1994 Texas Rangers
LeagueAmerican League
DivisionWest
BallparkThe Ballpark in Arlington
CityArlington, Texas
Record52–62 (.456)
Divisional place1st
OwnersGeorge W. Bush
General managersTom Grieve
ManagersKevin Kennedy
TelevisionKTVT
(Jim Sundberg, Steve Busby)
HSE
(Greg Lucas, Norm Hitzges)
RadioWBAP
(Mark Holtz, Eric Nadel)
KXEB
(Luis Mayoral, Mario Díaz Oroszo)
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The 1994 Texas Rangers season was cut short by the infamous 1994 player's strike. At the time when the strike began, the Rangers were leading the American League West with a record of 52 wins and 62 losses. It was their first season at The Ballpark in Arlington.

Offseason

Regular season

Despite compiling a record of just 52-62 by Friday, August 12, the Rangers were actually leading the AL West Division. They had scored 613 runs (5.38 per game) and allowed 697 runs (6.11 per game).[3]

The Rangers' pitching struggled over the course of the strike-shortened season, finishing 1st in most runs allowed (697) and most home runs allowed (157).[4] However on July 28, Kenny Rogers pitched the 14th perfect game in Major League Baseball history, blanking the California Angels 4–0 at The Ballpark at Arlington.[5] Needing 98 pitches to complete his masterpiece, Rogers struck out eight batters. He also survived three-ball counts to seven Angel hitters.

Season standings

AL West
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 52 62 .456 31‍–‍32 21‍–‍30
Oakland Athletics 51 63 .447 1 24‍–‍32 27‍–‍31
Seattle Mariners 49 63 .438 2 22‍–‍22 27‍–‍41
California Angels 47 68 .409 23‍–‍40 24‍–‍28
Division leaders
Team W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 .619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 .593
Texas Rangers 52 62 .456
Wild Card team
(Top team qualifies for postseason)
Team W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 66 47 .584
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 .562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 .557 3
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 .478 12
Boston Red Sox 54 61 .470 13
Minnesota Twins 53 60 .469 13
Detroit Tigers 53 62 .461 14
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 .461 14
Oakland Athletics 51 63 .447 15½
Seattle Mariners 49 63 .438 16½
California Angels 47 68 .409 20

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 4–2 8–4 2–4 4–6 3–4 4–1 7–3 4–5 4–6 7–5 4–6 3–3 7–2
Boston 2–4 7–5 2–4 3–7 4–2 4–2 5–5 1–8 3–7 9–3 6–6 1–5 7–3
California 4–8 5–7 5–5 0–5 3–4 6–4 3–3 3–3 4–8 3–6 2–7 6–4 3–4
Chicago 4–2 4–2 5–5 7–5 8–4 3–7 9–3 2–4 4–2 6–3 9–1 4–5 2–3
Cleveland 6–4 7–3 5–0 5–7 8–2 1–4 5–2 9–3 0–9 6–0 3–2 5–7 6–4
Detroit 4–3 2–4 4–3 4–8 2–8 4–8 6–4 3–3 3–3 5–4 6–3 5–7 5–4
Kansas City 1–4 2–4 4–6 7–3 4–1 8–4 5–7 6–4 4–2 7–3 6–4 4–3 6–6
Milwaukee 3–7 5–5 3–3 3–9 2–5 4–6 7–5 6–6 2–7 4–1 4–2 3–3 7–3
Minnesota 5–4 8–1 3–3 4–2 3–9 3–3 4–6 6–6 4–5 2–5 3–3 4–5 4–8
New York 6–4 7–3 8–4 2–4 9–0 3–3 2–4 7–2 5–4 7–5 8–4 3–2 3–4
Oakland 5–7 3–9 6–3 3–6 0–6 4–5 3–7 1–4 5–2 5–7 4–3 7–3 5–1
Seattle 4–6 6–6 7–2 1–9 2–3 3–6 4–6 2–4 3–3 4–8 3–4 9–1 1–5
Texas 3–3 5–1 4–6 5–4 7–5 7–5 3–4 3–3 5–4 2–3 3–7 1–9 4–8
Toronto 2–7 3–7 4–3 3–2 4–6 4–5 6–6 3–7 8–4 4–3 1–5 5–1 8–4


