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1980 Texas Rangers season

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1980 Texas Rangers season

The Texas Rangers 1980 season involved the Rangers finishing 4th in the American League west with a record of 76 wins and 85 losses.


Regular season

Season standings

Notable transactions


1980 Texas Rangers roster
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


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
SS Frías, PepePepe Frías 116 227 55 .242 0 10

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
Staub, RustyRusty Staub 109 340 102 .300 9 52
Norris, JimJim Norris 119 174 43 .247 0 16
Richardt, MikeMike Richardt 22 71 16 .225 0 8
Ashford, TuckerTucker Ashford 15 32 4 .125 0 3
Norman, NelsonNelson Norman 17 32 7 .219 0 1
Hart, MikeMike Hart 5 4 1 .250 0 0


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Perry, GaylordGaylord Perry 24 155 6 9 3.43 107
Comer, SteveSteve Comer 12 41.2 2 4 7.99 9
Clay, KenKen Clay 8 43 2 3 4.60 17
Butcher, JohnJohn Butcher 6 35.1 3 3 4.08 27

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Allard, BrianBrian Allard 5 14.1 0 1 5.65 10

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Hough, CharlieCharlie Hough 16 2 2 0 3.96 47
Devine, AdrianAdrian Devine 13 1 1 0 4.82 8
Babcock, BobBob Babcock 19 1 2 0 4.63 15

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Charlies International League Tom Burgess
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Wayne Terwilliger
A Asheville Tourists South Atlantic League Tom Robson
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Andy Hancock



  • 1980 Texas Rangers team page at Baseball Reference
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