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1980 Texas Rangers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 76-85 .472
Rank: 4th in American League West
Run Differential: 756-752 + 4
Roster Continuity 81.56% 11/26
Manager(s): Pat Corrales
General Manager: Eddie Robinson
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 1,198,175 18/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Tim Maki (#14) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Frank Lucchesi
Bullpen Coach: Rich Donnelly
First Base Coach: Fred Koenig
Third Base Coach: Jackie Moore

#1 Draft Picks

Dave Roberts (#1), Jon Matlack (#4), 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 1980 Texas Rangers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    23Brian AllardP6-1175R-R221979TEX: 1976-4-84MLB--
    29Tucker Ashford3B-2B6-1195R-R251976SDN: 1974-1-2MLB--
    46Bob BabcockP6-5210R-R301979Not draftedMLB--
    25Buddy Bell3B6-3200R-R281972CLE: 1969-16-375MLB--
    29John ButcherP6-4190R-R231980HOU: 1977-1-5MLB--
    16Ken ClayP6-3195R-R261977NYA: 1972-2-38MLB--
    11Steve ComerP6-3205B-R261978Not draftedMLB--
    44Danny DarwinP6-3190R-R241978Not draftedMLB--
    12Odie DavisSS6-1178R-R241980TEX: 1977-7-165MLB--
    35Adrian DevineP6-4205R-R281973ATL: 1970-2-45MLB--
    9John Ellis1B-C6-2225R-R311969Not draftedMLB--
    24Ed FigueroaP6-1190R-R311974Not draftedMLB--
    3Pepe FriasSS-2B5-10159R-R311973Not draftedMLB--
    27Jerry Don GleatonP6-3210L-L221979TEX: 1979-1-17MLB--
    6Johnny GrubbOF6-3188L-R311972SDN: 1971-1-23MLB--
    7Bud HarrelsonSS5-11160B-R361965UDFAMLB--
    30Mike HartOF6-3185B-R281980MON: 1972-11-245MLB--
    49Charlie HoughP6-2190R-R321970LAN: 1966-8-159MLB--
    31Fergie JenkinsP6-5210R-R361965Not draftedMLB--
    38John Henry JohnsonP6-2190L-L231978SFN: 1974-15-355MLB--
    43Don KainerP6-3205R-R241980TEX: 1977-13-321MLB--
    34Jim KernP6-5205R-R311974Not draftedMLB--
    28Dennis LewallynP6-4200R-R261975LAN: 1972-1-8MLB--
    28Sparky LyleP6-1195L-L351967Not draftedMLB--
    32Jon MatlackP6-3205L-L301971NYN: 1967-1-4MLB--
    33Doc MedichP6-5227R-R311972NYA: 1970-30-700MLB--
    4Nelson NormanSS6-2160B-R221978Not draftedMLB--
    19Jim NorrisOF5-10175L-L311977CLE: 1971-5-108MLB--
    0Al OliverOF-1B6-0195L-L331968Not draftedMLB--
    36Gaylord PerryP6-4215R-R411962Not draftedMLB--
    18Pat Putnam1B6-1214L-R261977TEX: 1975-1-22MLB--
    26Dave RajsichP6-5175L-L281978Not draftedMLB--
    2Mike Richardt2B6-0170R-R221980TOR: 1978-2-27MLB--
    17Mickey RiversOF5-10165L-L311970WS2: 1969-1-8MLB--
    14Dave Roberts3B-C6-3215R-R291972SDN: 1972-1-1MLB--
    5Billy SampleOF5-9175R-R251978TEX: 1976-10-228MLB--
    20Rusty StaubOF-1B6-2200L-R361963Not draftedMLB--
    10Jim SundbergC6-0195R-R291974TEX: 1973-1-2MLB--
    8Danny WaltonOF6-0200R-R321968HOU: 1965-10-196MLB--
    1Bump Wills2B5-9177B-R271977TEX: 1975-1-6MLB--
    22Richie ZiskOF6-1208R-R311971PIT: 1967-3-56MLB--

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