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1983 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 77-85 .475
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 639-609 + 30
Roster Continuity 71.50% 22/26
Manager(s): Doug Rader
General Manager: Joe Klein
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 1,363,469 17/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jeff Kunkel (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Darrell Johnson
Assistant Coach: Jackie Brown
Bullpen Coach: Glenn Ezell
First Base Coach: Rich Donnelly
Hitting Coach: Merv Rettenmund
Pitching Coach: Dick Such
Third Base Coach: Wayne Terwilliger

#1 Draft Picks

Jon Matlack (#4), Frank Tanana (#13), Al Lachowicz (#24)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9963.611--
7983.48820.0
7785.47522.0
7488.45725.0
7092.43229.0
7092.43229.0
60102.37039.0
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1983 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11983-04-04W 5-3 CHA
    21983-04-05W 4-1 CHA
    31983-04-06W 4-1 CHA
    41983-04-08L 5-8 BOS
    51983-04-09W 10-3 BOS
    61983-04-10W 9-7 BOS
    71983-04-12W 2-1 @CLE
    81983-04-13L 3-4 @CLE
    91983-04-15L 1-4 @BOS
    101983-04-16L 1-2 @BOS
    111983-04-17W 1-0 @BOS
    121983-04-19L 2-4 @BAL
    131983-04-20W 11-2 @BAL
    141983-04-21L 2-3 @BAL
    151983-04-22W 3-2 MIL
    161983-04-23L 0-3 MIL
    171983-04-24L 1-3 MIL
    181983-04-26W 2-1 TOR
    191983-04-27L 2-3 TOR
    201983-04-29W 8-3 NYA
    211983-04-30W 6-3 NYA
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    221983-05-01L 4-8 NYA
    231983-05-02L 5-6 @TOR
    241983-05-03W 7-2 @TOR
    251983-05-04L 1-7 @TOR
    261983-05-06W 9-4 @MIL
    271983-05-08L 3-6 @MIL
    281983-05-10W 4-2 @NYA
    291983-05-11W 3-1 @NYA
    301983-05-13L 1-8 BAL
    311983-05-14L 11-14 BAL
    321983-05-15W 2-1 BAL
    331983-05-16W 3-1 CLE
    341983-05-17W 6-5 CLE
    351983-05-18W 3-2 CLE
    361983-05-19L 1-2 @DET
    371983-05-20W 4-0 @DET
    381983-05-21L 3-5 @DET
    391983-05-22L 5-12 @DET
    401983-05-23L 2-5 @KCA
    411983-05-24L 2-2 @KCA
    421983-05-25L 2-5 @KCA
    431983-05-26W 3-1 @CHA
    441983-05-27L 2-3 @CHA
    451983-05-28L 3-8 @CHA
    461983-05-29L 3-8 @CHA
    471983-05-31L 5-6 KCA
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    481983-06-01W 7-4 KCA
    491983-06-03L 1-12 DET
    501983-06-04W 5-2 DET
    511983-06-05L 4-5 DET
    521983-06-07W 10-0 @SEA
    531983-06-08W 1-0 @SEA
    541983-06-09L 2-3 @SEA
    551983-06-10W 4-2 @MIN
    561983-06-11W 11-0 @MIN
    571983-06-12W 4-3 @MIN
    581983-06-13W 5-2 SEA
    591983-06-14W 7-1 SEA
    601983-06-15L 4-6 SEA
    611983-06-16L 3-4 MIN
    621983-06-17W 10-1 MIN
    631983-06-18L 4-8 MIN
    641983-06-19W 4-1 MIN
    651983-06-20L 9-10 CAL
    661983-06-21W 3-2 CAL
    671983-06-22W 9-1 CAL
    681983-06-24W 6-5 OAK
    691983-06-24W 6-2 OAK
    701983-06-25W 8-3 OAK
    711983-06-26W 4-1 OAK
    721983-06-27L 0-8 @CAL
    731983-06-28W 3-1 @CAL
    741983-06-29L 1-2 @CAL
    751983-06-30W 4-2 @CAL
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    761983-07-01W 8-5 @OAK
    771983-07-02W 13-3 @OAK
    781983-07-03W 16-4 @OAK
    791983-07-04L 3-4 @OAK
    801983-07-08L 5-8 @TOR
    811983-07-09L 1-5 @TOR
    821983-07-10L 4-6 @TOR
