Joe Nathan 260
2 Rick Aguilera 254
3 Eddie Guardado 116
4 Ron Davis 108
5 Jeff Reardon 104

Innings pitched

Rank Player Amount
1 Walter Johnson 5,914 ⅓
2 Jim Kaat 3,014 ⅓
3 Bert Blyleven 2,566 ⅔
4 Camilo Pascual 2,465
5 Brad Radke 2,451

Rare Feats

No-hitters

Minnesota
Pitcher Opp. Date
Francisco Liriano @CHW 5/3/11
Eric Milton ANA 9/11/99
Scott Erickson MIL 4/27/94
Dean Chance @CLE 8/25/67
Jack Kralick KC 8/26/62
Bobby Burke BOS 8/8/31
Walter Johnson @BOS 7/1/20

Dean Chance also threw a perfect game through five innings on August 6, 1967, against the Boston Red Sox, but the game was shortened due to rain. Under MLB rule revisions in 1991, it is not recognized as an official no-hitter or perfect game.

Hit for the Cycle

Minnesota
Player Opp. Date
Michael Cuddyer MIL 5/22/09
Jason Kubel LAA 4/17/09
Carlos Gómez @CWS 5/7/08
Kirby Puckett OAK 8/1/86
Gary Ward @MIL 9/18/80
Mike Cubbage TOR 7/27/78
Lyman Bostock @CWS 7/24/76
Larry Hisle @BAL 6/4/76
César Tovar TEX 9/19/72
Rod Carew @KC 5/20/70
Mickey Vernon @CWS 5/19/46
Joe Cronin NYY 9/2/29
Goose Goslin @NYY 8/28/24
Otis Clymer @NYY 10/2/08

Triple Plays

Players Opp. Date
Castillo-Morneau-Batista SEA 5/27/06
Gaetti-Newman-Hrbek @BOS 7/17/90†
Gaetti-Newman-Hrbek @BOS 7/17/90†
Gladden-Lombardozzi-Larkin CLE 8/8/88
Gaetti-Lombardozzi-Hrbek @NYY 4/5/88
Gaetti-Teufel-Hrbek @NYY 7/19/84
Gaetti-Castino-Hrbek @CAL 8/8/83
Butera-Gaetti-Hrbek NYY 5/29/82
Gómez @CWS 7/25/76
Rollins-Carew-Allison CLE 9/10/68
Rollins-Tovar-Killebrew CAL 8/18/66
†See below

Six-Hit Games

Batter Opp. Date
Kirby Puckett TEX 5/23/91
Kirby Puckett @MIL 8/30/87

Major League Baseball records and firsts

  • First team to record two triple plays in the same game: July 17, 1990 vs. Boston Red Sox (lost game 1-0).

External links

  • Twins history at mlb.com
  • Player Information at baseball-reference.com
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