1970 Minnesota Twins season


1970 Minnesota Twins season

MLB yearly infobox
name = Minnesota Twins
season = 1970
misc = American League West Champions

current league = American League
y1 = 1901
division = Western Division
y2 = 1969
Uniform
ballpark = Metropolitan Stadium
y4 = 1961
city = Bloomington, Minnesota
y5 = 1961
owners = Calvin Griffith
managers = Bill Rigney
television = WTCN-TV
radio = 830 WCCO AM
(Herb Carneal, Halsey Hall, Al Shaver, Ray Christensen, Frank Buetel)|
Led by new manager Bill Rigney, the by|1970 Minnesota Twins won the Western Division with a 98-64 record. The Twins were swept by the Baltimore Orioles in the 1970 American League Championship Series.1,261,887 fans attended Twins games, the third highest total in the American League.

Regular Season

Four Twins made the All-Star Game: first baseman Harmon Killebrew, second baseman Rod Carew, outfielder Tony Oliva, and pitcher Jim Perry. Perry also became the first Twins pitcher to win the AL Cy Young Award.

Offense

The Twins won the American League West, led by lead off batter César Tovar (120 runs), Tony Oliva (.325, 23 HR, 107 RBI) and Harmon Killebrew (41 HR, 113 RBI). Rod Carew was batting .366 (after 51 games) when his knee was injured turning a double play.

Player stats

Batting

tarters by position

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

Other pitchers

Relief pitchers

Postseason

See 1970 American League Championship Series.

External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/MIN/1970.shtml Player stats from www.baseball-reference.com]
* [http://baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=1970&t=MIN Team info from www.baseball-almanac.com] succession box
title = AL West Championship Season
years = 1970
before = Minnesota Twins
1969
after = Oakland Athletics
1971


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