1987 Texas Rangers season

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1987 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Eddie Chiles
General manager(s) Tom Grieve
Manager(s) Bobby Valentine
Local television KTVT
(Bob Carpenter, Steve Busby)
HSE
(Bob Carpenter, Norm Hitzges, Merle Harmon)
Local radio WBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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The Texas Rangers 1987 season involved the Rangers finishing sixth in the American League West with a record of 75 wins and 87 losses.

Offseason

  • December 18, 1986: Mike Jeffcoat was signed as a free agent with the Texas Rangers.[1]

Regular season

Rubén Sierra set the Rangers' club record for extra base hits (69) in one season. He became the youngest player in the American League to get 100 RBIs in a season since Al Kaline in 1956.

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 85 77 0.525 56–25 29–52
Kansas City Royals 83 79 0.512 2 46–35 37–44
Oakland Athletics 81 81 0.500 4 42–39 39–42
Seattle Mariners 78 84 0.481 7 40–41 38–43
Chicago White Sox 77 85 0.475 8 38–43 39–42
Texas Rangers 75 87 0.463 10 43–38 32–49
California Angels 75 87 0.463 10 38–43 37–44


Record vs. opponents

1987 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 1–12 9–3 8–4 7–6 4–9 9–3 2–11 5–7 3–10 7–5 4–8 7–5 1–12
Boston 12–1 4–8 3–9 7–6 2–11 6–6 6–7 7–5 7–6 4–8 7–5 7–5 6–7
California 3–9 8–4 8–5 7–5 3–9 5–8 7–5 8–5 3–9 6–7 7–6 5–8 5–7
Chicago 4–8 9–3 5–8 7–5 3–9 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 9–4 6–7 7–6 4–8
Cleveland 6–7 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–9 6–6 4–9 3–9 6–7 4–8 5–7 2–10 5–8
Detroit 9–4 11–2 9–3 9–3 9–4 5–7 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 7–5 8–4 7–6
Kansas City 3–9 6–6 8–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 4–8 8–5 5–7 5–8 9–4 7–6 8–4
Milwaukee 11–2 7–6 5–7 6–6 9–4 7–6 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–6 4–8 9–3 9–4
Minnesota 7–5 5–7 5–8 7–6 9–3 4–8 5–8 9–3 6–6 10–3 9–4 6–7 3–9
New York 10–3 6–7 9–3 7–5 7–6 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 5–7 7–5 5–7 6–7
Oakland 5–7 8–4 7–6 4–9 8–4 7–5 8–5 6–6 3–10 7–5 5–8 6–7 7–5
Seattle 8–4 5–7 6–7 7–6 7–5 5–7 4–9 8–4 4–9 5–7 8–5 9–4 2–10
Texas 5–7 5–7 8–5 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 3–9 7–6 7–5 7–6 4–9 3–9
Toronto 12–1 7–6 7–5 8–4 8–5 6–7 4–8 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–7 10–2 9–3


Transactions

Roster

1987 Texas Rangers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 95 237 53 .224 8 16
1B Pete O'Brien 159 569 163 .286 23 88
2B Jerry Browne 132 454 123 .271 1 38
3B Steve Buechele 136 363 86 .237 13 50
SS Scott Fletcher 156 588 169 .287 5 63
LF Pete Incaviglia 139 509 138 .271 27 80
CF Oddibe McDowell 128 407 98 .241 14 52
RF Rubén Sierra 158 643 169 .263 30 109
DH Larry Parrish 152 557 149 .268 32 100

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

  • Rubén Sierra, American League Leader At-Bats (643)

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Toby Harrah
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Bill Stearns
A Charlotte Rangers Florida State League Jim Skaalen
A Gastonia Rangers South Atlantic League Chino Cadahia
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Stan Hough

References

  1. http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jeffcmi01.shtml
  2. Bill Haselman at Baseball Reference
  3. Scott Coolbaugh at Baseball Reference
  4. Kevin Belcher at Baseball Reference
  • 1987 Texas Rangers at Baseball Reference
  • 1987 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>