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Minnesota Twins Team History & Encyclopedia

Played As

  • Minnesota Twins (4264-4320 W-L, 1961 - 2014) - 2 World Championships, 3 Pennants, and 11 Playoff Appearances
  • Washington Senators (4223-4864 W-L, 1901 - 1960) - 1 World Championship, 3 Pennants, and 3 Playoff Appearances
  • Overall (8487-9184 W-L, 1901 - 2014) - 3 World Championships, 6 Pennants, and 14 Playoff Appearances

The Senators were officialy the Washington Nationals from 1905-1955, but the fans never recognized them as such.

Retired Numbers

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All-Time Top 20 by WAR

Photo of Walter Johnson Photo of Rod Carew Photo of Harmon Killebrew Photo of Sam Rice Photo of Kirby Puckett Photo of Bert Blyleven Photo of Joe Judge Photo of Joe Mauer Photo of Brad Radke Photo of Goose Goslin
Photo of Tony Oliva Photo of Buddy Myer Photo of Clyde Milan Photo of Kent Hrbek Photo of Chuck Knoblauch Photo of Joe Cronin Photo of Camilo Pascual Photo of Jim Kaat Photo of Johan Santana Photo of Bob Allison

Franchise History

Rk Year Tm Lg G W L Ties W-L% pythW-L% Finish GB Playoffs R RA BatAge PAge #Bat #P Top Player Managers
1 2014 Minnesota Twins AL Central 137 60 77 0 .438 .466 5th of 5 15.5 600 647 27.9 29.6 45 21 B.Dozier (5.0) R.Gardenhire (60-77)
2 2013 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 66 96 0 .407 .388 4th of 5 27.0 614 788 28.3 28.3 44 23 J.Mauer (5.3) R.Gardenhire (66-96)
3 2012 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 66 96 0 .407 .422 5th of 5 22.0 701 832 28.8 27.8 47 25 D.Span (5.0) R.Gardenhire (66-96)
4 2011 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 63 99 0 .389 .383 5th of 5 32.0 619 804 27.6 28.5 45 24 S.Baker (4.4) R.Gardenhire (63-99)
5 2010 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 94 68 0 .580 .569 1st of 5 -- Lost LDS (3-0) 781 671 28.4 28.6 42 21 J.Mauer (5.9) R.Gardenhire (94-68)
6 2009 Minnesota Twins AL Central 163 87 76 0 .534 .530 1st of 5 -- Lost LDS (3-0) 817 765 27.7 27.9 42 24 J.Mauer (7.8) R.Gardenhire (87-76)
7 2008 Minnesota Twins AL Central 163 88 75 0 .540 .549 2nd of 5 1.0 829 745 26.4 27.5 40 19 J.Mauer (5.6) R.Gardenhire (88-75)
8 2007 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 79 83 0 .488 .496 3rd of 5 17.0 718 725 28.4 27.4 42 19 J.Santana (5.2) R.Gardenhire (79-83)
9 2006 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 96 66 0 .593 .572 1st of 5 -- Lost LDS (3-0) 801 683 28.2 26.9 39 17 J.Santana (7.5) R.Gardenhire (96-66)
10 2005 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 83 79 0 .512 .518 3rd of 5 16.0 688 662 27.6 27.9 37 15 J.Santana (7.2) R.Gardenhire (83-79)
