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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 CorralesManager 
Sid HudsonAssistant Coach 
Billy HunterManager 
Fred KoenigFirst Base Coach 
Bill MerrillBroadcaster 
Dan O'BrienGeneral Manager 
Connie RyanAssistant Coach 
Jimmie SchafferAssistant Coach 


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