Team History and Record
Located in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Texas Rangers is a franchise of MLB and plays in Western Division of its American League. It was established as Washington Senators in 1961 as an expansion team for Washington. Later, the original Senators became Minnesota Twins moving to Minnesota and this expansion team moved to Arlington, debuting as Texas Rangers in 1972.
The club has made a total of 6 MLB postseason appearances, won five Division championships and became a Wild Card team in 2012. The team moved forward from the Division Series in 2010 when they defeated Tampa Bay Rays. Their first American League Pennant came with them beating New York Yankees in 6 games. 2010 was their first appearance in the World Series where they lost to San Francisco Giants but the team's performance in the games showed great potential of winning a World Series Title of their own in the near future. This performance in 2010 World Series made Rangers the first team from Texas to win games in World Series. They won another American League championship the following year but lost to St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 World Series, surviving for seven games.
Rangers have always boasted of a mighty fine roaster and this same roaster has produced a handful of Baseball Hall of Famers including Nolan Ryan, Jon Miller, Whitey Herzog and Ferguson Jenkins.
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Commonly referred to as “The Temple”, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington became the home field of Texas Rangers in 2004. The stadium was a replacement of Rangers' previous home stadium, Arlington Stadium. It contains 126 luxury suites and 5,704 club seats with an overall seating capacity of a little over 48,000. 52,419 is the record attendance at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Before Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, the team used Arlington Stadium, RFK Stadium and Griffith Stadium as its home stadium.
Texas Rangers have a wonderful all-time winning record which has been possible because of highly professional players and great managers. At present, Rangers are one of the most talented teams in MLB. However, Rangers' journey is not without its ups and downs. The team has seen a fair share of struggling times and that all has helped bring out the shine in them. But one thing that has remained consistent in the team's history is its ability to put up an excellent match; one that a fan never wishes to miss out for anything. The bench-gripping moments, thrilling catches and home runs that bring spectators to the edge of their seat with excitement are all the things that makes a Rangers game so good.