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1981 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
W-L Record: 57-48 .543
Rank: th in American League West
Run Differential: 452-389 + 63
Roster Continuity 63.92% 18/26
Manager(s): Don Zimmer
General Manager: Eddie Robinson
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 850,076 16/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Ron Darling (#9) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Darrell Johnson
Assistant Coach: Jackie Brown
First Base Coach: Fred Koenig
Hitting Coach: Tommy Helms
Third Base Coach: Wayne Terwilliger

#1 Draft Picks

Jon Matlack (#4)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
6445.587--
5748.5435.0
5452.5098.5
5053.48511.0
5159.46413.5
4465.40420.0
4168.37623.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
0Al OliverDH34   42153130
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553024282100117.309.348.411759.102.166.3231.17105.3173448
1Bump Wills2B28   41051103
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41129324912658.251.304.307611.056.141.2771.53205.0126454
17Mickey RiversOF32   39962114
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2695243112313.286.327.371698.085.155.3031.29133.0148428
25Buddy Bell3B29   36044106
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643342303100106.294.364.428792.133.250.2910.7136.0154415
10Jim SundbergC30   3394294
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2825504816335.277.369.366735.088.227.3130.96113.0124396
18Pat Putnam1B27   2973379
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3542173803124.266.304.418722.152.215.2812.2437.1124317
7,16Leon RobertsOF30   2332665
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3134253812258.279.345.421766.142.245.3111.5258.398266
5Billy SampleOF26   2303665
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2541172171333.283.346.391737.109.196.2971.2476.790260
14Mario MendozaSS30   2291853
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02221725101439.231.254.266520.035.070.2563.57--61254
6Johnny GrubbOF32   1992646
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2603232520116.231.316.332648.101.201.2501.0966.366226
13Bill Stein1B34   1152138
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221271503135.330.360.435795.104.157.3562.1457.550126
30Mark WagnerSS27   851522
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141181300202.259.323.365688.106.200.2961.6385.03195
16Tom PoquetteOF29   64210
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007015110013.156.225.172397.016.078.1560.20--1171
9John Ellis1B32   5828
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70151011003.138.219.241460.103.172.1492.0058.01464
27Bob JonesOF31   3449
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7011700000.265.286.559845.294.294.2507.0011.31935
3Wayne Tolleson3B25   2464
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0001201500000.167.200.167367.000.125.2115.00--425
8Bob JohnsonC21   1825
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4001300001.278.316.611927.333.389.2313.009.01119
21Dan DuranOF27   1614
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0000001100001.250.294.250544.000.063.2671.00--417
15Rick LisiOF25   1665
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0001014000000.313.450.313763.000.188.3130.00--520
20Larry CoxC33   1303
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000000400000.231.231.308539.077.077.333----413
4Nelson NormanSS23   1313
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002001200010.231.267.308575.077.154.2502.00--415
20Donald WernerDH28   812
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0000010200000.250.250.250500.000-.125.333----28
Batting Totals11123581452968178154941846412953962140363984.270.323.369692.099.183.2891.3473.113233951
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
44Danny Darwin25   993.6422226200146.011567591257981061.187.090.743.516.041.72
33Doc Medich32   1063.0820204400143.11365149833651021.188.560.502.084.091.97
40Rick Honeycutt27   1163.3020208200127.212049471217401001.078.440.841.202.812.35
31Fergie Jenkins37   584.5019161020106.012255531440632001.5310.361.193.405.351.58
32Jon Matlack31   474.1517161100104.11015948841432011.378.740.693.553.721.05
49Charlie Hough33   412.96215209182.0613027431694031.126.700.443.407.572.23
11Steve Comer27   822.573610022677.1702522131222011.318.180.123.622.570.71
24Dave Schmidt24   013.09141008131.2311111111133111.318.720.283.093.661.18
34Jim Kern32   122.702300015630.021109022201111.436.300.006.606.000.91
46Bob Babcock31   112.17160007028.22177216180011.286.520.624.975.591.13
29John Butcher24   121.6153111027.2186508190000.935.790.002.576.112.38
38John Henry Johnson24   312.632400015223.219772681011.047.130.752.253.001.33
53Mark Mercer27   014.507000227.27441780001.757.881.137.889.001.14
12Len Whitehouse23   0118.002100003.18761220003.3324.003.006.006.001.00
35Bob Lacey27   009.001000101.01111000001.009.009.000.000.00--
Batting Totals57483.402471052310821894085138935567322488182171.258.150.643.084.671.52
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jim SundbergC984645229.9960.00
Larry CoxC5332001.0000.00
Bob JohnsonC5220001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pat Putnam1B9476964665.9930.00
Bill Stein1B2014610091.0000.00
John Ellis1B181408116.9930.00
Dan Duran1B110001.0000.00
Bob Johnson1B190001.0000.00
Al Oliver1B120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bump Wills2B1012683261070.9830.00
Mark Wagner2B4131515.9660.00
Bill Stein2B323011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Buddy Bell3B96662811418.9610.00
Bill Stein3B741210.9410.00
Wayne Tolleson3B658001.0000.00
Mark Wagner3B224001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mario MendozaSS881142701247.9700.00
Mark WagnerSS433968413.9640.00
Nelson NormanSS552115.9630.00
Wayne TollesonSS20000.0000.00
Buddy BellSS113011.0000.00
Bill SteinSS110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mickey RiversOF972251213.9960.00
Leon RobertsOF71130210.9920.00
Billy SampleOF64132411.9930.00
Johnny GrubbOF5895210.9900.00
Tom PoquetteOF1826010.9630.00
Bob JonesOF10204001.0000.00
Rick LisiOF890001.0000.00
Bill SteinOF813110.9330.00
Dan DuranOF761001.0000.00
Pat PutnamOF32010.6670.00
Jim SundbergOF210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve ComerP367751812.9582.68
John Henry JohnsonP242317011.0003.10
Jim KernP23303310.8571.80
Danny DarwinP2214681623.9231.48
Charlie HoughP218228011.0001.10
Rick HoneycuttP2012733031.9172.33
Doc MedichP20143152611.9762.58
Fergie JenkinsP191061022031.0002.72
Jon MatlackP1710422020.9171.90
Bob BabcockP162824001.0001.91
Dave SchmidtP143116001.0002.02
Mark MercerP7702001.0002.50
John ButcherP52735001.0002.65
Len WhitehouseP230000.0000.00
Bob LaceyP1110001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al OliverDH101.0000.00
Donald WernerDH2.0000.00
John EllisDH1.0000.00
Bump WillsDH1.0000.00


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