1983 Texas Rangers season

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1983 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Eddie Chiles
Manager(s) Doug Rader
Local television KXAS-TV
(Steve Busby, Merle Harmon)
Local radio WBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz)
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The Texas Rangers 1983 season involved the Rangers finishing 3rd in the American League West with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Chicago White Sox 99 63 .611 0
Kansas City Royals 79 83 .488 20.0
Texas Rangers 77 85 .475 22.0
Oakland Athletics 74 88 .457 25.0
California Angels 70 92 .432 29.0
Minnesota Twins 70 92 .432 29.0
Seattle Mariners 60 102 .370 39.0

Opening Day starters[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1983 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
3B Bell, BuddyBuddy Bell 156 618 171 .277 14 66
SS Dent, BuckyBucky Dent 131 417 99 .237 2 34
LF Sample, BillyBilly Sample 147 554 152 .274 12 57

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
Richardt, MikeMike Richardt 22 83 13 .157 1 7
Jones, BobbyBobby Jones 41 72 16 .222 1 11

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

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
Butcher, JohnJohn Butcher 38 123 6 6 3.51 58

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
Cruz, VíctorVíctor Cruz 17 1 3 5 1.44 18

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Team leaders[edit]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Tom Burgess
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Marty Scott
A Burlington Rangers Midwest League Orlando Gómez
Short-Season A Tri-City Triplets Northwest League Dave Oliver
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Andy Hancock

Notes[edit]

References[edit]