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The best baseball players born on Feb. 3

@oapostrophesd
February 3, 2023

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Feb. 3:

The best baseball players born on Sept. 26

September 25, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 26: 1) Bobby Shantz (1925) The 1952 American League Most Valuable Player after winning 24 games for Philadelphia

Top Rangers Draft pick from every season

@kennlandry
August 1, 2022

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have had their fair share of homegrown talent in the MLB Draft, but the organization hasn’t knocked it out of the park every year. Mark Teixeira and Bobby Witt Sr. immediately come to mind as Texas’ most significant first-round Draft choices, but many others have gotten

Here are top 5 Rangers not in Hall of Fame

February 4, 2022

ARLINGTON -- Who are the best Rangers not in the National Baseball Hall of Fame? Here are the top five, and Alex Rodriguez is not one of them. There is much to debate about A-Rod, but he played just three seasons in Texas and as great as the Rangers were,

The best baseball players born on Sept. 24

January 28, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Sept. 24: 1) Rafael Palmeiro (1964) Long before the finger-wag seen 'round the world, Palmeiro, a four-time All-Star and

The best baseball players born on Oct. 6

January 21, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 6: 1) Freddy Garcia (1976) A two-time All-Star with the Mariners and later a World Series champion with

The best baseball players born on Oct. 5

January 17, 2022

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for Oct. 5: 1) Claude Ritchey (1873) Ritchey, know as “Little All Right” due to his stature, played 13 years

The best baseball players born on May 9

@oapostrophesd
December 31, 2021

Who are the best players born on each day of the year? We have a list for every day on the calendar. Here’s a subjective ranking of the top five for May 9:

10 players you forgot were Rangers

December 1, 2021

ARLINGTON -- Harold Baines became the eighth member of the Hall of Fame who played with the Rangers at some point during his career. He was with the Rangers for the final two months of the 1989 season and five months in 1990 before being traded to the Athletics. In

The 5 best seasons by Rangers pitchers

December 1, 2021

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are the only American League team to have never had a Cy Young Award winner. They have been far more noted for their great offensive players. However, Texas has still enjoyed some stellar seasons from its pitchers over the years. Here are the top five. 1.

The top 5 moments in Globe Life Park history

@kennlandry
December 1, 2021

Since the inception of the Rangers franchise in 1972, the team has played in three stadiums in Arlington. Though a shortened 2020 season took some of the luster off the opening of the new Globe Life Field, the venue will have plenty of time to be broken in. Before that,

Best Rangers of all time, by jersey number

December 1, 2021

ARLINGTON -- Who was the best player to wear each number in Rangers history? Here is our list with some managers and coaches mixed in. Thanks to Joe Siegler, long-time Rangers fan who has tracked every number used in club history, including Spring Training. 0: Al Oliver His four-year batting

Rangers' all-time retired numbers

December 1, 2021

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have their own franchise Hall of Fame, with their own set of retired numbers. One is more exclusive than the other. The Rangers have retired just five numbers, compared to the 22 players and other figures who have been inducted into their Hall of Fame. John

How they came to be called the Rangers

December 1, 2021

ARLINGTON -- There have been two Washington Senators and one Interstate 35. It seems to be a quirk of fate that both Senators ended up on I-35 and followed the same philosophy when it came to selecting a team name. The first Senators team moved to Minneapolis in 1960 and

The top 5 seasons from Rangers hitters

December 1, 2021

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have long been known for their offensive prowess. This is an organization that has produced six American League Most Valuable Players, but not one Cy Young Award winner. There have been many impressive offensive seasons from Rangers hitters. Here are the top five:

  1. Juan Gonzalez,

10 biggest trades in Rangers history

December 1, 2021

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have had their share of trades that have rocked the baseball world through the years, from Mark Teixeira and Josh Hamilton, to Jose Canseco and Sammy Sosa. Some had an immediate impact on the franchise, while others dramatically changed the Rangers for years to come. There

The Rangers' all-time single-season team

December 1, 2021

MLB.com has been compiling each club's best position player and pitching seasons. And now, here's the Rangers' all-time team based on single-season performances.

The 5 best seasons in Rangers history

@kennlandry
May 28, 2021

The Rangers are a relatively young organization since relocating from Washington to Arlington in 1972, and no Rangers team has hoisted the Commissioner's Trophy just yet. Texas doesn’t have the storied history of the Yankees or Cardinals, but it has managed to put together some great teams. From back-to-back American

Reliving top 5 Rangers hitting performances

@kennlandry
May 26, 2021

All five of the Rangers' best single-game hitting performances came within a six-year span between 2007-12, and not many are shockers. Josh Hamilton’s 5-for-5 night in 2012 is the gold standard for Rangers hitting performances, but who falls directly behind him in the ranks? Here are five of the best

The 5 best games by Rangers pitchers

@kennlandry
May 24, 2021

Since relocating to Arlington in 1972, the Rangers have thrown five no-hitters -- and Nolan Ryan has two of them -- but the club has a number of elite pitching performances in high-stakes situations. Let’s take a look at the top five single-game pitching performances in Texas history. 1. Derek

Rangers' top 5 Opening Day moments

@kennlandry
March 31, 2021

In their relatively short franchise history, the Rangers have had memorable Opening Day moments. From the very first MLB game in Arlington to games that kicked off American League pennant runs, here are the top five Texas Opening Day moments.

Rangers' 5 best homegrown Draft picks

@kennlandry
February 15, 2021

The MLB Draft is one of the most anticipated days of the year for prospects and organizations alike. Drafting and developing talent within the system is one of the most important aspects of the game. Who were some of the Rangers' all-time best picks? Here's a list of the best

Top 5 debut seasons in Rangers history

@kennlandry
February 1, 2021

Some of the biggest debut seasons in Rangers history have come from trades and free-agent acquisitions, rather than rookies coming up through the Minor Leagues. There's always risk involved in big-name signings, but notable players like Alex Rodriguez and Nolan Ryan backed up the hype. Here are the top five

History of Rangers' Rule 5 Draft picks

December 10, 2020

ARLINGTON -- Kenny Esposito was a lifelong Yankees fan from Long Island who loved to play the guitar. He was also a left-handed pitcher of considerable ability. The Mets took him in the second round of the 1969 MLB Draft out of Nassau County Community College. At the time, the

Rangers' Top 5 Winter Meetings transactions

December 7, 2020

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers' rebuilding program had stalled out in the winter of 1988. Texas had enjoyed a magical season in '86 when it went 87-75 under manager Bobby Valentine after going 62-99 in '85. The club had an exciting group of young players that included Ruben Sierra, Pete Incaviglia,