1985 Texas Rangers season

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1985 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Eddie Chiles
General manager(s) Tom Grieve
Manager(s) Doug Rader, Bobby Valentine
Local television KTVT
(Freddie Patek, Phil Stone)
HSE
(Steve Busby, Merle Harmon)
Local radio WBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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The Texas Rangers 1985 season involved the Rangers finishing 7th in the American League west with a record of 62 wins and 99 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Notable transactions

Opening Day starters

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Kansas City Royals 91 71 0.562 50–32 41–39
California Angels 90 72 0.556 1 49–30 41–42
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 6 45–36 40–41
Minnesota Twins 77 85 0.475 14 49–35 28–50
Oakland Athletics 77 85 0.475 14 43–36 34–49
Seattle Mariners 74 88 0.457 17 42–41 32–47
Texas Rangers 62 99 0.385 28½ 37–43 25–56


Record vs. opponents

1985 American League Records

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
2B Toby Harrah 126 396 107 .270 9 44
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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bob Jones 83 134 30 .224 5 23
Geno Petralli 42 100 27 .270 0 11
Ellis Valentine 11 38 8 .211 2 4

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Charlie Hough 34 250.1 14 16 3.31 141
José Guzmán 5 33 3 2 2.76 24

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Chris Welsh 25 76.1 2 5 4.13 31
Matt Williams 6 26 2 1 2.42 22

Relief pitchers

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Greg A. Harris 58 113 5 4 11 2.47 111
Tommy Boggs 4 7 0 0 0 11.57 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

  • Gary Ward, Outfield, Reserve

Farm system

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. http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/harrigr01.shtml
  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
  • 1985 Texas Rangers at Baseball Reference
  • 1985 Texas Rangers at Baseball Almanac
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>