21 Best Rangers Ever

Toby Harrah

21 Best Rangers Ever: Toby Harrah

July 1972 – despite being injured, Shortstop Toby Harrah is selected as the first man to represent the Texas Rangers at the All-Star game, setting the stage for what’s to come.


Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers looks on against the Oakland Athletics during an MLB game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on August 8, 2010 in Oakland, California. (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

21 Best Rangers Ever: Josh Hamilton

The All-American story of redemption lives and breathes in the outfield at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.


Kenny Rogers

21 Best Rangers Ever: Kenny Rogers

From young relief pitcher to solid starter and then to seasoned veteran, the Kenny Rogers experience in Arlington was never a dull one.


Wetteland Hat

21 Best Rangers Ever: John Wetteland

If you go to the Rangers Hall of Fame behind the Home Run Porch at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, you will find memorabilia of the 13 men enshrined in the team’s place of honor. For former relief pitcher John Wetteland, you will find a sweat stained faded red cap that he wore during his first season in Arlington.


Julio Franco of the Texas Rangers (Getty Images)

21 Best Rangers Ever: Julio Franco

July 10, 1990 Hundreds of kids in North Texas had their eyes glued to their TV sets as the one Rangers player on the American League All-Star team tore up Wrigley Field in one of the only rain-delayed All-Star games in recent memory.


Jeff Burroughs

21 Best Rangers Ever: Jeff Burroughs

The #1 pick of the Washington Senators in 1969 is your #18 Best Ranger Ever.


Johnny Oates

21 Best Rangers Ever: Johnny Oates

When you picture Rangers Ballpark in Arlington with its green grass-colored awning and its red basepath colored brick, you expect to see Johnny Oates stepping out of the dugout to have a chat with Kenny Rogers.



21 Best Rangers Ever: Al Oliver

A fan favorite in his 4 seasons in Arlington, Al Oliver is remembered fondly enough by Rangers faithful to be #20 on the 21 Best Rangers Ever list.


Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners

21 Best Rangers Ever: Ron Washington

We know Ron Washington never wore a Rangers uniform as a player, but ‘that’s the way Baseball go.’