Dave Goltz

David Allan "Dave" Goltz (born June 23, 1949), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1972 to 1983.

Goltz served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a helicopter mechanic.

In 1977, Goltz won a career-high 20 games for the Twins and tied with Dennis Leonard and Jim Palmer for most wins in the American League.

Goltz appeared in the 1981 World Series as a member of the Dodgers.

Dave Goltz
Dave Goltz - Minnesota Twins
Pitcher
Born: June 23, 1949 (age 70)
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 18, 1972, for the Minnesota Twins
Last MLB appearance
June 22, 1983, for the California Angels
MLB statistics
Win–loss record113–109
Earned run average3.69
Strikeouts1,105
Teams
Career highlights and awards

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1967 Major League Baseball draft

The Major League Baseball draft (or "first-year player draft") recruits amateur baseball players into the American Major League Baseball league. The players selected in 1967 included many talented prospects who later had careers in the professional league. Some selections included Bobby Grich and Don Baylor (Baltimore), Vida Blue (Kansas City Athletics), Dusty Baker and Ralph Garr (Atlanta), Ken Singleton and Jon Matlack (Mets), and Ted Simmons and Jerry Reuss (St. Louis). In the January draft, Boston selected catcher Carlton Fisk and the New York Mets drafted Ken Singleton. The Cincinnati Reds selected Chris Chambliss in the 31st round only to have him enroll in junior college. The Mets chose Dan Pastorini in the 32nd round, but Pastorini chose football and played several seasons in the NFL. Atlanta also chose Archie Manning in the 43rd round.

1972 Minnesota Twins season

The 1972 Minnesota Twins finished 77–77, third in the American League West.

1973 Minnesota Twins season

The 1973 Minnesota Twins finished 81–81, third in the American League West.

1974 Minnesota Twins season

The 1974 Minnesota Twins finished 82–80, third in the American League West.

1975 Minnesota Twins season

The 1975 Minnesota Twins finished 76–83, fourth in the American League West.

1976 Minnesota Twins season

The 1976 Minnesota Twins finished 85–77, third in the American League West. Only 715,394 fans attended Twins games, the lowest total in the American League. It was the third year in a row that the Twins attracted the fewest fans in the AL.

1977 Minnesota Twins season

The 1977 Minnesota Twins season was a season in American baseball. The team finished 84–77, fourth in the American League West.

1978 Minnesota Twins season

The 1978 Minnesota Twins finished 73-89, fourth in the American League West.

1979 Minnesota Twins season

The 1979 Minnesota Twins season was a season in American baseball. The team finished 82-80, fourth in the American League West.

1980 National League West tie-breaker game

The 1980 National League West tie-breaker game was a one-game extension to Major League Baseball's (MLB) 1980 regular season, played between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers to decide the winner of the National League's (NL) West Division. The game was played on October 6, 1980, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. It was necessary after the Dodgers overcame a three-game deficit in the final three games of the season and both teams finished with identical win–loss records of 92–70. The Dodgers won a coin flip late in the season which, by rule at the time, awarded them home field for the game.

The Astros won the game, 7–1, with Houston starter Joe Niekro throwing a complete game. This victory advanced the Astros to the 1980 NL Championship Series (NLCS), in which they lost to the Philadelphia Phillies, ending the Astros' season. In baseball statistics, the tie-breaker counted as the 163rd regular season game for both teams, with all events in the game added to regular season statistics.

1981 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers season got off to a strong start when rookie pitcher Fernando Valenzuela pitched a shutout on opening day, starting the craze that came to be known as "Fernandomania." Fernando went on to win both the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Awards.

The season was divided into two halves because of a players strike in mid-season. The Dodgers won the Western Division of the National League in the first half and advanced to the playoffs. They beat the Houston Astros in a divisional playoff and the Montreal Expos in the National League Championship Series before beating the New York Yankees to win the World Series.

