1979 Texas Rangers season

1979 Texas Rangers season

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 GB Pct.
California Angels 88 74 -- .543
Kansas City Royals 85 77 3 .525
Texas Rangers 83 79 5 .512
Minnesota Twins 82 80 6 .506
Chicago White Sox 73 87 14 .456
Seattle Mariners 67 95 21 .414
Oakland Athletics 54 108 34 .333

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
SS Norman, NelsonNelson Norman 147 343 76 .222 0 21
LF Sample, BillyBilly Sample 128 325 95 .292 5 35

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
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

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
Comer, SteveSteve Comer 36 242.1 17 12 3.68 86
Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 23 113.1 5 7 4.45 50

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
Allard, BrianBrian Allard 7 33.1 1 3 4.32 14

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
Kern, JimJim Kern 71 13 5 29 1.57 136
Babcock, BobBob Babcock 4 0 0 0 10.12 6

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

  • 1979 Texas Rangers team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1979 Texas Rangers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com