Update:   Expansion Drafts History -  All historical picks for the 6 expansion drafts between 1960 and 1997.


  W-LStrkGBLdivRklgRkmlbRk123 456 789   R H E
New York Yankees 34-31L1200 000 001 371
Texas Rangers 34-30W1301 000 20x 6132
Date of Game:  Sunday, June 17, 1979
Stadium:  Arlington Stadium
Feats and Milestones
  • Buddy Bell - 2 home runs
  • Willie Randolph - 500th career game

  • New York Yankees Batting Stats

    New York YankeesPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Mickey Riverscf30.229402010.284559283193
    Willie Randolph2b24.346322010.2706450012516
    Thurman Munsonc32.010511202.2916213882261
    Graig Nettles3b34.301400010.28965159811410
    Chris Chambliss1b30.173301010.2626212019231
    Lou Piniellarf35.294400000.3025113077311
    Jim Spencerdh31.323401000.2744412815170
    Juan Beniquezlf29.035300010.244376654133
    Bucky Dentss27.205400000.249628521130
        Ken Clayp25.072000000.0001858000
    Totals: 3437252.2065209778 

    Texas Rangers Batting Stats

    Texas RangersPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Johnny Grubbcf30.317500000.283517329251
    Billy Samplelf24.076412000.27456641135
    Buddy Bell3b27.295332300.2836410504352
    Pat Putnam1b25.196400001.28752837251
    Oscar Gambledh29.179322210.3282910494121
    Richie Ziskrf30.131402000.223579165220
    Jim Sundbergc28.030302111.223637862262
    Nelson Normanss21.025400001.2006285052
    Bump Wills2b26.325403000.2456437311718
    Totals: 34613623.3824985138 

    Game Stats


    2B:  Chris Chambliss (12), Billy Sample (9), Jim Spencer (5), Jim Sundberg (10)
    3B:  Willie Randolph (6)
    HR:  Buddy Bell 2 (4), Oscar Gamble (4), Thurman Munson (2)
    RBIs:  Buddy Bell 3 (35), Oscar Gamble 2 (12), Thurman Munson 2 (26), Jim Sundberg (26)
    SB:  Bump Wills (18)
    CS: Mickey Rivers (5)
    SH:  Buddy Bell (6)
    GDP:  Nelson Norman (3)

    New York Yankees Pitching Stats

    Catfish Hunter  (L 0-5)33.07037441125.871.460008489
    Ken Clay25.07256221215.181.500001867
    Pitching Totals:81366233 00026556

    Texas Rangers Pitching Stats

    Steve Comer  (W 6-5)25.15597325213.481.390001545
    Pitching Totals:9732521 0001545

    Other Game Information


    Pitches-Strikes-Balls:  Catfish Hunter 0-0-0;  Ken Clay 0-0-0;  Steve Comer 0-0-0; 
    Batters Faced:  Catfish Hunter 16;  Ken Clay 21;  Steve Comer 40; 
    Time of Game:  2:08    Attendance:  37,405
    Umpires:   Home:   Joe Brinkman  1B  Vic Voltaggio  2B  Marty Springstead  3B  Larry McCoy 

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