Greatest Texas Rangers pitchers: #6- Jeff Russell
Years: 10 (1985-1992, 1995-1996)
Jeff Russell pitched 14 years in MLB. He started his career as a starting pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds. In 1986, Russell moved to the Rangers bullpen and remained a relief pitcher for most of the remainder of his career.
Russell compiled a 56-73 record and was a perfect 186/186 in save opportunities during his MLB career. In 1,099.2 innings, Russell had 693 SO and a 3.75 ERA.
In 1988 and 1989, Russell represented the Rangers at the All-Star game. In 1989, Rusell was also won the AL Rolaids Relief Man Award and was the AL saves leader with 38.
Russell makes my Top 10 Greatest Rangers Pitchers because he is 2nd all-time in GP, 2nd in SV, and 2nd in SVO.
During his MLB career, according to baseball-reference.com, Russell earned just over $13M. His highest salary when he was a member of the Rangers was $2.6M in 1992.
In 2015, Jeff Russell was enshrined in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame.