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Old 03-14-2018, 06:46 AM   #1
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TEXAS RANGERS Beginning in 1974

1974 TEXAS RANGERS STARTING LINEUP
1. Lenny Randle CF
2. Alex Johnson LF
3. Mike Hargrove DH
4. Jeff Burroughs RF
5. Toby Harrah SS
6. Cesar Tovar 3B
7. Dave Nelson 2B
8. Jim Spencer 1B
9. Jim Sunberg C

STARTING ROTATION
1. Fergie Jenkins
2. Jim Bibby
3. Steve Hargan
4. Jackie Brown
5. David Clyde

BULLPEN
CL Steve Foucault
SU Stan Thomas
MR Jim Merritt
MR Pete Broberg
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Old 03-14-2018, 07:20 AM   #2
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PRESEASON PREDICTIONS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Baltimore 90-72
Milwaukee 82-80
Boston 82-80
New York 78-84
Cleveland 71-91
Detroit 67-95

WEST
Minnesota 88-74
California 88-74
Oakland 87-75
Chicago 84-78
Kansas City 83-79
Texas 77-85

TOP 10 HITTERS
Rod Carew Minnesota
Larry Hisle Minnesota
Steve Braun Minnesota
George C Scott Milwaukee
Bernie Carbo Boston
Ron Blomberg New York
Dick Allen Chicago
Carl Yastrzemski Boston
Sal Bando Oakland
Toby Harrah Texas

TOP 10 PITCHERS
Doc Medich New York
Nolan Ryan California
Wilbur Wood Chicago
Mike Cuellar Baltimore
Bert Blyleven Minnesota
Vida Blue Oakland
Frank Tanana California
Ken Holtzman Oakland
Steve Busby Kansas City
Dave McNally Baltimore

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
Pittsburgh 87-75
Philadelphia 84-78
New York 81-81
Montreal 81-81
St Louis 80-82
Chicago 77-85

WEST
Cincinnati 95-67
Los Angeles 87-75
Houston 87-75
San Francisco 73-89
San Diego 71-91
Atlanta 70-92

TOP 10 HITTERS
Cesar Cedeno Houston
Ken Singleton Montreal
Reggie Smith St Louis
Joe L Morgan Cincinnati
Bob Bailey Montreal
Bobby Bonds San Francisco
Willie Stargell Pittsburgh
Bob Watson Houston
Mike Schmidt Philadelphia
Darrell Evans Atlanta

TOP 10 PITCHERS
Dock Ellis Pittsburgh
Don Sutton Los Angeles
Tom Seaver New York
Jon Matlack New York
Lynn McGlothen St Louis
Rick Reuschel Chicago
Bill Bonham Chicago
Dave A Roberts Houston
Don Gullett Cincinnati
Steve Carlton Philadelphia
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APRIL 4, 1974
Opening Day. The Rangers host the defending World Champion Oakland Athletics with a three games in four days series. The Rangers signed free agent LF Danny Walton to a minor league contract.

TOP 10 PROSPECTS
1. CF Fred Lynn Boston Red Sox
2. LF Jim Rice Boston Red Sox
3. SS Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers
4. RHP John Montefusco San Francisco Giants
5. RF Sixto Lezcano Milwaukee Brewers
6. C Jim Sundberg Texas Rangers
7. CF Ron LeFlore Detroit Tigers
8. C Gary Carter Montreal Expos
9. RHP Ed Halicki San Francisco Giants
10. LF Mike Hargrove Texas Rangers

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Atlanta at Cincinnati

OAKLAND ATHLETICS AT TEXAS RANGERS
MATCHUPS
SP Ken Holtzman vs Fergie Jenkins Advantage Texas
C Ray Fosse vs Jim Sundberg Advantage Texas
1B Gene Tenace vs Jim Spencer Advantage Oakland
2B Dick Green vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
3B Sal Bando vs Cesar Tovar Advantage Oakland
SS Bert Campaneris vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Joe Rudi vs Alex Johnson Advantage Oakland
CF Bill North vs Lenny Randle Advantage Oakland
RF Reggie Jackson vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Oakland
DH Deron Johnson vs Mike Hargrove Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Oakland

In the top of the second, Campaneris put the Athletics on the board with an RBI single.

In the bottom of the second, Spencer delivered an RBI single to tie the game. Sundberg then grounded out to first, allowing Nelson to score from third to give the Rangers the lead.

After three: Texas 2 Oakland 1.

In the bottom of the fourth, a Sundberg single scored one.

After six: Texas 3 Oakland 1.

