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1979 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 83-79 .512
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 750-698 + 52
Manager(s): Pat Corrales
General Manager: Dan O'Brien (1979-01-08), Eddie Robinson
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 1,519,671 15/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Jerry Don Gleaton (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Frank Lucchesi
Assistant Coach: Connie Ryan
Assistant Coach: Jackie Brown
First Base Coach: Fred Koenig

#1 Draft Picks

Dave Roberts (#1), Jon Matlack (#4), Dave Chalk (#10), Jerry Don Gleaton (#17)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8577.5253.0
8379.5125.0
8280.5066.0
7387.45614.0
6795.41421.0
54108.33334.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Buddy Bell3B2767089200
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42
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3
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18
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1015430453471016.299.324.451775.152.199.2951.5037.2302717
3Larvell BlanksSS291201324
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5
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01
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150011900341.200.259.267526.067.158.2020.82120.032138
19Bert CampanerisSS37921
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0000101300000.111.200.111311.000.222.1673.00--110
12Dave ChalkSS-DH28802
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0000000000101.250.250.250500.000.000.250----29
17John EllisDH303163390
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12
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012
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6122155521043.285.313.437750.152.199.3083.6726.3138335
30Oscar GambleDH-OF291612754
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6
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08
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32213715111026.335.455.522977.186.422.3290.4120.184200
23Gary GrayDH2642410
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0001112800002.238.273.238511.000.048.2944.00--1044
6Johnny GrubbOF302894279
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14
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010
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3724344413226.273.348.426774.152.263.2911.2928.9123327
38Gary Holle1B24601
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1
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000001000000.167.286.333619.167.333.1670.00--27
35Mike Jorgensen1B301572135
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06
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1602142921313.223.285.382667.159.236.2362.0726.260175
30Greg MahlbergC261722
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1002400202.118.211.294505.176.294.0832.0017.0521
24Willie Montanez1B-DH311441946
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6
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08
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240181411014.319.353.528881.208.257.3091.7518.076153
4Nelson NormanSS213433676
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9
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3
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021411941001835.222.260.265525.044.108.2492.16--91383
0Al OliverOF3249269159
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28
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4
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12
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76453434481714.323.362.470832.146.213.3251.0041.0231534
18Pat Putnam1B2542657118
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64162350664612.277.310.458768.181.223.2752.1723.7195459
17Mickey RiversOF302473574
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3
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257291810332.300.320.433753.134.190.3012.0041.2107262
14Dave RobertsC-OF28841222
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141071700203.262.319.417736.155.250.2972.4328.03593
15Billy SampleOF243256095
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21
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2
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5
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35863728211036.292.362.415777.123.243.3050.7665.0135375
5Eric Soderholm3B301471540
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190012910235.272.321.395716.122.204.2630.7536.858164
12Jim SundbergC2849550136
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64335151555517.275.339.368707.093.196.2951.0099.0182556
10LaRue WashingtonOF251855
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0002214000000.278.409.278687.000.278.2780.00--522
1Bump Wills2B2654390148
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46351153584414312.273.336.350686.077.219.2961.09108.6190613
22Richie ZiskOF3050369132
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64115775041215.262.336.416752.153.266.2771.3227.9209563
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
33Doyle Alexander574.46231800301131146556369504011.629.080.245.503.980.72-2.094
42Doc Medich1074.17291941101491567869949584041.389.420.542.963.501.18-2.194
29Larry McCall102.2521001087220330001.257.870.003.383.371.00-2.333
32Jon Matlack544.131313200085984339915351011.3310.380.951.593.712.33-2.023
28Sparky Lyle583.1367000531395783733928482001.127.390.852.654.551.71-1.211
34Jim Kern1351.577100057291439935255621365021.136.230.313.908.562.19-.667
31John Henry Johnson264.9417121010827950451236463101.408.671.323.955.051.28--
24Fergie Jenkins16144.0737371030025925212711740811644031.298.761.392.815.702.02-1.039
7Jerry Don Gleaton016.30520010915770221011.7013.500.001.801.801.00-7.500
9Ed Farmer204.36112005033302116219253001.488.180.555.186.821.32--
27Dock Ellis155.94109000046643431516102001.7012.260.963.061.910.62--
44Danny Darwin444.04206104078503635530580151.035.770.583.466.691.93-.714
11Steve Comer17123.6836366100242230114992484867081.308.550.893.123.201.02-1.873
17,20Bob Babcock0010.8040001057761761002.8012.601.8012.6010.800.86-.857
23Brian Allard134.3674201033361716413140001.489.821.093.553.821.08-1.778
26Dave Rajsich133.50273008053562521718320001.379.331.173.005.331.78-1.256


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