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1979 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
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
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1979 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11979-04-07W 8-2 @DET
    21979-04-10W 5-0 CLE
    31979-04-11W 4-0 CLE
    41979-04-12W 5-3 CLE
    51979-04-13W 5-4 DET
    61979-04-14W 7-5 DET
    71979-04-15L 6-11 DET
    81979-04-17W 6-2 @CLE
    91979-04-18L 4-6 @CLE
    101979-04-20L 3-5 @NYA
    111979-04-21W 5-0 @NYA
    121979-04-22L 1-5 @NYA
    131979-04-23W 5-0 TOR
    141979-04-24L 0-2 TOR
    151979-04-25W 4-3 TOR
    161979-04-27L 0-11 @CHA
    171979-04-28L 2-3 @CHA
    181979-04-29W 10-0 @CHA
    191979-04-30W 8-7 @KCA
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    201979-05-01L 3-9 @KCA
    211979-05-02W 3-2 @KCA
    221979-05-04L 5-7 CHA
    231979-05-04W 7-6 CHA
    241979-05-05L 6-7 CHA
    251979-05-06L 0-3 CHA
    261979-05-07L 6-10 KCA
    271979-05-08W 8-7 KCA
    281979-05-09L 3-4 KCA
    291979-05-11W 3-1 @TOR
    301979-05-12W 3-1 @TOR
    311979-05-13L 1-3 @TOR
    321979-05-13W 7-5 @TOR
    331979-05-14W 7-5 @MIN
    341979-05-15W 9-8 @MIN
    351979-05-16W 8-4 @MIN
    361979-05-18L 5-13 @SEA
    371979-05-19L 0-4 @SEA
    381979-05-20W 6-4 @SEA
    391979-05-21L 6-7 MIN
    401979-05-22W 4-3 MIN
    411979-05-23W 7-2 MIN
    421979-05-25L 2-3 SEA
    431979-05-25L 3-5 SEA
    441979-05-26W 2-1 SEA
    451979-05-27W 7-3 SEA
    461979-05-28W 5-2 BOS
    471979-05-30W 3-2 BOS
    481979-05-31L 2-3 BOS
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    491979-06-01W 4-2 BAL
    501979-06-02L 4-5 BAL
    511979-06-03W 4-2 BAL
    521979-06-04L 5-13 @BOS
    531979-06-05L 3-9 @BOS
    541979-06-06L 3-4 @MIL
    551979-06-07W 7-1 @MIL
    561979-06-08L 0-3 @BAL
    571979-06-09L 3-4 @BAL
    581979-06-10L 4-5 @BAL
    591979-06-12W 7-6 MIL
    601979-06-13L 4-5 MIL
    611979-06-14L 2-6 MIL
    621979-06-15W 9-5 NYA
    631979-06-16L 2-3 NYA
    641979-06-17W 6-3 NYA
    651979-06-18L 0-5 @CAL
    661979-06-19W 2-1 @CAL
    671979-06-20L 4-5 @CAL
    681979-06-21W 3-2 @CAL
    691979-06-22L 5-6 @OAK
    701979-06-23W 8-5 @OAK
    711979-06-24W 5-1 @OAK
    721979-06-24W 7-2 @OAK
    731979-06-26W 2-1 CAL
    741979-06-27W 4-2 CAL
    751979-06-28W 14-4 CAL
    761979-06-29W 5-3 OAK
    771979-06-30W 4-3 OAK
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    781979-07-01L 12-13 OAK
    791979-07-02W 2-0 BAL
    801979-07-03W 4-0 BAL
    811979-07-04W 9-5 BAL
    821979-07-06L 1-5 TOR
    831979-07-07W 2-0 TOR
    841979-07-08W 4-3 TOR
    851979-07-09L 4-5 @CHA
    861979-07-10L 3-6 @CHA
    871979-07-11L 3-5 @CHA
    881979-07-12W 6-2 @KCA
    891979-07-13W 9-4 @KCA
    901979-07-14W 7-3 @KCA
    911979-07-15L 3-4 @KCA
    921979-07-19L 6-9 CHA
    931979-07-19L 4-5 CHA
    941979-07-20L 1-2 CHA
    951979-07-21W 4-1 KCA
    961979-07-22L 6-7 KCA
    971979-07-23L 4-5 KCA
