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1977 Texas Rangers season

1977 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Arlington, Texas (since 1972)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bradford G. Corbett
    Manager(s) Frank Lucchesi, Eddie Stanky, Connie Ryan, and Billy Hunter
    Local television KXAS-TV
    Local radio WBAP
    (Dick Risenhoover, Bill Merrill)
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    The 1977 Texas Rangers season involved the Rangers finishing second in the American League West with a record of 94 wins and 68 losses.

    Offseason

    On December 10, 1976, shortstop Danny Thompson died of leukemia. Thompson had played in 64 games for the Rangers in 1976.

    Notable transactions

    Regular season

    For one June day in 1977, Eddie Stanky was drawn back into the major leagues as manager of the Rangers. After that day, he abruptly quit and left for Alabama, saying only that he was homesick.[9]

    Season standings

    AL West W L GB Pct.
    Kansas City Royals 102 60 -- .630
    Texas Rangers 94 68 8 .580
    Chicago White Sox 90 72 12 .556
    Minnesota Twins 84 77 17.5 .522
    California Angels 74 88 28 .457
    Seattle Mariners 64 98 38 .395
    Oakland Athletics 63 98 38.5 .391


    Opening Day starters

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1977 Texas Rangers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    = Indicates team leader

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    1B Hargrove, MikeMike Hargrove 153 525 160 .305 18 69
    3B Harrah, TobyToby Harrah 159 539 142 .263 27 87
    SS Campaneris, BertBert Campaneris 150 552 140 .254 5 46
    CF BenĂ­quez, JuanJuan BenĂ­quez 123 424 114 .269 10 50
    RF May, DaveDave May 120 340 82 .241 7 42

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Henderson, KenKen Henderson 75 244 63 .258 5 23
    Grieve, TomTom Grieve 79 236 53 .225 7 30
    Alomar, SandySandy Alomar 69 83 22 .265 1 11
    Beasley, LewLew Beasley 25 32 7 .219 0 3
    Gray, GaryGary Gray 1 2 0 .000 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Perry, GaylordGaylord Perry 34 238 15 12 3.37 177
    Alexander, DoyleDoyle Alexander 34 237 17 11 3.65 82
    Blyleven, BertBert Blyleven 30 234.2 14 12 2.72 182
    Boggs, TommyTommy Boggs 6 27.1 0 3 5.93 15

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Briles, NelsonNelson Briles 28 108.1 6 4 4.24 57
    Moret, RogerRoger Moret 18 72.1 3 3 3.73 39
    Barker, LenLen Barker 15 47.1 4 1 2.66 51
    Marshall, MikeMike Marshall 12 35.2 2 2 4.04 18

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Devine, AdrianAdrian Devine 56 11 6 15 3.58 67
    Knowles, DaroldDarold Knowles 42 5 2 4 3.22 14
    Cuellar, BobbyBobby Cuellar 4 0 0 0 1.35 3
    Bacsik, MikeMike Bacsik 2 0 0 0 19.29 1

    Awards and honors

    All-Stars

    All-Star Game

    Other team leaders

    • Stolen bases – Bump Wills (28)
    • Walks - Toby Harrah (109)

    Farm system

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    Notes

    References

    • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6. 

    External links