11 2004 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 92 70 0 .568 .540 1st of 5 -- Lost LDS (3-1) 780 715 27.9 28.2 42 18 J.Santana (8.7) R.Gardenhire (92-70)
12 2003 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 90 72 0 .556 .525 1st of 5 -- Lost LDS (3-1) 801 758 27.3 29.7 42 20 A.Pierzynski (4.5) R.Gardenhire (90-72)
13 2002 Minnesota Twins AL Central 161 94 67 0 .584 .535 1st of 5 -- Lost ALCS (4-1) 768 712 26.8 28.8 42 19 J.Jones (5.4) R.Gardenhire (94-67)
14 2001 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 85 77 0 .525 .503 2nd of 5 6.0 771 766 26.4 27.4 42 21 J.Mays (6.6) T.Kelly (85-77)
15 2000 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 69 93 0 .426 .426 5th of 5 26.0 748 880 26.5 26.6 41 17 B.Radke (6.2) T.Kelly (69-93)
16 1999 Minnesota Twins AL Central 161 63 97 1 .394 .406 5th of 5 33.0 686 845 26.8 26.3 37 18 B.Radke (6.5) T.Kelly (63-97)
17 1998 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 70 92 0 .432 .451 4th of 5 19.0 734 818 29.8 28.7 38 17 B.Radke (5.2) T.Kelly (70-92)
18 1997 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 68 94 0 .420 .450 4th of 5 18.5 772 861 29.1 28.1 39 18 C.Knoblauch (6.7) T.Kelly (68-94)
19 1996 Minnesota Twins AL Central 162 78 84 0 .481 .488 4th of 5 21.5 877 900 28.4 25.8 38 18 C.Knoblauch (8.6) T.Kelly (78-84)
20 1995 Minnesota Twins AL Central 144 56 88 0 .389 .394 5th of 5 44.0 703 889 27.3 25.7 46 22 C.Knoblauch (6.7) T.Kelly (56-88)
21 1994 Minnesota Twins AL Central 113 53 60 0 .469 .433 4th of 5 14.0 594 688 28.9 28.1 33 16 C.Knoblauch (4.0) T.Kelly (53-60)
22 1993 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 71 91 0 .438 .418 5th of 7 23.0 693 830 29.6 27.5 41 16 C.Knoblauch (3.6) T.Kelly (71-91)
23 1992 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 90 72 0 .556 .561 2nd of 7 6.0 747 653 28.7 27.7 39 17 K.Puckett (7.1) T.Kelly (90-72)
24 1991 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 95 67 0 .586 .579 1st of 7 -- Won WS (4-3) 776 652 29.1 28.6 35 16 K.Tapani (6.8) T.Kelly (95-67)
25 1990 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 74 88 0 .457 .459 7th of 7 29.0 666 729 29.4 27.1 39 18 G.Gagne (3.2) T.Kelly (74-88)
26 1989 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 80 82 0 .494 .501 5th of 7 19.0 740 738 29.4 28.0 43 23 K.Puckett (4.9) T.Kelly (80-82)
27 1988 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 91 71 0 .562 .555 2nd of 7 13.0 759 672 28.5 30.0 41 20 F.Viola (7.7) T.Kelly (91-71)
28 1987 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 85 77 0 .525 .489 1st of 7 -- Won WS (4-3) 786 806 27.8 31.4 36 17 F.Viola (8.1) T.Kelly (85-77)
29 1986 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 71 91 0 .438 .443 6th of 7 21.0 741 839 26.8 28.5 38 18 G.Gaetti (5.8) R.Miller (59-80) and T.Kelly (12-11)
