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1978 GCL Rangers

1978 > Class Rookie > 1978 Gulf Coast League
Overall: 33-22
Scored 298 runs, Allowed 211 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 36-19

Affiliation: Texas Rangers-AL
Manager: n/a
Represented: FL
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1977 / 1979

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 Terry Bogener* 22 52 200 165 28 45 6 6 2 32 25 5 26 12 .273 .366 .418 .784 69 0 6 3
2 William Buchan 20 5 15 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 .125 .533 .125 .658 1 1 0 0
3 David Chapman 22 15 14 12 3 5 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 .417 .500 .500 1.000 6 0 0 0
4 Michael Childs 19 21 39 33 7 7 3 1 0 3 2 2 6 4 .212 .333 .364 .697 12 0 0 0
5 Tracy Cowger 21 29 98 90 18 26 4 3 0 15 1 2 6 6 .289 .333 .400 .733 36 0 2 0
6 Daniel Dixon 21 14 26 21 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 4 .238 .385 .238 .623 5 0 0 0
7 Luis Gonzalez 19 39 156 129 31 33 6 1 2 16 2 2 25 32 .256 .378 .364 .743 47 1 0 1
8 Ron Gooch 21 10 44 38 6 9 1 0 0 8 5 0 4 1 .237 .318 .263 .581 10 1 0 1
9 David Hibner 19 49 199 164 26 35 6 3 2 24 23 5 27 47 .213 .327 .323 .650 53 2 3 3
10 Mike Jirschele 19 27 100 77 17 12 2 0 1 5 4 1 18 13 .156 .320 .221 .540 17 1 3 1
11 Cameron Killebrew 22 6 26 23 4 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 .348 .385 .348 .732 8 0 0 1
12 Amos Lewis 17 35 127 97 17 16 1 1 0 14 5 2 26 30 .165 .339 .196 .535 19 0 3 1
13 Thomas McGivney* 20 6 8 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .375 .167 .542 1 1 0 0
14 David Miller# 22 36 117 100 18 28 2 0 0 12 27 7 9 7 .280 .363 .300 .663 30 4 4 0
15 Jerry Neufang 17 29 89 73 7 19 0 0 0 9 0 1 9 6 .260 .345 .260 .606 19 1 5 1
16 Albert Ortiz* 20 47 190 143 19 40 2 2 0 15 11 2 43 15 .280 .452 .322 .774 46 2 2 0
17 Stephen Paine 21 12 34 30 1 3 0 0 0 3 2 0 4 7 .100 .206 .100 .306 3 0 0 0
18 Stanley Reese* 22 35 138 127 13 38 4 1 2 17 2 0 8 6 .299 .341 .394 .734 50 0 3 0
19 Mike Richardt 20 45 183 160 30 45 9 2 0 14 7 1 14 3 .281 .333 .363 .696 58 0 6 3
20 Robert Tanzi 19 32 110 96 13 27 3 3 0 12 2 4 12 12 .281 .373 .375 .748 36 2 0 0
21 Richard Velazguez 21 21 50 37 9 7 1 0 1 7 6 1 12 10 .189 .388 .297 .685 11 0 1 0
22 John Zisk 21 38 137 119 20 27 3 0 6 24 3 1 13 18 .227 .311 .403 .714 48 2 2 1
22 Players 20.1 55 2102 1750 298 437 54 23 16 236 129 37 278 240 .250 .355 .334 .690 585 18 40 16 3
* - 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 David Chapman 22 4 1 .800 1.23 11 0 0 0 3 22.0 14 4 3 0 7 1 22 0 2 1 0.955 5.7 0.0 2.9 9.0 3.14
2 David Crutcher 20 1 0 1.000 3.27 3 3 0 0 0 11.0 11 5 4 0 7 0 9 0 0 0 1.636 9.0 0.0 5.7 7.4 1.29
3 William Eason* 19 0 2 .000 4.50 9 1 0 0 0 14.0 12 9 7 0 11 0 10 1 0 1 1.643 7.7 0.0 7.1 6.4 0.91
4 Jim Farr 22 3 4 .429 2.85 14 9 2 1 3 60.0 51 32 19 3 31 0 64 1 2 6 1.367 7.6 0.4 4.6 9.6 2.06
5 Gregory Fleet* 22 0 1 .000 5.21 10 1 0 0 0 19.0 18 11 11 0 17 1 16 0 1 0 1.842 8.5 0.0 8.1 7.6 0.94
6 Charles Kwolek* 20 4 1 .800 2.88 10 6 1 0 0 50.0 35 18 16 2 29 0 36 2 0 6 1.280 6.3 0.4 5.2 6.5 1.24
7 Linvel Mosby 18 5 2 .714 3.57 9 9 3 1 0 53.0 46 27 21 2 39 0 29 4 0 7 1.604 7.8 0.3 6.6 4.9 0.74
8 Gene Nelson 17 5 0 1.000 2.25 14 5 0 0 3 52.0 41 18 13 0 20 1 28 1 0 2 1.173 7.1 0.0 3.5 4.8 1.40
9 Keith Shelling* 23 2 0 1.000 3.09 11 2 0 0 0 32.0 22 13 11 1 19 0 33 1 0 4 1.281 6.2 0.3 5.3 9.3 1.74
10 David Smith 20 2 2 .500 2.25 15 1 0 0 2 28.0 27 10 7 1 13 2 17 1 0 2 1.429 8.7 0.3 4.2 5.5 1.31
11 Andrew Tam 21 0 2 .000 3.71 7 2 0 0 1 17.0 10 10 7 0 12 0 8 3 0 0 1.294 5.3 0.0 6.4 4.2 0.67
12 Michael Vickers* 20 4 4 .500 1.96 12 10 4 0 0 69.0 55 23 15 0 29 2 51 2 0 4 1.217 7.2 0.0 3.8 6.7 1.76
13 Keith Walsh 19 0 1 .000 12.75 6 1 0 0 1 12.0 20 18 17 0 8 0 8 0 0 2 2.333 15.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 1.00
14 Wesley Williams 20 3 2 .600 2.65 7 5 1 0 0 34.0 25 13 10 3 15 1 34 0 1 1 1.176 6.6 0.8 4.0 9.0 2.27
14 Players 20.2 33 22 .600 3.07 55 55 44 11 6 13 472.0 387 211 161 12 257 8 365 16 6 36 1.364 7.4 0.2 4.9 7.0 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
Jerry Neufang 29 159 26 3 2 .984 6.38 9
Tracy Cowger 24 135 29 4 2 .976 6.83 6
Michael Childs 11 38 6 0 2 1.000 4.00 1
Thomas McGivney 6 19 3 2 0 .917 3.67 4
William Buchan 4 16 1 0 0 1.000 4.25 1

