1977 Texas Rangers season

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1977 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bradford G. Corbett
Manager(s) Frank Lucchesi, Eddie Stanky, Connie Ryan, and Billy Hunter
Local television KXAS-TV
Local radio WBAP
(Dick Risenhoover, Bill Merrill)
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The 1977 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing second in the American League West with a record of 94 wins and 68 losses.

Offseason[edit]

On December 10, 1976, shortstop Danny Thompson died of leukemia. Thompson had played in 64 games for the Rangers in 1976.

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

For one June day in 1977, Eddie Stanky was drawn back into the major leagues as manager of the Rangers. After that day, he abruptly quit and left for Alabama, saying only that he was homesick.[9]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L GB Pct.
Kansas City Royals 102 60 -- .630
Texas Rangers 94 68 8 .580
Chicago White Sox 90 72 12 .556
Minnesota Twins 84 77 17.5 .522
California Angels 74 88 28 .457
Seattle Mariners 64 98 38 .395
Oakland Athletics 63 98 38.5 .391


Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1977 Texas Rangers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B Hargrove, MikeMike Hargrove 153 525 160 .305 18 69
3B Harrah, TobyToby Harrah 159 539 142 .263 27 87
SS Campaneris, BertBert Campaneris 150 552 140 .254 5 46
CF Beníquez, JuanJuan Beníquez 123 424 114 .269 10 50
RF May, DaveDave May 120 340 82 .241 7 42

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Henderson, KenKen Henderson 75 244 63 .258 5 23
Grieve, TomTom Grieve 79 236 53 .225 7 30
Alomar, SandySandy Alomar 69 83 22 .265 1 11
Beasley, LewLew Beasley 25 32 7 .219 0 3
Gray, GaryGary Gray 1 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Perry, GaylordGaylord Perry 34 238 15 12 3.37 177
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 34 237 17 11 3.65 82
Blyleven, BertBert Blyleven 30 234.2 14 12 2.72 182
Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs 6 27.1 0 3 5.93 15

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Briles, NelsonNelson Briles 28 108.1 6 4 4.24 57
Moret, RogerRoger Moret 18 72.1 3 3 3.73 39
Barker, LenLen Barker 15 47.1 4 1 2.66 51
Marshall, MikeMike Marshall 12 35.2 2 2 4.04 18

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Devine, AdrianAdrian Devine 56 11 6 15 3.58 67
Knowles, DaroldDarold Knowles 42 5 2 4 3.22 14
Cuellar, BobbyBobby Cuellar 4 0 0 0 1.35 3
Bacsik, MikeMike Bacsik 2 0 0 0 19.29 1

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

All-Star Game

Other team leaders[edit]

  • Stolen bases – Bump Wills (28)
  • Walks - Toby Harrah (109)

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tucson Toros Pacific Coast League Rich Donnelly
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Marty Martínez
A Asheville Tourists Western Carolinas League Wayne Terwilliger
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Joe Klein

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6. 

External links[edit]