1980 Arkansas Travelers Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 81-55
Finished 1st in the TL's East Division
Manager: Sonny Ruberto (81-55)
Affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Ballpark: Ray Winder Field
Attendance: 216,592, Avg. 3,185
1980 Arkansas Travelers Statistics

Playoffs - Arkansas Travelers 2 games, Jackson Mets 0
Finals - Arkansas Travelers 3 games, San Antonio Dodgers 0

The Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League ended the 1980 season with a record of 81 wins and 55 losses, finishing first in the league's East Division.

The Travelers conceded 528 runs, the lowest total in the circuit. Arkansas tallied 629 runs. Jim Riggleman paced the team with 21 home runs, while Freddie Tisdale and Gene Dotson walloped 20 or more, too. Jim Riggleman drove in 90 runs. Kelly Paris led hitters with significant playing time by connecting at a .301 clip. Joe Edelen topped the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 2.63 ERA, leading qualifying pitchers.

Members of the 1980 Arkansas Travelers who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Ryan Kurosaki, Andy Rincon, Kelly Paris, Jeff Little, John Martin, Al Olmsted, John Stuper, George Bjorkman, John Fulgham, Joe Edelen, Mike Dimmel and Luis DeLeon.

Sonny Ruberto served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Jorge AranzamendiRRAugust 26, 19536'1"160Santurce, PR
Dave BialasRRFebruary 6, 19546'1"189Houston, TX US
George BjorkmanRRAugust 26, 19566'2"190Ontario, CA US
Mike CaliseRRMarch 16, 19576'1"200Norwalk, CT US
Tom ChamberlainRRJanuary 21, 19556'6"215
Luis DeLeonRRAugust 19, 19586'1"153Ponce, PR
John DelMonteLLSeptember 5, 19586'2"185
Mike DimmelRROctober 16, 19546'0"180Albert Lea, MN US
Gene DotsonRRNovember 1, 19535'11"180Savannah, GA US
Joe EdelenRRSeptember 16, 19556'0"165Durant, OK US
John FulghamRRJune 9, 19566'2"205St. Louis, MO US
Nelson GarciaSRSeptember 16, 19506'1"143
Julian GutierrezRRJune 23, 19595'9"150Ponce, PR
Frank HunsakerRR6'3"209
David JohnsonRL6'0"175
David JornRROctober 2, 19546'1"185Belleville, IL US
Ryan KurosakiRRJuly 3, 19525'10"160Honolulu, HI US
Jeff LittleRLDecember 25, 19546'6"220Fremont, OH US
John MartinSLApril 11, 19566'0"190Wyandotte, MI US
Stanley McCauleyRRFebruary 20, 19576'0"190
James McIntyreRLDecember 11, 19566'1"180
John MurphyLLAugust 7, 19576'3"185
Al OlmstedRLMarch 18, 19576'2"195St. Louis, MO US
Kelly ParisRROctober 17, 19576'0"175Encino, CA US
Dave PenniallRRSeptember 26, 19545'10"175Coronado, CA US
Jim RigglemanRRNovember 9, 19525'11"175Fort Dix, NJ US
Andy RinconRRMarch 5, 19596'3"195Monterey Park, CA US
John StuperRRMay 9, 19576'2"200Butler, PA US
William ThomasRRApril 26, 19586'2"190Colorado Springs, CO US
Jack TinklerRRMarch 6, 19585'8"155
Freddie TisdaleLLMay 1, 19566'0"165
Ray WilliamsRR6'1"200
Felipe ZayasRR5'10"174
Gary ZuninoRR5'11"180

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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