    831983-07-11W 5-4 MIL
    841983-07-12L 2-9 MIL
    851983-07-13L 2-6 MIL
    861983-07-14W 11-2 @NYA
    871983-07-15L 5-7 @NYA
    881983-07-16L 1-3 @NYA
    891983-07-17L 6-8 @NYA
    901983-07-18L 3-4 @MIL
    911983-07-18L 4-5 @MIL
    921983-07-19W 3-1 @MIL
    931983-07-20L 3-4 @MIL
    941983-07-21W 3-2 TOR
    951983-07-22L 5-10 TOR
    961983-07-23L 2-3 TOR
    971983-07-24W 3-0 TOR
    981983-07-25L 5-6 NYA
    991983-07-26L 0-5 NYA
    1001983-07-27L 3-4 NYA
    1011983-07-29L 6-8 @BAL
    1021983-07-30L 4-7 @BAL
    1031983-07-31L 0-6 @BAL
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1041983-08-02L 5-6 BOS
    1051983-08-03L 4-5 BOS
    1061983-08-04W 6-1 BOS
    1071983-08-05W 2-0 @CLE
    1081983-08-06W 6-1 @CLE
    1091983-08-07W 4-3 @CLE
    1101983-08-07L 0-7 @CLE
    1111983-08-08W 12-7 @BOS
    1121983-08-09L 4-6 @BOS
    1131983-08-10L 2-4 @BOS
    1141983-08-12W 6-2 CLE
    1151983-08-13W 4-3 CLE
    1161983-08-14L 0-3 CLE
    1171983-08-15L 4-6 BAL
    1181983-08-16W 2-0 BAL
    1191983-08-17L 2-4 BAL
    1201983-08-19L 2-3 CHA
    1211983-08-19L 1-6 CHA
    1221983-08-20W 6-1 CHA
    1231983-08-21L 1-3 CHA
    1241983-08-22W 3-1 DET
    1251983-08-23L 0-2 DET
    1261983-08-24L 2-5 DET
    1271983-08-25L 1-3 @KCA
    1281983-08-25L 4-5 @KCA
    1291983-08-26L 3-8 @KCA
    1301983-08-27L 0-2 @KCA
    1311983-08-28W 1-0 @KCA
    1321983-08-29L 1-2 @CHA
    1331983-08-30L 0-5 @CHA
    1341983-08-31W 5-1 @DET
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1351983-09-01L 0-5 @DET
    1361983-09-02W 7-0 KCA
    1371983-09-03L 0-5 KCA
    1381983-09-03W 8-1 KCA
    1391983-09-04W 3-2 KCA
    1401983-09-05W 7-3 MIN
    1411983-09-06L 3-5 MIN
    1421983-09-07W 3-0 MIN
    1431983-09-09L 4-6 @SEA
    1441983-09-10L 2-4 @SEA
    1451983-09-11W 2-1 @SEA
    1461983-09-13L 5-6 @OAK
    1471983-09-14W 4-2 @OAK
    1481983-09-15W 6-5 @OAK
    1491983-09-16L 6-8 @CAL
    1501983-09-17W 5-2 @CAL
    1511983-09-18W 7-6 @CAL
    1521983-09-20W 3-2 OAK
    1531983-09-21W 4-2 OAK
    1541983-09-22W 5-2 SEA
    1551983-09-23W 2-1 SEA
    1561983-09-24L 0-2 SEA
    1571983-09-25L 1-2 SEA
    1581983-09-27W 6-1 @MIN
    1591983-09-28L 0-3 @MIN
    1601983-09-29L 0-2 @MIN
    1611983-09-30W 4-3 CAL
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1621983-10-01L 5-6 CAL
    1631983-10-02L 0-2 CAL
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    77-86
    Jim Sundberg 116
    Bob Johnson 46
    Donnie Scott 1
    Pete O'Brien 121
    Bill Stein 16
    Larry Biittner 14
    Bob Johnson 10
    Dave Hostetler 1
    Billy Sample 1
    Wayne Tolleson 107
    Bill Stein 24
    Mike Richardt 19
    Jim Anderson 11
    Curt Wilkerson 2
    Buddy Bell 153
    Bill Stein 8
    Jim Anderson 2
    Bucky Dent 125
    Wayne Tolleson 20
    Jim Anderson 11
    Curt Wilkerson 7
    Billy Sample 135
    Mickey Rivers 13
    Pete O'Brien 6
    Bob Jones 6
    Tom Dunbar 2
    Jim Anderson 1
    George Wright 160
    Billy Sample 3
    Larry Parrish 132
    Pete O'Brien 14
    Mickey Rivers 7
    Tom Dunbar 4
    Bob Jones 3
    Larry Biittner 2
    Billy Sample 1
    Dave Hostetler 83
    Mickey Rivers 50
    Larry Parrish 13
    Larry Biittner 6
    Bob Jones 5
    Bill Stein 4
    Jim Anderson 1
    Tom Dunbar 1


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