This new team adopted the old Senators name, but was (and still is) considered an expansion team since the Twins retained the old Senators’ records and history. The Senators and Angels began to fill their rosters with American League players in an expansion draft. The team played the 1961 season at old Griffith Stadium before moving to District of Columbia ...
Short was especially receptive to an offer brought up by Arlington, Texas mayor Tom Vandergriff, who had been trying to obtain a Major League sports team to play in the Metroplex for over a decade. Years earlier, Charles O. Finley, the owner of the Kansas City Athletics, sought to relocate his baseball team to Dallas, Texas, but the idea was ...
History of the Senators
When the original Washington Senators moved to Minnesota in 1960 as the Twins, Major League Baseball decided to expand a year earlier than planned to stave off the twin threats of competition from the proposed Continental League and loss of its exemption from the Sherman Antitrust Act. At the winter meetings that year, it awarded a new team to Los Angeles (the Angels, now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) as well as a new team in the nation’s capital. This new team adopted the old Senators name, but was (and still is) considered an expansion team since the Twins retained the old Senators’ records and history. The Senators and Angels began to fill their rosters with American League players in an expansion draft. The team played the 1961 season at old Griffith Stadium before moving to District of Columbia Stadium (now the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium).
Washington D.C. – Dallas
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1961 – 1999 / American League
1972 – Present / Texas Rangers
1961 – 1971 / Washington Senators
Senators – The Washington franchise was known as “Senators,” and because of their location near the capital.
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2014 – Present / Globe Life Park in Arlington
2007 – 2013 / Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
2004 – 2006 / Ameriquest Field in Arlington
1994 – 2004 / The Ballpark in Arlington
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