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1975 Texas RangersSeason Roster
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Jim Merritt played for the 1975 Texas Rangers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRangers
LocationSt. Petersburg,Florida
Record79-83 (3rd in American League West)League Rank7thMLB Rank14th
BallparkArlington Stadium
ManagerFrank Lucchesi,Billy MartinGeneral ManagerDan O'Brien
CoachesMerl Combs (Assistant Coach), Art Fowler (Pitching Coach), Sid Hudson (Assistant Coach), Frank Lucchesi (Assistant Coach), Jackie Moore (Third Base Coach), Jim Piersall (Assistant Coach), Charlie Silvera (Bullpen Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJim Gideon (#17)
Attendance1,127,924 (Rank: 12th)
Years Available1961-2018

Team History -- 1975 Statistics -- 1975 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1975 Texas Rangers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1975 baseball season.

1975 Texas Rangers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
34Mike BacsikP6-1 185 R-R 1952-04-01 23Dallas,Texas MLB1973-19801975-1980Bishop Dunne (Dallas,TX)
1970-55- 922-BAL
 
22Jim BibbyP6-5 235 R-R 1944-10-29 30Franklinton,North Carolina MLB1965-19841972-1984Franklinton (Franklinton,NC)Fayetteville St
1965-   UDFA-NYN
 
3Ed Brinkman3B6-0 170 R-R 1941-12-06 33Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1961-19751961-1975Western Hills (Cincinnati,OH)Cincinnati
1961-   UDFA-WS2
 
28Jackie BrownP6-1 195 R-R 1943-05-31 32Holdenville,Oklahoma MLB1970-19781970-1977Moss (Holdenville,OK)
1962-   UDFA-PHI
 
20Jeff BurroughsOF6-1 200 R-R 1951-03-07 24Long Beach,California MLB1969-19851970-1985Wilson (Long Beach,CA)
1969- 1-   1-WS2
 
19Leo Cardenas3B5-10 163 R-R 1938-12-17 36Matanza,Cuba MLB1956-19751960-1975  
1957-   UDFA-CIN
 
32David ClydeP6-1 185 L-L 1955-04-22 20Kansas City,Kansas MLB1973-19811973-1979Westchester (Houston,TX)
1973- 1-   1-TEX
 
4Mike Cubbage2B6-0 180 L-R 1950-07-21 24Charlottesville,Virginia MLB1970-19821974-1981Lane (Charlottesville,VA)Virginia
1971- 2-  25-WS2
 
3Willie DavisOF6-2 181 L-L 1940-04-15 35Mineral Springs,Arkansas MLB1959-19791960-1979Roosevelt (Los Angeles,CA)
1958-   UDFA-LAN
 
14Bill FaheyC6-0 200 L-R 1950-06-14 25Detroit,Michigan MLB1970-19831971-1983Redford Union (Redford,MI)St. Clair County CC
1970- 1-   1-WS2
 
29Steve FoucaultP6-0 205 L-R 1949-10-03 25Duluth,Minnesota MLB1973-19791973-1978Coral Park (Miami,FL)South Georgia St
1969-43- 912-WS2
 
17Jim Fregosi1B6-1 190 R-R 1942-04-04 33San Francisco,California MLB1961-19781961-1978Junipero Serra (San Mateo,CA)Menlo Col
1960-   UDFA-BOS
 
39Jim GideonP6-3 190 R-R 1953-09-26 21Taylor,Texas MLB1975-19821975-1975Bellaire (Bellaire,TX)Texas
1975- 1-  17-TEX
 
6Tom GrieveOF-DH6-2 190 R-R 1948-03-04 27Pittsfield,Massachusetts MLB1967-19791970-1979Pittsfield (Pittsfield,MA)
1966- 1-   6-WS2
 
49Bill HandsP6-2 185 R-R 1940-05-06 35Hackensack,New Jersey MLB1959-19751965-1975Rutherford (Rutherford,NJ)
1959-   UDFA-SFN
 
26Steve HarganP6-3 180 R-R 1942-09-08 32Fort Wayne,Indiana MLB1962-19781965-1977South Side (Fort Wayne,IN)
1961-   UDFA-CLE
 
21Mike HargroveOF6-0 195 L-L 1949-10-26 25Perryton,Texas MLB1972-19851974-1985Perryton (Perryton,TX)Northwestern St
1972-25- 572-TEX
 
