1985 Texas Rangers season
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|1985 Texas Rangers|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Tom Grieve|
|Manager(s)||Doug Rader, Bobby Valentine|
(Freddie Patek, Phil Stone)
(Steve Busby, Merle Harmon)
(Eric Nadel, Mark Holtz )
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- November 7, 1984: Dave Hostetler was traded by the Rangers to the Montreal Expos for Chris Welsh.
- November 26, 1984: Marv Foley was released by the Rangers.
- January 3, 1985: Rafael Bournigal was drafted by the Rangers in the 11th round of the 1985 Major League Baseball draft, but did not sign.
- January 18, 1985: Danny Darwin and a player to be named later were traded by the Rangers to the Milwaukee Brewers as part of a 4-team trade. The Kansas City Royals sent Don Slaught to the Rangers. The Brewers sent Jim Sundberg to the Royals. The New York Mets sent Tim Leary to the Brewers. The Royals sent Frank Wills to the Mets. The Rangers completed the deal by sending Bill Nance (minors) to the Brewers on January 30.
- February 13, 1985: Greg A. Harris was purchased by the Texas Rangers from the San Diego Padres.
- February 27, 1985: Billy Sample and a player to be named later were traded by the Rangers to the New York Yankees for Toby Harrah. The Rangers completed the deal by sending Eric Dersin (minors) to the Yankees on July 14.
- April 29, 1985 – Larry Parrish had three home runs in a game against the New York Yankees.
- Charlie Hough finished second in the American League with 14 Complete Games.
- April 6, 1985: Randy Asadoor was traded by the Rangers to the San Diego Padres for Mitch Williams.
- April 6, 1985: Daryl Smith was released by the Rangers.
- May 17, 1985: Geno Petralli was signed as a free agent by the Rangers.
- July 10, 1985: Ellis Valentine was signed as a Free Agent by the Rangers.
- July 30, 1985: Sammy Sosa was signed by the Rangers as an amateur free agent.
- August 28, 1985: The Rangers traded Cliff Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for players to be named later. The Blue Jays completed the deal by sending Matt Williams and Jeff Mays (minors) to the Rangers on August 29, and Greg Ferlenda (minors) to the Rangers on November 14.
- September 13, 1985: Dave Stewart was traded by the Rangers to the Philadelphia Phillies for Rick Surhoff.
Opening Day starters
- Buddy Bell
- Toby Harrah
- Cliff Johnson
- Pete O'Brien
- Larry Parrish
- Don Slaught
- Frank Tanana
- Gary Ward
- Curtis Wilkerson
- George Wright
|Kansas City Royals||91||71||0.562||—||50–32||41–39|
|Chicago White Sox||85||77||0.525||6||45–36||40–41|
Record vs. opponents
1985 American League Records
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|1985 Texas Rangers roster|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Greg A. Harris||58||113||5||4||11||2.47||111|
Awards and honors
- Gary Ward, Outfield, Reserve
Daytona Beach affiliation shared with Baltimore Orioles
- Chris Welsh at Baseball Reference
- Marv Foley at Baseball Reference
- Rafael Bournigal at Baseball Reference
- Danny Darwin at Baseball Reference
- Billy Sample at Baseball Reference
- Mitch Williams at Baseball Reference
- Daryl Smith at Baseball Reference
- Geno Petralli at Baseball Reference
- Ellis Valentine at Baseball Reference
- Sammy Sosa at Baseball Reference
- Matt Williams at Baseball Reference
- Dave Stewart at Baseball Reference