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Texas Rangers Season Records

Club Records -- Batting Year
Highest Batting Average -- .293 1999
Lowest Batting Avg. -- .217 1972
Highest Slugging PCT. -- .479 1999
Lowest Slugging Pct. -- .290 1972
Most Games -- 163 1980, '83, '96
Fewest Games, Season -- 154 1972
Most At-Bats -- 5,728 2008
Fewest At-Bats -- 5,029 1972
Most Runs -- 945 1999
Fewest Runs -- 461 1972
Most Hits -- 1,653 1999
Fewest Hits -- 1,092 1972
Most Extra Base Hits -- 605 2008
Fewest Extra Base Hits -- 239 1972
Most Total Bases -- 2,705 1999
Fewest Total Bases -- 1,460 1972
Most Doubles -- +376 2008
Fewest Doubles -- 166 1972
Most Triples -- 46 1975, '89
Fewest Triples -- 17 1972, '75
Most Runs Batted In -- 897 1999
Fewest Runs Batted In -- 424 1972
Most Home Runs -- 260 2005
Fewest Home Runs -- 56 1972
Most Home Runs, Season at A.S. -- 93 1987
Most Home Runs, Season on Road -- 127 1999
Most Home Runs, Season,
both clubs in Arlington -- 245
2002
Most Home Runs, Season by Opponent -- 222 2001
Most Solo Home Runs, Season -- *161 2001
Most Pinch-Hit Home Runs, Season -- 7 1980
Most Home Runs by DH, Season -- 43 1999
Most Home Runs by Infield, Season -- *156 2001
Fewest Home Runs by DH, Season -- 6 1989
Most Grand Slams, Season -- 8 1999
Most Inside the Park Home Runs, Season -- 3 1977 and 1987
Most Grand Slams, Season, by Opponent -- 9 1988
Most Individual Multi-Homer Games, Season -- 22 2001
Most Home Runs in One Month -- 55 August, 1999
Most Home Runs in One Month, Opponent -- 50 August, 2001
Most Consecutive Games, one or more
Home Runs -- *27
(55 Home Runs), Aug. 11-Sept. 9, 2002
Most Home Runs in Consecutive Games Streak -- *55 (27 games.), Aug. 11-Sept. 9, 2002
Most Players, 40 or More Home Runs, Season -- **2 2001; 2002
Most Players, 30 or More Home Runs, Season -- 3 1993; 1999
Most Players, 20 or More Home Runs, Season -- 7 2005
Most Players, 10 or More Home Runs, Season -- 10 2005
Most Home Runs, Season vs. One Opponent -- 37 Oak., 2001 (19 games)
Most Home Runs, Season vs.
One Opponent, Arlington -- 19
Oak., 2001 (10 games)
Most Home Runs, Season vs.
One Opponent, Road -- 18
Oak. 2001 (9 games)
Most Home Runs, Season
by One Opponent -- 32
Sea., 2001 (20 games) (10 Arl., 10 Sea.)