11Toby HarrahSS6-0 180 R-R 1948-10-26 26Sissonville,West Virginia MLB1967-19861969-1986Elgin (Marion,OH)
1966-   UDFA-PHI
 
13,27Roy Howell3B6-1 190 L-R 1953-12-18 21Lompoc,California MLB1972-19851974-1984Lompoc (Lompoc,CA)
1972- 1-   4-TEX
 
31Fergie JenkinsP6-5 210 R-R 1943-12-13 31Chatham,Ontario MLB1962-19831965-1983Chatham Vocational (Chatham,ON)
1962-   UDFA-PHI
 
8Bob JonesOF6-2 195 L-L 1949-10-11 25Elkton,Maryland MLB1967-19871974-1986Dawson County (Dawsonville,GA)
1967-36- 665-WS2
 
18Mike KekichP6-1 200 R-L 1945-04-02 30San Diego,California MLB1964-19781965-1977Lynwood (Lynwood,CA)
1964-   UDFA-LAN
 
2Joe LovittoOF6-0 185 B-R 1951-01-06 24San Pedro,California MLB1969-19751972-1975San Pedro (San Pedro,CA)
1969- 1-   2-WS2
 
16Jim MerrittP6-2 180 L-L 1943-12-09 31Altadena,California MLB1962-19751965-1975Edgewood (West Covina,CA)
1961-   UDFA-LAN
 
30Dave MoatesOF5-9 163 L-L 1948-01-30 27Great Lakes,Illinois MLB1969-19771975-1976   Florida St, State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1969- 4-  87-WS2
 
28Tommy MooreP5-11 175 R-R 1948-07-07 26Lynwood,California MLB1967-19771972-1977John Glenn (Norwalk,CA)Cerritos Col
1968-32- 724-KCA
 
5Dave Nelson2B5-10 160 R-R 1944-06-20 31Fort Sill,Oklahoma MLB1964-19771968-1977Junipero Serra (Gardena,CA)Cal St Los Angeles, El Camino-Compton Center
1964-   UDFA-CLE
 
36Gaylord PerryP6-4 215 R-R 1938-09-15 36Williamston,North Carolina MLB1958-19831962-1983Williamston (Williamston,NC)
1958-   UDFA-SFN
 
18Stan PerzanowskiP6-2 170 B-R 1950-08-25 24East Chicago,Indiana MLB1971-19791971-1978Oliver P. Morton (Hammond,IN)
1968-16- 362-CHA
 
35Ron PruittC6-0 185 R-R 1951-10-21 23Flint,Michigan MLB1971-19831975-1983Flint Central (Flint,MI)Michigan St
1972- 2-  28-TEX
 
7,33Len Randle2B-OF5-10 169 B-R 1949-02-12 26Long Beach,California MLB1969-19821971-1982Centennial (Compton,CA)Arizona St
1970- 1-  10-WS2
 
25Tom Robson1B-DH6-3 215 R-R 1946-01-15 29Rochester,New York MLB1974-19751974-1975Camelback (Phoenix,AZ)Utah St, Phoenix Col
1967-50- 859-NYN
 
15Roy SmalleySS6-1 185 B-R 1952-10-25 22Los Angeles,California MLB1972-19871975-1987Westchester (Los Angeles,CA)USC
1974- 1-   1-TEX
 
3,9Jim Spencer1B6-2 195 L-L 1947-07-30 27Hanover,Pennsylvania MLB1965-19821968-1982Andover (Linthicum,MD)
1969-42- 909-SE1
 
10Jim SundbergC6-0 195 R-R 1951-05-18 24Galesburg,Illinois MLB1973-19891974-1989Galesburg (Galesburg,IL)Iowa
1973- 1-   2-TEX
 
23Stan ThomasP6-2 185 R-R 1949-07-11 25Rumford,Maine MLB1969-19781974-1977Mexico (Mexico,ME)Florida St, New Haven
1971-27- 618-WS2
 
12Cesar TovarDH5-9 155 R-R 1940-07-03 34Caracas,Venezuela MLB1959-19761965-1976  
1959-   UDFA-CIN
 
40Jim UmbargerP6-6 200 L-L 1953-02-17 22Burbank,California MLB1974-19831975-1978Grant (Van Nuys,CA)Arizona St
1974-16- 362-TEX
 
25,38Clyde WrightP6-1 185 R-L 1941-02-20 34Jefferson City,Tennessee MLB1965-19751966-1975   Carson-Newman Col
1965- 6- 107-CAL
 
39 Players