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1979 Texas Rangers  (1978)  (1980)
60-102, 6th in AL Western Division
Scored 691 runs, Allowed 869 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 63-99
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .687
Park Factor: Batting - 95 / Pitching - 97 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 68-94   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 83-79
Manager(s): Jim Sheehan

Team Batting (ordered by runs created)    Glossary        Team Schedule and Splits            Photos Batting Splits     Pitching Splits
Click on the Games to see a player's splits for this season.
 Pos Player               Ag   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   RC  RC/27  Defense  Diff
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 3B  Buddy Bell           27  162  661   77  189  37   2  17   99   2   1   34   59  .286  .317  .425   81   4.3  1e17      -36  
 1B  Ron Jackson          26  158  628   66  157  33   7  21   79   1   0   41   66  .250  .304  .425   78   4.3  2e10      -37  
 OF *Mickey Rivers        30  118  492   67  145  21  10  12   62   2   0   18   31  .295  .320  .451   70   5.2  3(+1)e10   29  
 OF #Tony Scott           27  139  509   63  152  18   7   7   51  17   4   32   70  .299  .347  .403   70   5.0  2(0)e8     88  
 C   Jim Sundberg         28  156  540   53  138  24   5   3   43   2   1   56   75  .256  .329  .335   61   3.9  1(-4)e1   -49  
 2B #Bump Wills           26  159  597   82  136  22   4   9   64  11   3   58   77  .228  .297  .323   58   3.2  4e23      -70  
 OF  Billy Sample         24  113  339   48   96  19   1   9   44   8   1   29   39  .283  .342  .425   49   5.3  4(+1)e0   -13  
 OF *Ralph Garr           33   97  313   41   92  10   1   8   40   3   3   23   22  .294  .340  .409   43   5.0  4(+1)e16   52  
 OF *Jim Norris           30  103  327   49   79  13  10   3   39   4   4   36   19  .242  .311  .370   36   3.7  2(+1)e8     5  
 SS #Nelson Norman        21   64  169   22   53   7   1   0   21   1   1   15   15  .314  .368  .367   22   4.6  3e34      209  
 UT  Dave Roberts         28   43   74   15   25   1   3   5   21   1   0    6   11  .338  .376  .635   19   9.8            276  
 DH *Pat Putnam           25   58  193   21   47   7   1   7   22   0   1    9   23  .244  .277  .399   18   3.3           -100  
 SS  Julio Gonzalez       26   69  171   14   41   8   0   0   18   3   1    7   10  .240  .284  .287   14   2.8  3e31       -8  
 OF  Jose Cardenal        35   27   84   13   23   6   0   2   10   0   0   10   14  .274  .351  .417   12   5.3  4(+1)e6     8  
 SS  Luis Gomez           27   76  155   17   35   5   1   0   12   1   0    6   14  .226  .255  .271    9   1.9  3e14      -23  
 UT *Mike Jorgensen       30   50  111   15   20   3   0   1    8   0   0   12   23  .180  .276  .234    7   1.9           -165  
 OF *Jim Dwyer            29   44  106   11   18   3   0   0    7   2   1   16   13  .170  .285  .198    6   1.9  4(0)e14  -259  
 SS  Dickie Thon          21   48   53    6   16   1   0   0    9   0   0    5   10  .302  .356  .321    6   4.4  4e88     -110  
 DH  Gary Gray            26   16   51    9   15   2   0   0    5   0   0    4    7  .294  .339  .333    5   3.8            162  
 C  #Darrel Chaney        31   10   16    2    2   0   0   0    1   0   0    5    8  .125  .333  .125    0   1.7  4(+2)e16  -24  
 3B *Brian Doyle          24    1    1    0    0   0   0   0    0   0   0    0    0  .000  .000  .000    0    .0  3e37     -387  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 27                                                                           674                  -10

