ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – When you picture the 1984 Texas Rangers in their red road uniforms, Buddy Bell always stands out as the player of record. Always clutch in the hot corner for 8 seasons in Arlington, Buddy Bell was the leader of the Rangers from 1979-1985, and retired with the Rangers in 1989.
Bell, the three-time Rangers player of the year, was always a force at third base for the Rangers, winning the Gold Glove six consecutive years and appearing in four All Star games.
Bell still ranks at the top defensively for third basemen in the Major Leagues, which is pretty good company.
But for his performance on those hot, humid nights at Arlington Stadium, Buddy Bell has now been named the 11th Best Ranger Ever.