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1981 Texas RangersSeason Roster
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Fergie Jenkins played for the 1981 Texas Rangers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRangers
LocationSt. Petersburg,Florida
Record57-48 (2nd in American League West)League Rank7thMLB Rank13th
BallparkArlington Stadium
ManagerDon ZimmerGeneral ManagerEddie Robinson
CoachesJackie Brown (Assistant Coach), Tommy Helms (Hitting Coach), Darrell Johnson (Assistant Coach), Fred Koenig (First Base Coach), Wayne Terwilliger (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickRon Darling (#9)
Attendance850,076 (Rank: 16th)
Minor League AffiliatesWichita Aeros (AAA) 65-70 ... Tulsa Drillers (AA) 36-30 ... Asheville Tourists (A) 74-68 ... Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk) 32-30 ...
Years Available1961-2018

Team History -- 1981 Statistics -- 1981 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 1981 Texas Rangers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1981 baseball season.

1981 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)
46Bob BabcockP6-5 210 R-R 1949-08-25 31New Castle,Pennsylvania MLB1968-19841979-1981Ellwood City (Ellwood City,PA)
1967-   UDFA-PIT
 
25Buddy Bell3B6-3 200 R-R 1951-08-27 29Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania MLB1969-19891972-1989Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)Miami U., Xavier U.
1969-16- 375-CLE
 
29John ButcherP6-4 190 R-R 1957-03-08 24Glendale,California MLB1977-19861980-1986Sahuaro (Tucson,AZ)Yavapai Col
1977- 1-   5-HOU
 
11Steve ComerP6-3 205 B-R 1954-01-13 27Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1973-19851978-1984Minnetonka (Minnetonka,MN)Minnesota
1976-   UDFA-TEX
 
20Larry CoxC5-11 190 R-R 1947-09-11 33Bluffton,Ohio MLB1966-19821974-1982Ottawa-Glandorf (Ottawa,OH)
1966-   UDFA-PHI
 
44Danny DarwinP6-3 190 R-R 1955-10-25 25Bonham,Texas MLB1975-19981978-1998Bonham (Bonham,TX)Grayson County Col
1976-   UDFA-TEX
 
21Dan DuranOF5-11 190 L-L 1954-03-16 27Palo Alto,California MLB1973-19811981-1981   Foothill Col
1973-30- 646-TEX
 
9John Ellis1B6-2 225 R-R 1948-08-24 32New London,Connecticut MLB1967-19811969-1981New London (New London,CT)
1966-   UDFA-NYA
 
6Johnny GrubbOF6-3 188 L-R 1948-08-04 32Richmond,Virginia MLB1970-19881972-1987Meadowbrook (Richmond,VA)Florida St, State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1971- 1-  23-SDN
 
40Rick HoneycuttP6-1 190 L-L 1954-06-29 27Chattanooga,Tennessee MLB1976-19971977-1997Lakeview Academy (Gainesville,GA)Tennessee
1976-17- 405-PIT
 
49Charlie HoughP6-2 190 R-R 1948-01-05 33Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1966-19941970-1994Hialeah (Hialeah,FL)
1966- 8- 159-LAN
 
31Fergie JenkinsP6-5 210 R-R 1943-12-13 37Chatham,Ontario MLB1962-19831965-1983Chatham Vocational (Chatham,ON)
1962-   UDFA-PHI
 
8Bob JohnsonC6-3 195 R-R 1959-07-31 21Dallas,Texas MLB1977-19851981-1983Binger-Oney (Binger,OK)
1977- 3-  53-TEX
 
38John Henry JohnsonP6-2 190 L-L 1956-08-21 24Houston,Texas MLB1974-19871978-1987Sonoma Valley (Sonoma,CA)
1974-15- 355-SFN
 
27Bob JonesOF6-2 195 L-L 1949-10-11 31Elkton,Maryland MLB1967-19871974-1986Dawson County (Dawsonville,GA)
1967-36- 665-WS2
 
34Jim KernP6-5 205 R-R 1949-03-15 32Gladwin,Michigan MLB1968-19861974-1986  
1967-   UDFA-CLE
 
35Bob LaceyP6-5 200 R-L 1953-08-25 27Mesa,Arizona MLB1972-19991977-1984Palo Verde (Tucson,AZ)Central Arizona Col
1972-10- 140-OAK
 
