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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: Connie Ryan
Assistant Coach: Jackie Brown
Assistant Coach: Frank Lucchesi
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Buddy Bell3B27 67089200
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3
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18
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1015430453471016.299.327.451778.152.199.2951.5037.2302720
1Bump Wills2B26 54390148
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3
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5
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46351153584414312.273.340.350690.077.219.2961.09108.6190617
22Richie ZiskOF30 50369132
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64115775041215.262.336.416752.153.266.2771.3227.9209563
12Jim SundbergC28 49550136
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4
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5
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64335151555517.275.345.368713.093.196.2951.0099.0182561
0Al OliverOF32 49269159
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28
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4
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12
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76453434481714.323.367.470837.146.213.3251.0041.0231538
18Pat Putnam1B25 42657118
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64162350664612.277.319.458777.181.223.2752.1723.7195465
4Nelson NormanSS21 3433676
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021411941001835.222.260.265525.044.108.2492.16--91383
15Billy SampleOF24 3256095
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2
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35863728211036.292.365.415780.123.243.3050.7665.0135377
17John EllisDH30 3163390
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6122155521043.285.318.437755.152.199.3083.6726.3138337
6Johnny GrubbOF30 2894279
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14
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3724344413226.273.350.426776.152.263.2911.2928.9123328
17Mickey RiversOF30 2473574
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257291810332.300.323.433756.134.190.3012.0041.2107263
30Oscar GambleDH-OF29 1612754
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32213715111026.335.458.522980.186.422.3290.4120.184201
35Mike Jorgensen1B30 1572135
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1602142921313.223.293.382675.159.236.2362.0726.260177
5Eric Soderholm3B30 1471540
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190012910235.272.325.395720.122.204.2630.7536.858165
24Willie Montanez1B-DH31 1441946
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240181411014.319.357.528885.208.257.3091.7518.076154
3Larvell BlanksSS29 1201324
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150011900341.200.259.267526.067.158.2020.82120.032138
14Dave RobertsC-OF28 841222
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141071700203.262.319.417736.155.250.2972.4328.03593
23Gary GrayDH26 42410
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0001112800002.238.273.238511.000.048.2944.00--1044
10LaRue WashingtonOF25 1855
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0002214000000.278.409.278687.000.278.2780.00--522
30Greg MahlbergC26 1722
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1002400202.118.211.294505.176.294.0832.0017.0521
19Bert CampanerisSS37 921
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0000101300000.111.200.111311.000.222.1673.00--110
12Dave ChalkSS-DH28 802
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0000000000101.250.250.250500.000.000.250----29
38Gary Holle1B24 601
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000001000000.167.286.333619.167.333.1670.00--27
Batting Totals18605562750154925226140718795146160733497859135.278.330.409739.130.218.2891.3239.722736160
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
24Fergie Jenkins35 16144.0737371030025925212711740811644031.298.761.392.815.702.02
11Steve Comer25 17123.6836366100242230114992484867081.308.550.893.123.201.02
42Doc Medich30 1074.17291941101491567869949584041.389.420.542.963.501.18
34Jim Kern30 1351.577100057291439935255621365021.136.230.313.908.562.19
33Doyle Alexander28 574.46231800301131146556369504011.629.080.245.503.980.72
28Sparky Lyle34 583.1367000531395783733928482001.127.390.852.654.551.71
32Jon Matlack29 544.131313200085984339915351011.3310.380.951.593.712.33
31John Henry Johnson22 264.9417121010827950451236463101.408.671.323.955.051.28
44Danny Darwin23 444.04206104078503635530580151.035.770.583.466.691.93
26Dave Rajsich27 133.50273008053562521718320001.379.331.173.005.331.78
27Dock Ellis34 155.94109000046643431516102001.7012.260.963.061.910.63
23Brian Allard21 134.3674201033361716413140001.489.821.093.553.821.08
9Ed Farmer29 204.36112005033302116219253001.488.180.555.186.821.32
7Jerry Don Gleaton21 016.30520010915770221011.7013.500.001.801.801.00
29Larry McCall26 102.2521001087220330001.257.880.003.383.381.00
17,20Bob Babcock29 0010.8040001057761761002.8012.601.8012.6010.800.86
Pitching Totals83793.863791622651364214371371698617135532773372251.328.590.853.334.841.45
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim SundbergC15075475414.9950.00
Dave RobertsC1445510.9800.00
John EllisC7161011.0000.00
Greg MahlbergC7221001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pat Putnam1B9683262565.9940.00
Mike Jorgensen1B6028730428.9880.00
John Ellis1B3021611517.9780.00
Willie Montanez1B1919116114.9950.00
Dave Roberts1B690011.0000.00
Eric Soderholm1B29110.9090.00
Gary Holle1B1110011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bump Wills2B1463374682095.9760.00
Larvell Blanks2B162625061.0000.00
Dave Roberts2B81523091.0000.00
Dave Chalk2B110001.0000.00
Nelson Norman2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Buddy Bell3B1471123641522.9690.00
Eric Soderholm3B37204845.9440.00
Dave Roberts3B101001.0000.00
LaRue Washington3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Nelson NormanSS1421773022464.9520.00
Larvell BlanksSS493965316.9720.00
Buddy BellSS33356529.9800.00
Bert CampanerisSS8121315.9620.00
Dave ChalkSS303001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Richie ZiskOF1342341076.9720.00
Al OliverOF119260972.9750.00
Billy SampleOF1031737011.0000.00
Johnny GrubbOF82135824.9860.00
Mickey RiversOF57153431.9810.00
Oscar GambleOF21412021.0000.00
Mike JorgensenOF20331001.0000.00
LaRue WashingtonOF13160001.0000.00
Dave RobertsOF11131001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim KernP7114391671.7811.57
Sparky LyleP679521120.8671.23
Fergie JenkinsP37259255035.9622.61
Steve ComerP36242193840.9342.12
Doc MedichP2914963320.9512.36
Dave RajsichP2753113001.0002.37
Doyle AlexanderP231131223011.0002.79
Danny DarwinP207826001.0000.92
John Henry JohnsonP1782111011.0001.32
Jon MatlackP138531621.9052.01
Ed FarmerP113324001.0001.64
Dock EllisP10462810.9091.95
Brian AllardP73335001.0002.18
Jerry Don GleatonP5904001.0003.91
Bob BabcockP4501001.0001.76
Larry McCallP2801011.0001.11
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John EllisDH62.0000.00
Oscar GambleDH37.0000.00
Pat PutnamDH32.0000.00
Willie MontanezDH17.0000.00
Eric SoderholmDH14.0000.00
Gary GrayDH13.0000.00
Al OliverDH10.0000.00
Billy SampleDH9.0000.00
Dave RobertsDH4.0000.00
Richie ZiskDH3.0000.00
Dave ChalkDH2.0000.00
Mike JorgensenDH2.0000.00
Larvell BlanksDH1.0000.00
LaRue WashingtonDH1.0000.00


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