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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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3
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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


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