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1979 Texas RangersSeason Roster
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Dock Ellis played for the 1979 Texas Rangers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRangers
LocationSt. Petersburg,Florida
Record83-79 (3rd in American League West)League Rank8thMLB Rank14th
BallparkArlington Stadium
ManagerPat CorralesGeneral ManagerEddie Robinson
CoachesJackie Brown (Assistant Coach), Fred Koenig (First Base Coach), Frank Lucchesi (Assistant Coach), Connie Ryan (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJerry Don Gleaton (#17)
Attendance1,519,671 (Rank: 15th)
Minor League AffiliatesTucson Toros (AAA) 74-74 ... Tulsa Drillers (AA) 58-75 ... Asheville Tourists (A) 75-63 ... Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk) 33-21 ...
Years Available1961-2018

Team History -- 1979 Statistics -- 1979 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 1979 Texas Rangers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1979 baseball season.

1979 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 28Cordova,Alabama MLB1968-19891971-1989Woodlawn (Birmingham,AL)Jefferson Col
1968- 9- 185-LAN
 
23Brian AllardP6-1 175 R-R 1958-01-03 21Spring Valley,Illinois MLB1976-19841979-1981Henry Senachwine (Henry,IL)
1976- 4-  84-TEX
 
17,20Bob BabcockP6-5 210 R-R 1949-08-25 29New Castle,Pennsylvania MLB1968-19841979-1981Ellwood City (Ellwood City,PA)
1967-   UDFA-PIT
 
25Buddy Bell3B6-3 200 R-R 1951-08-27 27Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1969-19891972-1989Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)Miami U., Xavier U.
1969-16- 375-CLE
 
3Larvell BlanksSS5-8 167 R-R 1950-01-28 29Del Rio,Texas MLB1969-19801972-1980San Felipe (Del Rio,TX)
1969- 3-  60-ATL
 
19Bert CampanerisSS5-10 160 R-R 1942-03-09 37Pueblo Nueva,Cuba MLB1962-19831964-1983  
1961-   UDFA-KC1
 
12Dave ChalkSS-DH5-10 175 R-R 1950-08-30 28Del Rio,Texas MLB1972-19811973-1981Justin F. Kimball (Dallas,TX)Texas
1972- 1-  10-CAL
 
11Steve ComerP6-3 205 B-R 1954-01-13 25Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1973-19851978-1984Minnetonka (Minnetonka,MN)Minnesota
1976-   UDFA-TEX
 
44Danny DarwinP6-3 190 R-R 1955-10-25 23Bonham,Texas MLB1975-19981978-1998Bonham (Bonham,TX)Grayson County Col
1976-   UDFA-TEX
 
27Dock EllisP6-3 210 B-R 1945-03-11 34Los Angeles,California MLB1964-19791968-1979Gardena (Gardena,CA)Los Angeles Harbor Col
1964-   UDFA-PIT
 
17John EllisDH6-2 225 R-R 1948-08-24 30New London,Connecticut MLB1967-19811969-1981New London (New London,CT)
1966-   UDFA-NYA
 
9Ed FarmerP6-5 210 R-R 1949-10-18 29Evergreen Park,Illinois MLB1967-19861971-1983St. Rita of Cascia (Chicago,IL)
1967- 5-  91-CLE
 
30Oscar GambleDH-OF5-11 165 L-R 1949-12-20 29Ramer,Alabama MLB1968-19851969-1985Carver (Montgomery,AL)
1968-16- 363-CHN
 
7Jerry Don GleatonP6-3 210 L-L 1957-09-14 21Brownwood,Texas MLB1979-19931979-1992Brownwood (Brownwood,TX)Texas
1979- 1-  17-TEX
 
23Gary GrayDH6-0 203 R-R 1952-09-21 26New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1974-19841977-1982Leon Godchaux (Reserve,LA)Southeastern Oklahoma St
1974-18- 408-TEX
 
6Johnny GrubbOF6-3 188 L-R 1948-08-04 30Richmond,Virginia MLB1970-19881972-1987Meadowbrook (Richmond,VA)Florida St, State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1971- 1-  23-SDN
 
38Gary Holle1B6-6 210 R-L 1954-08-11 24Albany,New York MLB1975-19811979-1979Troy Catholic Central (Troy,NY)Siena Col
1976-13- 292-MIL
 
