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1978 Texas Rangers  (1977)  (1979)
75-87, 4th in AL Western Division
Scored 599 runs, Allowed 715 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 67-95
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .690
Park Factor: Batting - 101 / Pitching - 102 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 74-88   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 87-75
Manager(s): Jim Sheehan

Team Batting (ordered by runs created)    Glossary        Team Schedule and Splits            Photos Batting Splits     Pitching Splits
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 Pos Player               Ag   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   RC  RC/27  Defense  Diff
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 1B *Mike Hargrove        28  156  532   73  136  32   2  10   61   4   3  113   52  .256  .388  .380   88   5.8  3e22       34  
 1B  Bob Watson           32  138  510   60  141  30   9  18   71   1   2   49   57  .276  .347  .476   78   5.3  3e12       16  
 C   Jim Sundberg         27  156  579   68  168  21   8   6   65   2   8   56   93  .290  .352  .385   75   4.5  1(-4)e2    -1  
 OF *Mickey Rivers        29  145  585   77  138  22  10  11   47  24  10   31   44  .236  .279  .364   60   3.5  2(+1)e10  -55  
 3B  Buddy Bell           26  117  443   43  125  27  11   3   42   0   3   27   37  .282  .318  .413   55   4.3  2e17       11  
 2B #Bump Wills           25  157  581   63  126  23   3   6   48  63  20   59  103  .217  .292  .298   54   2.9  3e19      -88  
 OF *Jim Norris           29  114  340   32   93  13   5   3   31  21  11   49   21  .274  .362  .368   48   4.8  3(+1)e5   -12  
 OF *Ralph Garr           32  123  427   36  114  21   6   3   45   6   3   14   37  .267  .289  .365   43   3.5  4(+1)e14  -37  
 SS  Luis Gomez           26  124  321   22   70   7   3   0   25   0   2   31   36  .218  .285  .259   25   2.5  3e17        9  
 3B  Toby Harrah          29   42  142   26   33   8   0   5   19   6   1   32   19  .232  .374  .394   24   5.8  4e15       59  
 SS #Darrel Chaney        30   68  184   19   45   5   1   9   29   0   1   15   31  .245  .302  .429   23   4.4  4e19      130  
 OF  Jose Cardenal        34   83  211   17   41  11   0   5   21   0   3   28   21  .194  .288  .318   17   2.5  4(+1)e25  -86  
 OF #Bobby Thompson       24   62  127   15   24   4   3   1   20   6   3   12   32  .189  .269  .291   11   2.8  3(0)e9    -73  
 OF #Tony Scott           26   86  239   20   47   5   1   1   25   0   4   12   40  .197  .235  .238   11   1.4  3(0)e20   -88  
 SS  Julio Gonzalez       25   31   73   10   19   3   0   0    7   1   0    5   12  .260  .316  .301    7   3.4  4e64       86  
 C   Kevin Pasley         24   38   54    5   13   6   0   1    5   0   0    3    9  .241  .281  .407    6   4.2  4(0)e5     31  
 C   Gary Gray            25    4   12    3    5   1   0   2    6   0   0    1    1  .417  .462 1.000    5  21.8  unrated   827  
 2B *Brian Doyle          23   33   34    6   10   2   0   0    1   0   0    0    2  .294  .294  .353    3   4.0  3e11      262  
 SS  Nelson Norman        20   13   28    1    6   1   0   0    1   0   0    0    1  .214  .214  .250    1   1.5  3e12     -124  
 OF *Bobby Murcer         32    7   23    3    1   0   0   0    0   0   0    8    2  .043  .290  .043    0    .8  2(-2)e6  -445  
 1B *Pat Putnam           24    3    6    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    1  .000  .000  .000    0    .0  4e30     -427  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 28                                                                           641                  -13

     * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, otherwise bats right-handed

