1986 Texas Rangers season

1986 Texas Rangers season

The Texas Rangers 1986 season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League west with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

  • September 13, 1986: Rubén Sierra became the youngest player in history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in one game. This was accomplished against the Minnesota Twins.
  • Ed Correa set a club record for most wins by a rookie pitcher.
  • In his rookie year, Pete Incaviglia tied the club record for most home runs in a season.

Season standings

AL West Wins Losses Win % GB
California Angels   92 70 .568    --
Texas Rangers   87 75 .537   5.0
Kansas City Royals   76 86 .469 16.0
Oakland Athletics   76 86 .469 16.0
Chicago White Sox   72 90 .444 20.0
Minnesota Twins   71 91 .438 21.0
Seattle Mariners   67 95 .414 25.0


Notable transactions

Roster

1986 Texas Rangers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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
1B Pete O'Brien 156 551 160 .290 23 90
SS Scott Fletcher 147 530 159 .300 3 50
LF Gary Ward 105 380 120 .316 5 51
CF Oddibe McDowell 154 572 152 .266 18 49
RF Pete Incaviglia 153 540 135 .250 30 88
DH Larry Parrish 129 464 128 .276 28 94

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Rubén Sierra 113 382 101 .264 16 55
Orlando Mercado 46 102 24 .235 1 7
Bob Jones 13 21 2 .095 0 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Charlie Hough 33 230.1 17 10 3.79 146
Ed Correa 32 202 12 14 4.23 189
José Guzmán 29 172 9 15 4.54 87
Bobby Witt 31 158 11 9 5.48 174
Kevin Brown 1 5 1 0 3.60 4

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mickey Mahler 29 63 0 2 4.14 28

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Greg A. Harris 73 111 10 8 20 2.83 95
Mitch Williams 80 98 8 6 8 3.58 90

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Dave Oliver
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Bill Stearns
A Salem Redbirds Carolina League Mike Bucci
A Daytona Beach Admirals Florida State League Chino Cadahia
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Rudy Jaramillo

References

  • 1986 Texas Rangers team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1986 Texas Rangers team page at www.baseball-almanac.com