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1983 Minnesota Twins season

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General manager(s)  Calvin Griffith
Manager(s)  Billy Gardner
Owner(s)  Calvin Griffith (majority owner, with Thelma Griffith Haynes)
Local television  KMSP-TV (Bob Kurtz, Larry Osterman) Spectrum (Pat Hughes, Dick Bremer)
Local radio  830 WCCO AM (Herb Carneal, Ron Weber, Tim Moreland)

The 1983 Minnesota Twins finished a 70-92, fifth in the AL West. 858,939 fans attended Twins games, the third lowest total in the American League.

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Offseason

  • January 12, 1983: Bob Veselic was traded by the Twins to the Houston Astros for Rick Lysander.
  • January 31, 1983: Mike Hart was signed as a free agent by the Twins.
  • March 25, 1983: Sal Butera was traded by the Twins to the Detroit Tigers for Stine Poole (minors) and cash.
  • March 25, 1983: Pete Redfern was released by the Twins.
  • Regular season

    Only one Twins player made the All-Star Game, outfielder Gary Ward.

    Offense

  • Kent Hrbek hit .297 with 16 HR and 84 RBI.
  • Gary Ward hit .278 with 19 HR and 88 RBI.
  • Gary Gaetti hit 21 HR and 78 RBI.
  • Tom Brunansky hit 28 HR and 82 RBI.
  • Pitching

    Starter Ken Schrom was 15-8. Reliever Ron Davis had 30 saves.

    Notable transactions

  • May 12, 1983: Tom Klawitter was signed as a free agent by the Twins.
  • June 6, 1983: Tim Belcher was drafted by the Twins in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1983 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    References

    1983 Minnesota Twins season Wikipedia


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