ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Ask any Rangers fan who grew up watching the team in the 1980’s who the Ace of the pitching staff was for much of the decade and they will tell you Charlie Hough.
He was never really a star outside of Arlington, making only one All Star appearance in his 11 seasons at Arlington Stadium, but he was the star of the rotation on some mediocre Rangers teams during his time.
Already an established veteran when he came to the Rangers from the Dodgers in 1980, Charlie Hough was famous for his knuckleball. He also had a very distinct look in his delivery.
Hough still holds the record for most wins in a Rangers uniform with 139, and pitched a team record 98 complete games in his time here.
After leaving the Rangers, Hough went on to pitch for the White Sox and was the first pitcher in Florida Marlins history. But for his time here and for his creative throwing arm, you’ve picked Charlie Hough as the 9th Best Ranger Ever