1986 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Eddie Chiles
General manager(s)Tom Grieve
Manager(s)Bobby Valentine
Local televisionKTVT
(Bob Carpenter, Steve Busby)
HSE
(Bob Carpenter, Norm Hitzges, Merle Harmon)
Local radioWBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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The Texas Rangers 1986 season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 87 wins and 75 losses.

Michael Stone was President of the Rangers and promoted Tom Grieve to General Manager.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
California Angels 92 70 0.568 50–32 42–38
Texas Rangers 87 75 0.537 5 51–30 36–45
Kansas City Royals 76 86 0.469 16 45–36 31–50
Oakland Athletics 76 86 0.469 16 47–36 29–50
Chicago White Sox 72 90 0.444 20 41–40 31–50
Minnesota Twins 71 91 0.438 21 43–38 28–53
Seattle Mariners 67 95 0.414 25 41–41 26–54

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 4–9 6–6 9–3 4–9 1–12 6–6 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–5
Boston 9–4 5–7 7–5 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 10–2 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–4 7–6
California 6–6 7–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–7 7–6 7–5 10–3 8–5 8–5 6–6
Chicago 3–9 5–7 6–7 5–7 6–6 7–6 5–7 6–7 6–6 7–6 8–5 2–11 6–6
Cleveland 9–4 3–10 6–6 7–5 4–9 8–4 8–5 6–6 5–8 10–2 9–3 6–6 3–10–1
Detroit 12–1 6–7 5–7 6–6 9–4 5–7 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 4–9
Kansas City 6–6 6–6 5–8 6–7 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 5–8 8–5 5–7
Milwaukee 7–6 6–6 7–5 7–5 5–8 5–8 6–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 4–8 7–6
Minnesota 4–8 2–10 6–7 7–6 6–6 5–7 7–6 8–4 4–8 6–7 6–7 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 8–5 5–7 6–6 8–5 7–6 8–4 5–8 8–4 5–7 8–4 7–5 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 3–10 6–7 2–10 6–6 5–8 7–5 7–6 7–5 10–3 3–10 8–4
Seattle 6–6 4–8 5–8 5–8 3–9 6–6 8–5 6–6 7–6 4–8 3–10 4–9 6–6
Texas 7–5 4–8 5–8 11–2 6–6 5–7 5–8 8–4 7–6 5–7 10–3 9–4 5–7
Toronto 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–6 10–3–1 9–4 7–5 6–7 8–4 6–7 4–8 6–6 7–5


Notable transactions

Roster

1986 Texas Rangers roster
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
C Don Slaught 95 314 83 .264 13 46
1B Pete O'Brien 156 551 160 .290 23 90
2B Toby Harrah 95 289 63 .218 7 41
SS Scott Fletcher 147 530 159 .300 3 50
3B Steve Buechele 153 461 112 .243 18 54
LF Gary Ward 105 380 120 .316 5 51
CF Oddibe McDowell 154 572 152 .266 18 49
RF Pete Incaviglia 153 540 135 .250 30 88
DH Larry Parrish 129 464 128 .276 28 94

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
Rubén Sierra 113 382 101 .264 16 55
Curt Wilkerson 110 236 56 .237 0 15
Tom Paciorek 88 213 61 .286 4 22
Darrell Porter 68 155 41 .265 12 29
Geno Petralli 69 137 35 .255 2 18
George Wright 49 106 23 .217 2 7
Orlando Mercado 46 102 24 .235 1 7
Mike Stanley 15 30 10 .333 1 1
Jerry Browne 12 24 10 .417 0 3
Bob Jones 13 21 2 .095 0 3
Jeff Kunkel 8 13 3 .231 1 2
Bob Brower 21 9 1 .111 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 33 230.1 17 10 3.79 146
Ed Correa 32 202.0 12 14 4.23 189
José Guzmán 29 172.0 9 15 4.54 87
Bobby Witt 31 158.0 11 9 5.48 174
Mike Mason 27 135.0 7 3 4.33 85
Kevin Brown 1 5.0 1 0 3.60 4

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
Mickey Mahler 29 63.0 0 2 4.14 28
Mike Loynd 9 42.0 2 2 5.36 33

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 73 111.0 10 8 20 2.83 95
Mitch Williams 80 98.0 8 6 8 3.58 90
Dale Mohorcic 58 79.0 2 4 7 2.51 29
Jeff Russell 37 82.0 5 2 2 3.40 54
Ricky Wright 21 39.1 1 0 0 5.03 23
Dwayne Henry 19 19.1 1 0 0 4.66 17
Dave Rozema 6 10.2 0 0 0 5.91 3
Ron Meridith 5 3.0 1 0 0 3.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Dave Oliver
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Bill Stearns
A Salem Redbirds Carolina League Mike Bucci
A Daytona Beach Admirals Florida State League Chino Cadahia
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Rudy Jaramillo

References

  1. ^ Chris Welsh at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Wayne Tolleson at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ellis Valentine page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Dickie Noles at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ "John Barfield Stats".
  6. ^ Wayne Rosenthal at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Randy Kramer at Baseball Reference