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1988 Minnesota Twins

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1987 / 1989

91-71, Finished 2nd in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Tom Kelly (91-71)
GM: Andy MacPhail, Farm Dir: Jim Rantz, Scouting Dir: Terry Ryan
Scored 759 runs, Allowed 672 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 90-72

Ballparks: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome · Attendance: 3,030,672 (1st of 14)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 106

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1987 / 1989 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Allan Anderson 24 L L 5' 11" 178 Jan 7, 1964 3 30 30 0 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.2 $70,000
Keith Atherton 29 R R 6' 4" 200 Feb 19, 1959 6 49 0 1 49 49 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 $345,000
Doug Baker 27 B R 5' 9" 165 Apr 3, 1961 5 11 2 11 11 0 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.2
Juan Berenguer 33 R R 5' 11" 186 Nov 30, 1954 11 57 1 1 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $500,000
Karl Best 29 R R 6' 4" 190 Mar 6, 1959 5 11 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Bert Blyleven HOF 37 R R 6' 3" 200 Apr 6, 1951 19 33 33 0 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7 $1,000,000
Tom Brunansky 27 R R 6' 4" 205 Aug 20, 1960 8 14 14 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 13 1 0 0 -0.7 $1,140,000
Eric Bullock 28 L L 5' 11" 185 Feb 16, 1960 3 16 2 16 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 5 2 12 1 0.1
Randy Bush 29 L L 6' 1" 186 Oct 5, 1958 7 136 114 136 110 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 108 109 17 21 1 1.3 $350,000
Steve Carlton HOF 43 L L 6' 4" 210 Dec 22, 1944 24 4 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.9 $115,000
John Christensen 27 R R 6' 3" 205 Sep 15, 1960 4 23 10 23 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 17 0 12 1 0.1 $70,000
Mark Davidson 27 R R 6' 2" 180 Feb 15, 1961 3 100 32 100 92 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 84 92 2 12 24 0.5 $89,000
Jim Dwyer 38 L L 5' 10" 165 Jun 3, 1950 16 20 13 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 7 0 0.5
Gary Gaetti 29 R R 6' 0" 180 Aug 19, 1958 8 133 119 133 115 0 0 0 0 115 2 0 0 0 0 5 14 0 4.3 $1,666,666 All-Star
Greg Gagne 26 R R 5' 11" 185 Nov 12, 1961 6 149 134 149 149 0 0 0 1 0 146 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 2.2 $440,000
Dan Gladden 30 R R 5' 11" 180 Jul 7, 1957 6 141 134 141 140 1 0 0 1 1 0 140 0 0 140 0 4 1 3.5 $360,000
German Gonzalez 26 R R 6' 0" 170 Mar 7, 1962 1st 16 0 1 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $62,500
Brian Harper 28 R R 6' 2" 195 Oct 16, 1959 9 60 44 60 49 0 48 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 10 0 1.1 $90,000
Tom Herr 32 B R 6' 0" 175 Apr 4, 1956 10 86 75 86 73 0 0 0 73 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 11 0 1.5
Kent Hrbek 28 L R 6' 4" 200 May 21, 1960 8 143 137 143 105 0 0 105 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 3 1 4.4 $1,410,000
Gene Larkin 25 B R 6' 3" 195 Oct 24, 1962 2 149 141 149 60 0 0 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 7 0 1.9 $83,000
Tim Laudner 30 R R 6' 3" 212 Jun 7, 1958 8 117 105 117 110 0 109 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 1.1 $295,000 All-Star
Charlie Lea 31 R R 6' 4" 194 Dec 25, 1956 7 24 23 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2 $62,500
Steve Lombardozzi 28 R R 6' 0" 175 Apr 26, 1960 4 103 86 103 103 0 0 0 90 5 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0.2 $152,500
Dwight Lowry 30 L R 6' 3" 210 Oct 23, 1957 4 7 1 7 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -0.1 $67,500
Tippy Martinez 38 L L 5' 10" 180 May 31, 1950 14 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $90,000
Mike Mason 29 L L 6' 2" 205 Nov 21, 1958 7 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
John Moses 30 B L 5' 10" 165 Aug 9, 1957 7 105 42 105 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 21 43 92 2 22 16 1.3 $100,000
Al Newman 28 B R 5' 9" 175 Jun 30, 1960 4 105 76 105 102 0 0 0 23 60 28 0 0 0 0 2 3 10 -0.6 $100,000
Joe Niekro 43 R R 6' 1" 185 Nov 7, 1944 22 5 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $800,000
Tom Nieto 27 R R 6' 1" 193 Oct 27, 1960 5 24 18 24 24 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0 $103,500
Mark Portugal 25 R R 6' 0" 170 Oct 30, 1962 4 26 0 0 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $68,800
Kirby Puckett HOF 28 R R 5' 8" 178 Mar 14, 1960 5 158 157 158 158 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 158 0 158 0 1 0 7.7 $1,090,000 All-Star
Jeff Reardon 32 R R 6' 0" 190 Oct 1, 1955 10 63 0 0 63 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.5 $850,000 All-Star
Dan Schatzeder 33 L L 6' 0" 185 Dec 1, 1954 12 10 0 1 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Roy Smith 26 R R 6' 3" 200 Sep 6, 1961 5 9 4 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 $65,000
Les Straker 28 R R 6' 1" 193 Oct 10, 1959 2 16 14 0 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $93,000
Freddie Toliver 27 R R 6' 1" 165 Feb 3, 1961 5 21 19 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 $65,000
Kelvin Torve 28 L R 6' 3" 205 Jan 10, 1960 1st 12 2 12 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 -0.2
Frank Viola 28 L L 6' 4" 200 Apr 19, 1960 7 35 35 1 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.7 $1,350,000 All-Star
Jim Winn 28 R R 6' 3" 210 Sep 23, 1959 6 9 0 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $165,000
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1987 / 1989 Roster (40-man)