Arguably the first superstar to don a Texas Rangers uniform, Ferguson Jenkins’ 6 seasons in Arlington still rank at the top of team’s all-time lists.
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.
It’s a sweltering July night in 1987. A 21-year-old Puerto Rican is in the on deck circle when his name is called by announcer Chuck Morgan over the old Arlington Stadium speakers in left-center field. “Now batting for your Texas Rangers, outfielder Ruben Sieeeeerrra.”
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.
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.
From young relief pitcher to solid starter and then to seasoned veteran, the Kenny Rogers experience in Arlington was never a dull one.
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.
The #1 pick of the Washington Senators in 1969 is your #18 Best Ranger Ever.