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1981 Texas Rangers season

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Owner(s)  Eddie Chiles
Manager(s)  Don Zimmer
General manager(s)  Eddie Robinson
1981 Texas Rangers season
Local television  KXAS-TV (Eric Nadel, Mel Proctor) Vue-Pay (Mark Holtz, Norm Hitzges)
Local radio  WBAP (Eric Nadel, Bill Merrill, Mel Proctor)

The Texas Rangers 1981 season involved the Rangers finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 57 wins and 48 losses. The season was suspended for 50 days due to the infamous 1981 players strike and the league chose as its playoff teams, the division winners from the first and second halves of the season, respectively.

Contents

Offseason

  • December 12, 1980: Richie Zisk, Rick Auerbach, Ken Clay, Jerry Don Gleaton, Brian Allard, and Steve Finch (minors) were traded by the Rangers to the Seattle Mariners for Willie Horton, Larry Cox, Rick Honeycutt, Mario Mendoza, and Leon Roberts.
  • December 18, 1980: Bob Jones was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.
  • Notable transactions

  • April 1, 1981: Willie Horton was released by the Rangers.
  • June 8, 1981: Ron Darling was drafted by the Rangers in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1981 Major League Baseball Draft.
  • Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Awards and honors

  • Buddy Bell, 3B, Gold Glove 1981
  • Al Oliver, Silver Slugger Award, 1981
  • Jim Sundberg, C, Gold Glove, 1981
  • All-Star Game

    References

    1981 Texas Rangers season Wikipedia


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