The 1964 Minnesota Twins. Sam Mele led the Twins again in 1964 but took a step backwards. Despite having five all-stars on the roster, the 1964 Minnesota Twins only won 79 games while losing 83 games, They finished in sixth position, 20 games behind the New York Yankees. Besides the very dependable production of Harmon Killebrew, a bright for the Twins was the emergence of Tony Oliva. Tony played his first full season in the majors and batted .323 while hitting 32 home runs and knocking in 94 runs. Jim Kaat was the pitching ace winning a team high 17 games.