1980 Texas Rangers season

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1980 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Eddie Chiles
General manager(s) Eddie Robinson
Manager(s) Pat Corrales
Local television KXAS-TV
(Frank Glieber, Eric Nadel, Mel Proctor)
Local radio WBAP
(Eric Nadel, Bill Merrill, Mel Proctor)
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The Texas Rangers 1980 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 76 wins and 85 losses.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 97 65 0.599 49–32 48–33
Oakland Athletics 83 79 0.512 14 46–35 37–44
Minnesota Twins 77 84 0.478 19½ 44–36 33–48
Texas Rangers 76 85 0.472 20½ 39–41 37–44
Chicago White Sox 70 90 0.438 26 37–42 33–48
California Angels 65 95 0.406 31 30–51 35–44
Seattle Mariners 59 103 0.364 38 36–45 23–58


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1980 American League Records

Sources:

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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–5 10–2 6–6 6–7 10–3 6–6 7–6 10–2 7–6 7–5 6–6 6–6 11–2
Boston 5–8 9–3 6–4 7–6 8–5 5–7 6–7 6–6 3–10 9–3 7–5 5–7 7–6
California 2–10 3–9 3–10 4–6 5–7 5–8 6–6 7–6 2–10 3–10 11–2 11–2 3–9
Chicago 6–6 4–6 10–3 5–7 2–10 5–8 5–7 5–8 5–7 6–7 6–7 6–7–2 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 6–7 6–4 7–5 3–10 5–7 3–10 9–3 5–8 6–6 8–4 6–6 8–5
Detroit 3–10 5–8 7–5 10–2 10–3 2–10 7–6 6–6 5–8 6–6 10–2–1 4–8 9–4
Kansas City 6–6 7–5 8–5 8–5 7–5 10–2 6–6 5–8 8–4 6–7 7–6 10–3 9–3
Milwaukee 6–7 7–6 6–6 7–5 10–3 6–7 6–6 7–5 5–8 7–5 9–3 5–7 5–8
Minnesota 2–10 6–6 6–7 8–5 3–9 6–6 8–5 5–7 4–8 6–7 7–6 9–3 7–5
New York 6–7 10–3 10–2 7–5 8–5 8–5 4–8 8–5 8–4 8–4 9–3 7–5 10–3
Oakland 5–7 3–9 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 7–6 5–7 7–6 4–8 8–5 7–6 8–4
Seattle 6–6 5–7 2–11 7–6 4–8 2–10–1 6–7 3–9 6–7 3–9 5–8 4–9 6–6
Texas 6–6 7–5 2–11 7–6–2 6–6 8–4 3–10 7–5 3–9 5–7 6–7 9–4 7–5
Toronto 2–11 6–7 9–3 7–5 5–8 4–9 3–9 8–5 5–7 3–10 4–8 6–6 5–7


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 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
SS Frías, PepePepe Frías 116 227 55 .242 0 10

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
Staub, RustyRusty Staub 109 340 102 .300 9 52
Norris, JimJim Norris 119 174 43 .247 0 16
Richardt, MikeMike Richardt 22 71 16 .225 0 8
Ashford, TuckerTucker Ashford 15 32 4 .125 0 3
Norman, NelsonNelson Norman 17 32 7 .219 0 1
Hart, MikeMike Hart 5 4 1 .250 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Perry, GaylordGaylord Perry 24 155 6 9 3.43 107
Comer, SteveSteve Comer 12 41.2 2 4 7.99 9
Clay, KenKen Clay 8 43 2 3 4.60 17
Butcher, JohnJohn Butcher 6 35.1 3 3 4.08 27

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Allard, BrianBrian Allard 5 14.1 0 1 5.65 10

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Hough, CharlieCharlie Hough 16 2 2 0 3.96 47
Devine, AdrianAdrian Devine 13 1 1 0 4.82 8
Babcock, BobBob Babcock 19 1 2 0 4.63 15

Awards and honors[edit]

All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Tom Burgess
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Wayne Terwilliger
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Tom Robson
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Andy Hancock

Notes[edit]

References[edit]