Today in Texas Rangers History

Events in Sport

  • 1971-09-21 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)
  • 1973-07-30 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
  • 1973-09-08 Billy Martin named manager of Texas Rangers
  • 1973-12-07 Phillies sell infielder-outfielder Cesar Tovar to the Texas Rangers
  • 1974-10-24 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
  • 1975-07-21 Billy Martin fired as Texas Rangers manager
  • 1977-05-14 KC Royals Jim Colborn no-hits Texas Rangers, 6-0
  • 1977-08-08 Texas Rangers turn their 1st triple play (vs A's)
  • 1977-08-28 NY Yankee Ron Guidry faces just 28 men & beats Texas Rangers 1-0
  • 1980-05-03 Texas Ranger Ferguson Jenkins becomes 4th to win 100 games in AL & NL
  • 1984-09-30 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0
  • 1986-09-01 Texas Rangers O McDowell & Porter are 7th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • 1989-04-21 George W Bush & Edward W Rose become CEO of Texas Rangers
  • 1990-07-10 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-05-01 Texas Ranger Nolan Ryan pitches record 7th no hitter (beats Toronto 3-0)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1993-05-29 Texas Ranger Jose Canseco pitches 8th inning in 15-1 loss to Red Sox, he gives up 3 runs on 2 hits & 3 walks, he damages his arm
  • 1994-04-07 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • 1994-07-28 Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers pitches baseball's 14th perfect game
  • 1996-09-15 Texas Rangers retire their 1st number, Nolan Ryan's #34
  • 1996-11-14 Texas Ranger Juan Gonzalez wins AL MVP
  • 1997-06-12 1st ever baseball inter-league game SF Giants beat Texas Rangers 4-3
  • 2002-09-08 Texas Rangers set a major league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to the Tampa Bay
  • 2007-08-22 The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
  • 2010-10-22 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • 2010-11-01 MLB World Series: San Francisco Giants defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-1
  • 2011-10-15 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • 2011-10-28 MLB World Series: St. Louis Cardinals defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-3

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1931-08-31 Noble [Henry] Willingham, Mineola, Texas, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man)
  • 1959-01-09 Otis Nixon, US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 1959-03-15 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 1960-09-16 Mickey Tettleton, catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1960-10-30 David Valle, Bayside NY, catcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1961-06-08 Kevin Gross, Downey CA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1961-09-02 Jeff Russell, Cincinnatti OH, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1961-09-03 Rene Gonzales, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1961-09-28 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1961-12-11 Mike Henneman, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1962-10-04 Dennis Cook, Lamarque TX, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964-05-11 Bobby Witt, Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964-05-26 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964-07-03 Warren Newson, Newnan GA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964-08-03 Kevin Elster, San Pedro CA, infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964-10-04 Mark McLemore, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964-11-10 Kenny Rogers, Savannah GA, pitcher (Texas Rangers, NY Yankees)
  • 1964-12-03 Darryl Hamilton, Baton Rouge LA, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964-12-16 Billy Ripken, Havre de Grace MD, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Texas Rangers)
  • 1965-06-04 Kurt Stillwell, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1965-10-26 Gil Heredia, Nogales AZ, pitcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1967-10-04 Roger Pavlik, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-02-25 David Hulse, US baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1968-12-27 Dean Palmer, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • 1969-01-21 Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1969-10-20 Juan Gonzalez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • 1970-06-12 Damon Buford, outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1970-07-14 Mark Brandenburg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-10-06 Darren Oliver, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1971-11-30 Ivan Rodriguez, Vega Baja Puerto Rico, catcher (Texas Rangers)
  • 1974-01-17 Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)

Weddings in Sport

  • 2014-06-12 The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry weds Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee

Deaths in Sport

  • 1918-08-01 John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854)
  • 2004-01-17 Noble [Henry] Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), dies at 72