Twins still lead West in MLB 1991 rerun

The Minnesota Twins, who stood at 16-7 last week in the 1991 major league baseball season re-run, continued to play good baseball last week. In The Globe’s fantasy 1991 major league season, the Twins continue to lead the AL West Division today with a 24-11 mark.

With no real major league baseball to follow due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are using OOTP-20, a comprehensive baseball simulation strategy game, to replay 1991. It was a year that, in real life, saw the Minnesotans win the West by eight games and go on to beat the Atlanta Braves in the World Series.

Can the Twins do it again?

So far, so good. With their 24-11 record, they lead the second-place Chicago White Sox (20-11) and the third-place Texas Rangers (16-14). In the AL East, Boston is 22-10 and Milwaukee 19-14.

In the National League, the LA Dodgers are 20-13 in the West while San Francisco is 20-15 and Atlanta 16-15. Over in the East, Pittsburgh (led by pitcher Doug Drabek, who is 6-0) is an amazing 27-7, ahead of 22-12 St. Louis.


Twins starting pitcher Allan Anderson continues his hot start. His seven wins (he’s 7-1) leads the league. Scott Erickson is tied for the league lead in quality starts (7) and sports a 5-1 record and a 2.22 ERA. Jack Morris is 5-2 with a 4.13 ERA. Kevin Tapani is 2-3, 5.29.

Kirby Puckett is hitting .329 with seven home runs. Kent Hrbek is at .330 with three homers, and Chili Davis is hitting .278 with six homers. Dan Gladden is struggling with a .206 average, and Randy Bush is hitting just .073 in 41 at bats.

Twins fans, keep your fingers crossed for Anderson. In 1991 real life, he finished the season with a 5-11 record and a 4.96 ERA.

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