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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
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1979 Texas Rangers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    33Doyle AlexanderP6-3200R-R281971LAN: 1968-9-185MLB--
    23Brian AllardP6-1175R-R211979TEX: 1976-4-84MLB--
    17,20Bob BabcockP6-5210R-R291979Not draftedMLB--
    25Buddy Bell3B6-3200R-R271972CLE: 1969-16-375MLB--
    3Larvell BlanksSS-2B5-8167R-R291972ATL: 1969-3-60MLB--
    19Bert CampanerisSS5-10160R-R371964Not draftedMLB--
    12Dave Chalk3B-SS5-10175R-R281973CAL: 1972-1-10MLB--
    11Steve ComerP6-3205B-R251978Not draftedMLB--
    44Danny DarwinP6-3190R-R231978Not draftedMLB--
    27Dock EllisP6-3210B-R341968Not draftedMLB--
    17John Ellis1B-C6-2225R-R301969Not draftedMLB--
    9Ed FarmerP6-5210R-R291971CLE: 1967-5-91MLB--
    30Oscar GambleOF5-11165L-R291969CHN: 1968-16-363MLB--
    7Jerry Don GleatonP6-3210L-L211979TEX: 1979-1-17MLB--
    23Gary Gray1B6-0203R-R261977TEX: 1974-18-408MLB--
    6Johnny GrubbOF6-3188L-R301972SDN: 1971-1-23MLB--
    38Gary Holle1B6-6210R-L241979MIL: 1976-13-292MLB--
    24Fergie JenkinsP6-5210R-R351965Not draftedMLB--
    31John Henry JohnsonP6-2190L-L221978SFN: 1974-15-355MLB--
    35Mike Jorgensen1B-OF6-0195L-L301968NYN: 1966-4-61MLB--
    34Jim KernP6-5205R-R301974Not draftedMLB--
    28Sparky LyleP6-1195L-L341967Not draftedMLB--
    30Greg MahlbergC5-10180R-R261978Not draftedMLB--
    32Jon MatlackP6-3205L-L291971NYN: 1967-1-4MLB--
    29Larry McCallP6-2195L-R261977Not draftedMLB--
    42Doc MedichP6-5227R-R301972NYA: 1970-30-700MLB--
    24Willie Montanez1B-OF6-1193L-L311966Not draftedMLB--
    4Nelson NormanSS6-2160B-R211978Not draftedMLB--
    0Al OliverOF-1B6-0195L-L321968Not draftedMLB--
    18Pat Putnam1B6-1214L-R251977TEX: 1975-1-22MLB--
    26Dave RajsichP6-5175L-L271978Not draftedMLB--
    17Mickey RiversOF5-10165L-L301970WS2: 1969-1-8MLB--
    14Dave Roberts3B-C6-3215R-R281972SDN: 1972-1-1MLB--
    15Billy SampleOF5-9175R-R241978TEX: 1976-10-228MLB--
    5Eric Soderholm3B5-11187R-R301971MIN: 1968-1-1MLB--
    12Jim SundbergC6-0195R-R281974TEX: 1973-1-2MLB--
    10LaRue WashingtonOF6-0170R-R251978TEX: 1975-23-540MLB--
    1Bump Wills2B5-9177B-R261977TEX: 1975-1-6MLB--
    22Richie ZiskOF6-1208R-R301971PIT: 1967-3-56MLB--

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