1980 Tulsa Drillers Roster

Texas League (TL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 75-61
Finished 2nd in the TL's East Division
Manager: Wayne Terwilliger (75-61)
Affiliation: Texas Rangers
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ballpark: Texas League Park
Attendance: 58,020, Avg. 853
1980 Tulsa Drillers Statistics

The Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League ended the 1980 season with a record of 75 wins and 61 losses, finishing second in the league's East Division.

The Drillers scored 700 runs and yielded 655 runs. Mel Barrow led Tulsa with 17 home runs Phil Klimas drove in 84 runs. Mel Barrow paced all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .339. Jerry Don Gleaton topped the squad with 13 wins and a team-best 3.64 ERA, best among hurlers with significant time on the mound.

Members of the 1980 Tulsa Drillers who played in Major League Baseball during their careers were Dave Schmidt, Nick Capra, Wayne Tolleson, Jim Umbarger, George Wright, Len Whitehouse, Bob Johnson, Jack Lazorko, Jerry Don Gleaton, Jim Farr and Steve Comer.

Wayne Terwilliger served as manager.

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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Mel BarrowRRApril 25, 19545'11"180Chicago, IL US
Nick CapraRRMarch 8, 19585'8"165Denver, CO US
Willie CarpenterRR5'9"170
Steve ComerSRJanuary 13, 19546'3"195Minneapolis, MN US
Tracy CowgerRRJuly 22, 19565'10"175
David CrutcherRROctober 21, 19576'2"185
Ted DavisRRSeptember 16, 19586'5"196Cheverly, MD US
Larry DonofrioLRDecember 25, 19586'3"195
Jim FarrRRMay 18, 19566'1"195Waverly, NY US
Frank GarciaRRSeptember 16, 19585'11"170
Jerry Don GleatonLLSeptember 14, 19576'3"205Brownwood, TX US
Luis GonzalezRLDecember 9, 19586'2"185
Ron GoochRRApril 16, 19575'11"165
Tony HudsonRRJune 29, 19586'3"180
Stan JakubowskiRRJune 3, 19545'11"170
Mike JirscheleRRMarch 3, 19595'11"185Clintonville, WI US
Bob JohnsonRRJuly 31, 19596'3"195Dallas, TX US
Phil KlimasRRMay 20, 19565'11"175Chicago, IL US
Charles LamsonLLSeptember 30, 19566'5"200
Jack LazorkoRRMarch 30, 19565'11"200Hoboken, NJ US
Amos LewisRRAugust 14, 19606'3"185
Arnold McCraryLLApril 22, 19565'10"175
Jerry NeufangRRNovember 23, 19605'10"180
Steven NielsenRRJune 16, 19556'3"200
Wayne PinkertonSRSeptember 16, 19536'1"175
Larry ReynoldsSRJuly 9, 19575'11"175Eugene, OR US
Michael RobertsRRFebruary 1, 19576'2"180
Dave SchmidtRRApril 22, 19576'1"185Niles, MI US
Cecil StrawnRRJuly 30, 19566'1"180
James TjaderRRDecember 26, 19585'11"175
Wayne TollesonSRNovember 22, 19555'9"160Spartanburg, SC US
Jim UmbargerLLFebruary 17, 19536'6"200Burbank, CA US
Michael VickersRLFebruary 28, 19586'0"185
Len WhitehouseLLSeptember 10, 19575'11"175Burlington, VT US
George WrightSRDecember 22, 19585'11"180Oklahoma City, OK US

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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