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Thread: 60 Years of Twins Baseball

  1. #16
    Quote Originally Posted by erdoro View Post
    I don't know about that 69' season looking at baseball reference for that season Killebrew crushed Cardenas head to head, just saying
    True, it just turned out that Leo score 18pts higher in my rating system. I'm not saying Harmon shouldn't have won MVP that year, or that he was not one the best that ever played for the Twins, just that he got hurt in the small ball stats.
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  2. #17
    The 60's pitchers are done

    the 10 best pitching seasons of the 60's for the Twins belong to

    1961 Pedro Ramos
    1962 Jim Kaat
    1963 Camilo Pascual
    1964 Jim Kaat
    1965 Jim Kaat
    1966 Jim Kaat
    1967 Dean Chance
    1968 Dean Chance
    1969 Jim Kaat

    the top 10 pitchers for the decade are

    1 Jim Kaat: Led the team for the decade in all but 5 catagories
    2 Jim Perry
    3 Camilo Pascual
    4 Dave Boswell
    5 Jim Merritt
    6 Dean Chance
    7 Dick Stigman
    8 Mudcat Grant
    9 Al Worthington
    10 Lee Stange

    Kitty won an astounding 49% of his career games in the 60's and in 1966 had 38 decisions in his 41 games (winning 25 of those games)
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  3. #18
    Loved Kaat ....and his 16 gold gloves! Best regards, David
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  4. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by David K. View Post
    Loved Kaat ....and his 16 gold gloves! Best regards, David
    I was astounded by his stats in 1966 25-13 mid 2's ERA and at the time a team record 305 IP. Was wondering why he didn't win the CY Young that year so looked into it. Yeah in 1966 there was only one Cy given out and it went to Sandy Koufax, who got all 20 first place votes.
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  5. #20
    Oh, c’mon Twins fans. I just read all the posts here and have not seen anyone mention my All-Time Favorite Twin player: Rod Carew.
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  6. #21
    The top hitters for the 70's are now done.

    1. Rod Carew-- Led team in Games, at bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, rbi's walks, intentional walks, strikeouts, sac flys, steals, caught stealing and Average.
    2. Larry Hisle
    3. Steve Braun
    4. Tony Oliva
    5. Dan Ford
    6. Roy Smalley
    7. Lyman Bostock
    8. Ceasar Tovar
    9. Harmon Killebrew--Was the only player in the decade to hit more than 100 homeruns and was done by 74.
    10. Butch Wynegar

    The top 10 individual hitting seasons belong to
    1970 Cesar Tovar
    1971 Leo Cardenas
    1972 Rod Carew
    1973 Rod Carew
    1974 Larry Hisle
    1975 Rod Carew
    1976 Rod Carew
    1977 Lyman Bostock
    1978 Roy Smalley
    1979 Roy Smalley

    Hope to get the 70's pitchers done tonight. Then the real fun for me starts. Started following the team in 1980. Should be fun!
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  7. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by criollos View Post
    Oh, c’mon Twins fans. I just read all the posts here and have not seen anyone mention my All-Time Favorite Twin player: Rod Carew.
    The man with many batting stances....Best regards, David
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  8. #23
    The top 10 pitchers in the seventies

    BLYLEVEN, BERT Between Bert and Goltz led the decade in all except Games Finished, Saves ERA and WHIP.
    GOLTZ, DAVE Was the most recent pitcher to toss over 300 innings in a season.
    CORBIN, RAY
    PERRY, JIM
    KAAT, JIM
    CAMPBELL, BILL
    ZAHN, GEOFF
    HUGHES, JIM
    DECKER, JOE
    WOODSON, DICK

    The tops 5 came out as expected with a few surprises in the bottom 5.

    yearly bests were

    1970 KAAT, JIM
    1971 PERRY, JIM
    1972 BLYLEVEN, BERT
    1973 BLYLEVEN, BERT-- had an amazing 37 decisions out of 41 games. Perhaps if he had better run support he may have won 30 games that year (20-17)
    1974 BLYLEVEN, BERT
    1975 HUGHES, JIM
    1976 GOLTZ, DAVE
    1977 GOLTZ, DAVE
    1978 ERICKSON, ROGER
    1979 KOOSMAN, JERRY
    Last edited by Kirbyfan34; 03-02-2020 at 09:58 AM.
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  9. #24
    Frank Viola...... pitch for several years for the Twins....but........didn't he pitch and pitch one year and at the end....his pitching arm was done. Think he was in the 1980's.
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  10. #25
    It was sad because he loved playing with the Twins....he could have shut down and saved his pitching arm......
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  11. #26
    Top Seasonal Hitters seasons for the 1980's

    1980 John Castino
    1981 John Castino
    1982 Gary Gaetti, Gary Ward
    1983 Gary Ward
    1984 Gary Gaetti, Kent Hrbek
    1985 Kirby Puckett
    1986 Gary Gaetti
    1987 Kirby Puckett
    1988 Kirby Puckett
    1989 Kirby Puckett

    Hope to have the pitchers and top 10 of the decade done tomorrow
    "Tomorrow isn't promised to any of us"Kirby Puckett at his retirement speech July 16th 1996

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  12. #27
    top ten hitters in the 80's

    Kirby Puckett-- led in hits,triples,stolen bases,caught stealing and average
    Kent Hrbek-- led runs, homers, rbi, walks, intentional walks,slugging, on base, and ops
    Gary Gaetti--games, at bats, doubles, strike outs, sac fly
    Tom Brunansky
    Randy Bush
    Greg Gagne
    John Castino
    Roy Smalley
    Mickey Hatcher
    Gary Ward

    top pitching seasons
    1980 Jerry Koosman
    1981 Al Williams
    1982 Bobby Castillo
    1983 Frank Viola
    1984 Mike Smithson
    1985 Mike Smithson
    1986 Bert Blyleven
    1987 Bert Blyleven
    1988 Frank Viola
    1989 Allen Anderson
    Last edited by Kirbyfan34; 03-27-2020 at 11:23 PM.
    "Tomorrow isn't promised to any of us"Kirby Puckett at his retirement speech July 16th 1996

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  13. #28
    Thanks...can't wait for the pitchers.
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  14. #29
    The top 10 pitchers for the 80's are

    1. FRANK VIOLA
    2. AL WILLIAMS
    3. MIKE SMITHSON
    4. BERT BYLEVEN
    5. ALLEN ANDERSON
    6. KEN SCHROM
    7. RON DAVIS
    8. JERRY KOOSMAN
    9. JOHN BUTCHER
    10. BOBBY CASTILLO

    A couple of surprises but I can safely say the 80's were not the greatest decade for pitching.
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  15. #30
    There he is Frank Viola! Back in the 1970's ...I remember Byleven pitching against the Angels....1st hitter for the angels...HR....and that was the only hit off of him ....Think the final score was Twins 2 and Angels 1....he threw a one hitter. Best regards, David
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