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1978 Texas RangersSeason Roster
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Doc Medich played for the 1978 Texas Rangers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRangers
LocationSt. Petersburg,Florida
Record87-75 (2nd in American League West)League Rank6thMLB Rank12th
ManagerPat Corrales,Billy HunterGeneral ManagerDan O'Brien
CoachesPat Corrales (Third Base Coach), Sid Hudson (Assistant Coach), Fred Koenig (First Base Coach), Connie Ryan (Assistant Coach), Jimmie Schaffer (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickAmos Lewis (#46)
Attendance1,447,963
Minor League AffiliatesTucson Toros (AAA) 69-71 ... Tulsa Drillers (AA) 57-78 ... Asheville Tourists (A) 73-67 ... Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk) 33-22 ...
Years Available1961-2018

Team History -- 1978 Statistics -- 1978 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 1978 Texas Rangers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1978 baseball season.

1978 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)
33Doyle AlexanderP6-3 200 R-R 1950-09-04 27Cordova,Alabama MLB1968-19891971-1989Woodlawn (Birmingham,AL)Jefferson Col
1968- 9- 185-LAN
 
2Sandy Alomar1B-2B5-9 155 B-R 1943-10-19 34Salinas,Puerto Rico MLB1961-19781964-1978  
1960-   UDFA-MLB
 
39Len BarkerP6-5 225 R-R 1955-07-07 22Fort Knox,Kentucky MLB1973-19871976-1987Neshaminy (Langhorne,PA)
1973- 3-  49-TEX
 
12Juan BeniquezOF5-11 165 R-R 1950-05-13 28San Sebastian,Puerto Rico MLB1969-19881971-1988  
1968-   UDFA-BOS
 
13Kurt Bevacqua3B6-1 185 R-R 1947-01-23 31Miami Beach,Florida MLB1967-19851971-1985North Miami (North Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1967- 6- 102-ATL
 
24Bobby BondsOF6-1 190 R-R 1946-03-15 32Riverside,California MLB1965-19821968-1981Riverside Poly (Riverside,CA)
1964-   UDFA-SFN
 
19Bert CampanerisSS5-10 160 R-R 1942-03-09 36Pueblo Nueva,Cuba MLB1962-19831964-1983  
1961-   UDFA-KC1
 
26Reggie ClevelandP6-1 195 R-R 1948-05-23 30Swift Current,Saskatchewan MLB1966-19811969-1981Notre Dame (Wilcox,SK)
1965-   UDFA-SLN
 
28Steve ComerP6-3 205 B-R 1954-01-13 24Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1973-19851978-1984Minnetonka (Minnetonka,MN)Minnesota
1976-   UDFA-TEX
 
44Danny DarwinP6-3 190 R-R 1955-10-25 22Bonham,Texas MLB1975-19981978-1998Bonham (Bonham,TX)Grayson County Col
1976-   UDFA-TEX
 
17Dock EllisP6-3 210 B-R 1945-03-11 33Los Angeles,California MLB1964-19791968-1979Gardena (Gardena,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1964-   UDFA-PIT
 
9John EllisC6-2 225 R-R 1948-08-24 29New London,Connecticut MLB1967-19811969-1981New London (New London,CT)
1966-   UDFA-NYA
 
23Gary GrayDH6-0 203 R-R 1952-09-21 25New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1974-19841977-1982Leon Godchaux (Reserve,LA)Southeastern Oklahoma St
1974-18- 408-TEX
 
6Johnny GrubbOF6-3 188 L-R 1948-08-04 29Richmond,Virginia MLB1970-19881972-1987Meadowbrook (Richmond,VA)Florida St, State Col Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
1971- 1-  23-SDN
 
21Mike Hargrove1B6-0 195 L-L 1949-10-26 28Perryton,Texas MLB1972-19851974-1985Perryton (Perryton,TX)Northwestern St
1972-25- 572-TEX
 
11Toby Harrah3B-SS6-0 180 R-R 1948-10-26 29Sissonville,West Virginia MLB1967-19861969-1986Elgin (Marion,OH)
1966-   UDFA-PHI
 
