1980 Texas Rangers season
|1980 Texas Rangers|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Eddie Robinson|
(Frank Glieber, Eric Nadel, Mel Proctor)
(Eric Nadel, Bill Merrill, Mel Proctor)
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- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- November 14, 1979: Eric Soderholm was traded by the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees for players to be named later and cash. The New York Yankees sent Amos Lewis (minors) (December 13, 1979) and Ricky Burdette (minors) (December 13, 1979) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.
- December 6, 1979: Doyle Alexander, Larvell Blanks and $50,000 were traded by the Rangers to the Atlanta Braves for Adrian Devine and Pepe Frías.
- January 4, 1980: Larry McCall, Gary Gray, and Mike Bucci (minors) were traded by the Rangers to the Cleveland Indians for David Clyde and Jim Norris.
- January 11, 1980: 1980 Major League Baseball Draft
- February 15, 1980: Willie Montañez was traded by the Rangers to the San Diego Padres for Gaylord Perry, Tucker Ashford and Joe Carroll (minors).
- March 31, 1980: La Rue Washington and Chris Smith were traded by the Rangers to the Montreal Expos for Rusty Staub.
- March 31, 1980: David Clyde was released by the Rangers.
|Kansas City Royals||97||65||0.599||—||49–32||48–33|
|Chicago White Sox||70||90||0.438||26||37–42||33–48|
Record vs. opponents
1980 American League Records
- June 3, 1980: Tom Henke was drafted by the Rangers in the 4th round of the 1980 Major League Baseball Draft (Secondary Phase).
- July 11, 1980: Charlie Hough was purchased by the Rangers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
- August 14, 1980: Gaylord Perry was traded by the Rangers to the New York Yankees for Ken Clay and a player to be named later. The Yankees completed the deal by sending Marvin Thompson (minors) to the Rangers on October 1.
- September 13, 1980: Sparky Lyle was traded by the Rangers to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named later. The Phillies completed the deal by sending Kevin Saucier to the Rangers on November 19.
|1980 Texas Rangers roster|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|SS||Frías, PepePepe Frías||116||227||55||.242||0||10|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|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|
|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|
|Allard, BrianBrian Allard||5||14.1||0||1||5.65||10|
|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
- Buddy Bell, 3B, Gold Glove 1980
- Al Oliver, Silver Slugger Award, 1980
- Jim Sundberg, C, Gold Glove, 1980
|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|
- Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference
- David Clyde page at Baseball Reference
- Billy Taylor page at Baseball Reference
- Al Newman page at Baseball Reference
- Daryl Smith page at Baseball Reference
- Gaylord Perry page at Baseball Reference
- Rusty Staub page at Baseball Reference
- Tom Henke page at Baseball Reference
- Charlie Hough page at Baseball Reference
- Sparky Lyle page at Baseball Reference
- 1980 Texas Rangers team page at Baseball Reference
- 1980 Texas Rangers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.