Jenkins led off the eighth by striking out Green for his 10th K of the game. But the very next batter, Fosse, hit a solo home run. With one out in the top of the eighth, Steve Foucault replaced Jenkins on the mound for the Rangers and struck out the next two batters to retire the side.

In the top of the ninth, the Athletics had runners at first and second with two out. Johnson singled to right but Burroughs threw Jackson out at home trying to score from second to end the game.

Final score: Texas 3 Oakland 2.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Fergie Jenkins 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K

OTHER SCORES
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Atlanta 6 Cincinnati 3

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 K, W

2. Fergie Jenkins Texas Rangers 7.1 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, W

3. Ken Holtzman Oakland Athletics 8.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
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APRIL 5, 1974
The Rangers have the day off and will continue their series against the Oakland Athletics tomorrow.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit at Baltimore
Boston at Milwaukee
California at Chicago
Minnesota at Kansas City

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Houston at San Francisco
Pittsburgh at St Louis
San Diego at Los Angeles

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 4 Baltimore 3
Boston 5 Milwaukee 2
California 1 Chicago 0 10 innings
Minnesota 6 Kansas City 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Houston 11 San Francisco 5
St Louis 7 Pittsburgh 4
Los Angeles 3 San Diego 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Nolan Ryan California Angels 10.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 4 BB, 13 K, W

2. Doug Rader Houston Astros 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, BB

3. Lee May Houston Astros 3 for 5, 2 2B, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R
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APRIL 6, 1974
After a day off, the Rangers resume their series against the two-time defending World Champion Oakland Athletics.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 1-0 at Baltimore 0-1
Cleveland at New York
Boston 1-0 at Milwaukee 0-1
California 1-0 at Chicago 0-1
Minnesota 1-0 at Kansas City 0-1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago at Montreal
New York at Philadelphia
Atlanta 1-0 at Cincinnati 0-1
Pittsburgh 0-1 at St Louis 1-0
San Diego 0-1 at Los Angeles 1-0
Houston 1-0 at San Francisco 0-1

OAKLAND ATHLETICS 0-1 AT TEXAS RANGERS 1-0
MATCHUPS
SP Vida Blue vs Jim Bibby Advantage Oakland
C Ray Fosse vs Jim Sundberg Advantage Texas
1B Gene Tenace vs Jim Spencer Advantage Oakland
2B Dick Green vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
3B Sal Bando vs Cesar Tovar Advantage Oakland
SS Bert Campaneris vs Toby Harrah Advantage Push
LF Joe Rudi vs Alex Johnson Advantage Oakland
CF Bill North vs Lenny Randle Advantage Oakland
RF Reggie Jackson vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Oakland
DH Deron Johnson vs Mike Hargrove Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Oakland

In the top of the first, Rudi hit a solo home run.

In the bottom of the first, the Rangers loaded the bases with one out. Harrah then drew a walk to tie the game. Tovar then drew a walk to give the Rangers the lead. Nelson then grounded back to Blue who threw home to get the force on Burroughs for the second out. Spencer then flew out to center to end the inning.

After three: Texas 2 Oakland 1.

In the top of the sixth, Jackson tied the game with a solo home run. Green would later bring one home with a single to give the Athletics the lead. Fosse followed with a two run triple. The next batter, North, got an RBI double. Nine men batted for Oakland in the inning.

After six: Oakland 6 Texas 2.

In the top of the seventh, the Athletics had runners at first and second with one out and Jim Merritt took the mound for the Rangers and kept the runners from scoring.

In the bottom of the eighth, Nelson scored from third when Sundberg hit into the 4-6-3. After a two out single, Rollie Fingers took the mound and got the final out of the inning.

Final score: Oakland 6 Texas 3.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Vida Blue 7.2 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 7 BB, 4 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 6 Detroit 1
Cleveland 6 New York 4
Boston 9 Milwaukee 3
California 4 Chicago 2 10 innings
Minnesota 10 Kansas City 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 14 Montreal 6
New York 6 Philadelphia 3
Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 3
St Louis 4 Pittsburgh 2
Los Angeles 7 San Diego 4
San Francisco 7 Houston 2

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Bill Madlock Chicago Cubs 4 for 6, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 3 R

