Stadium Guide by Baseball Tripper
Similar to the other teams in the AL West, the Texas Rangers were established in 1961. When they were first established they were known as the Washington Senators and called Washington DC home. This may sound familiar as the Minnesota Twins also went by this name at one point in their history. Similar to the Twins, the Texas Rangers did not stay in Washington DC for very long. It was in 1971 when the Washington Senators moved to Arlington Texas and changed their name officially to the Texas Rangers.
What makes this team unique compared to the rest is that they are one of the few franchises in major league history that have never won a World Series. They came close in a few instances, and they have made it to the MLB postseason a total of 8 times. It was in 2010 when the Texas Rangers made it to their first World Series matchup against the San Francisco Giants. However their celebration was short-lived as they lost the World Series to the Giants in only five games. They actually went on to make it back to the World Series in 2011 this time playing the St. Louis Cardinals and extending the series past five games. They still lost unfortunately but this time they used the entire series going seven games rather than only five.
Despite their lack of World Series titles they still have had a few famous players go through their franchise. This includes players like Nolan Ryan, one of the best pitchers in MLB history, as well as the rise of Alex Rodriguez and Michael Young. They are still grabbing everyone’s attention today as they have become a more powerful team centered around hitting home runs. We look forward to seeing if they can add to their franchise history this year.