1979 Texas Rangers season
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 Notes
- 6 References
- October 3, 1978: Len Barker and Bobby Bonds were traded by the Rangers to the Cleveland Indians for Larvell Blanks and Jim Kern.
- October 24, 1978: Sandy Alomar was released by the Rangers.
- October 25, 1978: Mike Hargrove, Kurt Bevacqua, and Bill Fahey were traded by the Rangers to the San Diego Padres for Oscar Gamble, Dave Roberts and $300,000.
- November 10, 1978: Dave Righetti, Juan Beníquez, Mike Griffin, Paul Mirabella, and Greg Jemison (minors) were traded by the Rangers to the New York Yankees for Domingo Ramos, Mike Heath, Sparky Lyle, Larry McCall, Dave Rajsich, and cash.
- December 8, 1978: Jim Mason was traded by the Rangers to the Montreal Expos for Mike Hart.
- June 24, 1979: Rickey Henderson made his major league debut for the Oakland Athletics in a game against the Rangers. Henderson had 4 at bats with 2 hits, and 1 stolen base.
|Kansas City Royals||85||77||3||.525|
|Chicago White Sox||73||87||14||.456|
- May 4, 1979: Bert Campaneris was traded by the Rangers to the California Angels for Dave Chalk.
- June 15, 1979: Dock Ellis was traded by the Rangers to the New York Mets for Bob Myrick and Mike Bruhert.
- June 15, 1979: Eric Soderholm was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Texas Rangers for Ed Farmer and Gary Holle.
- August 1, 1979: Oscar Gamble, Amos Lewis (minors) and players to be named later were traded by the Rangers to the New York Yankees for Mickey Rivers and players to be named later. The Rangers completed the deal by sending Ray Fontenot and Gene Nelson to the Yankees on October 8. The Yankees completed the deal by sending Bob Polinsky (minors), Neal Mersch (minors), and Mark Softy (minors) to the Rangers on October 8.
|1979 Texas Rangers|
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||Norman, NelsonNelson Norman||147||343||76||.222||0||21|
|LF||Sample, BillyBilly Sample||128||325||95||.292||5||35|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Gamble, OscarOscar Gamble||64||161||54||.335||8||32|
|Blanks, LarvellLarvell Blanks||68||120||24||.200||1||15|
|Roberts, DaveDave Roberts||44||84||22||.262||3||14|
|Gray, GaryGary Gray||16||42||10||.238||0||1|
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Comer, SteveSteve Comer||36||242.1||17||12||3.68||86|
|Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander||23||113.1||5||7||4.45||50|
|Allard, BrianBrian Allard||7||33.1||1||3||4.32||14|
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Kern, JimJim Kern||71||13||5||29||1.57||136|
|Babcock, BobBob Babcock||4||0||0||0||10.12||6|
Awards and honors
- Jim Kern, Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award
- Buddy Bell, 3B, Gold Glove
- Jim Sundberg, C, Gold Glove
|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|
- 1979 Texas Rangers team page at Baseball Reference
- 1979 Texas Rangers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
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