Texas Rangers (baseball team)

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Texas Rangers
Location: Arlington, Texas
Year Founded: 1961
Colors: blue, white, red, gray
Mascot: Rangers Captain
Championships: 0
Website: http://rangers.mlb.com/
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The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team located in Arlington, Texas. They play in the American League, Western Division.

Originally founded in 1961 as the second iteration of the Washington Senators (after the original Senators team relocated to Minnesota and became the Minnesota Twins), the team relocated to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in 1972. The team's name is taken from the Texas Rangers, the famous state law enforcement agency.

One of the more famous owners of the team was the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, who owned the team for a period of time.

The Rangers appeared twice in the World Series, in 2010 and again in 2011, losing both times. They are the oldest MLB franchise not to win the World Series.

Home ballpark: Globe Life Park in Arlington.

World Series Titles: 0

League Pennants: 2 (2010, 2011)

Playoffs: 8 (1996, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)

Team

The Texas Rangers are a team known for having an explosive batting lineup that scores a lot of runs, but also a team that gives up a lot of runs with average or worse pitching. This is due in part to Globe Life Park being a very hitter-friendly park which gives up a lot of home runs.

However, the franchise is known for its willingness to accept players with prior off-field issues, and has had some level of success in helping them turn their lives around; both Josh Hamilton (substance abuse) and Matt Bush (DUI resulting in a prison sentence as the result of hitting a motorcyclist) were former MLB #1 overall picks that ended up with the Rangers franchise. Tragically, Steve Howe (substance abuse), who when the Rangers signed him had to pay MLB a $250,000 fine for doing so, did not work out as well; he eventually died of a drug overdose.

Minor League Affiliates

The minor league affiliates of the Rangers are:

  • AAA - Round Rock Express
  • AA - Frisco RoughRiders
  • A Adv. - Down East Wood Ducks
  • A - Hickory Crawdads
  • SS - Spokane Indians
  • Rookie Leagues - AZL Rangers, DSL Rangers 1 and 2

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