15Rick LisiOF6-0 175 R-R 1956-03-17 25Halifax,Nova Scotia MLB1974-19851981-1981Pittsfield (Pittsfield,MA)
1974-13- 290-TEX
 
32Jon MatlackP6-3 205 L-L 1950-01-19 31West Chester,Pennsylvania MLB1967-19831971-1983Henderson (West Chester,PA)
1967- 1-   4-NYN
 
33Doc MedichP6-5 227 R-R 1948-12-09 32Aliquippa,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19821972-1982Hopewell (Aliquippa,PA)Pittsburgh
1970-30- 700-NYA
 
14Mario MendozaSS5-11 187 R-R 1950-12-26 30Chihuahua,Mexico MLB1970-19831974-1982  
1970-   UDFA-PIT
 
53Mark MercerP6-5 220 L-L 1954-05-22 27Fort Bragg,North Carolina MLB1973-19831981-1981Minneapolis West (Minneapolis,MN)
1973- 1-   1-PIT
 
4Nelson NormanSS6-2 160 B-R 1958-05-23 23San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1975-19891978-1987  
1975-   UDFA-PIT
 
0Al OliverDH6-0 195 L-L 1946-10-14 34Portsmouth,Ohio MLB1965-19851968-1985Portsmouth (Portsmouth,OH)
1964-   UDFA-PIT
 
16Tom PoquetteOF5-10 175 L-R 1951-10-30 29Eau Claire,Wisconsin MLB1970-19821973-1982Memorial (Eau Claire,WI)
1970- 4-  81-KCA
 
18Pat Putnam1B6-1 214 L-R 1953-12-03 27Bethel,Vermont MLB1975-19851977-1984Fort Myers (Fort Myers,FL)South Alabama
1975- 1-  22-TEX
 
17Mickey RiversOF5-10 165 L-L 1948-10-31 32Miami,Florida MLB1969-19841970-1984Northwestern (Miami,FL)Miami-Dade Col
1969- 1-   8-WS2
 
7,16Leon RobertsOF6-3 200 R-R 1951-01-22 30Vicksburg,Michigan MLB1972-19841974-1984Portage Northern (Portage,MI)Michigan
1972-10- 236-DET
 
5Billy SampleOF5-9 175 R-R 1955-04-02 26Roanoke,Virginia MLB1976-19861978-1986Andrew Lewis (Salem,VA)James Madison U.
1976-10- 228-TEX
 
24Dave SchmidtP6-1 185 R-R 1957-04-22 24Niles,Michigan MLB1976-19921981-1992Granada Hills (Granada Hills,CA)UCLA, Los Angeles Valley Col
1979-26- 658-TEX
 
13Bill Stein1B5-10 170 R-R 1947-01-21 34Battle Creek,Michigan MLB1969-19851972-1985Cocoa (Cocoa,FL)So.Illinois U.
1969- 4-  92-SLN
 
10Jim SundbergC6-0 195 R-R 1951-05-18 30Galesburg,Illinois MLB1973-19891974-1989Galesburg (Galesburg,IL)Iowa
1973- 1-   2-TEX
 
3Wayne Tolleson3B5-9 160 B-R 1955-09-22 25Spartanburg,South Carolina MLB1976-19901981-1990Spartanburg (Spartanburg,SC)Western Carolina U.
1978- 8- 202-TEX
 
30Mark WagnerSS6-1 175 R-R 1954-03-04 27Conneaut,Ohio MLB1972-19971976-1984Harbor (Ashtabula,OH)
1972-19- 452-DET
 
20Donald WernerDH6-1 185 R-R 1953-03-08 28Appleton,Wisconsin MLB1971-19971975-1982Appleton East (Appleton,WI)
1971- 5- 122-CIN
 
12Len WhitehouseP5-11 175 L-L 1957-09-10 23Burlington,Vermont MLB1977-19861981-1985  
1976-   UDFA-TEX
 
1Bump Wills2B5-9 177 B-R 1952-07-27 28Washington,DC MLB1975-19821977-1982Central Valley (Spokane Valley,WA)Arizona St
1975- 1-   6-TEX
 
37 Players