1981 World Series

The 1981 World Series was the championship series of the 1981 MLB season. It matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking their third meeting in the Series in five years as well as a record eleventh Series meeting overall and last Series meeting to date. The Dodgers won the Series in six games in a mirror image of the two teams' last Series meeting in 1978, for their first title since 1965 and their first victory over the Yankees since 1963 and third World Series win over the Yankees, overall.

This is the last World Series that a team won after losing the first two games on the road. This also was the last meeting between teams from New York City and Los Angeles for a major professional sports championship until the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers reached the NHL's 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, and also the last meeting between the Dodgers and the Yankees in the World Series to date (the two teams have met 11 times in the World Series, making it the most frequent matchup in World Series history).

1982 California Angels season

The California Angels 1982 season involved the Angels finishing 1st in the American League west with a record of 93 wins and 69 losses.

1983 California Angels season

The California Angels 1983 season involved the Angels finishing 5th in the American League west with a record of 70 wins and 92 losses.

1989 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1989 followed the system in place since 1978.

The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) voted by mail to select from recent major league players and

elected two, Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski.

The Veterans Committee met in closed sessions to consider older major league players as well as managers, umpires, executives, and figures from the Negro Leagues.

It also selected two people, Al Barlick and Red Schoendienst.

Goltz

Goltz may refer to:

Bogumil Goltz (1801-1870), German humorist and satirist

Christel Goltz (1912–2008), German operatic soprano

Dave Goltz (1949–), former American professional baseball player

Eugene Goltz (1930-2001), American investigative reporter and winner of the 1965 Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting

Friedrich Goltz (1834–1902), German physiologist

Hans Goltz (1873—1927), German art dealer

Paolo Goltz (1985—), Argentine football defender

Rick Goltz (1955—), Canadian former NFL and CFL player

Thomas Goltz (1954–), American author and journalist best known for his accounts of conflict in the Caucasus region during the 1990s

von der Goltz (disambiguation) surname of several noble Germans

List of Minnesota Twins Opening Day starting pitchers

The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They play in the American League Central division. They formerly played in Washington, D.C. as the Washington Senators before moving to Minnesota after the 1960 season. The first game of the new baseball season for a team is played on Opening Day, and being named the Opening Day starter is an honor, which is often given to the player who is expected to lead the pitching staff that season, though there are various strategic reasons why a team's best pitcher might not start on Opening Day. The Twins have used 26 different Opening Day starting pitchers in their 51 seasons in Minnesota. Starters have a combined Opening Day record of 14 wins, 25 losses and 12 no decisions. No decisions are only awarded to the starting pitcher if the game is won or lost after the starting pitcher has left the game.Brad Radke holds the Minnesota Twins record for most Opening Day starts with nine. He has a record in Opening Day starts for the Twins of four wins and two losses (4–2) with three no decisions. Bert Blyleven had six Opening Day starts for the Twins and Frank Viola had four. Radke has the record for most wins in Minnesota Twins Opening Day starts with four. Liván Hernández, Mudcat Grant, and Dean Chance share the best winning percentage in Opening Day starts with one win and no losses (1–0) each. Kevin Tapani has the worst winning percentage, losing both Opening Day starts he made for the Twins (0–2).Overall, Minnesota Twins Opening Day starting pitchers have a record of 4–7 with three no decisions at Metropolitan Stadium and a 1–4 record with one no decision at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. Their first home opener in their current ballpark of Target Field was in 2013. This gives their Opening Day starting pitchers' combined home record 5–11 with four no no decisions. Their away record is 9–14 with eight no decisions. The Twins went on to play in the World Series in 1965, 1987, and 1991, winning in 1987 and 1991. The Twins lost both Opening Day games in the years in which they won the World Series.

Pelican Rapids, Minnesota

Pelican Rapids is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,464 at the 2010 census.

St. Cloud Rox (minor league baseball)

The St. Cloud Rox were a professional minor league baseball team that existed from 1946 to 1971 in St Cloud, Minnesota, playing in the Northern League for the duration of the franchise.

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