30 1985 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 77 85 0 .475 .453 4th of 7 14.0 705 782 26.4 28.1 36 17 K.Puckett (2.9) B.Gardner (27-35) and R.Miller (50-50)
31 1984 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 81 81 0 .500 .499 2nd of 7 3.0 673 675 25.8 27.2 39 16 K.Hrbek (5.5) B.Gardner (81-81)
32 1983 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 70 92 0 .432 .433 5th of 7 29.0 709 822 26.0 26.3 35 14 J.Castino (4.4) B.Gardner (70-92)
33 1982 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 60 102 0 .370 .401 7th of 7 33.0 657 819 25.3 25.2 39 17 T.Brunansky (5.6) B.Gardner (60-102)
34 1981 Minnesota Twins AL West 110 41 68 1 .376 .387 7th of 7 23.0 378 486 26.8 27.2 38 14 D.Corbett (2.9) J.Goryl (11-25) and B.Gardner (30-43)
35 1980 Minnesota Twins AL West 161 77 84 0 .478 .465 3rd of 7 19.5 670 724 26.6 28.7 36 14 D.Corbett (5.7) G.Mauch (54-71) and J.Goryl (23-13)
36 1979 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 82 80 0 .506 .524 4th of 7 6.0 764 725 26.2 29.5 36 15 J.Koosman (7.2) G.Mauch (82-80)
37 1978 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 73 89 0 .451 .492 4th of 7 19.0 666 678 27.0 26.5 33 16 D.Goltz (6.6) G.Mauch (73-89)
38 1977 Minnesota Twins AL West 161 84 77 0 .522 .551 4th of 7 17.5 867 776 26.7 27.0 36 15 R.Carew (9.7) G.Mauch (84-77)
39 1976 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 85 77 0 .525 .525 3rd of 6 5.0 743 704 26.6 26.6 31 13 R.Carew (6.8) G.Mauch (85-77)
40 1975 Minnesota Twins AL West 159 76 83 0 .478 .492 4th of 6 20.5 724 736 27.5 25.8 35 13 R.Carew (7.8) F.Quilici (76-83)
41 1974 Minnesota Twins AL West 163 82 80 1 .506 .503 3rd of 6 8.0 673 669 28.1 26.4 32 13 B.Blyleven (7.9) F.Quilici (82-80)
42 1973 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 81 81 0 .500 .529 3rd of 6 13.0 738 692 27.9 26.6 33 13 B.Blyleven (9.9) F.Quilici (81-81)
43 1972 Minnesota Twins AL West 154 77 77 0 .500 .502 3rd of 6 15.5 537 535 27.4 26.9 33 12 R.Carew (5.4) B.Rigney (36-34) and F.Quilici (41-43)
44 1971 Minnesota Twins AL West 160 74 86 0 .463 .489 5th of 6 26.5 654 670 28.5 27.3 36 14 B.Blyleven (6.2) B.Rigney (74-86)
45 1970 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 98 64 0 .605 .594 1st of 6 -- Lost ALCS (3-0) 744 605 28.6 28.1 35 13 T.Oliva (7.0) B.Rigney (98-64)
46 1969 Minnesota Twins AL West 162 97 65 0 .599 .610 1st of 6 -- Lost ALCS (3-0) 790 618 28.9 28.9 36 15 J.Perry (6.5) B.Martin (97-65)
47 1968 Minnesota Twins AL 162 79 83 0 .488 .513 7th of 10 24.0 562 546 28.2 27.9 33 14 D.Chance (5.2) C.Ermer (79-83)
48 1967 Minnesota Twins AL 164 91 71 2 .562 .559 2nd of 10 1.0 671 590 28.0 27.5 35 12 J.Merritt (6.4) S.Mele (25-25) and C.Ermer (66-46)
