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1990 Minnesota Twins season

1990 Minnesota Twins
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Carl Pohlad
Manager(s) Tom Kelly
Local television WCCO-TV
KITN
Midwest Sports Channel
(Jim Kaat, Ted Robinson, Dick Bremer)
Local radio 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, John Gordon)
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The 1990 Minnesota Twins, three years after their World Series title in 1987, fell to the bottom of the AL West once again. However, the season was not completely bad, as there were some bright spots: Pitchers Rick Aguilera and Scott Erickson. Aguilera converted from starter to closer and recorded 32 saves, while Erickson was promoted to the Twins in June from AA and went 8-4 with a 3.27 ERA.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Offense 2.1
    • Pitching 2.2
    • Defense 2.3
    • Season standings 2.4
    • Record vs. opponents 2.5
    • Roster 2.6
    • Notable Transactions 2.7
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
    • Starters by position 3.2
      • Other batters 3.2.1
    • Starting pitchers 3.3
      • Other pitchers 3.3.1
        • Relief pitchers 3.3.1.1
  • Farm system 4
  • Notes and explanations 5
  • External links 6

Offseason

Regular season

  • The lone representative of the Twins in the All-Star Game was center fielder Kirby Puckett.
  • The highest paid Twin in 1993 was Puckett at $2,816,667; followed by Kent Hrbek at $2,100,000.

Offense

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
HR Kent Hrbek 22
RBI Gary Gaetti 85
BA Kirby Puckett .298
Runs Kirby Puckett 82

Pitching

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
ERA Allan Anderson 4.53
Wins Kevin Tapani 12
Saves Rick Aguilera 32
Strikeouts Mark Guthrie, Kevin Tapani 101

Defense

The highlight of the season came on July 17, in Boston, when the Twins turned 2 triple plays. In the 4th inning, with the bases loaded and Scott Erickson pitching, former Twin Tom Brunansky hit a sharp grounder to Gary Gaetti at third base, who stepped on the bag for the force out, fired to Al Newman at second, whose relay to Kent Hrbek was in time to get Brunansky at first. In the 8th inning, with John Candelaria pitching and runners on first and second, Jody Reed hit a one-hopper at Gaetti who again started a 5-4-3 triple play. This was the first time in MLB history that two triple plays were recorded in a game, a feat that has not been duplicated since.[3]

Season standings

Record vs. opponents

Roster

Notable Transactions

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: 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 Brian Harper 134 479 141 .294 6 54
1B Kent Hrbek 143 492 141 .287 22 79
2B Al Newman 144 388 94 .242 0 30
3B Gary Gaetti 154 577 132 .229 16 85
SS Greg Gagne 138 388 91 .235 7 38
LF Dan Gladden 136 534 147 .275 5 40
CF Kirby Puckett 146 551 164 .298 12 80
RF Shane Mack 125 313 102 .326 8 44
DH Gene Larkin 119 401 108 .269 5 42

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Roy Smith 32 153.1 5 10 4.81
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Phil Roof
AA Orlando Sun Rays Southern League Ron Gardenhire
A Visalia Oaks California League Scott Ullger
A Kenosha Twins Midwest League Steve Liddle
Rookie Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Ray Smith
Rookie GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Joel Lepel
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Elizabethton[7]

Notes and explanations

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hrbekke01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/castica01.shtml
  3. ^ Box score from the "double-triple play" game
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cummimi01.shtml
  5. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/o/owensja02.shtml
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/bushra01.shtml
  7. ^ 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

  • Player stats from www.baseball-reference.com
  • Team info from www.baseball-almanac.com
  • Twins history through the 1990s, from www.mlb.com
  • 1990 Standings


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