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Encyclopedia > 1995 Minnesota Twins season
1995 Minnesota Twins
Major league affiliations
1995 Uniform
Location
1995 Information
Owner(s) Carl Pohlad
Manager(s) Tom Kelly
Local television WCCO-TV/MSC
Local radio 830 WCCO AM

Although the 1995 Minnesota Twins were separated from a world championship by only four years, it seemed like eons. Because of the 1994 Major League Baseball strike, the season got off to a late start. However, it did not end soon enough, as the team finished with a 56-88 record and in last place in its division. The team found it impossible to compete against the runaway Cleveland Indians who won 100 games despite the short season and finished 44 games ahead of the Twins. By July, the team was trading away its veterans in a fire sale. Manager Tom Kelly might have preferred that the strike had continued. The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... Image File history File links MIN_1190. ... 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 Central Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 13 - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson become the 12th and 13th players elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 13 - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson become the 12th and 13th players elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. ... Carl Pohlad (b. ... Jay Thomas Kelly (born August 15, 1950 in Graceville, Minnesota) is the former manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team from 1986 to 2001. ... WCCO redirects here. ... WCCO is a radio station with a storied history spanning more than 80 years that serves the Minneapolis-St. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Jay Thomas Kelly (born August 15, 1950 in Graceville, Minnesota) is the former manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team from 1986 to 2001. ...

Contents

Offense

Only three players had particularly solid years: second baseman Chuck Knoblauch and outfielders Kirby Puckett and Marty Cordova. Puckett did not know that this would be his last year, but it was a solid one. He would be the team's lone all-star representative. Cordova had a great year for a rookie, and won the Rookie of the Year award. Edward Charles Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Marty Cordova, born Martin Kevin Cordova [COR-do-vah] (July 10, 1969 in Las Vegas, Nevada), is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1995-99), Toronto Blue Jays (2000), Cleveland Indians (2001) and Baltimore Orioles (2002-03). ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ...

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
HR Marty Cordova 24
RBI Kirby Puckett 99
BA Chuck Knoblauch .333
Runs Chuck Knoblauch 107

Statistics are very important to baseball, perhaps more than any other sport. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... Marty Cordova, born Martin Kevin Cordova [COR-do-vah] (July 10, 1969 in Las Vegas, Nevada), is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1995-99), Toronto Blue Jays (2000), Cleveland Indians (2001) and Baltimore Orioles (2002-03). ... 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. ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Edward Charles Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... Edward Charles Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). ...

Pitching

The starting rotation was uncertain. Surprisingly, the only certainty was that rookie Brad Radke would get the ball every fifth game. He made 28 starts, but the other pitchers were either injury-prone, inconsistent, or traded by the end of the year, with Kevin Tapani making 20 starts, Mike Trombley 18, Frank Rodriguez 16, Scott Erickson 15, and Jose Parra 12. Closer Rick Aguilera would also be traded midway through the season. He earned 12 saves while Dave Stevens earned 10. Aguilera, Rich Robertson, and Mark Guthrie were the only regular pitchers with ERAs under 5. Brad Radke (born October 27, 1972), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. ... Kevin Ray Tapani was an American baseball player from 1989 until 2001. ... ? & the Mysterians were an American garage rock band from the mid 1960s, best known for their #1 hit 96 Tears. The leader of the group was Question Mark (real name Rudy Martinez), who later legally changed his name to ?. ?s eccentric behavior helped establish the group in the national consciousness... Scott Gavin Erickson, born February 2, 1968, is a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Richard Warren Aguilera (born December 31, 1961 in San Gabriel, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. ... Dave Stevens (1955- ) is an American illustrator and comics artist. ... Mark Andrew Guthrie (born September 22, 1965 in Buffalo, New York) is a Major League Baseball player. ...

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
ERA Kevin Tapani 4.92
Wins Brad Radke 11
Saves Rick Aguilera 12
Strikeouts Kevin Tapani 88

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. ... Kevin Ray Tapani was an American baseball player from 1989 until 2001. ... 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. ... Brad Radke (born October 27, 1972), is a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... Richard Warren Aguilera (born December 31, 1961 in San Gabriel, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... Kevin Ray Tapani was an American baseball player from 1989 until 2001. ...

