Short decided to make the move to Arlington. On September 21, 1971, by a vote of 10 to 2 (the Orioles’ Jerold Hoffberger and John Allyn of the Chicago White Sox registered the dissenting votes), American League owners granted approval to move the franchise to Arlington, Texas for the 1972 season. Senators fans were livid. Enmity came to a head ...
In April 1989, Rangers owner and oil tycoon Eddie Chiles sold the team to an investment group headed by George W. Bush, son of the President of the United States, George H. W. Bush. After hearing that Chiles planned to sell the team, Bush headed a group of investors that bought the team for $89 million. While his own equity ...
During his tenure, the Rangers and the City of Arlington decided to replace the aging Arlington Stadium with a new publicly funded stadium, at a cost of $193 million, financed by Arlington residents, through a sales tax increase. The ground was broken on October 30, 1991, on what would become The Ballpark in Arlington (now named Rangers Ballpark in Arlington). ...
History of the Rangers
The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Rangers franchise is currently a member of the West division of the American League (AL) in Major League Baseball (MLB). Since 1994, the Rangers have played in Globe Life Park in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. The team’s name is borrowed from the famous law enforcement agency of the same name.
The franchise was established in 1961, as the Washington Senators, an expansion team awarded to Washington, D.C., after the city's first AL ballclub, the second Washington Senators, moved to Minnesota and became the Twins (the original Washington Senators played primarily in the National League during the 1890s). After the 1971 season, the new Senators moved to Arlington and debuted as the Rangers the following spring.
Washington D.C. – Dallas
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1961 – 1999 / American League
1972 – Present / Texas Rangers
1961 – 1971 / Washington Senators
Rangers – Owner Robert Short renamed the team the Rangers and the name refers to the famous Texas Ranger Division, the law enforcement agency that was created by Stephen F. Austin in 1823.
World Series 0
2020 - Present / Globe Life Field
2014 - 2019 / Globe Life Park
2007 - 2013 / Rangers Ballpark
2005 - 2006 / Ameriquest Field
1994–2004 / The Ballpark
1972 – 1993 / Arlington Stadium
1962 – 1971 / RFK Stadium
1961 / Griffith Stadium
2010 – Present / Rangers Baseball Express
1998 – 2010 / Tom Hicks
1989 – 1998 / Richard Rainwater and George W. Bush
1980 – 1989 / Eddie Chiles
1974 – 1980 / Brad Corbett
1968 – 1974 / Bob Short
1967 – 1968 / James Lemon
1963 – 1967 / James Johnson & James Lemon
1961 – 1963 / Elwood Richard Quesada
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
7 / Ivan Rodríguez
10 / Michael Young
26 / Johnny Oates
29 / Adrian Beltre
34 / Nolan Ryan
42 / Jackie Robinson
*Blue is this team’s history