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1978 Texas Rangers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 87-75 .537
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 692-632 + 60
Roster Continuity 56.67% 24/26
Manager(s): Billy Hunter, Pat Corrales
General Manager: Dan O'Brien, Eddie Robinson
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 1,447,963 15/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Amos Lewis (#46) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Sid Hudson
Assistant Coach: Connie Ryan
Assistant Coach: Jimmie Schaffer
First Base Coach: Fred Koenig
Third Base Coach: Pat Corrales

#1 Draft Picks

Jon Matlack (#4)
American League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1978 Texas Rangers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    33Doyle AlexanderP6-3200R-R271971LAN: 1968-9-185MLB--
    2Sandy Alomar2B5-9155B-R341964Not draftedMLB--
    39Len BarkerP6-5225R-R221976TEX: 1973-3-49MLB--
    12Juan BeniquezOF5-11165R-R281971Not draftedMLB--
    13Kurt Bevacqua3B-2B6-1185R-R311971ATL: 1967-6-102MLB--
    24Bobby BondsOF6-1190R-R321968Not draftedMLB--
    19Bert CampanerisSS5-10160R-R361964Not draftedMLB--
    26Reggie ClevelandP6-1195R-R301969Not draftedMLB--
    28Steve ComerP6-3205B-R241978Not draftedMLB--
    44Danny DarwinP6-3190R-R221978Not draftedMLB--
    17Dock EllisP6-3210B-R331968Not draftedMLB--
    9John Ellis1B-C6-2225R-R291969Not draftedMLB--
    23Gary Gray1B6-0203R-R251977TEX: 1974-18-408MLB--
    6Johnny GrubbOF6-3188L-R291972SDN: 1971-1-23MLB--
    21Mike Hargrove1B6-0195L-L281974TEX: 1972-25-572MLB--
    11Toby Harrah3B-SS6-0180R-R291969Not draftedMLB--
    31Fergie JenkinsP6-5210R-R341965Not draftedMLB--
    35Mike Jorgensen1B-OF6-0195L-L291968NYN: 1966-4-61MLB--
    25Paul LindbladP6-1195L-L361965Not draftedMLB--
    34John LowensteinOF6-0175L-R311970CLE: 1968-18-402MLB--
    43Greg MahlbergC5-10180R-R251978Not draftedMLB--
    3Jim MasonSS6-2190L-R271971WS2: 1968-2-28MLB--
    32Jon MatlackP6-3205L-L281971NYN: 1967-1-4MLB--
    42Doc MedichP6-5227R-R291972NYA: 1970-30-700MLB--
    16Paul MirabellaP6-2196L-L241978TEX: 1976-1-21MLB--
    29Roger MoretP6-4175B-L281970Not draftedMLB--
    4Nelson NormanSS6-2160B-R201978Not draftedMLB--
    0Al OliverOF-1B6-0195L-L311968Not draftedMLB--
    18Pat Putnam1B6-1214L-R241977TEX: 1975-1-22MLB--
    7Billy SampleOF5-9175R-R231978TEX: 1976-10-228MLB--
    10Jim SundbergC6-0195R-R271974TEX: 1973-1-2MLB--
    20Bobby ThompsonOF5-11175B-R241978TEX: 1972-19-436MLB--
    40Jim UmbargerP6-6200L-L251975TEX: 1974-16-362MLB--
    15Claudell WashingtonOF6-0190L-L231974Not draftedMLB--
    15LaRue WashingtonOF6-0170R-R241978TEX: 1975-23-540MLB--
    1Bump Wills2B5-9177B-R251977TEX: 1975-1-6MLB--
    22Richie ZiskOF6-1208R-R291971PIT: 1967-3-56MLB--

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