1979 Texas Rangers season

1979 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Bradford G. Corbett
General manager(s) Eddie Robinson
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

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 8874 0.543 49–32 39–42
Kansas City Royals 8577 0.525 3 46–35 39–42
Texas Rangers 8379 0.512 5 44–37 39–42
Minnesota Twins 8280 0.506 6 39–42 43–38
Chicago White Sox 7387 0.456 14 33–46 40–41
Seattle Mariners 6795 0.414 21 36–45 31–50
Oakland Athletics 54108 0.333 34 31–50 23–58

Record vs. opponents

1979 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–59–38–38–57–66–68–58–45–68–410–26–611–2
Boston 5–85–75–66–78–58–48–49–35–89–38–46–69–4
California 3–97–59–46–64–87–67–59–47–510–37–65–87–5
Chicago 3–86–54–96–63–95–85–75–84–89–45–811–27–5
Cleveland 5–87–66–66–66–66–64–98–45–88–47–55–78–5
Detroit 6–75–88–49–36–65–76–74–87–67–57–56–69–4
Kansas City 6–64–86–78–56–67–55–77–65–79–47–66–79–3
Milwaukee 5–84–85–77–59–47–67–58–49–46–69–39–310–3
Minnesota 4–83–94–98–54–88–46–74–87–59–410–34–911–1
New York 6–58–55–78–48–56–77–54–95–79–36–68–49–4
Oakland 4–83–93–104–94–85–74–96–64–93–98–52–114–8
Seattle 2–104–86–78–55–75–76–73–93–106–65–86–78–4
Texas 6–66–68–52–117–56–67–63–99–44–811–27–67–5
Toronto 2–114–95–75–75–84–93–93–101–114–98–44–85–7

Notable transactions

Roster

1979 Texas Rangers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
SSNelson Norman14734376.222021
LFBilly Sample12832595.292535

Other batters

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
Oscar Gamble6416154.335832
Larvell Blanks6812024.200115
Dave Roberts448422.262314
Gary Gray164210.23801

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Steve Comer36242.117123.6886
Doyle Alexander23113.1574.4550

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Brian Allard733.1134.3214

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jim Kern71135291.57136
Bob Babcock400010.126

Awards and honors

All-Stars

All-Star Game

Farm system

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

References

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