Notable transactions

Roster

1994 Texas Rangers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Game log

Regular season

1994 regular season game log: 52–62 (Home: 31–32; Away: 21–30)
April: 9–12 (Home: 6–6; Away: 3–6)
# Date Time (CT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
1 April 4 12:05 p.m. CDT @ Yankees L 3–5 Key (1–0) Brown (0–1) Hernandez (1) 2:36 56,706 0–1 L1
April 6 @ Yankees Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: April 7)
2 April 7 12:05 p.m. CDT @ Yankees L 6–18 Mulholland (1–0) Rogers (0–1) 3:14 5,851 0–2 L2
3 April 8 6:35 p.m. CDT @ Orioles W 7–5 Howell (1–0) Eichhorn (0–1) Henke (1) 3:10 47,252 1–2 W1
4 April 9 12:37 p.m. CDT @ Orioles L 5–7 Mussina (2–0) Brown (0–2) Smith (3) 3:09 47,225 1–3 L1
5 April 10 12:37 p.m. CDT @ Orioles W 8–7 Howell (2–0) Rhodes (0–1) Henke (2) 3:40 46,469 2–3 W1
6 April 11 Brewers L 3–4
7 April 13 Brewers W 4–3 (10)
8 April 14 Brewers L 2–7
9 April 15 7:37 p.m. CDT Orioles W 8–3 Helling (1–0) Rhodes (0–2) 3:19 37,760 4–5 W1
10 April 16 7:35 p.m. CDT Orioles L 4–6 McDonald (3–0) Honeycutt (0–1) Smith (5) 3:41 46,607 4–6 L1
11 April 17 7:08 p.m. CDT Orioles L 5–6 Williamson (1–0) Armstrong (0–1) Smith (6) 4:04 29,228 4–7 L2
12 April 19 6:37 p.m. CDT @ Blue Jays L 3–13 Guzmán (2–1) Brown (0–4) 2:58 48,149 4–8 L3
13 April 20 6:37 p.m. CDT @ Blue Jays L 3–4 (11) Stottlemyre (2–0) Henke (1–1) 3:41 47,116 4–9 L4
14 April 22 7:37 p.m. CDT Indians W 7–3 Rogers (1–2) Morris (1–2) 2:52 31,346 5–9 W1
15 April 23 7:35 p.m. CDT Indians L 9–10 Mesa (2–0) Henke (1–2) Farr (4) 3:40 44,926 5–10 L1
16 April 24 2:05 p.m. CDT Indians L 7–12 Nagy (2–0) Dreyer (0–1) Lilliquist (1) 3:20 33,924 5–11 L2
April 25 Tigers Postponed (Rain) (Makeup date: July 1)
17 April 26 Tigers W 6–1
18 April 27 7:35 p.m. CDT Blue Jays W 11–3 Rogers (2–2) Hentgen (3–2) 3:03 38,055 7–11 W2
19 April 28 7:35 p.m. CDT Blue Jays W 1–0 Brown (1–4) Leiter (1–2) Henke (3) 2:37 27,287 8–11 W3
20 April 29 6:05 p.m. CDT @ Indians L 4–5 (12) Mesa (3–0) Howell (2–1) 3:59 36,530 8–12 L1
21 April 30 12:05 p.m. CDT @ Indians W 14–6 Dreyer (1–1) Plunk (3–1) 3:48 38,228 9–12 W1
May: 14–14 (Home: 6–6; Away: 8–8)
# Date Time (CT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
22 May 1 12:07 p.m. CDT @ Indians W 5–4 Carpenter (1–0) Mesa (3–1) Henke (4) 3:13 40,826 9–13 W2
23 May 2 @ Tigers L 8–10 (10)
24 May 3 @ Tigers W 7–2
25 May 4 @ Tigers L 7–14
26 May 6 Twins W 7–0
27 May 7 Twins L 7–9
28 May 8 Twins L 2–5
29 May 9 Angels W 11–3
30 May 10 Angels L 6–8 (10)
31 May 11 Angels L 1–13
32 May 13 7:35 p.m. CDT White Sox W11–7 Rogers (3–3) McDowell (2–5) Carpenter (1) 3:34 39,420 14–18 W1
33 May 14 9:47 p.m. CDT White Sox W 5–2 Brown (3–6) Fernandez (3–5) Carpenter (2) 2:54 46,490 15–18 W2
34 May 15 2:05 p.m. CDT White Sox L 6–9 Álvarez (7–0) Pavlik (0–1) 3:21 46,419 15–19 L1
35 May 16 @ Athletics W 11–7 (10)
36 May 17 @ Athletics W 8–7 (10)
37 May 18 @ Athletics W 6–2
38 May 19 @ Mariners L 4–5
39 May 20 @ Mariners L 2–19
40 May 21 @ Mariners L 2–13
41 May 22 @ Mariners L 2–8
42 May 24 7:25 p.m. CDT @ Royals W 2–0 Rogers (5–3) Gubicza (2–4) 2:22 22,581 19–23 W1
43 May 25 7:07 p.m. CDT @ Royals L 3–8 Appier (4–5) Brown (3–7) 3:09 17,587 19–24 L1
