1979 Texas Rangers season

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1979 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bradford G. Corbett
Manager(s) Pat Corrales
Local television KXAS-TV
(Jon Miller, Frank Glieber, Eric Nadel)
Local radio WBAP
(Jon Miller, Bill Merrill)
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The 1979 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 83 wins and 79 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L GB Pct.
California Angels 88 74 -- .543
Kansas City Royals 85 77 3 .525
Texas Rangers 83 79 5 .512
Minnesota Twins 82 80 6 .506
Chicago White Sox 73 87 14 .456
Seattle Mariners 67 95 21 .414
Oakland Athletics 54 108 34 .333

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1979 Texas Rangers
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
SS Norman, NelsonNelson Norman 147 343 76 .222 0 21
LF Sample, BillyBilly Sample 128 325 95 .292 5 35

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
Gamble, OscarOscar Gamble 64 161 54 .335 8 32
Blanks, LarvellLarvell Blanks 68 120 24 .200 1 15
Roberts, DaveDave Roberts 44 84 22 .262 3 14
Gray, GaryGary Gray 16 42 10 .238 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
Comer, SteveSteve Comer 36 242.1 17 12 3.68 86
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 23 113.1 5 7 4.45 50

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
Allard, BrianBrian Allard 7 33.1 1 3 4.32 14

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
Kern, JimJim Kern 71 13 5 29 1.57 136
Babcock, BobBob Babcock 4 0 0 0 10.12 6

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 Jimmie Schaffer
A Asheville Tourists Western Carolinas League Wayne Terwilliger
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Andy Hancock

Notes[edit]

References[edit]