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


  W-LStrkGBLdivRklgRkmlbRk123 456 789   R H E
Oakland Athletics 22-56L72271426002 100 000 362
Texas Rangers 43-33W7--135113 000 00x 590
Date of Game:  Friday, June 29, 1979
Stadium:  Arlington Stadium
Feats and Milestones
  • Larvell Blanks - 2 sacrifice flies

  • Oakland Athletics Batting Stats

    Oakland AthleticsPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Rickey Hendersoncf20.186512001.25066013
    Dave Chalkss28.303200010.26318750010
    Wayne Gross3b27.167300100.242733479343
        Milt Ramirez3b29.088000000.1611985020
    Jeff Newman1b30.291300013.2336630813471
    Mitchell Pagedh27.258300100.248733657267
    Mike Heathc24.144300010.2351043250
    Larry Murrayrf26.089210010.191631842175
        Jim Essianph28.178101000.260343733130
    Tony Armaslf25.352402001.247272403120
        Derek Bryantpr27.264000000.15129290100
    Mike Edwards2b26.306311101.245672161135
    Totals: 2936346.2074852946 

    Texas Rangers Batting Stats

    Texas RangersPosAgeAB RHBIBBSOAvgS-G#C-G#S-HRS-RBIS-SB
    Bump Wills2b26.337412000.2597638512120
    Buddy Bell3b27.307302110.2797610624392
    Oscar Gamblerf29.191411001.4084110617241
    Pat Putnam1b25.208412000.30264959331
    Eric Soderholmdh30.278410000.246657456350
    Billy Samplelf24.088411200.27967752205
    Johnny Grubbcf30.329301010.263637449291
    Larvell Blanksss29.152100200.254405120110
        Nelson Normanss21.037100000.2047396072
    Dave Robertsc28.132300013.25022528140
        Sparky Lylep34.342000000.00035715000
    Totals: 3159534.2906226018 

    Game Stats


    2B:  Johnny Grubb (9), Bump Wills (9)
    RBIs:  Buddy Bell (39), Larvell Blanks 2 (11), Mike Edwards (13), Wayne Gross (34), Mitchell Page (26), Billy Sample 2 (20)
    SB:  Bump Wills (20)
    CS: Buddy Bell (1), Pat Putnam (2)
    SF:  Larvell Blanks 2 (2), Mike Edwards (1), Wayne Gross (1), Mitchell Page (2)
    GDP:  Dave Chalk (3)

    Oakland Athletics Pitching Stats

    Oakland AthleticsAgeIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPPitStrBalS-G#C-G#
    Matt Keough  (L 0-10)23.36289523405.301.690001857
    Pitching Totals:8952340 0001857

    Texas Rangers Pitching Stats

    Danny Darwin  (W 1-0)23.24874334403.000.9300025
    Sparky Lyle  (Sv 8)34.34222000203.421.0800035715
    Pitching Totals:9633460 00037720

    Other Game Information


    Pitches-Strikes-Balls:  Matt Keough 0-0-0;  Danny Darwin 0-0-0;  Sparky Lyle 0-0-0; 
    Batters Faced:  Matt Keough 36;  Danny Darwin 29;  Sparky Lyle 8; 
    Time of Game:  2:36    Attendance:  30,210
    Umpires:   Home:   Derryl Cousins  1B  Don Denkinger  2B  Steve Palermo  3B  Mike Reilly 

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