Minnesota Twins Tickets – Looking Back at 2007 by the Numbers

December 24, 2010

If you are thinking about getting Minnesota Twins tickets for their games in 2008, you might want to take a moment to reflect on where this team finished in 2007, not just in the overall standings, but in other, more specific stats. The Twins always provide a great time for many baseball fans looking to enjoy a day at the ballpark, and 2007 was no exception. While you might think back to all of the tickets you bought and remember nothing but the laughing moments with friends, the ice cold beer, the nachos and almost catching a fly ball, there were a lot of numbers that might have been lost in the jumble of the offseason. Let’s take a look at the year 2007 for the Twins with respect to the numbers.

Minnesota Twins tickets did well in the spots ticket market in the Twin Cities. Nearly 2.3 million people passed through the gates at the Metrodome, meaning that plenty of people got to experience the game. For a team that was out of the playoff chase for much of the last half of the season, fans still must have had a reason to come out to the ballpark. The Twins surely were doing something right, despite finishing with a 79-83 overall record.

Offensively, Minnesota could not come up with the runs they needed to be in the elite of the American League. The Twins accrued only 718 runs over the course of the season, making them 12th of 14 teams in the AL. Several of their team batting stats were similarly unimpressive, although individual players did produce some great numbers. As a team, the Twins finished the year ranked in the bottom four in the following offensive stats: runs, doubles, on base percentage and slugging percentage. While they were able to accrue an above average amount of triples, and their batting average of .264 was not a factor in holding them back, the Twins clearly needed help on the offensive side of the ball in order to get the team to the next level.

Pitching and defense were the bright spots for the Twins. Team ERA for Minnesota in 2007 was 4.15, the fourth best in the AL. Johan Santana is still considered to be one of the best starting pitchers in the game. Santana won 15 games and earned a team-leading ERA of 3.33. He was an All-Star and won a Gold Glove. Then, with some better luck on offense, this team could be selling Minnesota Twins tickets for the playoffs in no time.


Written by Brent Warnken, sponsored by http://www.stubhub.com. StubHub sells Minnesota Twins tickets, sports tickets, concert tickets, theater tickets and more to just about any event in the world.

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The last play of the Minnesota Twins tie-breaker ballgame on October 6, 2009. The Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 6-5 to win the Central Division Championship. In this final play Alexi Casilla’s hit to right scores Carlos Gomez as the Twins walk off to a 12th-inning win at the Dome that seals a playoff spot with the Yankees.

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