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1983 Texas Rangers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 77-85 .475
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 639-609 + 30
Roster Continuity 71.50% 22/26
Manager(s): Doug Rader
General Manager: Joe Klein
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 1,363,469 17/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jeff Kunkel (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Darrell Johnson
Assistant Coach: Jackie Brown
Bullpen Coach: Glenn Ezell
First Base Coach: Rich Donnelly
Hitting Coach: Merv Rettenmund
Pitching Coach: Dick Such
Third Base Coach: Wayne Terwilliger

#1 Draft Picks

Jon Matlack (#4), Frank Tanana (#13), Al Lachowicz (#24)
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 1983 Texas Rangers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    46Jim AndersonSS6-0170R-R261978CAL: 1975-2-25MLB--
    25Buddy Bell3B6-3200R-R311972CLE: 1969-16-375MLB--
    14Larry BiittnerOF-1B6-2205L-L371970WS2: 1968-10-212MLB--
    29John ButcherP6-4190R-R261980HOU: 1977-1-5MLB--
    4Nick CapraOF5-8165R-R251982TEX: 1979-3-69MLB--
    23Victor CruzP5-9200R-R251978Not draftedMLB--
    44Danny DarwinP6-3190R-R271978Not draftedMLB--
    7Bucky DentSS5-11181R-R311973SLN: 1970-1-6MLB--
    13Tom DunbarOF6-2192L-L231983TEX: 1980-1-25MLB--
    35Tom HenkeP6-5215R-R251982CHN: 1980-1-24MLB--
    40Rick HoneycuttP6-1190L-L291977PIT: 1976-17-405MLB--
    12Dave Hostetler1B6-4215R-R271981MON: 1978-4-87MLB--
    49Charlie HoughP6-2190R-R351970LAN: 1966-8-159MLB--
    8Bob JohnsonP6-3195R-R231981TEX: 1977-3-53MLB--
    6Bob JonesOF6-2195L-L331974WS2: 1967-36-665MLB--
    21Odell JonesP6-3175R-R301975Not draftedMLB--
    51Al LachowiczP6-3198R-R221983TEX: 1981-1-24MLB--
    16Mike MasonP6-2205L-L241982TEX: 1980-1-12MLB--
    32Jon MatlackP6-3205L-L331971NYN: 1967-1-4MLB--
    9Pete O'Brien1B6-1190L-L251982TEX: 1979-15-381MLB--
    15Larry Parrish3B-OF6-3220R-R291974Not draftedMLB--
    2Mike Richardt2B6-0170R-R251980TOR: 1978-2-27MLB--
    17Mickey RiversOF5-10165L-L341970WS2: 1969-1-8MLB--
    5Billy SampleOF5-9175R-R281978TEX: 1976-10-228MLB--
    24Dave SchmidtP6-1185R-R261981TEX: 1979-26-658MLB--
    43Donnie ScottC5-11185B-R211983TEX: 1979-2-43MLB--
    48Mike SmithsonP6-8215L-R281982BOS: 1976-5-118MLB--
    1Bill Stein3B-2B5-10170R-R361972SLN: 1969-4-92MLB--
    31Dave StewartP6-2200R-R261978LAN: 1975-16-384MLB--
    10Jim SundbergC6-0195R-R321974TEX: 1973-1-2MLB--
    28Frank TananaP6-3195L-L291973CAL: 1971-1-13MLB--
    41Dave TobikP6-1195R-R301978DET: 1975-1-2MLB--
    3Wayne TollesonSS-2B5-9160B-R271981TEX: 1978-8-202MLB--
    30Mark WagnerSS6-1175R-R291976DET: 1972-19-452MLB--
    19Curtis WilkersonSS-2B5-9158B-R221983TEX: 1980-4-92MLB--
    26George WrightOF5-11180B-R241982TEX: 1977-4-87MLB--
    38Ricky WrightP6-3175L-L241982LAN: 1980-1-2MLB--

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