Most Home Runs, Season by
One Opponent, Arlington -- 19
Oak., 2001 (10 games)
Most Home Runs, Season by
One Opponent, Road -- 15
Cle., 1994 (6 games); Det., 1994 (6 games);
Ana., 2000 (6 games); Sea., 2001 (10 games)
Most Game-winning RBI-- 88 1996
Fewest Game-winning RBI -- 59 1982
Most Sacrifice Hits-- 116 1977
Fewest Sacrifice Hits -- 9 2005
Most Sacrifice Flies-- 69 1996
Fewest Sacrifice Flies -- 32 1982, 2005
Most Hit By Pitch -- 75 2001
Fewest Hit By Pitch -- 20 1984
Most Bases On Balls -- 660 1996
Fewest Bases On Balls -- 417 2014
Most Intentional Bases on Balls -- 56 1993
Fewest Intentional Bases on Balls -- 18 2017
Most Strikeouts -- 1,493 2017
Fewest Strikeouts -- 589 1980
Most Stolen Bases -- 196 1978
Fewest Stolen Bases -- 53 2006
Most Caught Stealing -- 91 1978
Fewest Caught Stealing -- 53 2006
Most Grounded-into Double Play -- 161 2000
Fewest Grounded-into Double Play -- 91 2004
Most Left On Base -- 1,253 1996
Fewest Left On Base -- 1,015 2017
Most Times Shut Out -- 27 1972
Fewest Times Shut Out -- 1 2001
Most Runs, Month -- 185 Aug. 1977
Highest Batting Avg., Month -- .325 April 1998
Most Consecutive Games, Extra-base hit -- 93 June 8-Sept 24, 2001
Most Games, 10+ Runs -- 25 2008
Most Players, 100+ RBIs -- 4 1999
Most RBI, DHs -- 138 1999
Most Players, .300+ Avg. -- 4 1998, '99
Most Players, 100+ Hits -- ++10 2011
*Major League Record,**Ties Major League Record, ++Ties AL Record
Note: Records for fewest batting totals do not include 1981 (105 games),
1994 (114 games) or 1995 (144 games) seasons when players' strikes occurred.
The Rangers also played 154 games in 1972 and 161 games in 1985 due to players' strikes.
Note: Arlington records: Arlington Stadium (1972-93); The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994)
Individual Records -- Batting Player(s) Year
Highest Batting Average -- .359 Josh Hamilton 2010
Highest Slugging Percentage -- .643 Juan Gonzalez 1996
Highest On-Base Percentage -- .436 Milton Bradley 2008
Most Games -- 163 Al Oliver 1980
Most At-Bats -- 691 Michael Young 2006
Most Hits -- 221 Michael Young 2005
Most Singles -- 165 Mickey Rivers 1980
Most Doubles -- 52 Michael Young 2006
Most Triples -- 14 Ruben Sierra 1989
Most Home Runs -- 57 Alex Rodriguez 2002
Most Home Runs,
Season by RH Batter -- 57
Alex Rodriguez 2002
Most Home Runs,
Season by LH Batter -- 47
Rafael Palmeiro 1999; 2001
Most Home Runs,
Season by Switch-Hitter -- 43
Mark Teixeira 2005
Most Home Runs,
Season at A.S. -- 24
Juan Gonzalez 1993
Most Home Runs,
Season at TBIA -- 34
Alex Rodriguez 2002
Most Home Runs,
Season on Road -- 26
Alex Rodriguez 2001
Most Home Runs,
Season by Rookie -- 30
Pete Incaviglia 1986
Most Home Runs, Grand Slams,
Season -- 3
Jeff Burroughs 1973
Larry Parrish 1982
Rafael Palmeiro 1999
Most Grand Slams,
One Month -- 15
Juan Gonzalez July, 1996
Rafael Palmeiro August, 1999
Alex Rodriguez August 2003
Most Consecutive Games,
Hit Home Runs -- 7
4 times; last: Kevin Mench April 21-28, 2006
Most Home Runs in Two
Consecutive Games -- **5
Alex Rodriguez Aug. 17-18, 2002
Most Home Runs in Three
Consecutive Games -- ++6
Alex Rodriguez Aug. 16-17-18, 2002
Most Home Runs, One Series -- 6 Alex Rodriguez vs. Tor., Aug. 16-18, 2002 (3g)
Most Multi-Homer Games, Season -- 10 Alex Rodriguez 2002
Most Home Runs vs.
One Opponent, Season -- 10
Rafael Palmeiro vs. Sea., 2001
Most Home Runs Season,
by Opponent -- 9
Reggie Jackson Oak., 1974
Most Home Runs Season,
by Opponent, in Arlington -- 6
John Mayberry K.C., 1975
Tino Martinez N.Y., 1999
Most, One Series by
Opponent in Arlington -- 5
John Mayberry K.C., July 1-3, 1975 (3 g)
Carlos Delgado Tor., Aug. 6-9, 1999 (4 g)
Most Home Runs Lifetime
by Opponent -- 45
Reggie Jackson 24 at A.S.;
8 at Oak., 4 at N.Y.;
9 at Cal.