49 1966 Minnesota Twins AL 162 89 73 0 .549 .560 2nd of 10 9.0 663 581 27.8 28.2 34 15 T.Oliva (6.4) S.Mele (89-73)
50 1965 Minnesota Twins AL 162 102 60 0 .630 .614 1st of 10 -- Lost WS (4-3) 774 600 27.4 28.5 35 15 Z.Versalles (7.2) S.Mele (102-60)
51 1964 Minnesota Twins AL 163 79 83 1 .488 .538 6th of 10 20.0 737 678 26.9 27.3 44 20 T.Oliva (6.8) S.Mele (79-83)
52 1963 Minnesota Twins AL 161 91 70 0 .565 .609 3rd of 10 13.0 767 602 27.2 26.7 39 18 B.Allison (7.4) S.Mele (91-70)
53 1962 Minnesota Twins AL 163 91 71 1 .562 .551 2nd of 10 5.0 798 713 26.6 26.7 36 18 C.Pascual (6.2) S.Mele (91-71)
54 1961 Minnesota Twins AL 161 70 90 1 .438 .456 7th of 10 38.0 707 778 27.6 26.4 42 19 J.Kralick (5.8) C.Lavagetto (23-36) and S.Mele (47-54)
55 1960 Washington Senators AL 154 73 81 0 .474 .484 5th of 8 24.0 672 696 27.3 26.8 37 18 P.Ramos (4.1) C.Lavagetto (73-81)
56 1959 Washington Senators AL 154 63 91 0 .409 .443 8th of 8 31.0 619 701 27.0 26.7 40 16 C.Pascual (8.6) C.Lavagetto (63-91)
57 1958 Washington Senators AL 156 61 93 2 .396 .366 8th of 8 31.0 553 747 28.1 26.2 39 17 D.Hyde (4.6) C.Lavagetto (61-93)
58 1957 Washington Senators AL 154 55 99 0 .357 .369 8th of 8 43.0 603 808 28.4 25.4 41 19 R.Sievers (4.6) C.Dressen (4-16) and C.Lavagetto (51-83)
59 1956 Washington Senators AL 155 59 95 1 .383 .346 7th of 8 38.0 652 924 26.8 24.7 33 14 C.Stobbs (4.6) C.Dressen (59-95)
60 1955 Washington Senators AL 154 53 101 0 .344 .376 8th of 8 43.0 598 789 27.5 26.1 40 16 M.McDermott (3.1) C.Dressen (53-101)
61 1954 Washington Senators AL 155 66 88 1 .429 .467 6th of 8 45.0 632 680 28.5 27.5 32 11 E.Yost (4.3) B.Harris (66-88)
62 1953 Washington Senators AL 152 76 76 0 .500 .551 5th of 8 23.5 687 614 28.6 30.9 39 15 M.Vernon (5.4) B.Harris (76-76)
63 1952 Washington Senators AL 157 78 76 3 .506 .492 5th of 8 17.0 598 608 28.5 31.8 43 18 B.Porterfield (5.3) B.Harris (78-76)
64 1951 Washington Senators AL 154 62 92 0 .403 .442 7th of 8 36.0 672 764 28.7 31.3 38 17 E.Yost (4.0) B.Harris (62-92)
65 1950 Washington Senators AL 155 67 87 1 .435 .426 5th of 8 31.0 690 813 28.5 30.8 41 19 E.Yost (4.1) B.Harris (67-87)
66 1949 Washington Senators AL 154 50 104 0 .325 .326 8th of 8 47.0 584 868 28.6 29.6 37 18 E.Robinson (2.5) J.Kuhel (50-104)
67 1948 Washington Senators AL 154 56 97 1 .366 .358 7th of 8 40.0 578 796 28.5 29.8 35 15 R.Scarborough (5.5) J.Kuhel (56-97)
68 1947 Washington Senators AL 154 64 90 0 .416 .363 7th of 8 33.0 496 675 29.4 29.7 36 15 W.Masterson (5.1) O.Bluege (64-90)
69 1946 Washington Senators AL 155 76 78 1 .494 .432 4th of 8 28.0 608 706 29.6 32.0 36 17 M.Vernon (5.5) O.Bluege (76-78)
70 1945 Washington Senators AL 156 87 67 2 .565 .546 2nd of 8 1.5 622 562 31.3 32.2 34 14 R.Wolff (5.5) O.Bluege (87-67)