44 May 26 1:35 p.m. CDT @ Royals L 1–3 Gordon (4–3) Honeycutt (0–2) Montgomery (7) 3:07 24,169 19–25 L2
45 May 27 Red Sox W 4–3
46 May 28 Red Sox L 2–3 (10)
47 May 29 Red Sox W 8–6
48 May 30 @ Brewers W 5–4
49 May 31 @ Brewers W 7–4
June: 12–15 (Home: 5–9; Away: 7–6)
# Date Time (CT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
50 June 1 @ Brewers L 1–8
51 June 3 @ Red Sox W 13–2
52 June 4 @ Red Sox W 10–4
53 June 5 @ Red Sox W 10–7 (10)
54 June 6 7:37 p.m. CDT Yankees L 7–17 Key (8–1) Pavlik (1–3) 3:21 36,733 26–28 L1
55 June 7 7:37 p.m. CDT Yankees W 10–9 Fajardo (2–1) Kamieniecki (4–1) Carpenter (4) 3:27 42,461 27–28 W1
56 June 8 6:08 p.m. CDT Yankees W 6–5 Smith (1–0) Pérez (3–3) Oliver (1) 3:26 32,574 28–28 W2
57 June 9 7:37 p.m. CDT Royals W 7–4 Rogers (8–3) Gubicza (4–5) 2:32 46,433 29–28 W3
58 June 10 7:35 p.m. CDT Royals W 3–2 Brown (5–7) Appier (5–6) Carpenter (5) 3:26 46,379 30–28 W4
59 June 11 7:35 p.m. CDT Royals L 3–4 Gordon (6–4) Smith (1–1) Montgomery (9) 2:42 46,582 30–29 L1
60 June 12 7:07 p.m. CDT Royals L 2–7 Cone (10–2) Fajardo (2–2) Meacham (3) 2:39 39,844 30–30 L2
61 June 13 Mariners W 17–9
62 June 14 Mariners L 6–7 (13)
63 June 15 Mariners L 2–5
64 June 16 Athletics L 4–6
65 June 17 Athletics L 2–4
66 June 18 Athletics L 10–11
67 June 19 Athletics L 0–5
68 June 20 7:06 p.m. CDT @ White Sox W 12–6 Honeycutt (1–2) Johnson (1–1) 3:51 33,650 32–36 W1
69 June 21 7:06 p.m. CDT @ White Sox L 4–5 (10) Assenmacher (1–2) Carpenter (2–4) 3:20 27,394 32–37 L1
70 June 22 12:37 p.m. CDT @ White Sox L 0–4 Álvarez (9–2) Fajardo (2–4) 2:30 29,301 32–38 L2
71 June 24 @ Angels W 2–1
72 June 25 @ Angels L 7–12
73 June 26 @ Angels L 3–4
74 June 28 @ Twins W 10–6
75 June 29 @ Twins W 11–10
76 June 30 @ Twins L 4–6
July: 15–14 (Home: 12–7; Away: 3–7)
# Date Time (CT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
77 (1) July 1 Tigers W 10–6
78 (2) July 1 Tigers W 8–6
79 July 2 Tigers L 1–6
80 July 3 Tigers W 5–3
81 July 4 Tigers W 4–3
82 July 5 7:35 p.m. CDT Indians W 4–3 Brown (6–8) Clark (9–3) 2:49 33,012 40–42 W3
83 July 6 7:35 p.m. CDT Indians L 4–13 Morris (8–5) Dettmer (0–3) 3:07 46,190 40–43 L1
84 July 7 8:36 p.m. CDT Indians W 6–4 Leary (1–0) Nagy (7–5) Henke (9) 2:58 38,904 41–43 W1
85 July 8 @ Tigers L 3–7
86 July 9 @ Tigers W 10–4
87 July 10 @ Tigers L 5–6
65th All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
88 July 14 7:37 p.m. CDT Blue Jays W 7–3 Fajardo (5–5) Stottlemyre (5–7) 2:38 42,621 43–45 W1
89 July 15 7:37 p.m. CDT Blue Jays L 5–7 Guzmán (9–9) Dettmer (0–4) Hall (8) 3:30 46,511 43–46 L1
90 July 16 7:07 p.m. CDT Blue Jays W 4–2 Brown (7–8) Hentgen (11–6) Henke (10) 2:47 46,510 44–46 W1
91 July 17 7:05 p.m. CDT Blue Jays L 1–3 Stewart (6–8) Rogers (10–5) Hall (9) 2:40 46,394 44–47 L1
92 July 18 7:05 p.m. CDT @ Indians W 6–5 Oliver (3–0) Mesa (7–5) Henke (11) 3:19 41,845 45–47 W1
93 July 19 6:08 p.m. CDT @ Indians L 3–12 Nagy (8–5) Fajardo (5–6) 2:29 41,774 45–48 L1
94 July 20 6:37 p.m. CDT @ Indians W 13–11 (14) Henke (3–4) Casian (1–4) Whiteside (1) 5:40 40,280 46–48 W1
95 July 21 6:37 p.m. CDT @ Blue Jays L 3–9 Hentgen (12–6) Leary (1–1) Cox (2) 3:03 49,618 46–49 L1