Most, Pinch-Hit Home Runs, Season -- 3 Darrell Porter 1987
Most, Pinch-Hit Home Runs, Lifetime -- 6 Geno Petralli --
Most Home Runs Season, by DH -- **37 Rafael Palmeiro 1999
Most Seasons, 20 Home Runs or More -- 9 Juan Gonzalez 1991-93
1995-99
2003
Most Consecutive Seasons,
20 Home Runs or More -- 5
Pete Incaviglia 1986-1990
Juan Gonzalez 1995-1999
Ivan Rodriguez 1997-2001
Youngest to Hit
a Home Run -- 19 yrs., 9 mos.
Ivan Rodriguez vs. KC,
Aug. 30, 1991
Most Extra Base Hits -- 97 Juan Gonzalez 1998
Most Total Bases -- 393 Alex Rodriguez 2001
Most Runs Batted In,
RH Batter -- 157
Juan Gonzalez 1998
Most Runs Batted In,
LH Batter -- 148
Rafael Palmeiro 1999
Most Runs Batted In,
Switch-Hitter -- 144
Mark Teixeira 2005
Most Runs Batted In,
Rookie -- 88
Pete Incaviglia 1986
Most Runs Batted In, DH -- 115 Rafael Palmeiro 1999
Most Game Winning RBI -- 20 Rafael Palmeiro 1999
Josh Hamilton 2011
Most Runs -- 133 Alex Rodriguez 2001
Most Bases On Balls -- 113 Toby Harrah 1985
Most Intentional Bases On Balls -- 22 Rafael Palmeiro 1993
Most Strikeouts -- 196 Joey Gallo 2017
Most Sacrifice Bunts -- 40 Bert Campaneris 1977
Most Sacrifice Flies -- 12 Jeff Burroughs 1974
Ruben Sierra 1987
Juan Gonzalez 1999
Most Hit By Pitch -- 19 Carlos Gomez 2017
Most Stolen Bases -- 52 Bump Willis 1978
Most Caught Stealing -- 21 Otis Nixon 1995
Fewest Caught Stealing
(Min. 20 att.) -- 2
5x, last Ian Kinsler (28 att.) 2008
Highest Success Rate, Stolen Bases
(Min. 10 SB) -- .1000 (18-18)
Craig Gentry 2011
Most, Grounded-into Double Play -- 31 Ivan Rodriguez 1999
Fewest, Grounded-into Double Play -- 2 Tom Goodwin (520 AB) 1998
Consecutive Game Batting Streak -- 28 Gabe Kapler July 17-Aug. 15, 2000
Consecutive Games Reach Base
(H, Bases on Balls, HP) -- 46
Julio Franco July 28-Sept. 19, 1993
Successive Games Batting In Runs -- 11 Larry Parrish (18 RBIs) June 10-20, 1984
Most Successive Pinch Hits -- +7 Bill Stein April 14-May 25, 1981
Most Consecutive Strikeouts -- 8 Dave Hostetler April 17-21, 1983
Most Consecutive Games,
Extra Base Hits -- 8
4x, last Hank Blalock Sept 19-27, 2008
Most Consecutive Multi-Hit Games -- 9 Rusty Greer June 17-27, 2000
Highest Batting Average,
Month -- .472 (34-72)
Mark McLemore June 1996
Most RBI, Month -- 39 Rafael Palmeiro August, 1999
Most Stolen Bases, Month -- 16 Otis Nixon September, 1995
Most Seasons, 100 Or More RBI -- 7 Juan Gonzalez 1991-93, 1996-99
**Ties Major League Record, *Major League Record, +American League Record, ++Ties AL Record
Note: Arlington records: Arlington Stadium (1972-93); The Ballpark in Arlington (Since 1994)
