1998 Texas Rangers season: Wikis

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1998 Texas Rangers
1998 AL West Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1998 information
Owner(s) Tom Hicks
Manager(s) Johnny Oates
Local television KXTX-TV
KXAS-TV
Fox Sports Southwest
(Tom Grieve, Bill Jones)
Local radio KRLD
(Eric Nadel, Vince Cotroneo)
KMRT
(Luis Mayoral, Josue Perez)

The Texas Rangers 1998 season involved the Rangers finishing 1st in the American League west with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

During the season, Rick Helling would be the last pitcher to win at least 20 games in one season for the Rangers in the decade.[8]

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Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Texas Rangers 88 74 .543 --
Anaheim Angels 85 77 .525 3
Seattle Mariners 76 85 .472 11½
Oakland Athletics 74 88 .457 14

Notable transactions

Roster

1998 Texas Rangers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Mike Simms 86 186 55 .296 16 46

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

New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers

Game 1

September 29 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
New York 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0
W: David Wells (1-0)   L: Todd Stottlemyre (0-1)  S: Mariano Rivera (1)

Game 2

September 30 at Yankee Stadium (New York Yankees)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Texas 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
New York 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
W: Andy Pettitte (1-0)   L: Rick Helling (0-1)    S: Mariano Rivera (2)
HR: NYYShane Spencer, Scott Brosius  

Game 3

October 2 at The Ballpark in Arlington (Texas Rangers)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 9 1
Texas 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
W: David Cone (1-0)   L: Aaron Sele (0-1)  
HR: NYYShane Spencer, Paul O'Neill   

Awards and honors

All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League Greg Biagini
AA Tulsa Drillers Texas League Bobby Jones
A Charlotte Rangers Florida State League Jim Byrd
A Savannah Sand Gnats South Atlantic League Paul Carey
Rookie Pulaski Rangers Appalachian League Bruce Crabbe
Rookie GCL Rangers Gulf Coast League Darryl Kennedy

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Tulsa, GCL Rangers

References

  1. ^ Jim Leyritz page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Scott Sheldon page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/e/elsteke01.shtml
  4. ^ Roberto Kelly page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Scott Podsednik page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Scott Cooper page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Tim Crabtree page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.99, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  9. ^ Todd Van Poppel page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Greg Cadaret page at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Seattle Mariners
1997
AL West Championship Season
1998
Succeeded by
Texas Rangers
1999

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