Season Information
Team Name
1979 Texas Rangers
American League
W-L Record
83-79 (.512)   GBL: -5
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
3 / 8 / 14
Runs For/Against
750 / 698   Diff: +52
Playoff Series
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Attendance Rank
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
Years Active
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1979 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1979Texas RangersAmerican LeagueWestMLB1628379.512575069852381,519,67115Pat CorralesArlington Stadiumdnq
1979Tucson TorosPacific Coast LeagueSouthernAAA1487474.500127597312835175,2136Rich DonnellyHi Corbett Fielddnq
1979Tulsa DrillersTexas LeagueEasternAA1335875.43618572653-814748,8447Jimmie SchafferOiler Parkdnq
1979Asheville TouristsWestern Carolinas-A1387563.5433723683402242,0123Wayne TerwilligerMcCormick Fielddnq
1979Gulf Coast RangersGulf Coast League-Rk543321.6111298271272200Andy HancockPayne Parkdnq
5 record(s)
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.

Organizational Roster for 1979 Texas Rangers

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Doyle AlexanderPRR28MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Brian AllardPRR21MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tucson Toros (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bob BabcockPRR29MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tucson Toros (AAA)---
    Stanley BakerSSRR22RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Bobby BallOFBR20AAGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Jim Barbe1BRR24AATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Mel BarrowIFRR25AAATucson Toros (AAA), Tulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Rodger BastienSSRR22RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Michael BeaudoinHRR22RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Buddy Bell3BRR27MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Steve BianchiPRR24AAATucson Toros (AAA)---
    Larvell BlanksSS-2BRR29MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Terry BogenerOFLL23MLBTulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Mike BruhertPRR28MLBTucson Toros (AAA)NYN, NYN
    Mike BucciOFRR26AAATucson Toros (AAA)---
    John BushSSRR20A-Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    John ButcherPRR22MLBTulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bert CampanerisSSRR37MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)CAL
    Jim CapowskiSSRR21AATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Nick CapraOFRR21MLBTulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Ronald CarneyOFLL23AATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Dave Chalk3B-SSRR28MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)OAK
    David Chapman3BRR0AAAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Keath ChaunceyOFLL27AAATucson Toros (AAA)---
    Michael ChildsCRR20AAsheville Tourists (A), Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Steve ComerPBR25MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Tracy CowgerOF-CRR22AAAAsheville Tourists (A)---
    David CrutcherPRR21AAATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Danny DarwinPRR23MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tucson Toros (AAA)---
    Odie DavisSSRR23MLBTucson Toros (AAA)---
    Dan DixonOFRR0AATulsa Drillers (AA), Asheville Tourists (A)PIT
    Larry DonofrioCLR20AAGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Dan DuranOFLL25MLBTucson Toros (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Greg EasonPLL20AGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Dock EllisPBR34MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)NYN, PIT, NYN, PIT
    John Ellis1B-CRR30MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ed FarmerPRR29MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)CHA
    Jim FarrPRR23MLBAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Steve FinchPRR21AAATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Ray FontenotPLL21MLBGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Tony FossasPLL21MLBTulsa Drillers (AA), Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Oscar GambleOFLR29MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)NYA
    Mark GammagePRR18AGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Mel GilliamPLL21AAAGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Jerry Don GleatonPLL21MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Dan GonzalesOFLR25MLBTucson Toros (AAA)DET
    Luis A Gonzalez1BRL20AAAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Ron Gooch2BRR22AAATucson Toros (AAA), Tulsa Drillers (AA)---
    William Goodman2BRR21AGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Gary Gray1BRR26MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tucson Toros (AAA)---
    Tom GrieveOFRR31MLBTucson Toros (AAA)SLN
    Johnny GrubbOFLR30MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Israel GutierrezIFRR20AAATucson Toros (AAA), Asheville Tourists (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    James HagerPRR22RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Mike HartOFBR27MLBTucson Toros (AAA)---
    Dan HartwigPRR21A+Asheville Tourists (A)SFN
    Mike HeathCRR24MLBTucson Toros (AAA)OAK
    David HibnerSSRR20A+Asheville Tourists (A)---
    Gary Holle1BRL24MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tucson Toros (AAA)CHA
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Stan JakubowskiPRR25AAATucson Toros (AAA), Tulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Fergie JenkinsPRR35MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    John Henry JohnsonPLL22MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)OAK
    Mike Jorgensen1B-OFLL30MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Don KainerPRR23MLBTucson Toros (AAA)---
