1982 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Eddie Chiles
General manager(s)Eddie Robinson
Manager(s)Don Zimmer, Darrell Johnson
Local televisionKXAS-TV
5 Star Cable
(Steve Busby, Merle Harmon)
Local radioWBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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The Texas Rangers 1982 season involved the Rangers finishing 6th in the American League West with a record of 64 wins and 98 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 93 69 0.574 52–29 41–40
Kansas City Royals 90 72 0.556 3 56–25 34–47
Chicago White Sox 87 75 0.537 6 49–31 38–44
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 17 42–39 34–47
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 25 36–45 32–49
Texas Rangers 64 98 0.395 29 38–43 26–55
Minnesota Twins 60 102 0.370 33 37–44 23–58

Record vs. opponents


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Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 7–5 5–7 6–7 7–6 4–8 9–4–1 8–4 11–2 7–5 7–5 9–3 10–3
Boston 9–4 7–5 4–8 6–7 8–5 6–6 4–9 6–6 7–6 8–4 7–5 10–2 7–6
California 5–7 5–7 8–5 8–4 5–7 7–6 6–6 7–6 7–5 9–4 10–3 8–5 8–4
Chicago 7–5 8–4 5–8 6–6 9–3 3–10 3–9 7–6 8–4 9–4 6–7 8–5 8–4
Cleveland 7–6 7–6 4–8 6–6 6–7 2–10 7–6 8–4 4–9 4–8 9–3 7–5 7–6
Detroit 6–7 5–8 7–5 3–9 7–6 6–6 3–10 9–3 8–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 6–7
Kansas City 8–4 6–6 6–7 10–3 10–2 6–6 7–5 7–6 5–7 7–6 7–6 7–6 4–8
Milwaukee 4–9–1 9–4 6–6 9–3 6–7 10–3 5–7 7–5 8–5 7–5 8–4 7–5 9–4
Minnesota 4–8 6–6 6–7 6–7 4–8 3–9 6–7 5–7 2–10 3–10 5–8 5–8 5–7
New York 2–11 6–7 5–7 4–8 9–4 5–8 7–5 5–8 10–2 7–5 6–6 7–5 6–7
Oakland 5–7 4–8 4–9 4–9 8–4 3–9 6–7 5–7 10–3 5–7 6–7 5–8 3–9
Seattle 5–7 5–7 3–10 7–6 3–9 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 6–6 7–6 9–4 7–5
Texas 3–9 2–10 5–8 5–8 5–7 4–8 6–7 5–7 8–5 5–7 8–5 4–9 4–8
Toronto 3–10 6–7 4–8 4–8 6–7 7–6 8–4 4–9 7–5 7–6 9–3 5–7 8–4


Opening Day lineup

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Notable transactions

Roster

1982 Texas Rangers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

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
C Jim Sundberg 139 470 118 .251 10 47
1B Dave Hostetler 113 418 97 .232 22 67
2B Mike Richardt 119 402 97 .241 3 43
SS Mark Wagner 60 179 43 .240 0 8
3B Buddy Bell 148 537 159 .296 13 67
LF Billy Sample 97 360 94 .261 10 29
CF George Wright 150 557 147 .264 11 50
RF Larry Parrish 128 440 116 .264 17 62
DH Lamar Johnson 105 324 84 .259 7 38

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
Johnny Grubb 103 308 86 .279 3 26
Doug Flynn 88 270 57 .211 0 19
Lee Mazzilli 58 195 47 .241 4 17
Bill Stein 85 184 44 .239 1 16
Bucky Dent 46 146 32 .219 1 14
Pat Putnam 43 122 28 .230 2 9
Leon Roberts 31 73 17 .233 1 6
Wayne Tolleson 38 70 8 .114 0 2
Mickey Rivers 19 68 16 .235 1 4
Pete O'Brien 20 67 16 .239 4 13
Terry Bogener 24 60 13 .217 1 4
Don Werner 22 59 12 .203 0 3
Bob Johnson 20 56 7 .125 2 7
Randy Bass 16 48 10 .208 1 6
Mario Mendoza 12 17 2 .118 0 0
Nick Capra 13 15 4 .267 1 1

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
Charlie Hough 34 228.0 16 13 3.95 128
Frank Tanana 30 194.1 7 18 4.21 87
Rick Honeycutt 30 164.0 5 17 5.27 64
Doc Medich 21 122.2 7 11 5.06 37
John Butcher 18 94.1 1 5 4.87 39
Mike Smithson 8 46.2 3 4 5.01 24
Mike Mason 4 23.0 1 2 5.09 8

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
Jon Matlack 33 147.2 7 7 3.53 78
Dave Schmidt 33 109.2 4 6 3.20 69

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
Danny Darwin 56 10 8 7 3.44 61
Paul Mirabella 40 1 1 3 4.80 29
Steve Comer 37 1 6 6 5.10 23
Dan Boitano 19 0 0 0 5.34 28
Tom Henke 8 1 0 0 1.15 9
Jim Farr 5 0 0 0 2.50 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Denver Bears American Association Rich Donnelly
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Tom Burgess
A Burlington Rangers Midwest League Marty Scott
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Tom Grieve

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa

Notes

References