96 July 22 6:37 p.m. CDT @ Blue Jays L 2–3 Stewart (7–8) Rogers (10–6) Hall (12) 2:25 50,522 46–50 L2
97 July 23 12:37 p.m. CDT @ Blue Jays L 1–9 Leiter (5–5) Fajardo (5–7) 2:51 50,529 46–51 L3
98 July 24 12:37 p.m. CDT @ Blue Jays L 2–4 Cornett (1–2) Pavlik (1–5) Cox (3) 2:40 50,521 46–52 L4
99 July 25 Twins W 7–4
100 July 26 Twins W 8–7
101 July 27 Twins L 0–1
102 July 28 Angels W 4–0
103 July 29 Angels W 5–3
104 July 30 Angels L 4–14
105 July 31 Angels L 3–4
August: 2–7 (Home: 2–4; Away: 0–3)
# Date Time (CT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
106 August 2 7:37 p.m. CDT White Sox L 2–6 Bere (11–2) Rogers (11–7) 3:16 45,152 50–56 L3
107 August 3 7:37 p.m. CDT White Sox W 11–8 Oliver (4–0) McCaskill (1–4) Henke (14) 3:31 38,319 51–56 W1
108 August 4 7:35 p.m. CDT White Sox W 4–1 Bohanon (2–1) McDowell (9–9) Henke (15) 2:34 46,362 52–56 W2
109 August 5 @ Athletics L 4–5
110 August 6 @ Athletics L 4–6
111 August 7 @ Athletics L 3–8
112 August 8 Mariners L 4–14
113 August 9 Mariners L 5–8
114 August 10 Mariners L 2–3 (10)
August 12 @ Royals Canceled (Strike)
August 13 @ Royals Canceled (Strike)
August 14 @ Royals Canceled (Strike)
August 16 Orioles Canceled (Strike)
August 17 Orioles Canceled (Strike)
August 18 Orioles Canceled (Strike)
August 19 Yankees Canceled (Strike)
August 20 Yankees Canceled (Strike)
August 21 Yankees Canceled (Strike)
August 22 @ Red Sox Canceled (Strike)
August 23 @ Red Sox Canceled (Strike)
August 24 @ Red Sox Canceled (Strike)
August 25 @ Yankees Canceled (Strike)
August 26 @ Yankees Canceled (Strike)
August 27 @ Yankees Canceled (Strike)
August 28 @ Yankees Canceled (Strike)
August 29 Red Sox Canceled (Strike)
August 30 Red Sox Canceled (Strike)
August 31 Red Sox Canceled (Strike)
September: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Time (CT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
September 2 @ Brewers Canceled (Strike)
September 3 @ Brewers Canceled (Strike)
September 4 @ Brewers Canceled (Strike)
September 5 @ Orioles Canceled (Strike)
September 6 @ Orioles Canceled (Strike)
September 7 @ Orioles Canceled (Strike)
September 9 Brewers Canceled (Strike)
September 10 Brewers Canceled (Strike)
September 11 Brewers Canceled (Strike)
September 12 Royals Canceled (Strike)
September 13 Royals Canceled (Strike)
September 14 Royals Canceled (Strike)
September 16 Mariners Canceled (Strike)
September 17 Mariners Canceled (Strike)
September 18 Mariners Canceled (Strike)
September 19 Athletics Canceled (Strike)
September 20 Athletics Canceled (Strike)
September 21 Athletics Canceled (Strike)
September 22 @ White Sox Canceled (Strike)
September 23 @ White Sox Canceled (Strike)
September 24 @ White Sox Canceled (Strike)
September 25 @ White Sox Canceled (Strike)
September 26 @ Angels Canceled (Strike)
September 27 @ Angels Canceled (Strike)
September 28 @ Angels Canceled (Strike)
September 29 @ Twins Canceled (Strike)
September 30 @ Twins Canceled (Strike)
October: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Time (CT) Opponent Score Win Loss Save Time of Game Attendance Record Box/
Streak
October 1 @ Twins Canceled (Strike)
October 2 @ Twins Canceled (Strike)
Legend:        = Win        = Postponement
Bold = Rangers team member