24Fergie JenkinsP6-5 210 R-R 1943-12-13 35Chatham,Ontario MLB1962-19831965-1983Chatham Vocational (Chatham,ON)
1962-   UDFA-PHI
 
31John Henry JohnsonP6-2 190 L-L 1956-08-21 22Houston,Texas MLB1974-19871978-1987Sonoma Valley (Sonoma,CA)
1974-15- 355-SFN
 
35Mike Jorgensen1B6-0 195 L-L 1948-08-16 30Passaic,New Jersey MLB1966-19851968-1985Francis Lewis (Queens,NY)
1966- 4-  61-NYN
 
34Jim KernP6-5 205 R-R 1949-03-15 30Gladwin,Michigan MLB1968-19861974-1986  
1967-   UDFA-CLE
 
28Sparky LyleP6-1 195 L-L 1944-07-22 34DuBois,Pennsylvania MLB1964-19821967-1982Reynoldsville (Reynoldsville,PA)
1964-   UDFA-BAL
 
30Greg MahlbergC5-10 180 R-R 1952-08-08 26Milwaukee,Wisconsin MLB1977-19821978-1979Lutheran (Milwaukee,WI)Wisconsin
1973-   UDFA-TEX
 
32Jon MatlackP6-3 205 L-L 1950-01-19 29West Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19831971-1983Henderson (West Chester,PA)
1967- 1-   4-NYN
 
29Larry McCallP6-2 195 L-R 1952-09-08 26Asheville,North Carolina MLB1977-19811977-1979Enka (Candler,NC)
1971-   UDFA-BAL
 
42Doc MedichP6-5 227 R-R 1948-12-09 30Aliquippa,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19821972-1982Hopewell (Aliquippa,PA)Pittsburgh
1970-30- 700-NYA
 
24Willie Montanez1B-DH6-1 193 L-L 1948-04-01 31Catano,Puerto Rico MLB1965-19821966-1982  
1965-   UDFA-SLN
 
4Nelson NormanSS6-2 160 B-R 1958-05-23 21San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1975-19891978-1987  
1975-   UDFA-PIT
 
0Al OliverOF6-0 195 L-L 1946-10-14 32Portsmouth,Ohio MLB1965-19851968-1985Portsmouth (Portsmouth,OH)
1964-   UDFA-PIT
 
18Pat Putnam1B6-1 214 L-R 1953-12-03 25Bethel,Vermont MLB1975-19851977-1984Fort Myers (Fort Myers,FL)South Alabama
1975- 1-  22-TEX
 
26Dave RajsichP6-5 175 L-L 1951-09-28 27Youngstown,Ohio MLB1975-19881978-1980   Arizona, Phoenix Col
1974-   UDFA-NYA
 
17Mickey RiversOF5-10 165 L-L 1948-10-31 30Miami,Florida MLB1969-19841970-1984Northwestern (Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1969- 1-   8-WS2
 
14Dave RobertsC-OF6-3 215 R-R 1951-02-17 28Lebanon,Oregon MLB1972-19821972-1982Lebanon (Lebanon,OR)Oregon
1972- 1-   1-SDN
 
15Billy SampleOF5-9 175 R-R 1955-04-02 24Roanoke,Virginia MLB1976-19861978-1986Andrew Lewis (Salem,VA)James Madison U.
1976-10- 228-TEX
 
5Eric Soderholm3B5-11 187 R-R 1948-09-24 30Cortland,New York MLB1968-19801971-1980Coral Park (Miami,FL)South Georgia St
1968- 1-   1-MIN
 
12Jim SundbergC6-0 195 R-R 1951-05-18 28Galesburg,Illinois MLB1973-19891974-1989Galesburg (Galesburg,IL)Iowa
1973- 1-   2-TEX
 
10LaRue WashingtonOF6-0 170 R-R 1953-09-07 25Long Beach,California MLB1977-19811978-1979   Cal St Dominguez Hills
1975-23- 540-TEX
 
1Bump Wills2B5-9 177 B-R 1952-07-27 26Washington,DC MLB1975-19821977-1982Central Valley (Spokane Valley,WA)Arizona St
1975- 1-   6-TEX
 
22Richie ZiskOF6-1 208 R-R 1949-02-06 30Brooklyn,New York MLB1967-19831971-1983Parsippany (Parsippany,NJ)Seton Hall U.
1967- 3-  56-PIT
 
39 Players