Club Records -- Pitching Year
Lowest ERA -- 3.31 1983
Highest ERA -- 5.71 2001
Most Relief Appearances -- 498 2015
Fewest Relief Appearances -- 170 1978
Most Complete Games -- 63 1976
Fewest Complete Games -- ++0 2007
Fewest Complete Games SHO -- ++0 1987, 2000, 2007, 2010, 2016
Most Consecutive Games, None Complete -- 195 April Aug 30, 2006-April 4, 2008
Most Shutouts -- 19 2011
Fewest Shutouts -- 3 1987, 1992, 2001, 2003
Most Consecutive Games, No SHO -- 120 May 21-Oct. 4, 1992
Most Saves -- 56 2016
Fewest Saves -- 12 1974
Most Innings Pitched -- 1,479 1991
Fewest Innings Pitched -- 1,3741.2 1972
Most Hits Allowed -- 1,683 2000
Fewest Hits Allowed -- 1,258 1972
Most Runs Allowed -- 974 2000
Fewest Runs Allowed -- 609 1983
Most Earned Runs Allowed -- 913 2001
Fewest Earned Runs Allowed -- 540 1972, 1983
Most Home Runs Allowed -- 222 2001
Fewest Home Runs Allowed -- 92 1972
Most Hit By Pitch -- 81 2004
Fewest Hit By Pitch -- 24 1978
Most Bases On Balls -- 760 1987
Fewest Bases On Balls -- 421 1978
Most Intentional Bases on Balls -- 74 1972
Fewest Intentional Bases on Balls -- 14 2009
Most Strikeouts -- 1,309 2013
Fewest Strikeouts -- 690 1982
Most Wild Pitches -- +94 1986
Fewest Wild Pitches -- 34 1982, 2004, 2006
Most Balks -- 57 1988
Fewest Balks -- 2 1977, '79, '98, '99
Most Sacrifice Hits -- 116 1977
Fewest Sacrifice Hits -- 32 1982, 2011
Most Sacrifice Flies Allowed -- 69 1996
Fewest Sacrifice Flies Allowed -- 32 1982, 2011
Most Grand Slams Allowed -- ++9 1987, '88
Most Rookies, 150 Or More Strikeouts -- +2 1986
Most Starters Wins -- 75 1996
Most Relief Wins -- */++41 2016
Most Relief Loses -- +38 2002
Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings -- 39 April 27-May 1, 1981
Most Consecutive Shutouts -- 4 April 27-30, 1981
Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings vs. One club -- 35 vs. Bos., April 22-Aug. 14, 1981
Most Consecutive Batters Retired -- 40 May 3-4, 1996
Most Consecutive Innings, No Home Runs Allowed -- 101 Aug. 10-23, 1974
Most Pitchers, 15 or More Wins -- 3 1996
Most Pitchers, 10 or More Wins -- 5 1997, 1990, 1996, 2011
Most Pitchers Recording A Win -- 23 2014
Most Games, 10 Or More Runs Allowed -- 30 2000
++Ties Major League Record, +Major League Record, *American League Record
Note: Records for fewest pitching totals do not include 1981 (105 games), 1994 (114 games)
or 1995 (144 games) seasons when players' strikes occurred.
The Rangers also played 154 games in 1972 and 161 games in 1985 due to players' strikes.
