Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Isiah Kiner-Falefa joined Ryan Rowland-Smith for a historic photo
On Thursday, the Rangers made history when
In fact, Bibens-Dirkx and Kiner-Falefa were only the second and third players, respectively, with hyphenated last names to appear in the Majors at all. The first was
Prior to Tuesday night's game against the Mariners, current Mariners broadcaster Rowland-Smith and the two Rangers gathered for a historic summit of all Major Leaguers with hyphenated last names:
Everybody was very punctual for this historic photo. pic.twitter.com/cSxqqAVoPA— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) May 29, 2018
Rowland-Smith mourned the loss of his claim to fame:
Of the thousands of players who have played in the Majors over the years, these are the only three who have had hyphenated last names. It's truly inspiring to see these trailblazers all in one place.