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1978 TEXAS RANGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Arlington,TX
Team Record:  87-75   .537
Result:   2nd in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Billy Hunter, Pat Corrales
General Manager:   Dan O'Brien
Stadium:  Arlington Stadium
Attendance:  1,447,963
Playoffs:  -

Texas Rangers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Paul Lindblad (36)
Youngest Player:  Nelson Norman (20)
Longest Tenure:  Toby Harrah (7)
Top Hitter:  Bobby Bonds (9)
Top Pitcher:  Fergie Jenkins (4)
Top Draft Pick:  Amos Lewis (#46)

Roster Continuity:  56.67%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
KC Royals9270.568--
Texas8775.5375.0
California8775.5375.0
Minnesota7389.45119.0
Chi White Sox7190.44120.5
Oakland6993.42623.0
Seattle56104.35035.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
33Doyle AlexanderPMLB6-3200RightRight9/4/195027Cordova,Alabama19689185LAN

2Sandy Alomar2BMLB5-9155BothRight10/19/194334Salinas,Puerto Rico1961UDFA MLB
39Len BarkerPMLB6-5225RightRight7/7/195522Fort Knox,Kentucky1973349TEX
12Juan BeniquezOFMLB5-11165RightRight5/13/195028San Sebastian,Puerto Rico1969UDFA BOS
13Kurt Bevacqua3B-2BMLB6-1185RightRight1/23/194731Miami Beach,Florida19676102ATL
24Bobby BondsOFMLB6-1190RightRight3/15/194632Riverside,California1965UDFA SFN
19Bert CampanerisSSMLB5-10160RightRight3/9/194236Pueblo Nueva,Cuba1962UDFA KC1
26Reggie ClevelandPMLB6-1195RightRight5/23/194830Swift Current,Saskatchewan1966UDFA SLN
28Steve ComerPMLB6-3205BothRight1/13/195424Minneapolis,Minnesota1976UDFA TEX
44Danny DarwinPMLB6-3190RightRight10/25/195522Bonham,Texas1976UDFA TEX
17Dock EllisPMLB6-3210BothRight3/11/194533Los Angeles,California1964UDFA PIT
9John Ellis1B-CMLB6-2225RightRight8/24/194829New London,Connecticut1967UDFA NYA
23Gary Gray1BMLB6-0203RightRight9/21/195225New Orleans,Louisiana197418406TEX
6Johnny GrubbOFMLB6-3188LeftRight8/4/194829Richmond,Virginia1971123SDN
21Mike Hargrove1BMLB6-0195LeftLeft10/26/194928Perryton,Texas197225572TEX
11Toby Harrah3B-SSMLB6-0180RightRight10/26/194829Sissonville,West Virginia1967UDFA PHI
31Fergie JenkinsPMLB6-5210RightRight12/13/194334Chatham,Ontario1963UDFA PHI
35Mike Jorgensen1B-OFMLB6-0195LeftLeft8/16/194829Passaic,New Jersey1966461NYN
25Paul LindbladPMLB6-1195LeftLeft8/9/194136Chanute,Kansas1963UDFA KC1
34John LowensteinOFMLB6-0175LeftRight1/27/194731Wolf Point,Montana196818402CLE
43Greg MahlbergCMLB5-10180RightRight8/8/195225Milwaukee,Wisconsin1978UDFA TEX
3Jim MasonSSMLB6-2190LeftRight8/14/195027Mobile,Alabama1968228WS2
32Jon MatlackPMLB6-3205LeftLeft1/19/195028West Chester,Pennsylvania196714NYN
42Doc MedichPMLB6-5227RightRight12/9/194829Aliquippa,Pennsylvania197030692NYA
16Paul MirabellaPMLB6-2196LeftLeft3/20/195424Belleville,New Jersey1976121TEX
29Roger MoretPMLB6-4175BothLeft9/16/194928Guayama,Puerto Rico1968UDFA BOS
4Nelson NormanSSMLB6-2160BothRight5/23/195820San Pedro de Macoris,Dominican Republic1975UDFA PIT
0Al OliverOF-1BMLB6-0195LeftLeft10/14/194631Portsmouth,Ohio1964UDFA PIT
18Pat Putnam1BMLB6-1214LeftRight12/3/195324Bethel,Vermont1975122TEX
7Billy SampleOFMLB5-9175RightRight4/2/195523Roanoke,Virginia197610228TEX
10Jim SundbergCMLB6-0195RightRight5/18/195127Galesburg,Illinois197312TEX
20Bobby ThompsonOFMLB5-11175BothRight11/3/195324Charlotte,North Carolina197219436TEX
40Jim UmbargerPMLB6-6200LeftLeft2/17/195325Burbank,California197416360TEX
15Claudell WashingtonOFMLB6-0190LeftLeft8/31/195423Los Angeles,California1972UDFA OAK
15LaRue WashingtonOFMLB6-0170RightRight9/7/195324Long Beach,California197523540TEX
1Bump Wills2BMLB5-9177BothRight7/27/195225Washington,DC197516TEX
22Richie ZiskOFMLB6-1208RightRight2/6/194929Brooklyn,New York1967356PIT
Team PersonnelPosition 
Joe BranzellScout 
Pat CorralesThird Base Coach 
Frank GlieberBroadcaster 
Sid HudsonAssistant Coach 
Billy HunterManager 
Fred KoenigFirst Base Coach 
Bill MerrillBroadcaster 
Jon MillerBroadcaster 
Dan O'BrienGeneral Manager 
Connie RyanAssistant Coach 
Jimmie SchafferAssistant Coach 


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