1978 Texas Rangers season

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1978 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bradford G. Corbett
Manager(s) Billy Hunter and Pat Corrales
Local television KXAS-TV
(Jon Miller, Frank Glieber)
Local radio WBAP
(Jon Miller, Bill Merrill)
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The 1978 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L GB Pct.
Kansas City Royals 92 70 -- .568
Texas Rangers 87 75 5 .537
California Angels 87 75 5 .537
Minnesota Twins 73 89 19 .451
Chicago White Sox 71 90 20.5 .441
Oakland Athletics 69 93 23 .426
Seattle Mariners 56 104 35 .350

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1978 Texas Rangers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

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
C Sundberg, JimJim Sundberg 149 518 144 .278 6 58
LF Oliver, AlAl Oliver 133 525 170 .324 14 89

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
Lowenstein, JohnJohn Lowenstein 77 176 39 .222 5 21
Gray, GaryGary Gray 17 50 12 .240 2 6
Norman, NelsonNelson Norman 23 34 9 .265 0 1

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
Matlack, JonJon Matlack 35 270 15 13 2.27 157
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 31 191 9 10 3.86 81

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

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
Barker, LenLen Barker 29 1 5 4 4.82 33

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Stars[edit]

All-Star Game

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

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: GCL Rangers

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]