     * - 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  Nolan Ryan           32  16  13  .552  33  32  11   1   0   1   0  232.1  163  102   90  19  129  244  3.49   84   3.2  -39  
  P  Steve Comer          25   9  16  .360  31  31   4   0   0   0   0  204.2  213  117  109  24   81   86  4.79  114   5.0   14  
  P  Fergie Jenkins       35   8  20  .286  34  33   6   1   1   0   1  235.0  269  147  139  34   73  139  5.32  143   5.5    4  
  P  Mike Torrez          32   7  17  .292  33  33   5   0   0   0   1  222.0  275  148  137  26  102  103  5.55  148   5.9   45  
  P  Mike Paxton          25   6  13  .316  34  28   2   4   0   0   0  161.0  221  113   98  17   50   63  5.48  117   6.6  -23  
  P  Danny Darwin         23   5   2  .714  43   4   0  12   2   4   0   76.2   61   35   35   8   26   58  4.11   30   3.6   73  
  P  Jim Kern             30   4  10  .286  58   0   0  55  24   6   0   88.2   69   33   31   7   37   80  3.15   32   3.3   62  
  P  Ken Clay             25   3   5  .375  66   0   0  30   3   2   0   84.2  113   70   68  10   35   27  7.23   68   7.3   13  
  P  Brian Allard         21   1   1  .500  16   1   0   6   0   0   0   23.0   41   33   32   6   12   10 12.52   31  12.2  280  
  P *Ed Glynn             26   1   3  .250  44   0   0  15   1   1   0   48.1   55   36   26   7   35   39  4.84   37   6.7  131  
  P *Dave Rajsich         27   0   2  .000  33   0   0  10   0   0   0   57.2   67   35   35   6   25   34  5.46   34   5.4  -13  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 29                                                                                      842         19

     * - 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         1338 152 155  920   61   2  11  .998  31  18
 Dave Roberts           52   5  11   33    4   1   0  .974   8   3
 Darrel Chaney          44   5   8   28    3   2   0  .939  12   2
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Ron Jackson 1247 145 149 1174 130 9 136 .993 9.41 Mike Jorgensen 168 17 34 173 23 3 20 .985 10.52 Dave Roberts 8 0 5 8 1 0 1 1.000 10.12 Jim Dwyer 7 0 4 13 1 0 1 1.000 18.00 Jose Cardenal 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 6.00 Pat Putnam 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Bump Wills 1358 159 159 451 400 18 109 .979 5.64 Julio Gonzalez 67 3 18 17 24 0 6 1.000 5.51 Dave Roberts 8 0 2 1 2 0 0 1.000 3.52 Nelson Norman 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Buddy Bell 1431 162 162 119 301 17 43 .961 2.64 Brian Doyle 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 Dave Roberts 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Nelson Norman 491 59 62 107 176 12 38 .959 5.19 Luis Gomez 453 48 76 71 149 5 28 .978 4.37 Julio Gonzalez 374 47 52 88 145 10 26 .959 5.60 Ron Jackson 74 8 16 20 30 5 3 .909 6.08 Dickie Thon 41 0 20 7 13 2 2 .909 4.39 Darrel Chaney 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 Billy Sample 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Billy Sample          465  51  67   66    2   0   0 1.000  1.32
 Ralph Garr            454  56  56   69    2   5   0  .934  1.41
 Jim Norris            260  27  39   41    0   2   1  .953  1.42
 Mike Jorgensen        129  14  18   36    0   0   0 1.000  2.51
 Jim Dwyer             120  14  18   21    1   0   0 1.000  1.65
 Ron Jackson             4   0   3    0    0   0   0  .000  0.00
 Jose Cardenal           1   0   1    0    0   0   0  .000  0.00
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Mickey Rivers 988 111 114 232 10 5 3 .980 2.21 Tony Scott 372 43 45 105 6 0 0 1.000 2.68 Billy Sample 71 8 8 25 2 0 0 1.000 3.42 Jim Dwyer 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 Dave Roberts 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Tony Scott 805 90 96 207 6 4 1 .982 2.38 Jim Norris 504 58 59 115 5 2 2 .984 2.14 Billy Sample 108 12 14 24 0 0 0 1.000 2.01 Mickey Rivers 17 2 2 8 0 0 0 1.000 4.24 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1979 Draft


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