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1979 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 83-79 .512
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 750-698 + 52
Manager(s): Pat Corrales
General Manager: Dan O'Brien (1979-01-08), Eddie Robinson
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 1,519,671 15/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Jerry Don Gleaton (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Frank Lucchesi
Assistant Coach: Connie Ryan
Assistant Coach: Jackie Brown
First Base Coach: Fred Koenig

#1 Draft Picks

Dave Roberts (#1), Jon Matlack (#4), Dave Chalk (#10), Jerry Don Gleaton (#17)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8874.543--
8577.5253.0
8379.5125.0
8280.5066.0
7387.45614.0
6795.41421.0
54108.33334.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
25Buddy Bell3B2767089200
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3
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18
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1015430453471016.299.324.451775.152.199.2951.5037.2302717
3Larvell BlanksSS291201324
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5
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01
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150011900341.200.259.267526.067.158.2020.82120.032138
19Bert CampanerisSS37921
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0000101300000.111.200.111311.000.222.1673.00--110
12Dave ChalkSS-DH28802
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0000000000101.250.250.250500.000.000.250----29
17John EllisDH303163390
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12
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012
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6122155521043.285.313.437750.152.199.3083.6726.3138335
30Oscar GambleDH-OF291612754
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6
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08
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32213715111026.335.455.522977.186.422.3290.4120.184200
23Gary GrayDH2642410
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0001112800002.238.273.238511.000.048.2944.00--1044
6Johnny GrubbOF302894279
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14
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010
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3724344413226.273.348.426774.152.263.2911.2928.9123327
38Gary Holle1B24601
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1
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000001000000.167.286.333619.167.333.1670.00--27
35Mike Jorgensen1B301572135
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7
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06
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1602142921313.223.285.382667.159.236.2362.0726.260175
30Greg MahlbergC261722
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001
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1002400202.118.211.294505.176.294.0832.0017.0521
24Willie Montanez1B-DH311441946
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08
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240181411014.319.353.528881.208.257.3091.7518.076153
4Nelson NormanSS213433676
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9
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3
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021411941001835.222.260.265525.044.108.2492.16--91383
0Al OliverOF3249269159
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28
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4
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12
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76453434481714.323.362.470832.146.213.3251.0041.0231534
18Pat Putnam1B2542657118
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64162350664612.277.310.458768.181.223.2752.1723.7195459
17Mickey RiversOF302473574
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257291810332.300.320.433753.134.190.3012.0041.2107262
14Dave RobertsC-OF28841222
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141071700203.262.319.417736.155.250.2972.4328.03593
15Billy SampleOF243256095
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35863728211036.292.362.415777.123.243.3050.7665.0135375
5Eric Soderholm3B301471540
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190012910235.272.321.395716.122.204.2630.7536.858164
12Jim SundbergC2849550136
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64335151555517.275.339.368707.093.196.2951.0099.0182556
10LaRue WashingtonOF251855
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0002214000000.278.409.278687.000.278.2780.00--522
1Bump Wills2B2654390148
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46351153584414312.273.336.350686.077.219.2961.09108.6190613
22Richie ZiskOF3050369132
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64115775041215.262.336.416752.153.266.2771.3227.9209563
Batting Totals18605562750154925226140718795146160733497859135.278.330.409739.130.218.2891.3239.722736160
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
33Doyle Alexander28574.46231800301131146556369504011.629.080.245.503.980.72
42Doc Medich301074.17291941101491567869949584041.389.420.542.963.501.18
29Larry McCall26102.2521001087220330001.257.880.003.383.381.00
32Jon Matlack29544.131313200085984339915351011.3310.380.951.593.712.33
28Sparky Lyle34583.1367000531395783733928482001.127.390.852.654.551.71
34Jim Kern301351.577100057291439935255621365021.136.230.313.908.562.19
31John Henry Johnson22264.9417121010827950451236463101.408.671.323.955.051.28
24Fergie Jenkins3516144.0737371030025925212711740811644031.298.761.392.815.702.02
7Jerry Don Gleaton21016.30520010915770221011.7013.500.001.801.801.00
9Ed Farmer29204.36112005033302116219253001.488.180.555.186.821.32
27Dock Ellis34155.94109000046643431516102001.7012.260.963.061.910.63
44Danny Darwin23444.04206104078503635530580151.035.770.583.466.691.93
11Steve Comer2517123.6836366100242230114992484867081.308.550.893.123.201.02
17,20Bob Babcock290010.8040001057761761002.8012.601.8012.6010.800.86
23Brian Allard21134.3674201033361716413140001.489.821.093.553.821.08
26Dave Rajsich27133.50273008053562521718320001.379.331.173.005.331.78
Pitching Totals83793.863791622651364214371371698617135532773372251.328.590.853.334.841.45
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim SundbergC15075475414.9950.00
Dave RobertsC1445510.9800.00
John EllisC7161011.0000.00
Greg MahlbergC7221001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pat Putnam1B9683262565.9940.00
Mike Jorgensen1B6028730428.9880.00
John Ellis1B3021611517.9780.00
Willie Montanez1B1919116114.9950.00
Dave Roberts1B690011.0000.00
Eric Soderholm1B29110.9090.00
Gary Holle1B1110011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bump Wills2B1463374682095.9760.00
Larvell Blanks2B162625061.0000.00
Dave Roberts2B81523091.0000.00
Dave Chalk2B110001.0000.00
Nelson Norman2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Buddy Bell3B1471123641522.9690.00
Eric Soderholm3B37204845.9440.00
Dave Roberts3B101001.0000.00
LaRue Washington3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Nelson NormanSS1421773022464.9520.00
Larvell BlanksSS493965316.9720.00
Buddy BellSS33356529.9800.00
Bert CampanerisSS8121315.9620.00
Dave ChalkSS303001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Richie ZiskOF1342341076.9720.00
Al OliverOF119260972.9750.00
Billy SampleOF1031737011.0000.00
Johnny GrubbOF82135824.9860.00
Mickey RiversOF57153431.9810.00
Oscar GambleOF21412021.0000.00
Mike JorgensenOF20331001.0000.00
LaRue WashingtonOF13160001.0000.00
Dave RobertsOF11131001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim KernP7114391671.7811.57
Sparky LyleP679521120.8671.23
Fergie JenkinsP37259255035.9622.61
Steve ComerP36242193840.9342.12
Doc MedichP2914963320.9512.36
Dave RajsichP2753113001.0002.37
Doyle AlexanderP231131223011.0002.79
Danny DarwinP207826001.0000.92
John Henry JohnsonP1782111011.0001.32
Jon MatlackP138531621.9052.01
Ed FarmerP113324001.0001.64
Dock EllisP10462810.9091.95
Brian AllardP73335001.0002.18
Jerry Don GleatonP5904001.0003.91
Bob BabcockP4501001.0001.76
Larry McCallP2801011.0001.11
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John EllisDH62.0000.00
Oscar GambleDH37.0000.00
Pat PutnamDH32.0000.00
Willie MontanezDH17.0000.00
Eric SoderholmDH14.0000.00
Gary GrayDH13.0000.00
Al OliverDH10.0000.00
Billy SampleDH9.0000.00
Dave RobertsDH4.0000.00
Richie ZiskDH3.0000.00
Dave ChalkDH2.0000.00
Mike JorgensenDH2.0000.00
Larvell BlanksDH1.0000.00
LaRue WashingtonDH1.0000.00


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