Individual Records -- Pitching Player(s) Year
Longest Consecutive Win Streaks -- 12 Bobby Witt June 28-Sept. 6, 1990
Cole Hamels Aug 17, 2015-May 22, 2016
Most Games -- 85 Mitch Williams 1987
Most Games, Rookie Season -- +80 Mitch Williams 1986
Most Games Started -- 41 Ferguson Jenkins 1974
Jim Bibby 1974
Most Complete Games -- 29 Ferguson Jenkins 1974
Most Successive Complete Games -- 9 Ferguson Jenkins April 6-May 12, 1974
Gaylord Perry July 6-Aug. 16 1975
Bobby Witt July 10-Aug. 24, 1988
Most Innings Pitched -- 328 Ferguson Jenkins 1974
Most Wins, RHP -- 25 Ferguson Jenkins 1974
Most Wins, LHP -- 18 Kenny Rogers 2004
Matt Harrison 2012
Most Wins, Relief -- 13 Jim Kern 1979
Most Wins, Rookie -- 16 Yu Darvish 2012
Most Wins, Road -- 12 Scott Feldman 2009
Most Wins, Month -- 6 Ferguson Jenkins Aug. 1974
Kenny Rogers Aug. 1993, May 2005
Most Losses -- 19 Jim Bibby 1974
Most Decisions -- 38 Jim Bibby 1974
Most Saves -- 49 Francisco Cordero 2004
Most Games Finished -- 66 Jeff Russell 1989
Most Shutouts -- 6 Ferguson Jenkins 1974
Bert Blyleven 1976
Most Strikeouts, RHP -- 301 Nolan Ryan 1989
Most Strikeouts, LHP -- 206 C.J. Wilson 2011
Most Strikeouts, Rookie -- 221 Yu Darvish 2012
Most Bases On Balls, RHP -- 143 Bobby Witt 1986
Most Wild Pitches -- 22 Bobby Witt 1986
Most Hit Batsmen -- 19 Charlie Hough 1987
Most Balks -- 12 Jose Guzman 1988
Most Hits -- 286 Ferguson Jenkins 1974
Most Runs -- 159 Charlie Hough 1987
Most Earned Runs -- 139 Jim Bibby 1974
Most Home Runs -- 41 Rick Helling 1999
Most Grand Slams -- 3 Jeff Russell 1988
Most Sacrifice Hits -- 16 Jim Umbarger 1976
Most Sacrifice Flies -- 14 Charlie Hough 1987
Lowest ERA (162 IP) -- 2.17 Mike Paul 1972
Lowest ERA (100 IP) -- 1.57 Jim Kern 1979
Highest ERA (162 IP) -- 5.68 John Burkett 1998
Highest Winning Percentage -- .762 Derek Holland 2011
Consecutive Scoreless Innings -- 39 Kenny Rogers May 6-June 1, 1995
Consecutive Shutout Games -- 3 Charlie Hough Aug. 28-Sept. 7, 1983
Most Consecutive Batters Retired -- 31 Ken Hill May 3-8, 1996
Most Consecutive Batters Retired,
Reliever -- 25
Jeff Zimmerman May 8-22, 1999
Most Consecutive Games Pitched
As Relief Pitcher -- ++13
Dale Mohorcic Aug. 6-20, 1986
Most Successive Wins -- 12 Bobby Witt June 28-Sept. 6, 1990
Cole Hamels Aug 17, 2015-May 22, 2016
Most Successive Losses -- 9 David Clyde May 24-Oct. 1, 1974
Most 1-0 Games Won -- 4 Ferguson Jenkins
Bert Blyleven
1976
Best Start Overall -- 9-0 Jeff Zimmerman 1979
Best Start, Reliever -- 9-0 Jeff Zimmerman 1979
Best Start, Starter -- 8-0 Tommy Hunter 2010
Best Start Through
10 Decisions -- 9-1
7x, last by Cole Hamels 2017
Most Saves Month -- 11 John Wetteland May, 2000
Jeff Zimmerman July, 2001
Joe Nathan June, 2013
Most Consecutive Save
Opportunities Converted -- 31
Joe Nathan April 15-Sept 12, 2012
Oldest Pitcher to Lead League
in Innings Pitched -- *39 yrs., 9 mos.
Charlie Hough 1987
Oldest Pitcher to Lead
League in Strikeouts -- 43 years, 8 mos.
Nolan Ryan 1990
Most Starts Beginning Major League
Career, No Complete Games -- +55
Bobby Witt April 10, 1986-Sept. 30, 1987
Most Starts, Season,
No Complete Games -- 35
Rick Helling 2000
Most Games, 10 or More Strikeouts -- 18 Nolan Ryan 1989
Most Games, 10 or More Strikeouts,
Career -- 35
Nolan Ryan 1989-93
Most Games Over .500, Season -- 13 Ferguson Jenkins 1974 (25-12)
Rick Helling 1998 (20-7)
++Ties Major League Record, +Major League Record, **Ties American League Record, *American League Record