31Fergie JenkinsP6-5 210 R-R 1943-12-13 34Chatham,Ontario MLB1962-19831965-1983Chatham Vocational (Chatham,ON)
1962-   UDFA-PHI
 
35Mike Jorgensen1B6-0 195 L-L 1948-08-16 29Passaic,New Jersey MLB1966-19851968-1985Francis Lewis (Queens,NY)
1966- 4-  61-NYN
 
25Paul LindbladP6-1 195 L-L 1941-08-09 36Chanute,Kansas MLB1963-19781965-1978Chanute (Chanute,KS)Neosho County CC.
1963-   UDFA-KC1
 
34John Lowenstein3B-DH6-0 175 L-R 1947-01-27 31Wolf Point,Montana MLB1968-19851970-1985Norte Vista (Riverside,CA)California-Riverside
1968-18- 402-CLE
 
43Greg MahlbergC5-10 180 R-R 1952-08-08 25Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1977-19821978-1979Lutheran (Milwaukee,WI)Wisconsin
1973-   UDFA-TEX
 
3Jim MasonSS6-2 190 L-R 1950-08-14 27Mobile,Alabama MLB1968-19791971-1979Murphy (Mobile,AL)
1968- 2-  28-WS2
 
32Jon MatlackP6-3 205 L-L 1950-01-19 28West Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19831971-1983Henderson (West Chester,PA)
1967- 1-   4-NYN
 
42Doc MedichP6-5 227 R-R 1948-12-09 29Aliquippa,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19821972-1982Hopewell (Aliquippa,PA)Pittsburgh
1970-30- 700-NYA
 
16Paul MirabellaP6-2 196 L-L 1954-03-20 24Belleville,New Jersey MLB1974-19901978-1990Parsippany (Parsippany,NJ)Montclair St
1976- 1-  21-TEX
 
29Roger MoretP6-4 175 B-L 1949-09-16 28Guayama,Puerto Rico MLB1968-19781970-1978  
1968-   UDFA-BOS
 
4Nelson NormanSS6-2 160 B-R 1958-05-23 20San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1975-19891978-1987  
1975-   UDFA-PIT
 
0Al OliverOF6-0 195 L-L 1946-10-14 31Portsmouth,Ohio MLB1965-19851968-1985Portsmouth (Portsmouth,OH)
1964-   UDFA-PIT
 
18Pat PutnamDH6-1 214 L-R 1953-12-03 24Bethel,Vermont MLB1975-19851977-1984Fort Myers (Fort Myers,FL)South Alabama
1975- 1-  22-TEX
 
7Billy SampleDH-OF5-9 175 R-R 1955-04-02 23Roanoke,Virginia MLB1976-19861978-1986Andrew Lewis (Salem,VA)James Madison U.
1976-10- 228-TEX
 
10Jim SundbergC6-0 195 R-R 1951-05-18 27Galesburg,Illinois MLB1973-19891974-1989Galesburg (Galesburg,IL)Iowa
1973- 1-   2-TEX
 
20Bobby ThompsonOF5-11 175 B-R 1953-11-03 24Charlotte,North Carolina MLB1977-19781978-1978Harding University (Charlotte,NC)
1972-19- 436-TEX
 
40Jim UmbargerP6-6 200 L-L 1953-02-17 25Burbank,California MLB1974-19831975-1978Grant (Van Nuys,CA)Arizona St
1974-16- 362-TEX
 
15Claudell WashingtonOF-DH6-0 190 L-L 1954-08-31 23Los Angeles,California MLB1973-19901974-1990Berkeley (Berkeley,CA)
1972-   UDFA-OAK
 
15LaRue Washington2B6-0 170 R-R 1953-09-07 24Long Beach,California MLB1977-19811978-1979   Cal St Dominguez Hills
1975-23- 540-TEX
 
1Bump Wills2B5-9 177 B-R 1952-07-27 25Washington,DC MLB1975-19821977-1982Central Valley (Spokane Valley,WA)Arizona St
1975- 1-   6-TEX
 
22Richie ZiskOF-DH6-1 208 R-R 1949-02-06 29Brooklyn,New York MLB1967-19831971-1983Parsippany (Parsippany,NJ)Seton Hall U.
1967- 3-  56-PIT
 
37 Players