2. Frank Tanana California Angels 10.0 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K, W

3. Carl Yastrzemski Boston Red Sox 3 for 4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB

Reds 2B Joe L Morgan has a sprained ankle and is expected to be listed as day-to-day for the next 3-4 weeks.
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Old 03-16-2018, 06:45 AM   #6
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APRIL 7, 1974
The rubber game between the Rangers and Athletics. The Rangers signed bench coach Josh Boyd to a 1-year, $7,320 per year contract.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 1-1 at Baltimore 1-1(2)
Cleveland 1-0 at New York 0-1
Boston 2-0 at Milwaukee 0-2
California 2-0 at Chicago 0-2
Minnesota 2-0 at Kansas City 0-2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Chicago 1-0 at Montreal 0-1
New York 1-0 at Philadelphia 0-1
Atlanta 1-1 at Cincinnati 1-1
Pittsburgh 0-2 at St Louis 2-0
San Diego 0-2 at Los Angeles 2-0
Houston 1-1 at San Francisco 1-1

OAKLAND ATHLETICS 1-1 AT TEXAS RANGERS 1-1
MATCHUPS
SP: Catfish Hunter vs Steve Hargan Advantage Push
C Ray Fosse vs Jim Sundberg Advantage Texas
1B Gene Tenace vs Jim Spencer Advantage Oakland
2B Dick Green vs Dave Nelson Advantage Texas
3B Sal Bando vs Cesar Tovar Advantage Oakland
SS Bert Campaneris vs Toby Harrah Advantage Texas
LF Joe Rudi vs Alex Johnson Advantage Oakland
CF Bill North vs Lenny Randle Advantage Oakland
RF Reggie JAckson vs Jeff Burroughs Advantage Oakland
DH Deron Johnson vs Mike Hargrove Advantage Texas
Overall Advantage Oakland

Nothing of note happened in the first three innings.

After three: Oakland 0 Texas 0.

Jackson picked up a two-run inside-the-park home run in the top of the fourth to put the Athletics on the board.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Rangers finally got a run when Nelson scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Sundberg. Randle followed up with a two-run homer to give the Rangers the lead. Hargrove also got an RBI single in the frame. Nine men batted for Texas in the inning.

Bando led off the top of the sixth with a home run.

In the bottom of the sixth, Spencer hit a two-run homer for the Rangers 10th hit of the game.

After six: Texas 6 Oakland 3.

In the top of the seventh, the Athletics loaded the bases with one out. Rudi grounded to first to bring home a run.

Back-to-back singles to leadoff the bottom of the seventh ended the day for Hunter and Darold Knowles took the mound for the Athletics and got out of the inning without giving up a run.

Campaneris singled in the top of the eighth to give the Athletics their 10th hit of the game. That brought Steve Foucault on to pitch for the Rangers with a runner at first and one out. Campaneris would be left stranded at first.

Final score: Texas 6 Oakland 4.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Jim Spencer 2 for 4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 4 Baltimore 3 Game 1
Baltimore 9 Detroit 0 Game 2
New York 2 Cleveland 1
Milwaukee 11 Boston 7
Chicago 12 California 7
Kansas City 5 Minnesota 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Montreal 8 Chicago 1
New York 6 Philadelphia 1
Cincinnati 3 Atlanta 1 10 innings
St Louis 3 Pittsburgh 0
Los Angeles 4 San Diego 0
San Francisco 8 Houston 3

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Willie Davis Montreal Expos 4 for 4, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, BB

2. George C Scott Milwaukee Brewers 4 for 4, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R, BB

3. Doug Rau Los Angeles Dodgers 9.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 K, W

The Orioles Jim Palmer pitched a complete game shutout in the second game of the double headed against the Tigers.
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APRIL 8, 1974
The Rangers had the day off.

POWER RANKINGS
1. Los Angeles Dodgers
2. St Louis Cardinals
3. New York Mets
4. Cincinnati Reds
5. San Francisco Giants
6. Texas Rangers
7. Boston Red Sox
8. California Angels
9. Minnesota Twins
10. Baltimore Orioles
11. Montreal Expos
12. New York Yankees
13. Chicago Cubs
14. Cleveland Indians
15. Detroit Tigers
16. Chicago White Sox
17. Kansas City Royals
18. Milwaukee Brewers
19. Oakland Athletics
20. Atlanta Braves
21. Houston Astros
22. Philadelphia Phillies
23. Pittsburgh Pirates
24. San Diego Padres

STANDINGS
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST
Boston 2-1
Baltimore 2-2
Cleveland 1-1
New York 1-1
Detroit 2-2
Milwaukee 1-2

WEST
Minnesota 2-1
Texas 2-1
California 2-1
Chicago 1-2
Oakland 1-2
Kansas City 1-2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
St Louis 3-0
New York 2-0
Chicago 1-1
Montreal 1-1
Philadelphia 0-2
Pittsburgh 0-3

