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1998 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 940-871 + 69
Manager(s): Johnny Oates
General Manager: Douglas Melvin
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: The Ballpark in Arlington
Payroll: $ 54,704,595 5/30
Attendance: 2,927,399 9/30
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Carlos Pena (#10) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Bucky Dent
Bullpen Coach: Larry Hardy
First Base Coach: Ed Napoleon
Hitting Coach: Rudy Jaramillo
Pitching Coach: Dick Bosman
Third Base Coach: Jerry Narron

#1 Draft Picks

Will Clark (#2), Bobby Witt (#3), Jonathan Johnson (#7), Todd Van Poppel (#14), Royce Clayton (#15), Rick Helling (#22), Lee Stevens (#22), Tom Goodwin (#22), Rick Helling (#22), Bill Haselman (#23), Aaron Sele (#23)
American League West Standings
Full League Standings
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Kevin ElsterTEXCHAW 20-4 vs CHA34210110021000007774 runs scored
    Mark McLemoreTEXCHAL 4-5 @CHA513000130010000010253 stolen bases
    Lee StevensTEXDETW 10-1 vs DET43300340011000003663 home runs
    Mark McLemoreTEXBALL 8-10 vs BAL433002400100000010342 home runs
    Ivan RodriguezTEXBALW 11-7 vs BAL52400130000000008924 hits
    Roberto KellyTEXKCAL 4-11 @KCA52201110001000001175100th career home run
    Juan GonzalezTEXKCAW 11-8 @KCA41310051001000109715 RBIs
    Juan GonzalezTEXKCAW 11-4 @KCA53300240000000009722 home runs
    Kevin ElsterTEXBOSW 7-6 @BOS42200240001000008022 home runs
    Juan GonzalezTEXNYAL 13-15 vs NYA53300150000000009815 RBIs
    Fernando TatisTEXCLEW 6-3 vs CLE1000000000020000852 hit by pitches
    Ivan RodriguezTEXBOSW 8-2 vs BOS42200120001000009111000th career hit
    Rusty GreerTEXNYAW 7-5 @NYA72300260001000005452 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Kevin ElsterTEXCLEL 2-3 @CLE50000000004000008144 strikeouts
    Lee StevensTEXSEAW 8-7 vs SEA42310230001000003972 home runs
    Juan GonzalezTEXKCAW 13-10 vs KCA41200150000100009965 RBIs
    Juan GonzalezTEXMINL 5-6 vs MIN502100100000000010001000th career game
    Juan GonzalezTEXBALW 10-8 @BAL533002400020000010032 home runs
    Juan GonzalezTEXBALW 9-5 @BAL522002500030000010042 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Ivan RodriguezTEXOAKW 16-10 @OAK64301001000000009304 runs scored
    Lee StevensTEXOAKW 16-10 @OAK62410020001000004084 hits
    Aaron SeleTEXCOLW 3-1 @COL301100000000000021st career hit
    Domingo CedenoTEXCOLL 8-9 @COL51420010000000003474 hits
    Roberto KellyTEXANAL 6-18 vs ANA523002200000000011812 home runs
    Juan GonzalezTEXANAW 7-3 @ANA423101500100000010225 RBIs
    Roberto KellyTEXARIW 16-5 vs ARI544001300000000011874 runs scored, 4 hits
    Ivan RodriguezTEXARIW 16-5 vs ARI52400010000000009444 hits
    Fernando TatisTEXSEAL 2-8 vs SEA40420010000000001354 hits
    Ivan RodriguezTEXSEAW 9-2 vs SEA50410041000000009534 hits
    Juan GonzalezTEXSEAW 8-4 vs SEA422002400020000010372 home runs
    Will ClarkTEXTBAW 9-8 vs TBA404000100100100017114 hits
    Juan GonzalezTEXKCAW 15-5 @KCA533002500010000010492 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Rob SasserTEXCHAL 2-10 vs CHA100000000000000011st career game
    Rusty GreerTEXNYAW 16-5 @NYA51300150011000006225 RBIs
    Roberto KellyTEXNYAL 5-6 @NYA423002300000000012172 home runs
    Juan GonzalezTEXNYAL 9-12 vs NYA422002500110000010702 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Ivan RodriguezTEXNYAL 9-12 vs NYA5110011000200000992100th career home run
    Will ClarkTEXCHAW 6-5 @CHA523002200000000017442 home runs
    Juan GonzalezTEXCHAW 6-5 @CHA511001200040000010754 strikeouts
    Juan GonzalezTEXDETW 13-2 @DET534211700000000010797 RBIs, 4 hits
    Ivan RodriguezTEXDETW 13-2 @DET400000000010000110001000th career game
    Ivan RodriguezTEXBALW 6-5 @BAL41100120001000021012500th career RBI
    Tom GoodwinTEXOAKW 3-1 vs OAK4000000100000000676200th career stolen base
    Juan GonzalezTEXOAKL 4-8 vs OAK41200110001000001096300th career home run
    Rusty GreerTEXANAW 9-1 @ANA52410010000000006574 hits
    Rusty GreerTEXANAW 7-1 @ANA30000020000000206592 sacrifice flies
    Lee StevensTEXSEAL 4-15 @SEA32200240011000004732 home runs
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Roger PavlikTEXCHAW 20-4 vs CHASv 420001410015000--12746-381st career save
    Aaron SeleTEXTBAW 4-0 vs TBAWSHO9400011000131106733369%11242-3310 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout
    Rick HellingTEXMINW 9-4 @MINW 8.2844131000037137894865%6916-1610 Strikeouts
    John WettelandTEXCLEW 6-3 vs CLESv 110000200052116576%44336-35Threw 76% strikes
    Scott BailesTEXCLEL 2-3 @CLE 210000300062217577%31138-44Threw 77% strikes
    Danny PattersonTEXSEAW 9-8 vs SEA 1.231100400082819968%7211-7Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Xavier HernandezTEXTBAW 7-3 @TBA 1.210000200062721678%42736-30Threw 78% strikes
    Darren OliverTEXSDNW 8-7 vs SDN 6.2966011010333111753668%13638-2510 Strikeouts
    Scott BailesTEXANAL 6-18 vs ANA 143300010072418675%32739-44Threw 75% strikes
    Eric GundersonTEXANAL 6-18 vs ANA 1.122200100061712571%2008-8200th career game
    Xavier HernandezTEXANAL 5-8 vs ANA 1.231110400082618869%43036-30Struck out at least 2 batters per inning (1.2+ ip)
    Scott BailesTEXSEAL 2-8 vs SEA 2.2211001000102721678%33339-44Threw 78% strikes
    Tim CrabtreeTEXOAKL 5-7 @OAK 132200000052219386%15611-8Threw 86% strikes
    Eric GundersonTEXBALL 3-9 vs BAL 3.1311003000133932782%2098-8Threw 82% strikes
    John WettelandTEXTBAW 7-4 vs TBASv 110000000042116576%46837-36Threw 76% strikes
    Danny PattersonTEXCLEW 8-2 vs CLESv 2.2200004000102821775%10711-11Threw 75% strikes
    Rick HellingTEXMINW 6-0 vs MINWSHO930003800033119744562%9429-23Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Al LevineTEXTBAL 5-10 @TBA 2.1533002000123225778%672-4Threw 78% strikes
    Jonathan JohnsonTEXSEAW 12-6 @SEA 4.15440530002287464153%10-01st career game

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