1987 Texas Rangers season

The Texas Rangers 1987 season involved the Rangers finishing sixth in the American League West with a record of 75 wins and 87 losses.

1987 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Eddie Chiles
General manager(s)Tom Grieve
Manager(s)Bobby Valentine
Local televisionKTVT
(Bob Carpenter, Steve Busby)
HSE
(Bob Carpenter, Norm Hitzges, Merle Harmon)
Local radioWBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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OffseasonEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

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 standingsEdit

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. opponentsEdit


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


TransactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1987 Texas Rangers roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
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 battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Bob Brower 127 303 79 .261 14 46
Mike Stanley 78 216 59 .273 6 37
Geno Petralli 101 202 61 .302 7 31
Curtis Wilkerson 85 138 37 .268 2 14
Darrell Porter 85 130 31 .238 7 21
Tom O'Malley 45 117 32 .274 1 12
Tom Paciorek 27 60 17 .283 3 12
Jeff Kunkel 15 32 7 .219 1 2
Dave Meier 13 21 6 .286 0 0
Greg Tabor 9 9 1 .111 0 1
Cecil Espy 14 8 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Charlie Hough 40 285.1 18 13 3.79 223
José Guzmán 37 208.1 14 14 4.67 143
Bobby Witt 26 143 8 10 4.91 160
Ed Correa 15 70 3 5 7.59 61
Bob Malloy 2 11 0 0 6.55 8
Mike Jeffcoat 2 7 0 1 12.86 1

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Greg A. Harris 42 140.2 5 10 4.86 106
Paul Kilgus 25 89.1 2 7 4.13 42
Mike Loynd 26 69.1 1 5 6.10 48
Mike Mason 8 29 0 2 5.59 21

Relief pitchersEdit

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dale Mohorcic 74 7 6 16 2.99 48
Mitch Williams 85 8 6 6 3.23 129
Jeff Russell 52 5 4 3 4.44 56
Steve Howe 24 3 3 1 4.31 19
Ron Meridith 11 1 0 0 6.10 17
Scott Anderson 8 0 1 0 9.53 6
Keith Creel 6 0 0 0 4.66 5
Dwayne Henry 5 0 0 0 9.00 7
Gary Mielke 3 0 0 0 6.00 3

Awards and honorsEdit

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

All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://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.