WEST
Los Angeles 3-0
San Francisco 2-1
Cincinnati 2-1
Atlanta 1-2
Houston 1-2
San Diego 0-3

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM LEADERS
Batting AVG Dave Nelson .455
Home Runs Lenny Randle and Jim Spencer 1
Runs Batted In Jim Spencer and Jim Sundberg 3
Earned Run Average Steve Foucault 0.00
Wins Steve Hargan and Fergie Jenkins 1
Strikeouts Fergie Jenkins 10

TEXAS RANGERS TEAM STATS AND AL RANK
Runs Scored 12 t-6th
Batting AVG .283 2nd
On-Base PCT .333 6th
Home Runs 2 t-4th
Stolen Bases 2 t-4th
Runs against 12 t-5th
Starters ERA 5.14 10th
Bullpen ERA 0.00 t-1st
Defensive Eff. .727 5th

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Cleveland 1-1 at New York 1-1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Los Angeles 3-0 at Atlanta 1-2
Cincinnati 2-1 at San Francisco 2-1

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
New York 4 Cleveland 3 13 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Atlanta 5 Los Angeles 2
Cincinnati 9 San Francisco 3 12 innings

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Roric Harrison Atlanta Braves 8.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, W

2. Fred Norman Cincinnati Reds 7.0 IP, 7 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

3. Mel Stottlemyre Sr New York Yankees 7.1 IP, 8 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
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APRIL 9, 1974
The Rangers head to California for a three game series against the Angels. California leads the league in stolen bases and is second in the AL in OBP, Starters ERA and defensive efficiency. Only one team in the American League has a higher bullpen ERA than the Angels.

OTHER GAMES SCHEDULED
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 2-2 at Boston 2-1
Milwaukee 1-2 at Cleveland 1-2
New York 2-1 at Detroit 2-2
Chicago 1-2 at Minnesota 2-1
Oakland 1-2 at Kansas City 1-2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St Louis 3-0 at New York 2-0
Montreal 1-1 at Pittsburgh 0-3
Philadelphia 0-2 at Chicago 1-1
Los Angeles 3-1 at Atlanta 2-2
Houston 1-2 at San Diego 0-3
Cincinnati 3-1 at San Francisco 2-2

TEXAS RANGERS 2-1 AT CALIFORNIA ANGELS 2-1
MATCHUPS
SP Fergie Jenkins vs Bill Singer Advantage Texas
C Jim Sundberg vs Ellie Rodriguez Advantage Push
1B Jim Spencer vs Bob Oliver Advantage Texas
2B Dave Nelson vs Denny Doyle Advantage Texas
3B Cesar Tovar vs Dave Chalk Advantage Push
SS Toby Harrah vs Bobby Valentine Advantage Texas
LF Alex Johnson vs Joe Lahoud Advantage California
CF Lenny Randle vs Mickey Rivers Advantage California
RF Jeff Burroughs vs Leroy Stanton Advantage Texas
DH Mike Hargrove vs Frank Robinson Advantage California
Overall Advantage Texas

Rivers led off the bottom of the first with a triple but was injured on the play and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Richie Scheinblum. Robinson brought Scheinblum home with a single. Chalk would also get an RBI single.

Spencer got a triple in the top of the third but was thrown out at home trying to score on a Sundberg flyout.

After three: California 2 Texas 0.

Nothing of note happened in the middle innings.

After six: California 2 Texas 0.

Lahoud hit an infield single to lead off the bottom of the eighth but injured his leg on the play and had to leave the game. He was replaced by Winston Llenas.

Final score: California 2 Texas 0.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Bill Singer 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K

OTHER SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 3 Baltimore 2
Cleveland 3 Milwaukee 0
Detroit 4 New York 2
Chicago 2 Minnesota 0
Kansas City 5 Oakland 4 11 innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE
New York 6 St Louis 4
Pittsburgh 2 Montreal 0
Philadelphia 4 Chicago 2 10 innings
Atlanta 7 Los Angeles 6
San Diego 3 Houston 1
Cincinnati 10 San Francisco 6

TOP PERFORMERS
1. Gary Nolan Chicago White Sox 9.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, W

2. Bill Singer California Angels 9.0 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 2 BB, 0 K, W

3. Dick Bosman Cleveland Indians 8.1 IP, 5 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K, W
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I did a Rangers rebuild back in OOTP11 I think. I think I made it from 72-75. It was a big challenge but fun.
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