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1979 Texas Rangers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 83-79 .512
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 750-698 + 52
Roster Continuity 57.44% 26/26
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: Did not qualify
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Buddy Bell3B27   67089200
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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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64335151555517.275.345.368713.093.196.2951.0099.0182561
0Al OliverOF32   49269159
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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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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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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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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   16144.07373710300259.025212711740811644031.298.761.392.815.702.02
11Steve Comer25   17123.6836366100242.1230114992484867081.308.550.893.123.201.02
42Doc Medich30   1074.1729194110149.01567869949584041.389.420.542.963.501.18
34Jim Kern30   1351.57710005729143.09935255621365021.136.230.313.908.562.19
33Doyle Alexander28   574.4623180030113.11146556369504011.629.080.245.503.980.72
28Sparky Lyle34   583.1367000531395.0783733928482001.127.390.852.654.551.71
32Jon Matlack29   544.131313200085.0984339915351011.3310.380.951.593.712.33
31John Henry Johnson22   264.941712101082.17950451236463101.408.671.323.955.051.28
44Danny Darwin23   444.04206104078.0503635530580151.035.770.583.466.691.93
26Dave Rajsich27   133.50273008053.2562521718320001.379.331.173.005.331.78
27Dock Ellis34   155.94109000046.2643431516102001.7012.260.963.061.910.63
23Brian Allard21   134.3674201033.1361716413140001.489.821.093.553.821.08
9Ed Farmer29   204.36112005033.0302116219253001.488.180.555.186.821.32
7Jerry Don Gleaton21   016.305200109.215770221011.7013.500.001.801.801.00
29Larry McCall26   102.252100108.17220330001.257.880.003.383.381.00
17,20Bob Babcock29   0010.804000105.17761761002.8012.601.8012.6010.800.86
Batting 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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