    Hal KellyPRR21AATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Jim KernPRR30MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Charles KwolekPLL21AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Chuck LamsonPLL22AATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Jack LazorkoPRR23MLBAsheville Tourists (A)HOU
    Amos LewisP-IFRR18AAAsheville Tourists (A)NYA
    Rick LisiOFRR23MLBTucson Toros (AAA), Tulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Sparky LylePLL34MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Ed LynchPRR23MLBTucson Toros (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Victor MabeeSSRR21AATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Greg MahlbergCRR26MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tucson Toros (AAA)---
    Jon MatlackPLL29MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Larry McCallPLR26MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tucson Toros (AAA)---
    Thomas McGivneyCLR0AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Shelton McMathOFRR22AATulsa Drillers (AA), Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    James McWilliamsPLL0AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Doc MedichPRR30MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Mark MercerPLL25MLBTulsa Drillers (AA)---
    David MillerOFBR23AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    David MoharterPLL29AAATucson Toros (AAA)---
    Willie Montanez1B-OFLL31MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)NYN
    Linvel MosbyPRR19AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Bob MyrickPRL26MLBTucson Toros (AAA)NYN, NYN
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Patrick NelsonPRR20AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Jerry NeufangCRR18AAAAsheville Tourists (A), Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    James NickersonPRR22AATulsa Drillers (AA), Asheville Tourists (A)---
    Steven NielsenPRR24AAATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Nelson NormanSSBR21MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Pete O'Brien1BLL21MLBGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Al OliverOF-1BLL32MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Albert OrtizOFLL21AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    David OrzelPLL20RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jay PettibonePRR22MLBGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Wayne PinkertonIFRR25AAATucson Toros (AAA)---
    Pat Putnam1BLR25MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Ray RainboldtPRR24AATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Dave RajsichPLL27MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tucson Toros (AAA)---
    Jack RamirezIFRR24AATulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Larry Reasonover3BRR19RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Stanley Reese1BLR0AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Larry Reynolds2BBR21AAAsheville Tourists (A), Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Mike Richardt2BRR21MLBTulsa Drillers (AA), Asheville Tourists (A)---
    Gordon RicossaPLL21RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Steve Righetti3BRR21AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Mickey RiversOFLL30MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)NYA
    Dave Roberts3B-CRR28MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Dave RobertsPLL34MLBTucson Toros (AAA)SFN, PIT, SFN, PIT
    Michael RobertsPRR22AAGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Gregory RobinsonHRR0RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Stephen Romey1B-3BRR22RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Joseph RussellCRR22AAATucson Toros (AAA), Tulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Billy SampleOFRR24MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    James SchaeferOFLL22AGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Dave SchmidtPRR22MLBGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Donnie ScottCBR17MLBGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Jeff Scott3BRR24AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Marty Scott3BRR23AAATucson Toros (AAA)---
    Keith ShowellOFLL21RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Chris Smith1B-OFBR21MLBTulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Clay SmithPRR23RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Myrl SmithPRL27AAATucson Toros (AAA)---
    Eric Soderholm3BRR30MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)CHA
    Charles StaffordOFRR22RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Cecil StrawnCRR22AAATucson Toros (AAA), Tulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Jim SundbergCRR28MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Andrew TamOFRR0AAAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Robert TanziOFRR20AAsheville Tourists (A), Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Jim Tjader2BRR20AAGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Wayne TollesonSS-2BBR23MLBTulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jim UmbargerPLL26MLBTucson Toros (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jerry VasquezPRR23AATulsa Drillers (AA), Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Richard VelazguezHRR0RkGulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Michael VickersPRL21AAAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    LaRue WashingtonOFRR25MLBTexas Rangers (MLB), Tucson Toros (AAA)---
    Len WhitehousePLL21MLBTulsa Drillers (AA)---
    Wesley WilliamsPRR21A+Asheville Tourists (A)---
    Bump Wills2BBR26MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    George WrightOFBR20MLBAsheville Tourists (A)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Elwood ZebleyCRR22AATulsa Drillers (AA), Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk)---
    Richie ZiskOFRR30MLBTexas Rangers (MLB)---
    Jeff ZitekSSLR21AAsheville Tourists (A)---
    145 record(s)
    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached