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1981 Texas Rangers

1981 > Class Major League > 1981 American League (West)
Overall: 57-48
Scored 452 runs, Allowed 389 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 60-45

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Don Zimmer
Represented: Arlington, TX
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1980 / 1982

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 Buddy Bell 29 97 415 360 44 106 16 1 10 64 3 3 42 30 .294 .364 .428 .792 154 6 3 0 10 10
2 Larry Cox 33 5 13 13 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .231 .308 .538 4 0 0 0 0 0
3 Dan Duran* 27 13 17 16 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250 .294 .250 .544 4 1 0 0 0 0
4 John Ellis 32 23 64 58 2 8 3 0 1 7 0 1 5 10 .138 .219 .241 .460 14 3 1 0 0 1
5 Johnny Grubb* 32 67 226 199 26 46 9 1 3 26 0 3 23 25 .231 .316 .332 .647 66 6 2 1 1 0
6 Bob Johnson 21 6 19 18 2 5 0 0 2 4 0 0 1 3 .278 .316 .611 .927 11 1 0 0 0 0
7 Bob Jones* 31 10 35 34 4 9 1 0 3 7 0 1 1 7 .265 .286 .559 .845 19 0 0 0 0 0
8 Rick Lisi 25 9 20 16 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 .313 .450 .313 .763 5 0 0 0 0 0
9 Mario Mendoza 30 88 254 229 18 53 6 1 0 22 2 1 7 25 .231 .254 .266 .521 61 9 1 14 3 0
10 Nelson Norman# 23 7 15 13 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 .231 .267 .308 .574 4 0 0 0 1 0
11 Al Oliver* 34 102 448 421 53 130 29 1 4 55 3 0 24 28 .309 .348 .411 .759 173 17 2 0 1 10
12 Pat Putnam* 27 95 317 297 33 79 17 2 8 35 4 2 17 38 .266 .304 .418 .721 124 4 0 1 2 3
13 Mickey Rivers* 32 99 428 399 62 114 21 2 3 26 9 5 24 31 .286 .327 .371 .698 148 3 1 3 1 2
14 Leon Roberts 30 72 266 233 26 65 17 2 4 31 3 4 25 38 .279 .345 .421 .765 98 8 1 2 5 2
15 Billy Sample 26 66 260 230 36 65 16 0 3 25 4 1 17 21 .283 .346 .391 .738 90 3 7 3 3 1
16 Bill Stein 34 53 126 115 21 38 6 0 2 22 1 2 7 15 .330 .360 .435 .795 50 5 0 1 3 3
17 Jim Sundberg 30 102 396 339 42 94 17 2 3 28 2 5 50 48 .277 .369 .366 .735 124 5 1 3 3 6
18 Wayne Tolleson# 25 14 25 24 6 4 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 5 .167 .200 .167 .367 4 0 0 0 0 0
19 Mark Wagner 27 50 95 85 15 22 4 1 1 14 1 1 8 13 .259 .323 .365 .687 31 2 0 2 0 0
20 Don Werner 28 2 8 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500 2 0 0 0 0 0
21 Bump Wills# 28 102 454 410 51 103 13 2 2 41 12 9 32 49 .251 .304 .307 .611 126 8 1 6 5 2
21 Players 29.9 105 3972 3581 452 968 178 15 49 418 46 41 295 396 .270 .326 .369 .696 1323 84 21 36 39 40
* - 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 Bob Babcock 31 1 1 .500 2.20 16 0 7 0 0 0 28.2 21 7 7 2 16 1 18 1 0 0 117 1.291 6.6 0.6 5.0 5.7 1.13
2 John Butcher 24 1 2 .333 1.63 5 3 1 1 1 0 27.2 18 6 5 0 8 1 19 0 0 0 106 0.940 5.9 0.0 2.6 6.2 2.38
3 Steve Comer 27 8 2 .800 2.56 36 1 22 0 0 6 77.1 70 25 22 1 31 8 22 1 0 2 330 1.306 8.1 0.1 3.6 2.6 0.71
4 Danny Darwin 25 9 9 .500 3.64 22 22 0 6 2 0 146.0 115 67 59 12 57 5 98 6 0 1 601 1.178 7.1 0.7 3.5 6.0 1.72
5 Rick Honeycutt* 27 11 6 .647 3.31 20 20 0 8 2 0 127.2 120 49 47 12 17 1 40 0 0 1 509 1.073 8.5 0.8 1.2 2.8 2.35
6 Charlie Hough 33 4 1 .800 2.96 21 5 9 2 0 1 82.0 61 30 27 4 31 1 69 3 0 4 330 1.122 6.7 0.4 3.4 7.6 2.23
7 Fergie Jenkins 38 5 8 .385 4.50 19 16 2 1 0 0 106.0 122 55 53 14 40 4 63 0 0 2 467 1.528 10.4 1.2 3.4 5.3 1.58
8 John Henry Johnson* 24 3 1 .750 2.66 24 0 15 0 0 2 23.2 19 7 7 2 6 1 8 1 0 1 94 1.056 7.2 0.8 2.3 3.0 1.33
9 Jim Kern 32 1 2 .333 2.70 23 0 15 0 0 6 30.0 21 10 9 0 22 3 20 1 1 1 131 1.433 6.3 0.0 6.6 6.0 0.91
10 Jon Matlack* 31 4 7 .364 4.14 17 16 0 1 1 0 104.1 101 59 48 8 41 1 43 1 0 2 447 1.361 8.7 0.7 3.5 3.7 1.05
11 Doc Medich 32 10 6 .625 3.08 20 20 0 4 4 0 143.1 136 51 49 8 33 5 65 2 0 1 585 1.179 8.5 0.5 2.1 4.1 1.97
12 Mark Mercer* 27 0 1 .000 4.70 7 0 2 0 0 2 7.2 7 4 4 1 7 0 8 0 0 0 36 1.826 8.2 1.2 8.2 9.4 1.14
13 Dave Schmidt 24 0 1 .000 3.13 14 1 8 0 0 1 31.2 31 11 11 1 11 3 13 1 1 3 132 1.326 8.8 0.3 3.1 3.7 1.18
14 Len Whitehouse* 23 0 1 .000 16.20 2 1 0 0 0 0 3.1 8 7 6 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 20 3.000 21.6 2.7 5.4 5.4 1.00
14 Players 29.3 57 48 .543 3.40 105 105 82 23 13 18 940.1 851 389 355 67 322 34 488 17 2 18 3909 1.247 8.1 0.6 3.1 4.7 1.52
* - 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
Jim Sundberg 98 464 52 2 9 .996 5.27 8 41 38 48%
Larry Cox 5 33 2 0 0 1.000 7.00 2 7 0 0%
Bob Johnson 5 22 0 0 0 1.000 4.40 0 2 0 0%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Pat Putnam 94 769 64 6 65 .993 8.86
Bill Stein 20 146 10 0 9 1.000 7.80
John Ellis 18 140 8 1 16 .993 8.22
Dan Duran 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00
Bob Johnson 1 9 0 0 0 1.000 9.00
Al Oliver 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bump Wills 101 268 326 10 70 .983 5.88
Mark Wagner 4 13 15 1 5 .966 7.00
Bill Stein 3 2 3 0 1 1.000 1.67

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Buddy Bell 96 66 281 14 18 .961 3.61
Bill Stein 7 4 12 1 0 .941 2.29
Wayne Tolleson 6 5 8 0 0 1.000 2.17
Mark Wagner 2 2 4 0 0 1.000 3.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mario Mendoza 88 114 270 12 47 .970 4.36
Mark Wagner 43 39 68 4 13 .964 2.49
Nelson Norman 5 5 21 1 5 .963 5.20
Wayne Tolleson 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Buddy Bell 1 1 3 0 1 1.000 4.00
Bill Stein 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Billy Sample 62 0.00
Leon Roberts 25 0.00
Dan Duran 7 0.00
Bill Stein 7 0.00
Pat Putnam 3 0.00
Johnny Grubb 2 0.00
Jim Sundberg 2 0.00
Bob Jones 1 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mickey Rivers 97 0.00
Billy Sample 5 0.00
Leon Roberts 3 0.00
Rick Lisi 2 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Johnny Grubb 56 0.00
Leon Roberts 46 0.00
Bob Jones 9 0.00
Rick Lisi 6 0.00
Pat Putnam 1 0.00
Bill Stein 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mickey Rivers 97 225 12 1 3 .996 2.44
Leon Roberts 71 130 2 1 0 .992 1.86
Billy Sample 64 132 4 1 1 .993 2.13
Johnny Grubb 58 95 2 1 0 .990 1.67
Bob Jones 10 20 4 0 0 1.000 2.40
Rick Lisi 8 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.13
Bill Stein 8 13 1 1 0 .933 1.75
Dan Duran 7 6 1 0 0 1.000 1.00
Pat Putnam 3 2 0 1 0 .667 0.67
Jim Sundberg 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Steve Comer 36 5 18 1 2 .958 0.64
John Henry Johnson 24 1 7 0 1 1.000 0.33
Jim Kern 23 3 3 1 0 .857 0.26
Danny Darwin 22 8 16 2 3 .923 1.09
Charlie Hough 21 2 8 0 1 1.000 0.48
Rick Honeycutt 20 3 30 3 1 .917 1.65
Doc Medich 20 15 26 1 1 .976 2.05
Fergie Jenkins 19 10 22 0 3 1.000 1.68
Jon Matlack 17 2 20 2 0 .917 1.29
Bob Babcock 16 2 4 0 0 1.000 0.38
Dave Schmidt 14 1 6 0 0 1.000 0.50
Mark Mercer 7 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.29
John Butcher 5 3 5 0 0 1.000 1.60
Len Whitehouse 2 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Bob Babcock 31 R R 6' 5.0" 210 Aug 25, 1949 New Castle, PA, US 1981-04-11 1981-06-11
Buddy Bell 29 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 27, 1951 Pittsburgh, PA, US 1981-04-09 1981-10-02
John Butcher 24 R R 6' 4.0" 185 Mar 8, 1957 Glendale, CA, US 1981-09-01 1981-10-03
Steve Comer 27 S R 6' 3.0" 195 Jan 13, 1954 Minneapolis, MN, US 1981-04-09 1981-10-02
Larry Cox 33 R R 5' 10.0" 178 Sep 11, 1947 Bluffton, OH, US 1981-04-29 1981-06-09
Danny Darwin 25 R R 6' 3.0" 185 Oct 25, 1955 Bonham, TX, US 1981-04-11 1981-10-02
Dan Duran 27 L L 5' 11.0" 190 Mar 16, 1954 Palo Alto, CA, US 1981-04-17 1981-06-10
John Ellis 32 R R 6' 2.0" 225 Aug 21, 1948 New London, CT, US 1981-04-09 1981-10-03
Johnny Grubb 32 L R 6' 3.0" 175 Aug 4, 1948 Richmond, VA, US 1981-04-09 1981-09-27