Detailed records

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 Iván Rodríguez 99 363 108 .298 16 57
1B Will Clark 110 389 128 .329 13 80
2B Jeff Frye 57 205 67 .327 0 18
SS Manuel Lee 95 335 93 .278 2 38
3B Dean Palmer 93 342 84 .246 19 59
LF Juan González 107 422 116 .275 19 85
CF David Hulse 77 310 79 .255 1 19
RF Rusty Greer 80 277 87 .314 10 46
DH Jose Canseco 111 429 121 .282 31 90

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
Doug Strange 73 226 48 .212 5 26
Oddibe McDowell 59 183 48 .262 1 15
Chris James 52 133 34 .256 7 19
Esteban Beltré 48 131 37 .282 0 12
Billy Ripken 32 81 25 .309 0 6
Junior Ortiz 29 76 21 .276 0 9
Gary Redus 18 33 9 .273 0 2
Rob Ducey 11 29 5 .172 0 1
Butch Davis 4 17 4 .235 0 0
Chuck Jackson 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
Kevin Brown 26 170.0 7 9 4.82 123
Kenny Rogers 24 167.1 11 8 4.46 120
John Dettmer 11 54.0 0 6 4.33 27
Rick Helling 9 52.0 3 2 5.88 25
Roger Pavlik 11 50.1 2 5 7.69 31
Bruce Hurst 8 38.0 2 1 7.11 24
Jack Armstrong 2 10.0 0 1 3.60 7

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
Héctor Fajardo 18 83.1 5 7 6.91 45
Brian Bohanon 11 37.1 2 2 7.23 26
Tim Leary 6 21.0 1 1 8.14 9
Steve Dreyer 5 17.1 1 1 5.71 11
Rick Reed 4 16.2 1 1 5.94 12

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
Tom Henke 37 3 6 15 3.79 39
Matt Whiteside 47 2 2 1 5.02 37
Cris Carpenter 47 2 5 5 5.03 39
Darren Oliver 43 4 0 2 3.42 50
Rick Honeycutt 42 1 2 1 7.20 18
Jay Howell 40 4 1 2 5.44 22
Dan Smith 13 1 2 0 4.30 9
James Hurst 8 0 0 0 10.13 5
Duff Brumley 2 0 0 0 16.20 4
Terry Burrows 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Bobby Jones
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Stan Cliburn
A Charlotte Rangers Florida State League Tommy Thompson
A Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League Walt Williams
A-Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades New York–Penn League Doug Sisson
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Chino Cadahia

References

  1. ^ Will Clark at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Billy Ripken at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ "1994 American League Season Summary".
  4. ^ "1994 Major League Baseball Season Summary".
  5. ^ Rogers Throws Perfect Game for Rangers 29 July 1994. The New York Times.
  6. ^ Scott Podsednik at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Tim Leary at Baseball Reference