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Encyclopedia > 1973 Minnesota Twins season
1973 Minnesota Twins
81-81, third in the AL Western Division
Major league affiliations
1973 Uniform
Location
1973 Information
Owner(s) Calvin Griffith
Manager(s) Frank Quilici
Local television WCCO-TV
Local radio 830 WCCO AM

The 1973 Minnesota Twins finished 81-81, third in the AL West. 907,499 fans attended Twins games, the third lowest total in the American League. Image File history File links Wiki_letter_w. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... Image File history File links Twins_6171. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... Metropolitan Stadium (often referred to as the Met) was a sports stadium that once stood in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. It opened in 1956 as the home of a minor league baseball team, the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association, replacing ancient Nicollet Park and built to specifications of major league... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... location in Hennepin County, Minnesota Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin Founded 1843 Incorporated 1858 Mayor Gene Winstead Area    - City 99. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... Calvin Robertson Griffith (December 1, 1911 - October 20, 1999), born Calvin Robertson in Montreal, Canada, was a Major League Baseball team owner (1955 - 1984). ... Francis Ralph Quilici (born May 11, 1939 Chicago, IL - ) was an infielder with a 5 year career and a manager with a 4 year career. ... WCCO redirects here. ... WCCO is a radio station with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960) a. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ...


Two Twins made the All-Star Game: second baseman Rod Carew and pitcher Bert Blyleven. The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... Carew, Time, 1977 Rodney Cline Carew (born October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels in the 1970s and 1980s. ... Rik Aalbert Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and was best known for his curveball. ...

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Offense

Rod Carew won his third AL batting title with a .350 average. Bobby Darwin continued to show potential as a hitter with 18 HR and 90 RBI. Tony Oliva limped through the season hitting 16 HR and 92 RBI. Carew, Time, 1977 Rodney Cline Carew (born October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels in the 1970s and 1980s. ... American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Bobby Darwin (born February 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Los Angeles Angels (1962), Los Angeles Dodgers (1969-1971), Minnesota Twins (1972-1975), Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976), Boston Red Sox (1976-1977) and Chicago Cubs (1977). ... Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique (born July 20, 1938) in Pinar del Río, Cuba, better known as Tony Oliva, is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career in the American League for the Minnesota Twins between 1962 and 1976. ...

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
HR Bobby Darwin 18
RBI Tony Oliva 92
BA Rod Carew .350*
Runs Rod Carew 98
*League leader

Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... Bobby Darwin (born February 16, 1943 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Los Angeles Angels (1962), Los Angeles Dodgers (1969-1971), Minnesota Twins (1972-1975), Milwaukee Brewers (1975-1976), Boston Red Sox (1976-1977) and Chicago Cubs (1977). ... RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Antonio Oliva Lopez Hernandes Javique (born July 20, 1938) in Pinar del Río, Cuba, better known as Tony Oliva, is a former Major League Baseball right fielder who played his entire career in the American League for the Minnesota Twins between 1962 and 1976. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Carew, Time, 1977 Rodney Cline Carew (born October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels in the 1970s and 1980s. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Carew, Time, 1977 Rodney Cline Carew (born October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels in the 1970s and 1980s. ...

Pitching

Bert Blyleven won 20 games for the first time. Three other pitchers had double digit wins: Jim Kaat (11-12), Dick Woodson (10-8), and Joe Decker (10-10). Rik Aalbert Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and was best known for his curveball. ... Pitcher Jim Kaat James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed Kitty, is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St. ...

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
ERA Bert Blyleven 2.52
Wins Bert Blyleven 20
Saves Ray Corbin 14
Strikeouts Bert Blyleven 258

Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Rik Aalbert Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and was best known for his curveball. ... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... Rik Aalbert Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and was best known for his curveball. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... Rik Aalbert Bert Blyleven (born April 6, 1951 in Zeist, Netherlands), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, and was best known for his curveball. ...

Defense

Pitcher Jim Kaat won his 12th Gold Glove Award. Pitcher Jim Kaat James Lee Kaat (born November 7, 1938 in Zeeland, Michigan), nicknamed Kitty, is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Washington Senators (I)/Minnesota Twins (1959-1973), Chicago White Sox (1973-1975), Philadelphia Phillies (1976-1979), New York Yankees (1979-1980), and St. ... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each...


Regular Season

American League West final standings

American League West
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Oakland Athletics 94 68 .580 --
Kansas City Royals 88 74 .543 6
Minnesota Twins 81 81 .500 13
California Angels 79 83 .488 15
Chicago White Sox 77 85 .475 17
Texas Rangers 57 105 .352 37

The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1903-1960) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11,26,29,30,42,50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Ballpark Angel Stadium of Anaheim (2004–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2,3,4,9,11,16,19,72,42 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) White Stockings (1900-1903) St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26,34,42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Ballpark Ameriquest Field in Arlington (1994–present) a. ...

Notable transactions

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External links

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