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1984 Texas Rangers season

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1984 Texas Rangers season

1984 Texas Rangers
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Eddie Chiles
Manager(s) Doug Rader
Local television KXAS-TV
(Eric Nadel, Steve Busby, Merle Harmon)
Local radio WBAP
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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The Texas Rangers 1984 season involved the Rangers’ finishing 7th in the American League west, with a record of 69 wins and 92 losses.


Regular season

Season standings

Team Wins Losses Win % GB
Kansas City Royals   84 78 .519    --
California Angels   81 81 .500   3.0
Minnesota Twins   81 81 .500   3.0
Oakland Athletics   77 85 .475   7.0
Chicago White Sox   74 88 .457 10.0
Seattle Mariners   74 88 .457 10.0
Texas Rangers   69 92 .429 14.5

Notable transactions


Player stats


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
1B O'Brien, PetePete O'Brien 142 520 149 .287 18 80
3B Bell, BuddyBuddy Bell 148 553 174 .315 11 83
LF Sample, BillyBilly Sample 130 489 121 .247 5 33
CF Ward, GaryGary Ward 155 602 171 .284 21 79

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Yost, NedNed Yost 80 242 44 .182 6 25
Jones, BobbyBobby Jones 64 143 37 .259 4 22
Foley, MarvMarv Foley 63 115 25 .217 6 19
Bannister, AlanAlan Bannister 47 112 33 .295 2 9
Richardt, MikeMike Richardt 6 9 1 .111 0 0


Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Noles, DickieDickie Noles 18 57.2 2 3 5.15 39

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bibby, JimJim Bibby 8 0 0 0 4.41 6

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma City 89ers American Association Tom Burgess and Rusty Gerhardt
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Orlando Gómez
A Salem Redbirds Carolina League Bill Stearns
A Burlington Rangers Midwest League Rudy Jaramillo
Short-Season A Tri-City Triplets Northwest League Marty Scott
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Mike Bucci



  1. ^ Marv Foley page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ John Butcher page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jim Sundberg page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Gordon Dillard page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Tommy Boggs page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Mike Richardt page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Dickie Noles page at Baseball Reference


  • 1984 Texas Rangers team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1984 Texas Rangers team page at
  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN . 
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