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The Texas Rangers 1983 season involved the Rangers finishing third in the American League West with a record of 77 wins and 85 losses. The Rangers did break a Major League Baseball record for the most runs ever scored by one team during a single extra inning.

1983 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Eddie Chiles
General manager(s)Joe Klein
Manager(s)Doug Rader
Local televisionKXAS-TV
(Steve Busby, Merle Harmon)
Local radioWBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz)
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Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 99 63 0.611 55–26 44–37
Kansas City Royals 79 83 0.488 20 45–36 34–47
Texas Rangers 77 85 0.475 22 44–37 33–48
Oakland Athletics 74 88 0.457 25 42–39 32–49
California Angels 70 92 0.432 29 35–46 35–46
Minnesota Twins 70 92 0.432 29 37–44 33–48
Seattle Mariners 60 102 0.370 39 30–51 30–51

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1983 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 8–5 7–5 7–5 6–7 5–8 8–4 11–2 8–4 6–7 8–4 8–4 9–3 7–6
Boston 5–8 6–6 6–6 7–6 4–9 5–7 4–9 5–7 7–6 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–6
California 5–7 6–6 3–10 8–4 4–8 6–7 6–6 6–7 5–7 5–8 6–7 6–7 4–8
Chicago 5–7 6–6 10–3 8–4 8–4 9–4 4–8 8–5 8–4 8–5 12–1 8–5 5–7
Cleveland 7–6 6–7 4–8 4–8 5–8 7–5 3–10 6–6 6–7 7–5 8–4 3–9 4–9
Detroit 8–5 9–4 8–4 4–8 8–5 7–5 6–7 9–3 5–8 6–6 8–4 8–4 6–7
Kansas City 4–8 7–5 7–6 4–9 5–7 5–7 6–6 6–7 6–6 7–6 8–5 8–5–1 6–6
Milwaukee 2–11 9–4 6–6 8–4 10–3 7–6 6–6 8–4 4–9 6–6 5–7 8–4 8–5
Minnesota 4–8 7–5 7–6 5–8 6–6 3–9 7–6 4–8 4–8 4–9 9–4 5–8 5–7
New York 7–6 6–7 7–5 4–8 7–6 8–5 6–6 9–4 8–4 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–6
Oakland 4–8 4–8 8–5 5–8 5–7 6–6 6–7 6–6 9–4 4–8 9–4 2–11 6–6
Seattle 4–8 5–7 7–6 1–12 4–8 4–8 5–8 7–5 4–9 5–7 4–9 6–7 4–8
Texas 3–9 5–7 7–6 5–8 9–3 4–8 5–8–1 4–8 8–5 5–7 11–2 7–6 4–8
Toronto 6–7 6–7 8–4 7–5 9–4 7–6 6–6 5–8 7–5 6–7 6–6 8–4 8–4


Opening Day startersEdit

Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1983 Texas Rangers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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
3B Buddy Bell 156 618 171 .277 14 66
SS Bucky Dent 131 417 99 .237 2 34
LF Billy Sample 147 554 152 .274 12 57

Other battersEdit

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
Mike Richardt 22 83 13 .157 1 7
Bobby Jones 41 72 16 .222 1 11

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
John Butcher 38 123 6 6 3.51 58

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Víctor Cruz 17 1 3 5 1.44 18

Awards and honorsEdit

All-Star Game

Team leadersEdit

Farm systemEdit

Notable eventsEdit

  • July 4 — The Rangers score twelve runs in the fifteenth inning to defeat the Oakland Athletics 16–4, in the process breaking the MLB record for most runs scored during one single extra inning, previously held by the 1928 New York Yankees.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Dave Stewart at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ 'Rangers Rout A's 16–4 in 15-Inning Marathon'; The Greenville News, July 5, 1983, p. 18

ReferencesEdit

  • 1983 Texas Rangers at Baseball Reference
  • 1983 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.