1986 Texas Rangers season
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|1986 Texas Rangers|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Tom Grieve|
(Bob Carpenter, Steve Busby)
(Bob Carpenter, Norm Hitzges, Merle Harmon)
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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- November 9, 1985: Chris Welsh was released by the Rangers.
- November 25, 1985: Wayne Tolleson and Dave Schmidt were traded by the Rangers to the Chicago White Sox for Ed Correa, Scott Fletcher and a player to be named later. The White Sox completed the trade by sending José Mota to the Rangers on December 11.
- December 20, 1985: Ellis Valentine was released by the Rangers.
- December 20, 1985: Dickie Noles was released by the Rangers.
- September 13, 1986: Rubén Sierra became the youngest player in history to hit home runs from both sides of the plate in one game. This was accomplished against the Minnesota Twins.
- Ed Correa set a club record for most wins by a rookie pitcher.
- In his rookie year, Pete Incaviglia tied the club record for most home runs in a season.
|Kansas City Royals||76||86||0.469||16||45–36||31–50|
|Chicago White Sox||72||90||0.444||20||41–40||31–50|
Record vs. opponents
1986 American League Records
- June 2, 1986: John Barfield was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 11th round of the 1986 amateur draft. Player signed June 5, 1986.
- June 2, 1986: Wayne Rosenthal was drafted by the Rangers in the 24th round of the 1986 Major League Baseball draft.
- September 30, 1986: Randy Kramer was traded by the Rangers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jeff Zaske.
|1986 Texas Rangers roster|
|= Indicates team leader|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Greg A. Harris||73||111||10||8||20||2.83||95|
- Chris Welsh at Baseball Reference
- Wayne Tolleson at Baseball Reference
- Ellis Valentine page at Baseball Refefence
- Dickie Noles at Baseball Reference
- Wayne Rosenthal at Baseball Reference
- Randy Kramer at Baseball Reference
- 1986 Texas Rangers at Baseball Reference
- 1986 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>