Rick Honeycutt 27 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Jun 29, 1954 Chattanooga, TN, US 1981-04-18 1981-09-28
Charlie Hough 33 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Jan 5, 1948 Honolulu, HI, US 1981-04-09 1981-09-30
Fergie Jenkins 38 R R 6' 5.0" 205 Dec 13, 1942 Chatham, ON, CA 1981-04-12 1981-09-18
Bob Johnson 21 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Jul 31, 1959 Dallas, TX, US 1981-09-01 1981-10-04
John Henry Johnson 24 L L 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 21, 1956 Houston, TX, US 1981-04-11 1981-08-31
Bob Jones 31 L L 6' 2.0" 195 Oct 11, 1949 Elkton, MD, US 1981-09-01 1981-09-11
Jim Kern 32 R R 6' 5.0" 185 Mar 15, 1949 Gladwin, MI, US 1981-04-11 1981-10-04
Bob Lacey 27 R L 6' 5.0" 210 Aug 25, 1953 Fredericksburg, VA, US 1981-09-15 1981-09-15
Rick Lisi 25 R R 6' 0.0" 175 Mar 17, 1956 Halifax, NS, CA 1981-05-09 1981-05-29
Jon Matlack 31 L L 6' 3.0" 205 Jan 19, 1950 West Chester, PA, US 1981-04-09 1981-09-13
Doc Medich 32 R R 6' 5.0" 225 Dec 9, 1948 Aliquippa, PA, US 1981-04-15 1981-09-29
Mario Mendoza 30 R R 5' 11.0" 170 Dec 26, 1950 Chihuahua, Chihuahua, MX 1981-04-09 1981-09-27
Mark Mercer 27 L L 6' 5.0" 220 May 22, 1954 Fort Bragg, NC, US 1981-09-01 1981-09-28
Nelson Norman 23 S R 6' 2.0" 160 May 23, 1958 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO 1981-09-20 1981-10-04
Al Oliver 34 L L 6' 0.0" 195 Oct 14, 1946 Portsmouth, OH, US 1981-04-09 1981-10-02
Tom Poquette 29 L R 5' 10.0" 175 Oct 30, 1951 Eau Claire, WI, US 1981-08-12 1981-10-04
Pat Putnam 27 L R 6' 0.0" 205 Dec 3, 1953 Bethel, VT, US 1981-04-09 1981-10-04
Mickey Rivers 32 L L 5' 10.0" 165 Oct 31, 1948 Miami, FL, US 1981-04-09 1981-09-29
Leon Roberts 30 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Jan 22, 1951 Vicksburg, MI, US 1981-04-19 1981-10-04
Billy Sample 26 R R 5' 9.0" 175 Apr 2, 1955 Roanoke, VA, US 1981-04-09 1981-10-04
Dave Schmidt 24 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 22, 1957 Niles, MI, US 1981-05-01 1981-10-04
Bill Stein 34 R R 5' 10.0" 170 Jan 21, 1947 Battle Creek, MI, US 1981-04-14 1981-09-24
Jim Sundberg 30 R R 6' 0.0" 190 May 18, 1951 Galesburg, IL, US 1981-04-09 1981-10-03
Wayne Tolleson 25 S R 5' 9.0" 160 Nov 22, 1955 Spartanburg, SC, US 1981-09-01 1981-10-04
Mark Wagner 27 R R 6' 0.0" 165 Mar 4, 1954 Conneaut, OH, US 1981-04-09 1981-10-04
Don Werner 28 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Mar 8, 1953 Appleton, WI, US 1981-10-02 1981-10-03
Len Whitehouse 23 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Sep 10, 1957 Burlington, VT, US 1981-09-01 1981-10-04
Bump Wills 28 S R 5' 9.0" 172 Jul 27, 1952 Washington, DC, US 1981-04-09 1981-10-04

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