    981979-07-25L 3-8 @TOR
    991979-07-26L 4-8 @TOR
    1001979-07-27W 11-2 BOS
    1011979-07-28L 0-1 BOS
    1021979-07-29L 2-3 BOS
    1031979-07-30L 4-6 DET
    1041979-07-31W 11-3 DET
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1051979-08-01W 4-3 DET
    1061979-08-03W 8-3 @CLE
    1071979-08-04L 8-12 @CLE
    1081979-08-05L 2-6 @CLE
    1091979-08-05W 14-3 @CLE
    1101979-08-07L 1-3 @DET
    1111979-08-07L 2-8 @DET
    1121979-08-08W 16-9 @DET
    1131979-08-08L 4-10 @DET
    1141979-08-09L 2-3 @DET
    1151979-08-10L 1-6 CLE
    1161979-08-11W 5-2 CLE
    1171979-08-12L 3-6 CLE
    1181979-08-13L 2-3 @NYA
    1191979-08-14L 5-6 @NYA
    1201979-08-15L 3-4 @NYA
    1211979-08-16L 1-4 @MIL
    1221979-08-17L 1-5 @MIL
    1231979-08-18W 7-3 @MIL
    1241979-08-19L 3-4 @MIL
    1251979-08-20L 0-3 @BAL
    1261979-08-21W 2-1 @BAL
    1271979-08-23L 5-6 @BAL
    1281979-08-24L 6-9 MIL
    1291979-08-25L 2-5 MIL
    1301979-08-26L 2-6 MIL
    1311979-08-27L 4-7 NYA
    1321979-08-28W 10-2 NYA
    1331979-08-29L 5-7 NYA
    1341979-08-30W 6-0 @BOS
    1351979-08-31L 6-9 @BOS
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1361979-09-01W 5-4 @BOS
    1371979-09-02W 7-6 @BOS
    1381979-09-03W 4-1 @SEA
    1391979-09-04W 5-2 @SEA
    1401979-09-05L 0-1 @SEA
    1411979-09-07W 5-4 @MIN
    1421979-09-08W 6-2 @MIN
    1431979-09-09W 6-5 @MIN
    1441979-09-10L 2-5 SEA
    1451979-09-11W 5-2 SEA
    1461979-09-12W 13-3 SEA
    1471979-09-13L 4-7 MIN
    1481979-09-14W 5-3 MIN
    1491979-09-15L 4-11 MIN
    1501979-09-16L 2-6 MIN
    1511979-09-17W 6-3 @OAK
    1521979-09-18W 9-5 @OAK
    1531979-09-19W 9-4 @OAK
    1541979-09-21W 3-1 @CAL
    1551979-09-22L 1-3 @CAL
    1561979-09-23L 1-6 @CAL
    1571979-09-25W 5-3 OAK
    1581979-09-26W 5-2 OAK
    1591979-09-27W 4-3 OAK
    1601979-09-28W 5-0 CAL
    1611979-09-29W 6-3 CAL
    1621979-09-30L 5-11 CAL
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    83-79
    Jim Sundberg 144
    Dave Roberts 10
    Greg Mahlberg 5
    John Ellis 3
    Pat Putnam 89
    John Ellis 28
    Mike Jorgensen 23
    Willie Montanez 19
    Eric Soderholm 2
    Gary Holle 1
    Bump Wills 143
    Larvell Blanks 12
    Dave Roberts 7
    Buddy Bell 144
    Eric Soderholm 18
    Nelson Norman 115
    Larvell Blanks 27
    Buddy Bell 17
    Bert Campaneris 3
    Billy Sample 68
    Al Oliver 47
    Johnny Grubb 29
    Richie Zisk 14
    Mike Jorgensen 3
    Dave Roberts 1
    Al Oliver 68
    Mickey Rivers 55
    Johnny Grubb 18
    Billy Sample 8
    LaRue Washington 5
    Mike Jorgensen 4
    Dave Roberts 4
    Richie Zisk 118
    Oscar Gamble 18
    Johnny Grubb 17
    Mike Jorgensen 4
    Billy Sample 3
    Dave Roberts 2
    John Ellis 47
    Oscar Gamble 30
    Pat Putnam 23
    Willie Montanez 17
    Eric Soderholm 14
    Gary Gray 12
    Al Oliver 6
    Johnny Grubb 5
    Billy Sample 4
    Richie Zisk 2
    Dave Roberts 1
    Dave Chalk 1


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