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1979 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ American League
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: 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
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Buddy Bell3B2767089200
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3
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18
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1015430453471016.299.327.451778.152.199.2951.5037.2302720
1Bump Wills2B2654390148
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3
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5
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46351153584414312.273.340.350690.077.219.2961.09108.6190617
22Richie ZiskOF3050369132
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1
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18
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64115775041215.262.336.416752.153.266.2771.3227.9209563
12Jim SundbergC2849550136
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4
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5
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64335151555517.275.345.368713.093.196.2951.0099.0182561
0Al OliverOF3249269159
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28
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4
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12
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76453434481714.323.367.470837.146.213.3251.0041.0231538
18Pat Putnam1B2542657118
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18
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64162350664612.277.319.458777.181.223.2752.1723.7195465
4Nelson NormanSS213433676
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9
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3
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021411941001835.222.260.265525.044.108.2492.16--91383
15Billy SampleOF243256095
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35863728211036.292.365.415780.123.243.3050.7665.0135377
17John EllisDH303163390
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6122155521043.285.318.437755.152.199.3083.6726.3138337
6Johnny GrubbOF302894279
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14
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010
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3724344413226.273.350.426776.152.263.2911.2928.9123328
17Mickey RiversOF302473574
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257291810332.300.323.433756.134.190.3012.0041.2107263
30Oscar GambleDH-OF291612754
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32213715111026.335.458.522980.186.422.3290.4120.184201
35Mike Jorgensen1B301572135
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1602142921313.223.293.382675.159.236.2362.0726.260177
5Eric Soderholm3B301471540
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190012910235.272.325.395720.122.204.2630.7536.858165
24Willie Montanez1B-DH311441946
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240181411014.319.357.528885.208.257.3091.7518.076154
3Larvell BlanksSS291201324
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150011900341.200.259.267526.067.158.2020.82120.032138
14Dave RobertsC-OF28841222
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141071700203.262.319.417736.155.250.2972.4328.03593
23Gary GrayDH2642410
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0001112800002.238.273.238511.000.048.2944.00--1044
10LaRue WashingtonOF251855
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0002214000000.278.409.278687.000.278.2780.00--522
30Greg MahlbergC261722
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1002400202.118.211.294505.176.294.0832.0017.0521
19Bert CampanerisSS37921
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0000101300000.111.200.111311.000.222.1673.00--110
12Dave ChalkSS-DH28802
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0000000000101.250.250.250500.000.000.250----29
38Gary Holle1B24601
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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
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
24Fergie Jenkins3516144.0737371030025925212711740811644031.298.761.392.815.702.02
11Steve Comer2517123.6836366100242230114992484867081.308.550.893.123.201.02
42Doc Medich301074.17291941101491567869949584041.389.420.542.963.501.18
34Jim Kern301351.577100057291439935255621365021.136.230.313.908.562.19
33Doyle Alexander28574.46231800301131146556369504011.629.080.245.503.980.72
28Sparky Lyle34583.1367000531395783733928482001.127.390.852.654.551.71
32Jon Matlack29544.131313200085984339915351011.3310.380.951.593.712.33
31John Henry Johnson22264.9417121010827950451236463101.408.671.323.955.051.28
44Danny Darwin23444.04206104078503635530580151.035.770.583.466.691.93
26Dave Rajsich27133.50273008053562521718320001.379.331.173.005.331.78
27Dock Ellis34155.94109000046643431516102001.7012.260.963.061.910.63
23Brian Allard21134.3674201033361716413140001.489.821.093.553.821.08
9Ed Farmer29204.36112005033302116219253001.488.180.555.186.821.32
7Jerry Don Gleaton21016.30520010915770221011.7013.500.001.801.801.00
29Larry McCall26102.2521001087220330001.257.880.003.383.381.00
17,20Bob Babcock290010.8040001057761761002.8012.601.8012.6010.800.86
Pitching Totals83793.863791622651364214371371698617135532773372251.328.590.853.334.841.45
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Doyle Alexander282300000000001.000------------------12230
Brian Allard21700000000001.000------------------350
Bob Babcock29400000000001.000------------------010
Buddy Bell2700001473300000--------.969.980--------14742917
Larvell Blanks290001604900001------1.000--.972--------65903
Bert Campaneris3700000800000----------.962--------12131
Dave Chalk2800010300002------1.000--1.000--------130
Steve Comer25360000000000.934------------------19384
Danny Darwin232000000000001.000------------------260
Dock Ellis34100000000000.909------------------281
John Ellis300730000000062--1.000.978--------------232125
Ed Farmer291100000000001.000------------------240
Oscar Gamble290000000002137------------------1.0004120
Jerry Don Gleaton21500000000001.000------------------040
Gary Gray26000000000013--------------------
Johnny Grubb30000000000820------------------.98613582
Gary Holle2400100000000----1.000--------------1100
Fergie Jenkins35370000000000.962------------------25503
John Henry Johnson221700000000001.000------------------1110
Mike Jorgensen300060000000202----.988------------1.000320314
Jim Kern30710000000000.781------------------9167
Sparky Lyle34670000000000.867------------------2112
Greg Mahlberg2607000000000--1.000----------------2210
Jon Matlack29130000000000.905------------------3162
Larry McCall26200000000001.000------------------010
Doc Medich30290000000000.951------------------6332
Willie Montanez310019000000017----.995--------------191161
Nelson Norman210001014200000----------.952--------17730224
Al Oliver3200000000011910------------------.97526097
Pat Putnam250096000000032----.994--------------832625
Dave Rajsich272700000000001.000------------------1130
Mickey Rivers30000000000570------------------.98115343
Dave Roberts280146810000114--.9801.0001.0001.000--------1.00082301
Billy Sample240000000001039------------------1.00017370
Eric Soderholm300020370000014----.909--.944----------29495
Jim Sundberg280150000000000--.995----------------754754
LaRue Washington25000010000131--------1.000--------1.0001610
Bump Wills260001460000000------.976------------33746820
Richie Zisk300000000001343------------------.972234107


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