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1979 TEXAS RANGERS

|    Level:  MLB  

Location:  Arlington,TX
Team Record:  83-79   .512
Result:   3rd in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Pat Corrales
General Manager:   Eddie Robinson
Stadium:  Arlington Stadium
Attendance:  1,519,671
Playoffs: Season in progress

Texas Rangers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Bert Campaneris (37)
Youngest Player:  Nelson Norman (21)
Longest Tenure:  Jim Sundberg (6)
Top Hitter:  Buddy Bell (9)
Top Pitcher:  Fergie Jenkins (7)
Top Draft Pick:  Jerry Don Gleaton (#17)

Roster Continuity:  57.44%
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
California8874.543--
KC Royals8577.5253.0
Texas8379.5125.0
Minnesota8280.5066.0
Chi White Sox7387.45614.0
Seattle6795.41421.0
Oakland54108.33334.0

BATTING STATISTICS
BatterGameSeasonResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFGDPC-GC-HC-HRC-RBIC-SBFeat Description
Al Oliver1979-04-101979W  5-0 vs TEX42200230000000014371663151811622 home runs
Billy Sample1979-04-151979L  11-6 vs TEX20100001001000014110511st career stolen base
Buddy Bell1979-04-171979W  6-2 @ CLE301100300000020994102464394242 sacrifice flies
Buddy Bell1979-04-241979L  2-0 vs TEX4000000000100001000102764398241000th career game
Nelson Norman1979-05-041979L  7-5 vs TEX30201011000000044210511st career stolen base
Pat Putnam1979-05-041979L  7-5 vs TEX401000010000000472411111st career stolen base
Al Oliver1979-05-091979L  4-3 vs TEX50400010000000014631697152826634 hits
Buddy Bell1979-05-141979W  7-5 @ MIN5141001000000001019104864408244 hits
Al Oliver1979-05-231979W  7-2 vs TEX43300340000000014761709156834633 home runs
Mike Jorgensen1979-05-271979W  7-3 vs TEX200000100200000100061780315491000th career game
Al Oliver1979-05-301979W  3-2 vs TEX51400010000000014821718157837634 hits
Gary Holle1979-06-021979L  5-4 vs TEX100000000000000100001st career game
John Ellis1979-06-071979W  7-1 @ MIL4231026000000007165896032622 home runs, 6 RBis
Gary Holle1979-06-091979L  4-3 @ BAL101100000000000310001st career hit
Pat Putnam1979-06-091979L  4-3 @ BAL423102300000000765272512 home runs
Al Oliver1979-06-101979L  5-4 @ BAL20000020000002014921728157841632 sacrifice flies
Buddy Bell1979-06-121979W  7-6 vs TEX5240013000000001045108266418264 hits
Billy Sample1979-06-121979W  7-6 vs TEX513001200000000593911351st career home run
Larvell Blanks1979-06-131979L  5-4 vs TEX200000000000000500390171528500th career game
Buddy Bell1979-06-171979W  6-3 vs TEX3320023000001001050108968421262 home runs
Oscar Gamble1979-06-231979W  8-5 @ OAK5140013000000001055846124414374 hits
LaRue Washington1979-06-241979W  7-2 @ OAK4120000100000001020011st career hit, 1st career stolen base
Buddy Bell1979-06-281979W  14-4 vs TEX4010002000100201061109968424262 sacrifice flies
Dave Roberts1979-06-281979W  14-4 vs TEX52400020000000052739236161254 hits
Bump Wills1979-06-281979W  14-4 vs TEX61410020000000038435719140984 hits
Larvell Blanks1979-06-291979W  5-3 vs TEX1000002000000205123941715682 sacrifice flies
Al Oliver1979-07-021979W  2-0 vs TEX10000000000000015001734158845631500th career game
Bump Wills1979-07-021979W  2-0 vs TEX40100001000000038836519142100100th career stolen base
Bump Wills1979-07-041979W  9-5 vs TEX434010200000000390369191441004 hits
Buddy Bell1979-07-121979W  6-2 @ KCA4340000001000001074111869433264 hits
John Ellis1979-07-121979W  6-2 @ KCA3220024000100007406086534222 home runs
Bob Babcock1979-07-221979L  7-6 vs TEX000000000000000100001st career game
Johnny Grubb1979-07-271979W  11-2 vs TEX51410020000000076672551259244 hits
Larvell Blanks1979-08-051979W  14-3 @ CLE3111002000100205303981715882 sacrifice flies
Al Oliver1979-08-081979W  16-9 @ DET54310110010000015281770159857644 runs scored
Eric Soderholm1979-08-081979W  16-9 @ DET43300260010001077266589339182 home runs, 6 RBis
Richie Zisk1979-08-081979W  16-9 @ DET23200010040000095898113356054 walks
Brian Allard1979-08-081979L  10-4 @ DET000000000000000100001st career game
Jerry Don Gleaton1979-08-081979L  10-4 @ DET000000000000000100001st career game
Bump Wills1979-08-241979L  9-6 vs TEX424001100000000421402221521064 hits
Billy Sample1979-08-261979L  6-2 vs TEX4141000000000001178253264 hits
Richie Zisk1979-08-261979L  6-2 vs TEX301000000100000975100013556561000th career hit
Al Oliver1979-08-271979L  7-4 vs TEX51410030000000015461791159868644 hits
Al Oliver1979-08-281979W  10-2 vs TEX43410111010000015471795160869654 hits
Greg Mahlberg1979-09-011979W  5-4 @ BOS411000000010000210001st career hit
Greg Mahlberg1979-09-031979W  4-1 @ SEA311001100100000421101st career home run, 1st career RBI
Bump Wills1979-09-031979W  4-1 @ SEA514001220000000431414231571124 hits
Jim Sundberg1979-09-081979W  6-2 @ MIN42410010010000085468129284124 hits
Willie Montanez1979-09-121979W  13-3 vs TEX51200150001000013651415129721285 RBis
LaRue Washington1979-09-121979W  13-3 vs TEX1010002000000002440211st career RBI
Mickey Rivers1979-09-141979W  5-3 vs TEX5350022100000009921119443482222 home runs, 5 hits
Al Oliver1979-09-181979W  9-5 @ OAK52410030101000015631813161879654 hits
Buddy Bell1979-09-191979W  9-4 @ OAK5240003000100001139120882483294 hits
Bump Wills1979-09-191979W  9-4 @ OAK524000002100000446431231631134 hits
Mickey Rivers1979-09-231979L  6-1 @ CAL40100000000000010001132443512231000th career game
Richie Zisk1979-09-271979W  4-3 vs TEX4110011000200001000101913957461000th career game


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