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1979 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
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 and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Al OliverTEXCLEW 5-0 vs CLE422002300000000014372 home runs
    Billy SampleTEXDETL 6-11 vs DET2010000100100000141st career stolen base
    Buddy BellTEXCLEW 6-2 @CLE30110030000000209942 sacrifice flies
    Buddy BellTEXTORL 0-2 vs TOR400000000010000010001000th career game
    Nelson NormanTEXCHAL 5-7 vs CHA3020101100000000441st career stolen base
    Pat PutnamTEXCHAL 5-7 vs CHA4010000100000000471st career stolen base
    Al OliverTEXKCAL 3-4 vs KCA504000100000000014634 hits
    Buddy BellTEXMINW 7-5 @MIN514100100000000010194 hits
    Al OliverTEXMINW 7-2 vs MIN433003400000000014763 home runs
    Mike JorgensenTEXSEAW 7-3 vs SEA200000100200000010001000th career game
    Al OliverTEXBOSW 3-2 vs BOS514000100000000014824 hits
    Gary HolleTEXBALL 4-5 vs BAL100000000000000011st career game
    John EllisTEXMILW 7-1 @MIL42310260000000007162 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Gary HolleTEXBALL 3-4 @BAL101100000000000031st career hit
    Pat PutnamTEXBALL 3-4 @BAL4231023000000000762 home runs
    Al OliverTEXBALL 4-5 @BAL200000200000002014922 sacrifice flies
    Buddy BellTEXMILW 7-6 vs MIL524001300000000010454 hits
    Billy SampleTEXMILW 7-6 vs MIL5130012000000000591st career home run
    Larvell BlanksTEXMILL 4-5 vs MIL2000000000000000500500th career game
    Buddy BellTEXNYAW 6-3 vs NYA332002300000010010502 home runs
    Oscar GambleTEXOAKW 8-5 @OAK514001300000000010554 hits
    LaRue WashingtonTEXOAKW 7-2 @OAK4120000100000000101st career hit, 1st career stolen base
    Buddy BellTEXCALW 14-4 vs CAL401000200010002010612 sacrifice flies
    Dave RobertsTEXCALW 14-4 vs CAL52400020000000005274 hits
    Bump WillsTEXCALW 14-4 vs CAL61410020000000003844 hits
    Larvell BlanksTEXOAKW 5-3 vs OAK10000020000000205122 sacrifice flies
    Al OliverTEXBALW 2-0 vs BAL100000000000000015001500th career game
    Bump WillsTEXBALW 2-0 vs BAL4010000100000000388100th career stolen base
    Bump WillsTEXBALW 9-5 vs BAL43401020000000003904 hits
    Buddy BellTEXKCAW 6-2 @KCA434000000100000010744 hits
    John EllisTEXKCAW 6-2 @KCA32200240001000007402 home runs
    Bob BabcockTEXKCAL 6-7 vs KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Johnny GrubbTEXBOSW 11-2 vs BOS51410020000000007664 hits
    Larvell BlanksTEXCLEW 14-3 @CLE31110020001000205302 sacrifice flies
    Al OliverTEXDETW 16-9 @DET543101100100000015284 runs scored
    Eric SoderholmTEXDETW 16-9 @DET43300260010000107722 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Richie ZiskTEXDETW 16-9 @DET23200010040000009584 walks
    Brian AllardTEXDETL 4-10 @DET000000000000000011st career game
    Jerry Don GleatonTEXDETL 4-10 @DET000000000000000011st career game
    Bump WillsTEXMILL 6-9 vs MIL42400110000000004214 hits
    Billy SampleTEXMILL 2-6 vs MIL41410000000000001174 hits
    Richie ZiskTEXMILL 2-6 vs MIL30100000010000009751000th career hit
    Al OliverTEXNYAL 4-7 vs NYA514100300000000015464 hits
    Al OliverTEXNYAW 10-2 vs NYA434101110100000015474 hits
    Greg MahlbergTEXBOSW 5-4 @BOS411000000010000021st career hit
    Greg MahlbergTEXSEAW 4-1 @SEA311001100100000041st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Bump WillsTEXSEAW 4-1 @SEA51400122000000004314 hits
    Jim SundbergTEXMINW 6-2 @MIN42410010010000008544 hits
    Willie MontanezTEXSEAW 13-3 vs SEA512001500010000013655 RBIs
    LaRue WashingtonTEXSEAW 13-3 vs SEA1010002000000000241st career RBI
    Mickey RiversTEXMINW 5-3 vs MIN53500221000000009922 home runs, 5 hits
    Al OliverTEXOAKW 9-5 @OAK524100301010000015634 hits
    Buddy BellTEXOAKW 9-4 @OAK524000300010000011394 hits
    Bump WillsTEXOAKW 9-4 @OAK52400000210000004464 hits
    Mickey RiversTEXCALL 1-6 @CAL401000000000000010001000th career game
    Richie ZiskTEXOAKW 4-3 vs OAK411001100020000010001000th career game
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Fergie JenkinsTEXCLEW 5-3 vs CLEW 8.1632041000035000--513233-16810 Strikeouts
    Doc MedichTEXCHAL 0-11 @CHA 253312100013000--20078-67200th career game
    Jim KernTEXMINW 9-8 @MINSv 0.20000000002000--20034-30200th career game
    Jon MatlackTEXSEAW 2-1 vs SEAWCG961100900032000--244100-96100th career win
    John Henry JohnsonTEXCALW 2-1 @CALW 5411101000018000--4814-1810 Strikeouts
    Steve ComerTEXBALW 2-0 vs BALWSHO970003300133000--4819-11Complete game/Shutout
    Fergie JenkinsTEXBALW 4-0 vs BALWSHO9100031000031000--530240-17210 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
    Jim KernTEXBALW 9-5 vs BALSv 420003900017000--22339-31Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Jerry Don GleatonTEXCHAL 3-5 @CHA 363301110117000--10-01st career game
    Bob BabcockTEXKCAL 6-7 vs KCA 1.12111120007000--10-01st career game
    Jim KernTEXDETW 4-3 vs DETSv 2.10000150007000--23239-32Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Brian AllardTEXDETL 4-10 @DET 222203300011000--10-01st career game
    Dave RajsichTEXCLEL 1-6 vs CLE 1.22110240009000--240-2Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Brian AllardTEXCLEW 5-2 vs CLEW 6.152211400023000--21-01st career win
    Sparky LyleTEXSEAW 5-2 vs SEASv 2.141100500011000--74284-65Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Jim KernTEXCALW 3-1 @CALSv 2.130001500011000--25441-35Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Fergie JenkinsTEXCALW 5-0 vs CALWSHO950001200030000--548247-182Complete game/Shutout
    Dave RajsichTEXCALW 6-3 vs CALW 5.120001500018000--311-31st career win


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