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1981 Texas Rangers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 57-48 .543
Rank: th in American League West
Run Differential: 452-389 + 63
Roster Continuity 63.92% 18/26
Manager(s): Don Zimmer
General Manager: Eddie Robinson
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 850,076 16/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Ron Darling (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Darrell Johnson
Assistant Coach: Jackie Brown
First Base Coach: Fred Koenig
Hitting Coach: Tommy Helms
Third Base Coach: Wayne Terwilliger

#1 Draft Picks

Jon Matlack (#4)
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 1981 Texas Rangers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    46Bob BabcockP6-5210R-R311979Not draftedMLB--
    25Buddy Bell3B6-3200R-R291972CLE: 1969-16-375MLB--
    29John ButcherP6-4190R-R241980HOU: 1977-1-5MLB--
    11Steve ComerP6-3205B-R271978Not draftedMLB--
    20Larry CoxC5-11190R-R331974Not draftedMLB--
    44Danny DarwinP6-3190R-R251978Not draftedMLB--
    21Dan DuranOF5-11190L-L271981TEX: 1973-30-646MLB--
    9John Ellis1B-C6-2225R-R321969Not draftedMLB--
    6Johnny GrubbOF6-3188L-R321972SDN: 1971-1-23MLB--
    40Rick HoneycuttP6-1190L-L271977PIT: 1976-17-405MLB--
    49Charlie HoughP6-2190R-R331970LAN: 1966-8-159MLB--
    31Fergie JenkinsP6-5210R-R371965Not draftedMLB--
    8Bob JohnsonP6-3195R-R211981TEX: 1977-3-53MLB--
    38John Henry JohnsonP6-2190L-L241978SFN: 1974-15-355MLB--
    27Bob JonesOF6-2195L-L311974WS2: 1967-36-665MLB--
    34Jim KernP6-5205R-R321974Not draftedMLB--
    35Bob LaceyP6-5200R-L271977OAK: 1972-10-140MLB--
    15Rick LisiOF6-0175R-R251981TEX: 1974-13-290MLB--
    32Jon MatlackP6-3205L-L311971NYN: 1967-1-4MLB--
    33Doc MedichP6-5227R-R321972NYA: 1970-30-700MLB--
    14Mario MendozaSS5-11187R-R301974Not draftedMLB--
    53Mark MercerP6-5220L-L271981PIT: 1973-1-1MLB--
    4Nelson NormanSS6-2160B-R231978Not draftedMLB--
    0Al OliverOF-1B6-0195L-L341968Not draftedMLB--
    16Tom PoquetteOF5-10175L-R291973KCA: 1970-4-81MLB--
    18Pat Putnam1B6-1214L-R271977TEX: 1975-1-22MLB--
    17Mickey RiversOF5-10165L-L321970WS2: 1969-1-8MLB--
    7,16Leon RobertsOF6-3200R-R301974DET: 1972-10-236MLB--
    5Billy SampleOF5-9175R-R261978TEX: 1976-10-228MLB--
    24Dave SchmidtP6-1185R-R241981TEX: 1979-26-658MLB--
    13Bill Stein3B-2B5-10170R-R341972SLN: 1969-4-92MLB--
    10Jim SundbergC6-0195R-R301974TEX: 1973-1-2MLB--
    3Wayne TollesonSS-2B5-9160B-R251981TEX: 1978-8-202MLB--
    30Mark WagnerSS6-1175R-R271976DET: 1972-19-452MLB--
    20Donald WernerP6-1185R-R281975CIN: 1971-5-122MLB--
    12Len WhitehouseP5-11175L-L231981Not draftedMLB--
    1Bump Wills2B5-9177B-R281977TEX: 1975-1-6MLB--

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