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1979 Tulsa Drillers

1979 > Class AA > 1979 Texas League (East)
Overall: 58-75
Scored 570 runs, Allowed 653 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 58-75

Affiliation: Texas Rangers-AL
Manager: Jimmie Schaffer
Represented: Tulsa, OK
Ballpark: Texas League Park (Tulsa, OK)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1978 / 1980

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 James Barbe 24 102 387 343 43 87 15 0 3 36 1 3 42 68 .254 .337 .324 .660 111 1 1 0
2 Melvin Barrow 25 90 377 336 50 98 11 3 4 39 26 10 34 36 .292 .360 .378 .738 127 3 2 2
3 Terry Bogener* 23 108 417 352 52 111 22 5 2 44 21 6 44 36 .315 .415 .423 .839 149 17 3 1
4 James Capowski 21 29 103 96 13 25 1 0 0 6 2 0 5 23 .260 .304 .271 .575 26 1 1 0 Stats for 2 teams
5 Nick Capra 21 66 240 212 29 59 7 0 3 26 16 5 23 32 .278 .353 .354 .707 75 2 2 1
6 Ronald Carney* 23 108 446 405 51 100 17 4 7 35 13 9 33 43 .247 .301 .360 .661 146 0 4 4
7 Daniel Dixon 22 11 30 26 0 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 .154 .214 .192 .407 5 1 2 0
8 Ron Gooch 22 53 227 192 16 52 6 1 0 22 3 5 25 27 .271 .362 .313 .674 60 4 3 3
9 Rick Lisi 23 120 492 435 86 133 32 5 22 84 7 1 51 83 .306 .380 .554 .934 241 3 0 3
10 Victor Mabee 21 7 25 24 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .167 .167 .167 .333 4 0 1 0
11 Shelton McMath 22 39 144 125 16 24 6 0 3 21 3 1 16 38 .192 .280 .312 .592 39 0 1 2
12 Jack Ramirez 24 51 172 158 18 35 5 0 1 14 6 3 9 20 .222 .269 .272 .541 43 2 1 2
13 Mike Richardt 21 68 291 272 50 89 17 5 5 24 10 6 14 24 .327 .365 .482 .846 131 2 3 0
14 Joseph Russell 22 84 300 263 37 60 8 1 4 35 0 4 29 34 .228 .310 .312 .622 82 3 3 2
15 Chris Smith# 21 98 395 354 46 117 18 3 6 54 4 1 36 32 .331 .395 .449 .844 159 3 0 2
16 Cecil Strawn 22 58 208 186 20 52 7 2 2 22 2 1 18 43 .280 .343 .371 .714 69 1 1 2
17 Wayne Tolleson# 23 130 484 418 43 98 9 7 1 36 16 5 56 79 .234 .327 .297 .624 124 3 4 3
18 Elwood Zebley 22 5 16 16 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 .125 .125 .188 .313 3 0 0 0
18 Players 22.6 133 4750 4209 570 1148 183 36 63 504 130 60 436 634 .273 .345 .378 .724 1592 46 32 27 15
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Melvin Barrow 25 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2 John Butcher 22 9 12 .429 5.11 26 25 6 1 0 155.0 197 106 88 9 53 2 82 6 0 7 1.613 11.4 0.5 3.1 4.8 1.55
3 David Crutcher 21 9 13 .409 5.22 26 24 7 0 0 157.0 179 102 91 13 77 0 88 5 2 6 1.631 10.3 0.7 4.4 5.0 1.14
4 Steve Finch 21 2 7 .222 3.57 12 12 3 1 0 68.0 70 35 27 5 20 0 50 2 3 2 1.324 9.3 0.7 2.6 6.6 2.50
5 Tony Fossas* 21 1 1 .500 6.55 2 2 0 0 0 11.0 14 10 8 1 4 0 3 3 0 1 1.636 11.5 0.8 3.3 2.5 0.75
6 Jerry Don Gleaton* 21 3 2 .600 4.89 5 5 1 0 0 35.0 37 19 19 3 15 0 21 0 0 1 1.486 9.5 0.8 3.9 5.4 1.40
7 Stan Jakubowski 25 3 3 .500 2.09 15 2 0 0 3 56.0 50 18 13 2 22 5 40 1 2 1 1.286 8.0 0.3 3.5 6.4 1.82
8 Harold Kelly 21 0 3 .000 5.46 8 2 1 0 0 28.0 37 26 17 4 16 0 21 0 0 1 1.893 11.9 1.3 5.1 6.8 1.31
9 Charles Lamson* 22 11 8 .579 3.29 24 24 12 0 0 156.0 162 76 57 7 62 2 84 3 3 10 1.436 9.3 0.4 3.6 4.8 1.35
10 Mark Mercer* 25 3 2 .600 3.99 40 0 0 0 8 70.0 73 36 31 3 37 3 62 4 0 1 1.571 9.4 0.4 4.8 8.0 1.68
11 James Nickerson 22 1 0 1.000 7.41 7 0 0 0 0 17.0 27 15 14 2 11 0 12 2 0 1 2.235 14.3 1.1 5.8 6.4 1.09
12 Steven Nielsen 24 8 7 .533 3.64 24 18 6 3 2 131.0 159 70 53 7 42 2 63 5 2 10 1.534 10.9 0.5 2.9 4.3 1.50
13 Rayburn Rainbolt 24 3 5 .375 3.55 36 0 0 0 7 71.0 61 33 28 5 56 6 53 5 0 5 1.648 7.7 0.6 7.1 6.7 0.95
14 Jerry Vasquez 23 0 5 .000 10.64 7 5 1 0 0 22.0 40 32 26 9 6 0 3 1 0 2 2.091 16.4 3.7 2.5 1.2 0.50
15 Len Whitehouse* 21 5 7 .417 5.65 25 14 4 1 0 102.0 126 75 64 7 45 2 79 1 0 11 1.676 11.1 0.6 4.0 7.0 1.76
15 Players 22.6 58 75 .436 4.47 133 133 92 41 6 20 1080.0 1232 653 536 77 466 22 661 38 12 59 1.572 10.3 0.6 3.9 5.5 1.42
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Joseph Russell 79 422 60 14 7 .972 6.10 6
Cecil Strawn 52 241 39 8 6 .972 5.38 3
Elwood Zebley 5 30 2 0 0 1.000 6.40 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James Barbe 97 850 61 6 92 .993 9.39
Rick Lisi 33 311 25 6 37 .982 10.18
Chris Smith 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Richardt 67 162 218 6 77 .984 5.67
Ron Gooch 51 127 143 8 39 .971 5.29
Nick Capra 14 21 33 5 11 .915 3.86
Jack Ramirez 1 3 0 0 0 1.000 3.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Nick Capra 49 35 125 15 16 .914 3.27
Jack Ramirez 49 24 99 10 13 .925 2.51
Chris Smith 22 10 28 4 0 .905 1.73
Ron Gooch 2 1 7 0 0 1.000 4.00
James Barbe 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wayne Tolleson 129 179 413 41 84 .935 4.59
Nick Capra 3 4 15 2 2 .905 6.33