71 1944 Washington Senators AL 154 64 90 0 .416 .448 8th of 8 25.0 592 664 30.4 31.3 37 14 S.Spence (6.0) O.Bluege (64-90)
72 1943 Washington Senators AL 153 84 69 0 .549 .551 2nd of 8 13.5 666 595 27.6 28.6 38 17 S.Spence (4.4) O.Bluege (84-69)
73 1942 Washington Senators AL 151 62 89 0 .411 .399 7th of 8 39.5 653 817 26.6 27.4 36 16 B.Estalella (2.8) B.Harris (62-89)
74 1941 Washington Senators AL 156 70 84 2 .455 .458 6th of 8 31.0 728 798 27.1 28.3 36 14 C.Travis (6.4) B.Harris (70-84)
75 1940 Washington Senators AL 154 64 90 0 .416 .410 7th of 8 26.0 665 811 26.8 26.0 35 15 D.Leonard (4.8) B.Harris (64-90)
76 1939 Washington Senators AL 153 65 87 1 .428 .442 6th of 8 41.5 702 797 26.5 26.2 40 16 B.Lewis (5.7) B.Harris (65-87)
77 1938 Washington Senators AL 152 75 76 1 .497 .468 5th of 8 23.5 814 873 28.6 29.3 28 12 B.Myer (5.4) B.Harris (75-76)
78 1937 Washington Senators AL 158 73 80 5 .477 .452 6th of 8 28.5 757 841 28.0 28.6 41 16 C.Travis (4.7) B.Harris (73-80)
79 1936 Washington Senators AL 153 82 71 0 .536 .549 3rd of 8 20.0 889 799 28.0 29.8 35 15 J.Stone (4.6) B.Harris (82-71)
80 1935 Washington Senators AL 154 67 86 1 .438 .458 6th of 8 27.0 823 903 28.5 29.0 38 18 B.Myer (6.1) B.Harris (67-86)
81 1934 Washington Senators AL 155 66 86 3 .434 .454 7th of 8 34.0 729 806 29.8 31.2 39 17 H.Manush (4.7) J.Cronin (66-86)
82 1933 Washington Senators AL 153 99 53 1 .651 .610 1st of 8 -- Lost WS (4-1) 850 665 30.2 31.1 30 14 J.Cronin (7.2) J.Cronin (99-53)
83 1932 Washington Senators AL 154 93 61 0 .604 .573 3rd of 8 14.0 840 716 30.0 29.0 30 13 G.Crowder (6.7) W.Johnson (93-61)
84 1931 Washington Senators AL 156 92 62 2 .597 .591 3rd of 8 16.0 843 690 28.9 29.1 30 11 J.Cronin (6.8) W.Johnson (92-62)
85 1930 Washington Senators AL 154 94 60 0 .610 .616 2nd of 8 8.0 892 689 29.2 28.2 36 12 J.Cronin (8.4) W.Johnson (94-60)
86 1929 Washington Senators AL 153 71 81 1 .467 .472 5th of 8 34.0 730 776 28.2 27.5 34 14 F.Marberry (6.7) W.Johnson (71-81)
87 1928 Washington Senators AL 155 75 79 1 .487 .508 4th of 8 26.0 718 705 28.6 28.4 33 11 G.Goslin (7.5) B.Harris (75-79)
88 1927 Washington Senators AL 157 85 69 3 .552 .531 3rd of 8 25.0 782 730 29.9 27.6 41 16 B.Hadley (5.3) B.Harris (85-69)
89 1926 Washington Senators AL 152 81 69 2 .540 .524 4th of 8 8.0 802 761 29.3 31.5 35 17 G.Goslin (6.8) B.Harris (81-69)
90 1925 Washington Senators AL 152 96 55 1 .636 .596 1st of 8 -- Lost WS (4-3) 829 670 29.7 31.8 39 15 W.Johnson (6.9) B.Harris (96-55)
91 1924 Washington Senators AL 156 92 62 2 .597 .594 1st of 8 -- Won WS (4-3) 755 613 28.6 30.3 35 12 W.Johnson (7.4) B.Harris (92-62)
92 1923 Washington Senators AL 155 75 78 2 .490 .483 4th of 8 23.5 720 747 28.1 29.4 39 17 W.Johnson (4.6) D.Bush (75-78)
