The 1979 Texas Rangers hitting stats seen on this page include hitting data for every player who appeared in a game during the 1979 season. Hits, doubles, triples, home runs, batting averages and more hitting stats are included for every player on the 1979 Texas Rangers broken down by each hitter. Every player's name links to their career statistics.
NOTE: You can easily SORT the hitting stats on the table by simply clicking on the title of the hitting stat. Example, click HR (home runs) and the hitting stat sorts from least to greatest. Click it again, greatest to least.
"Man it was tough (playing DH), the wind was blowing about one-hundred degrees." - Mickey Rivers
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1979 Texas Rangers Hitting Stats
Which hitters from the 1979 Texas Rangers played the most games by each position? C Jim Sundberg (150), 1B Pat Putnam (96), 2B Bump Wills (146), 3B Buddy Bell (147), SS Nelson Norman (142), LF Billy Sample (92), CF Al Oliver (71), RF Richie Zisk (127).
How do you determine who is the batting champion for the 1979 Texas Rangers? Major League Baseball (Rule 10.22 Minimum Standards for Individual Championships) states, "The individual batting, slugging or on-base percentage champion shall be the player with the highest batting average, slugging percentage or on-base percentage, as the case may be, provided the player is credited with as many or more total appearances at the plate in league championship games as the number of games scheduled for each club in his clubs league that season, multiplied by 3.1 in the case of a Major League player and by 2.7 in the case of a National Association player. Total appearances at the plate shall include official times at bat, plus bases on balls, times hit by pitcher, sacrifice hits, sacrifice flies and times awarded first base because of interference or obstruction. Notwithstanding the foregoing requirement of minimum appearances at the plate, any player with fewer than the required number of plate appearances whose average would be the highest, if he were charged with the required number of plate appearances shall be awarded the batting, slugging or on-base percentage championship, as the case may be.