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Terry Bogener 97 152 6 6 2 .963 1.63
Ronald Carney 95 148 7 6 2 .963 1.63
Melvin Barrow 87 178 10 5 1 .974 2.16
Rick Lisi 72 142 3 2 2 .986 2.01
Shelton McMath 32 43 2 1 0 .978 1.41
Chris Smith 14 15 0 2 0 .882 1.07
Daniel Dixon 9 11 0 2 0 .846 1.22

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mark Mercer 40 2 11 0 0 1.000 0.33
Rayburn Rainbolt 36 5 11 2 0 .889 0.44
John Butcher 26 19 18 0 2 1.000 1.42
David Crutcher 26 8 20 1 1 .966 1.08
Len Whitehouse 25 2 15 1 2 .944 0.68
Charles Lamson 24 5 14 1 3 .950 0.79
Steven Nielsen 24 21 26 5 3 .904 1.96
Stan Jakubowski 15 6 9 2 0 .882 1.00
Steve Finch 12 6 8 2 1 .875 1.17
Harold Kelly 8 3 4 1 1 .875 0.88
James Nickerson 7 1 1 1 0 .667 0.29
Jerry Vasquez 7 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.29
Jerry Don Gleaton 5 1 5 0 1 1.000 1.20
Tony Fossas 2 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
Melvin Barrow 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
James Barbe 24 R R 6' 0.0" Oct 16, 1954
Melvin Barrow 25 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Apr 25, 1954 Chicago, IL, US
Terry Bogener 23 L L 6' 0.0" 193 Sep 28, 1955 Hannibal, MO, US
John Butcher 22 R R 6' 4.0" 185 Mar 8, 1957 Glendale, CA, US
James Capowski 21 R R 6' 2.0" 165 Oct 18, 1957 Yonkers, NY, US
Nick Capra 21 R R 5' 8.0" 165 Mar 8, 1958 Denver, CO, US
Ronald Carney 23 L L 6' 0.0" 170 Nov 24, 1955
David Crutcher 21 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Oct 21, 1957
Daniel Dixon 22 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1957
Steve Finch 21 R R 6' 3.0" 160 Mar 9, 1958 Escondido, CA, US
Tony Fossas 21 L L 6' 0.0" 195 Sep 23, 1957 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Jerry Don Gleaton 21 L L 6' 3.0" 205 Sep 14, 1957 Brownwood, TX, US
Ron Gooch 22 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Apr 16, 1957
Stan Jakubowski 25 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Jun 3, 1954
Harold Kelly 21 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Oct 8, 1957 Tampa, FL, US
Charles Lamson 22 L L 6' 5.0" 200 Sep 30, 1956
Rick Lisi 23 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Mar 17, 1956 Halifax, NS, CA
Victor Mabee 21 R R 6' 0.0" 170 Oct 9, 1957 Palo Alto, CA, US
Shelton McMath 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Jan 18, 1957
Mark Mercer 25 L L 6' 5.0" 220 May 22, 1954 Fort Bragg, NC, US
James Nickerson 22 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Dec 10, 1956
Steven Nielsen 24 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Jun 16, 1955
Rayburn Rainbolt 24 R R 6' 2.0" 180 May 26, 1955 Stillwater, OK, US
Jack Ramirez 24 R R 5' 11.0" 160 Jun 14, 1955
Mike Richardt 21 R R 6' 0.0" 170 May 24, 1958 North Hollywood, CA, US
Joseph Russell 22 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Aug 28, 1956 Miami, FL, US
Chris Smith 21 S R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 18, 1957 Torrance, CA, US
Cecil Strawn 22 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Jul 30, 1956
Wayne Tolleson 23 S R 5' 9.0" 160 Nov 22, 1955 Spartanburg, SC, US
Jerry Vasquez 23 R 6' 2.0" 195 Feb 4, 1956
Len Whitehouse 21 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 10, 1957 Burlington, VT, US
Elwood Zebley 22 R R 6' 4.0" 205 Apr 23, 1957

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