Team Pitching   Glossary
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     Player               Ag  W   L   Pct   G   GS  CG  GF  SV  BS SHO   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA   RC  RC/27  OPS
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
  P  Fergie Jenkins       34  21  13  .618  36  35  16   1   0   0   4  270.1  232   77   71  24   42  183  2.36   87   2.9  -54  
  P  Nolan Ryan           31  15  18  .455  36  36  11   0   0   0   0  249.2  209  140  127  10  173  262  4.58  113   4.0  -13  
  P  Mike Torrez          31  13  19  .406  36  36   9   0   0   0   1  266.0  262  144  117  19  105  149  3.96  121   4.0  -83  
  P  Mike Paxton          24   8  16  .333  33  29   1   3   0   0   0  203.2  241  117  109  19   70  104  4.82  132   5.9   92  
  P  Steve Comer          24   6   3  .667  41  11   1  18   6   1   1  115.2   99   33   29   6   26   66  2.26   36   2.8  -71  
  P  Jim Kern             29   4   3  .571  51   0   0  43  27   7   0   63.1   36   11    8   0   42   62  1.14   14   2.1 -137  
  P *Dennis Kinney        26   2   1  .667  41   0   0  11   1   0   0   42.2   41   22   18   4   14   21  3.80   19   4.1  -42  
  P  Jim Todd             30   2   5  .286  41   1   0  14   0   2   0   66.1   82   38   36   3   30   23  4.88   40   5.5   29  
  P  Ken Clay             24   2   6  .250  37   5   0  11   2   0   0   59.1   80   43   39   3   25   18  5.92   41   6.3   23  
  P  Stan Perzanowski     27   1   1  .500  33   3   0  10   1   2   0   49.2   52   32   27   0   23   32  4.89   25   4.8  -40  
  P  Len Barker           23   1   1  .500  17   4   0   7   1   0   0   48.1   58   33   30   6   17   25  5.59   30   5.5  -27  
  P  Jim Bouton           39   0   0  .000   3   0   0   2   0   0   0    4.1    6    5    5   0    6    1 10.38    4   8.1  167  
  P *Jim Umbarger         25   0   0  .000   4   0   0   3   0   0   0    3.1    3    1    1   0    1    2  2.70    1   3.4  -78  
  P *Paul Mirabella       24   0   1  .000   5   2   0   1   0   0   0   15.2   32   19   18   0   11   10 10.34   19  11.2  248  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 28                                                                                      690        -21

     * - throws left-handed, otherwise throws right-handed


Team Fielding   (completed seasons only)
 An asterisk after a player's name means his fielding stats are for multiple teams.

 Catchers              Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP  OSB OCS
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---
 Jim Sundberg         1370 155 155 1018   95   3  10  .997 119  54
 Kevin Pasley           62   4  16   32    2   0   0 1.000   1   1
 Gary Gray              25   3   3   16    1   0   0 1.000   9   1
 Jose Cardenal           1   0   1    0    0   0   0  .000   0   0
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Bob Watson 1196 137 137 1144 104 9 120 .993 9.39 Mike Hargrove 204 22 25 208 22 4 25 .983 10.15 Jose Cardenal 36 2 10 40 1 1 2 .976 10.25 Pat Putnam 12 1 3 10 2 2 2 .857 9.00 Jim Norris 10 0 4 8 0 0 0 1.000 7.20 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Bump Wills 1357 156 156 441 411 17 109 .980 5.65 Brian Doyle 80 4 27 35 18 0 11 1.000 5.94 Darrel Chaney 18 2 3 6 6 1 3 .923 6.00 Julio Gonzalez 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Buddy Bell* 1405 157 159 128 326 22 30 .954 2.91 Toby Harrah* 1227 138 138 109 292 10 23 .976 2.94 Darrel Chaney 17 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.06 Nelson Norman 16 2 2 3 4 0 0 1.000 3.94 Julio Gonzalez 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 Brian Doyle 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Luis Gomez 964 108 124 212 301 9 68 .983 4.79 Darrel Chaney 389 42 55 101 125 5 33 .978 5.22 Julio Gonzalez 82 11 13 19 26 6 7 .882 4.94 Brian Doyle 12 1 4 3 2 1 0 .833 3.75 Nelson Norman 11 0 6 3 3 0 2 1.000 4.76 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Ralph Garr            903 106 112  140    7   6   1  .961  1.47
 Jim Norris            373  43  49   58    4   3   1  .954  1.49
 Bobby Thompson        123  10  22   23    1   1   0  .960  1.75
 Tony Scott             45   2  16    7    0   0   0 1.000  1.40
 Jose Cardenal          14   1   6    3    0   0   0 1.000  1.93
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Mickey Rivers* 1341 150 151 300 13 11 0 .966 2.10 Bobby Murcer* 1046 127 128 228 22 5 6 .980 2.15 Tony Scott 118 13 15 30 0 0 0 1.000 2.29 Jim Norris 34 3 6 4 2 1 0 .857 1.59 Bobby Thompson 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Jim Norris 440 52 55 87 5 4 2 .958 1.88 Tony Scott 425 46 53 110 4 8 0 .934 2.41 Jose Cardenal 233 26 31 47 1 4 0 .923 1.85 Bobby Thompson 225 23 35 56 2 0 1 1.000 2.32 Bobby Murcer 56 6 6 19 1 0 0 1.000 3.21 Nelson Norman 34 4 4 6 0 0 0 1.000 1.59 Darrel Chaney 26 3 3 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.35 Julio Gonzalez 9 1 1 4 0 0 0 1.000 4.00 Bump Wills 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 Gary Gray 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1978 Draft


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