93 1922 Washington Senators AL 154 69 85 0 .448 .462 6th of 8 25.0 650 706 28.4 29.4 32 14 W.Johnson (5.5) C.Milan (69-85)
94 1921 Washington Senators AL 154 80 73 1 .523 .478 4th of 8 18.0 704 738 28.3 28.8 33 14 G.Mogridge (6.3) G.McBride (80-73)
95 1920 Washington Senators AL 153 68 84 1 .447 .453 6th of 8 29.0 723 802 27.1 25.7 40 16 S.Rice (4.6) C.Griffith (68-84)
96 1919 Washington Senators AL 142 56 84 2 .400 .469 7th of 8 32.0 533 570 27.2 26.1 40 18 W.Johnson (10.8) C.Griffith (56-84)
97 1918 Washington Senators AL 130 72 56 2 .563 .551 3rd of 8 4.0 461 412 28.9 26.6 30 14 W.Johnson (11.6) C.Griffith (72-56)
98 1917 Washington Senators AL 157 74 79 4 .484 .482 5th of 8 25.5 544 566 26.5 24.4 25 9 W.Johnson (8.0) C.Griffith (74-79)
99 1916 Washington Senators AL 159 76 77 6 .497 .494 7th of 8 14.5 536 543 27.2 24.3 31 13 W.Johnson (10.7) C.Griffith (76-77)
100 1915 Washington Senators AL 155 85 68 2 .556 .567 4th of 8 17.0 569 491 26.8 23.7 34 13 W.Johnson (12.1) C.Griffith (85-68)
101 1914 Washington Senators AL 158 81 73 4 .526 .544 3rd of 8 19.0 572 519 26.8 22.4 33 14 W.Johnson (13.0) C.Griffith (81-73)
102 1913 Washington Senators AL 155 90 64 1 .584 .527 2nd of 8 6.5 596 562 26.3 25.2 38 23 W.Johnson (16.0) C.Griffith (90-64)
103 1912 Washington Senators AL 154 91 61 2 .599 .584 2nd of 8 14.0 699 581 25.9 25.6 41 19 W.Johnson (14.6) C.Griffith (91-61)
104 1911 Washington Senators AL 154 64 90 0 .416 .408 7th of 8 38.5 624 765 28.0 25.8 28 10 W.Johnson (8.8) J.McAleer (64-90)
105 1910 Washington Senators AL 157 66 85 6 .437 .457 7th of 8 36.5 501 551 27.9 26.4 30 11 W.Johnson (11.4) J.McAleer (66-85)
106 1909 Washington Senators AL 156 42 110 4 .276 .269 8th of 8 56.0 380 656 28.1 26.4 44 17 W.Johnson (3.7) J.Cantillon (42-110)
107 1908 Washington Senators AL 155 67 85 3 .441 .446 7th of 8 22.5 479 539 28.7 27.1 25 11 W.Johnson (5.6) J.Cantillon (67-85)
108 1907 Washington Senators AL 154 49 102 3 .325 .360 8th of 8 43.5 506 693 29.4 28.1 36 15 C.Smith (3.5) J.Cantillon (49-102)
109 1906 Washington Senators AL 151 55 95 1 .367 .388 7th of 8 37.5 519 665 29.6 29.0 28 13 C.Patten (4.4) J.Stahl (55-95)
110 1905 Washington Senators AL 154 64 87 3 .424 .451 7th of 8 29.5 559 623 27.3 27.3 27 9 T.Hughes (4.3) J.Stahl (64-87)
111 1904 Washington Senators AL 157 38 113 6 .252 .275 8th of 8 55.5 437 743 27.9 26.8 27 9 C.Patten (3.8) M.Kittridge (1-16) and P.Donovan (37-97)
112 1903 Washington Senators AL 140 43 94 3 .314 .302 8th of 8 47.5 437 691 29.1 27.0 22 6 H.Wilson (3.1) T.Loftus (43-94)
113 1902 Washington Senators AL 138 61 75 2 .449 .449 6th of 8 22.0 707 790 30.5 26.9 19 6 E.Delahanty (6.7) T.Loftus (61-75)
114 1901 Washington Senators AL 138 61 72 5 .459 .444 6th of 8 20.5 682 771 28.4 25.8 19 5 B.Carrick (3.3) J.Manning (61-72)