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Luis Gonzalez 35 257 21 7 30 .975 7.94
John Zisk 24 165 15 4 15 .978 7.50
Stanley Reese 6 31 3 0 2 1.000 5.67
Mike Jirschele 1 8 0 0 1 1.000 8.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mike Richardt 37 84 84 3 24 .982 4.54
Mike Jirschele 13 29 28 4 6 .934 4.38
Ron Gooch 9 32 24 2 7 .966 6.22
David Hibner 1 2 1 1 1 .750 3.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Robert Tanzi 30 25 57 11 9 .882 2.73
Stanley Reese 14 8 23 11 5 .738 2.21
Mike Jirschele 10 7 22 2 3 .935 2.90
Mike Richardt 5 6 10 4 1 .800 3.20
David Chapman 4 3 5 2 0 .800 2.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Amos Lewis 31 40 58 14 14 .875 3.16
David Hibner 28 32 76 11 10 .908 3.86

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Terry Bogener 49 69 4 0 1 1.000 1.49
Albert Ortiz 40 59 6 0 2 1.000 1.63
David Miller 26 50 3 1 1 .981 2.04
David Hibner 21 28 3 1 2 .969 1.48
Richard Velazguez 18 21 1 0 0 1.000 1.22
Daniel Dixon 14 15 2 1 1 .944 1.21
John Zisk 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
Stephen Paine 10 13 1 1 1 .933 1.40
Cameron Killebrew 6 9 1 1 0 .909 1.67
Michael Childs 2 1 1 1 0 .667 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
David Smith 15 0 3 1 0 .750 0.20
Jim Farr 14 2 8 1 3 .909 0.71
Gene Nelson 14 7 2 0 0 1.000 0.64
Michael Vickers 12 7 18 2 3 .926 2.08
David Chapman 11 2 7 2 3 .818 0.82
Keith Shelling 11 2 7 0 0 1.000 0.82
Gregory Fleet 10 0 8 0 0 1.000 0.80
Charles Kwolek 10 5 11 1 2 .941 1.60
William Eason 9 1 3 1 0 .800 0.44
Linvel Mosby 9 2 14 1 1 .941 1.78
Andrew Tam 7 2 3 1 0 .833 0.71
Wesley Williams 7 2 3 2 1 .714 0.71
Keith Walsh 6 0 0 0 0 0.00
David Crutcher 3 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.67

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Terry Bogener 22 L L 6' 0.0" 193 Sep 28, 1955 Hannibal, MO, US
William Buchan 20 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Nov 18, 1957
David Chapman 22 R R 5' 10.0" 170 1956
Michael Childs 19 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Sep 30, 1958
Tracy Cowger 21 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Jul 22, 1956
David Crutcher 20 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Oct 21, 1957
Daniel Dixon 21 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1957
William Eason 19 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Oct 24, 1958
Jim Farr 22 R R 6' 1.0" 195 May 18, 1956 Waverly, NY, US
Gregory Fleet 22 R L 6' 2.0" 170 1956
Luis Gonzalez 19 R L 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 9, 1958
Ron Gooch 21 R R 5' 11.0" 165 Apr 16, 1957
David Hibner 19 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Oct 15, 1958
Mike Jirschele 19 R R 5' 11.0" 185 Mar 3, 1959 Clintonville, WI, US
Cameron Killebrew 22 R R 5' 11.0" 180 1956
Charles Kwolek 20 L L 5' 10.0" 165 Dec 5, 1957
Amos Lewis 17 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Aug 14, 1960
Thomas McGivney 20 L R 5' 11.0" 185 1958
David Miller 22 S R 5' 10.0" 165 Mar 14, 1956
Linvel Mosby 18 R R 6' 2.0" 189 Aug 3, 1959
Gene Nelson 17 R R 6' 0.0" 172 Dec 3, 1960 Tampa, FL, US
Jerry Neufang 17 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Nov 23, 1960
Albert Ortiz 20 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Aug 28, 1957
Stephen Paine 21 R R 6' 0.0" 185 1957
Stanley Reese 22 L R 6' 2.0" 190 1956
Mike Richardt 20 R R 6' 0.0" 170 May 24, 1958 North Hollywood, CA, US
Keith Shelling 23 L L 5' 9.0" 160 1955
David Smith 20 R R 6' 2.0" 190 1958
Andrew Tam 21 R R 6' 3.0" 200 1957
Robert Tanzi 19 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Jul 21, 1958
Richard Velazguez 21 R R 6' 0.0" 165 1957
Michael Vickers 20 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Feb 28, 1958
Keith Walsh 19 R R 6' 2.0" 145 1959
Wesley Williams 20 R R 6' 3.0" 180 Aug 9, 1957
John Zisk 21 R R 6' 5.0" 190 May 20, 1957

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