1997 Minnesota Twins Season - Pitching


Brad Radke had a breakout year, going 20-10 with an ERA of 3.87. Bob Tewksbury and Rich Robertson spent most of the year in the starting rotation, but both had losing records. In the final two spots, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Aldred, and Frank Rodriguez respectively had 20, 15, and 15 starts. Of these three, Rodriguez was the only one with an ERA under 5. Rick Aguilera had a good year as the team’s closer, earning 26 saves in not very many opportunities. Eddie Guardado, Mike Trombley, Greg Swindell, and Todd Ritchie had competent seasons in the bullpen. At the end of the season, Dan Serafini played well in six games, giving some hope for the future.

Team Leaders
Statistic Player Quantity
ERA Brad Radke 3.87
Wins Brad Radke 20
Saves Rick Aguilera 26
Strikeouts Brad Radke 174

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