1978 Texas Rangers season
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 Notes
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- October 25, 1977: Gorman Thomas was sent to the Rangers by the Milwaukee Brewers to complete an earlier deal (the Brewers sent a player to be named later to the Rangers for Ed Kirkpatrick) made on August 20.
- November 10, 1977: Darold Knowles was purchased from the Rangers by the Montreal Expos.
- December 8, 1977: Bert Blyleven was traded by the Rangers to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Adrian Devine, Tommy Boggs, and Eddie Miller, were traded by the Rangers to the Atlanta Braves, and Tom Grieve and a player to be named later were traded by the Rangers to the New York Mets as part of a 4-team trade. Al Oliver and Nelson Norman were traded by the Pirates to the Rangers, and Jon Matlack was traded by the Mets to the Rangers. John Milner was traded by the Mets to the Pirates. Willie Montañez was traded by the Braves to the Mets. The Rangers completed the deal by sending Ken Henderson to the Mets on March 15, 1978.
- January 25, 1978: Gaylord Perry was traded by the Rangers to the San Diego Padres for Dave Tomlin and $125,000.
- February 28, 1978: David Clyde and Willie Horton were traded by the Rangers to the Cleveland Indians for Tom Buskey and John Lowenstein.
|Kansas City Royals||92||70||--||.568|
|Chicago White Sox||71||90||20.5||.441|
- June 6, 1978: 1978 Major League Baseball Draft
|1978 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
|C||Sundberg, JimJim Sundberg||149||518||144||.278||6||58|
|LF||Oliver, AlAl Oliver||133||525||170||.324||14||89|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Lowenstein, JohnJohn Lowenstein||77||176||39||.222||5||21|
|Gray, GaryGary Gray||17||50||12||.240||2||6|
|Norman, NelsonNelson Norman||23||34||9||.265||0||1|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Matlack, JonJon Matlack||35||270||15||13||2.27||157|
|Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander||31||191||9||10||3.86||81|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Barker, LenLen Barker||29||1||5||4||4.82||33|
Awards and honors
|AAA||Tucson Toros||Pacific Coast League||Rich Donnelly|
|AA||Tulsa Drillers||Texas League||Marty Martínez|
|A||Asheville Tourists||Western Carolinas League||Wayne Terwilliger|
|Rookie||GCL Rangers||Gulf Coast League||Joe Klein|
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: GCL Rangers
- 1978 Texas Rangers team page at Baseball Reference
- 1978 Texas Rangers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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