Defense

Like most of Tom Kelly's teams, the defense was capable. Matt Walbeck was the starting catcher, backed up by Matt Merullo. Scott Stahoviak played in 69 games at first base. Although he was not a good hitter, he had a .998 fielding percentage that year. Knoblauch capably manned second base. Scott Leius played reasonably well at third in his last year with the Twins. Pat Meares continued his decent play at shortstop in his third year with the Twins. The regular outfielders were Puckett, Cordova, and Rich Becker. Scott Stahoviak is a former Minnesota Twins first baseman and third baseman. ... Scott Leius was an American League baseball player during the 1990s. ... Patrick James Meares (born September 6, 1968 in Salina, Kansas) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. ... Richard Godhard Becker (born 1972-02-01) was a Major League Baseball player during the years 1993-2000. ...


Regular Season

AL Central Final Standings
Team W L Pct. GB Home Away
Cleveland Indians1 100 44 .694 -- 54-18 46-26
Kansas City Royals 70 74 .486 30.0 35-37 35-37
Chicago White Sox 68 76 .472 32.0 38-34 30-42
Milwaukee Brewers 65 79 .451 35.0 33-39 32-40
Minnesota Twins 56 88 .389 44.0 29-43 27-45
Number indicates playoff seeding

The AL Central Divison consists of the following teams: Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers Cleveland Indians Kansas City Royals ... This article is becoming very long. ... 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 2,3,4,9,11,16,19,72,42 Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) White Stockings (1900-1903) St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 19, 34, 42, 44 Name Milwaukee Brewers (1970–present) Seattle Pilots (1969) Ballpark Miller Park (2001–present) County Stadium (1970-2000) Sicks Stadium (Seattle) (1969) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None... 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. ...

Notable Transactions

Mark Redman is a pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Douglas Andrew Mientkiewicz [mint-KAY-vich] (born June 19, 1974 in Toledo, Ohio) is a first baseman, known for his sparkling defensive play on the field more-so than his abilities with the bat. ... Richard Warren Aguilera (born December 31, 1961 in San Gabriel, California) is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Chicago Cubs. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004... ? & the Mysterians were an American garage rock band from the mid 1960s, best known for their #1 hit 96 Tears. The leader of the group was Question Mark (real name Rudy Martinez), who later legally changed his name to ?. ?s eccentric behavior helped establish the group in the national consciousness... Scott Gavin Erickson, born February 2, 1968, is a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 4, 5, 8, 20, 22, 33, 42 Name Baltimore Orioles (1954–present) St. ... Scott Klingenbeck (born February 3, 1971 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Kimera Anotchi Bartee (born July 21, 1972) was a Major League Baseball outfielder. ... The Rule 5 draft is a draft specific to Major League Baseball that occurs at the annual Winter Meeting of general managers. ... Kevin Ray Tapani was an American baseball player from 1989 until 2001. ... Mark Andrew Guthrie (born September 22, 1965 in Buffalo, New York) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... Ronald Bryan Coomer (born November 18, 1966 in Crest Hill, Illinois) is a former first baseman and third baseman in Major League Baseball who had a 9-year career from 1995 to 2003. ... Chris Latham (born 8 September 1975) is an Australian rugby union player, who plays at full back for the Queensland Reds and Australia. ... Luis Wilfredo Rivas [REE-vas] (born August 30, 1979 in La Guaira, Vargas State, Venezuela) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who plays with the Minnesota Twins (2000-present). ... David Ortiz standing in the batters box as a designated hitter in a 2006 game. ... Reverse side of a Paul Molitor baseball card Paul Leo Molitor (born August 22, 1956 in St. ...

Miscellaneous

  • The lone representative of the Twins in the All-Star Game was outfielder Kirby Puckett.
  • The highest paid Twin in 1995 was Puckett at $6,300,000, followed by Aguilera at $4,3500,000.

Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ...

External links

Minnesota Twins Historical Teams
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