The Rangers return to Texas on Friday, opening a 10-game homestand at Globe Life Park in Arlington.The homestand launches with another installment of the Silver Boot Series, presented by the Texas Lottery, as the Houston Astros are in town Friday, August 11 at 7:05 p.m.; Saturday, August 12 at 7:05
The Rangers return to Texas on Friday, opening a 10-game homestand at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
The homestand launches with another installment of the Silver Boot Series, presented by the Texas Lottery, as the Houston Astros are in town Friday, August 11 at 7:05 p.m.; Saturday, August 12 at 7:05 p.m.; and Sunday, August 13 at 2:05 p.m. to continue the battle for the Silver Boot.
Friday's festivities will include Pudge Rodriguez signing copies of his new book, "They Call Me Pudge: My Life Playing the Game I Love," in the Kid's Zone before the game. Fans wanting even more Rodriguez memories can head to the first base concourse both Friday and Saturday for a photo opportunity with his Hall of Fame plaque.
That night's Friday Fireworks show will be set to a number 7 theme.
On Saturday, the Rangers will host a Pudge Rodriguez Pre-game Number Retirement Ceremony. Multiple Rangers alumni who also sported the No. 7 will be on hand for the occasion and will be signing autographs on the first base, third base, and home plate concourses prior to the game.
Rangers players will don 1999 throwback uniforms Saturday as the team turns back the clock for Rodriguez's ceremony, too.
The first 15,000 fans that night will receive a PowerAde/Walmart Pudge Rodriguez HOF Bobblehead, and the first 40,000 will receive a commemorative Pudge Rodriguez Certificate.
Sunday's series finale with Houston will mark another Blue Bell Ice Cream Sunday.
The Detroit Tigers make the trek to Arlington for a three-game set with 7:05 p.m. matchups on Monday, August 14; Tuesday, August 15; and Wednesday, August 16.
Wednesday will mark another Texas Chili Company Dollar Hot Dog Night.
A four-game set with the Chicago White Sox marks the final series of the homestand. The two teams will square off at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, August 17; Friday, August 18; and Saturday, August 19, before wrapping up the series with a 2:05 p.m. matinee Sunday, August 20.
Papa John's Texas Rangers Throwback Thursday Collector Pins commemorating Rodriguez's No. 7 will be distributed to the first 10,000 fans on Thursday.
Friday's Fireworks will be set to a Solar Eclipse theme.
On Saturday, the first 15,000 fans will receive a McDonald's Adrian Beltre Starting Lineup Figurine. And country recording artist Aaron Watson will perform following the game, presented by Budweiser.
The concerts and giveaways both continue on Sunday, as the first 7,500 fans, 13 and younger, can take home a Central Market Chest Protector Backpack.
Prior to the game, former Ranger David Murphy will share his testimony beginning at 12:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Theater. Then, following the contest, Buckner International presents a concert with Christian recording artist David Crowder.
Tickets can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972.RANGERS, and at the Globe Life Park in Arlington ticket office.
Game-by-game highlights of the homestand:
Friday, August 11 vs. Houston Astros - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW
·Pudge Rodriguez book signing, 4:30-5:45 p.m. (Kid's Zone)
·Hall of Fame Plaque Photos available, 5:00 p.m.-7th inning (first base concourse)
·New Era Alumni Alley-Pitcher Fergie Jenkins, 6:00-6:45 p.m. (left field main concourse)
·Adrian Beltre presenting batting helmet worn for 3,000th hit to the Hall of Fame in a pre-game ceremony
·First pitch by Rachel Lindsay, Dallas Attorney from season 21 of The Bachelor & season 13 of The Bachelorette
·National Anthem & God Bless America performed by Emily Allen
·Friday Fireworks with a number 7 theme
Saturday, August 12 vs. Houston Astros - 7:35 p.m. - FSSW Gates Open at 5:00 p.m.
·New Era Alumni Alley-Pitcher John Wetteland, 5:15-6:00 p.m. (left field main concourse)
·Alumni who wore 7 autographs, 5:30-6:00 p.m. (first, third, and home plate concourses)
·PowerAde Walmart Pudge Rodriguez Baseball HOF Bobblehead (first 15,000)
·Pudge Rodriguez Pre-Game Number Retirement Ceremony, 6:30 p.m.
·Hall of Fame Plaque Photos available, first pitch-7th inning (first base concourse)
·First pitch by Pudge Rodriguez
·National Anthem & God Bless America performed by Michael Borts
Sunday, August 13 vs. Houston Astros - 2:05 p.m. - FSSW Gates Open at 12:30 p.m.
·Dr Pepper/Brookshire's Rangers Talking Alarm Clock (first 10,000)
·Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and younger)
·Kids Run the Bases postgame
·National Anthem performed by Kevin Walkowiak
·God Bless America performed by Kim Ayonga
Monday, August 14 vs. Detroit Tigers - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW
·National Anthem performed by Prophets & Outlaws
·Appearance by musician Jack White
Tuesday, August 15 vs. Detroit Tigers - 7:05 p.m. - FS1
·Pre-game ceremony honoring members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart
·National Anthem performed by Mary Helen Janavaris
Wednesday, August 16 vs. Detroit Tigers - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW
·Texas Chili Company Dollar Hot Dog Night
·Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesday (fans 13 and younger)
·First pitch by Myles Turner, Indiana Pacers center and Bedford native
·Myles Turner autograph availability, 7:15-7:45 p.m. (home plate concourse)
·National Anthem performed by Texas Youth Choir
Thursday, August 17 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW
·Papa John's Texas Rangers Throwback Thursday Collector Pin, commemorating Rodriguez's No. 7 (first 10,000)
·First pitch by Little Big Tex, for State Fair of Texas
·National Anthem performed by Rachel Stacy
Friday, August 18 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW
·New Era Alumni Alley-IF/OF Jeff Frye, 6:00-6:45 p.m. (left field main concourse)
·National Anthem & God Bless America performed by Jake Ward
·Friday Fireworks with a Solar Eclipse theme
Saturday, August 19 vs. Chicago White Sox - 7:05 p.m. - FSSW
·New Era Alumni Alley-Left fielder Pete Incaviglia, 6:00-6:45 p.m. (left field main concourse)
·McDonald's Adrian Beltre Starting Lineup Figurine (first 15,000)
·National Anthem & God Bless America performed by Monica Saldivar
·Aaron Watson post-game concert, presented by Budweiser
Sunday, August 20 vs. Chicago White Sox - 2:05 p.m. - FSSW Gates Open at 12:30 p.m.
·Central Market Rangers Catcher Chest Protector Backpack (first 7,500, 13 and younger)
·Testimony by former Ranger David Murphy, 12:30 p.m. (Hall of Fame Theater)
·Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday (youngsters, 13 and younger)
·National Anthem & God Bless America performed by Norris Perry
·David Crowder post-game concert, presented by Buckner International