1985 Texas Rangers
LeagueAmerican League
DivisionWest
BallparkArlington Stadium
CityArlington, Texas
Record62-99 (.385)
Divisional place7th
OwnersEddie Chiles
General managersTom Grieve
ManagersDoug Rader, Bobby Valentine
TelevisionKTVT
(Freddie Patek, Phil Stone)
HSE
(Steve Busby, Merle Harmon)
RadioWBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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The Texas Rangers 1985 season was the 14th for the franchise in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, and the 25th overall. The Rangers finished seventh in the American League West with a record of 62 wins and 99 losses, 28½ games behind the eventual AL and World Series Champion Kansas City Royals.

Offseason

Regular season

Notable transactions

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 91 71 .562 50‍–‍32 41‍–‍39
California Angels 90 72 .556 1 49‍–‍30 41‍–‍42
Chicago White Sox 85 77 .525 6 45‍–‍36 40‍–‍41
Minnesota Twins 77 85 .475 14 49‍–‍35 28‍–‍50
Oakland Athletics 77 85 .475 14 43‍–‍36 34‍–‍49
Seattle Mariners 74 88 .457 17 42‍–‍41 32‍–‍47
Texas Rangers 62 99 .385 28½ 37‍–‍43 25‍–‍56

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 6–6 9–4 6–6 1–12 7–5 6–6 10–2 4–8
Boston 8–5 5–7 4–8–1 8–5 6–7 5–7 5–8 7–5 5–8 8–4 6–6 5–7 9–4
California 5–7 7–5 8–5 8–4 8–4 4–9 9–3 9–4 3–9 6–7 9–4 9–4 5–7
Chicago 4–8 8–4–1 5–8 10–2 6–6 5–8 5–7 6–7 6–6 8–5 9–4 10–3 3–9
Cleveland 5–8 5–8 4–8 2–10 5–8 2–10 7–6 4–8 6–7 3–9 6–6 7–5 4–9
Detroit 7–6 7–6 4–8 6–6 8–5 5–7 9–4 3–9 9–3 8–4 5–7 7–5 6–7
Kansas City 6–6 7–5 9–4 8–5 10–2 7–5 8–4 7–6 5–7 8–5 3–10 6–7 7–5
Milwaukee 4–9 8–5 3–9 7–5 6–7 4–9 4–8 9–3 7–6 3–9 4–8 8–3 4–9
Minnesota 6–6 5–7 4–9 7–6 8–4 9–3 6–7 3–9 3–9 8–5 6–7 8–5 4–8
New York 12–1 8–5 9–3 6–6 7–6 3–9 7–5 6–7 9–3 7–5 9–3 8–4 6–7
Oakland 5–7 4–8 7–6 5–8 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 5–8 5–7 8–5 6–7 5–7
Seattle 6–6 6–6 4–9 4–9 6–6 7–5 10–3 8–4 7–6 3–9 5–8 6–7 2–10
Texas 2–10 7–5 4–9 3–10 5–7 5–7 7–6 3–8 5–8 4–8 7–6 7–6 3–9
Toronto 8–4 4–9 7–5 9–3 9–4 7–6 5–7 9–4 8–4 7–6 7–5 10–2 9–3


Roster

1985 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 Don Slaught 102 343 96 .280 8 35
1B Pete O'Brien 159 573 153 .267 22 92
2B Toby Harrah 126 396 107 .270 9 44
SS Curt Wilkerson 129 360 88 .244 0 22
3B Buddy Bell 84 313 74 .236 4 32
LF Gary Ward 154 593 170 .287 15 70
CF Oddibe McDowell 111 406 97 .239 18 42
RF Larry Parrish 94 346 86 .249 17 51
DH Cliff Johnson 82 296 76 .257 12 56

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
George Wright 109 363 69 .190 2 18
Wayne Tolleson 123 323 101 .313 1 18
Steve Buechele 69 219 48 .219 6 21
Bob Jones 83 134 30 .224 5 23
Duane Walker 53 132 23 .174 5 11
Alan Bannister 57 122 32 .262 1 6
Glenn Brummer 49 108 30 .278 0 5
Tom Dunbar 45 104 21 .202 1 5
Geno Petralli 42 100 27 .270 0 11
Bill Stein 44 79 20 .253 1 12
Ellis Valentine 11 38 8 .211 2 4
Nick Capra 8 8 1 .125 0 0
Jeff Kunkel 2 4 1 .250 0 0
Luis Pujols 1 1 1 1.000 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
Charlie Hough 34 250.1 14 16 3.31 141
Mike Mason 38 179.0 8 15 4.83 92
Frank Tanana 13 77.2 2 7 5.91 52
Jeff Russell 13 62.0 3 6 7.55 44
José Guzmán 5 33.0 3 2 2.76 24

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
Burt Hooton 29 124.0 5 8 5.23 62
Dickie Noles 28 110.1 4 8 5.06 59
Chris Welsh 25 76.1 2 5 4.13 31
Glen Cook 9 40.0 2 3 9.45 19
Matt Williams 6 26.0 2 1 2.42 22
Bob Sebra 7 20.1 0 2 7.52 13

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Greg A. Harris 58 113.0 5 4 11 2.47 111
Dave Schmidt 51 85.2 7 6 5 3.15 46
Dave Stewart 42 81.1 0 6 4 5.42 64
Dave Rozema 34 88.0 3 7 7 4.19 42
Dwayne Henry 16 21.0 2 2 3 2.57 20
Rich Surhoff 7 7.1 0 1 2 7.56 8
Tommy Boggs 4 7.0 0 0 0 11.57 6
Ricky Wright 5 7.2 0 0 0 4.70 7
Dale Murray 1 1.0 0 0 0 18.00 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Dave Oliver
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Orlando Gómez
A Salem Redbirds Carolina League Bill Stearns
A Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Jim Hutto
A Burlington Rangers Midwest League Mike Bucci
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Rudy Jaramillo

Daytona Beach affiliation shared with Baltimore Orioles

References

  1. ^ Chris Welsh at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Marv Foley at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Rafael Bournigal at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Danny Darwin at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "Greg Harris Stats".
  6. ^ Billy Sample at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Mitch Williams at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Daryl Smith at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Geno Petralli at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Ellis Valentine at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Sammy Sosa at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Matt Williams at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Dave Stewart at Baseball Reference