Texas Rangers in History

Events in Sport

  • 1971-09-21 AL OKs Washington Senator move to Arlington (Texas Rangers)

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1972-10-04 Future Baseball Hall of Famer Ted Williams manages his final game as Texas Rangers lose to KC Royals, 4-0 in the last game played at Municipal Stadium; Williams replaced by Whitey Herzog

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • 1973-04-10 Kansas City Royals open their new park, Royals Stadium with 12-1 rout of the Texas Rangers; attendance 39,476
  • 1973-07-30 Texas Rangers Jim Bibby no-hits 1st-place Oakland, 6-0
  • 1973-09-08 Billy Martin named manager of the 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
  • 1983-07-03 Texas Rangers explode for MLB single extra innings record 12 runs in 15th inning of 16-4 win v Oakland
  • 1984-07-04 New York Yankees pitcher Phil Niekro strikes out Larry Parish (Texas Rangers) to become the 9th player to reach the 3,000 MLB strikeout milestone
  • 1984-09-30 California Angel Mike Witt, pitches a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0

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1987-07-31 Baltimore first baseman Eddie Murray hits his 299th and 300th career home runs to lead Orioles to an 8-4 win over Texas Rangers

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray

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1989-04-21 George W. Bush and Edward W. Rose become joint CEOs of the Texas Rangers

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 1990-07-10 All star MVP: Julio Franco (Texas Rangers)

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1990-07-31 Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan records his 300th career victory, an 11-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers; 20th MLB pitcher to reach the milestone

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1991-05-01 Texas Rangers starter Nolan Ryan pitches MLB record 7th no hitter; beats Toronto, 3-0; at 44, Ryan is oldest to throw no-hitter

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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

MLB Player José Canseco
MLB Player
José Canseco
  • 1994-04-07 NY Yankees beat Texas Rangers 18-6
  • 1994-07-28 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers throws the only perfect game in franchise history, against the California Angels
  • 1995-06-01 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers' scoreless inning streak ends at 39 in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins
  • 1995-09-04 Chicago White Sox third baseman Robin Ventura hits grand slams in consecutive innings, the 4th and 5th, of a 14-3 rout of the Texas Rangers
  • 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
  • 2003-04-02 At 27 years, 249 days Texas Rangers infielder Alex Rodriguez becomes the youngest MLB player to hit 300 home runs; homers off Ramon Ortiz in 5th inning of an 11-5 loss to the Angels in Anaheim
  • 2005-07-01 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers is suspended for 20 games and fined $50k for shoving a cameraman - sentence later overturned
  • 2007-08-22 The Texas Rangers rout the Baltimore Orioles 30-3, the most runs scored by a team in modern MLB history.
  • 2010-08-05 Group led by Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan & Pittsburgh attorney Chuck Greenberg is confirmed as winning bidder in court ordered auction of Texas Rangers MLB franchise (value $593m)
  • 2010-10-22 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2
  • 2010-11-01 San Francisco beats Texas Rangers, 3-1 in Game 5 at Arlington to clinch Giants first Baseball World Series since relocating from NYC in 1958; SF shortstop Édgar Rentería MVP
  • 2011-10-15 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • 2011-10-28 St. Louis beats Texas Rangers, 6-2 in Game 7 at Busch Stadium to win Cardinals' 11th Baseball World Series; Cards 3rd baseman David Freese MVP

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1948-07-21 John Hart, American Major League Baseball executive (Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1956-05-23 Buck Showalter, American baseball manager (AL Manager of the Year 1994, 2004, 14; NY Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles) and analyst (ESPN, YES network), born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida
  • 1959-01-09 Otis Nixon, American baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers), born in Evergreen, North Carolina
  • 1959-03-15 Harold Baines, Easton MD, outfielder (Chicago White Sox, Texas Rangers)
  • 1960-09-16 Mickey Tettleton, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1960-10-30 David Valle, American baseball catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1961-06-08 Kevin Gross, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Downey, California
  • 1961-09-02 Jeff Russell, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1961-09-28 Ed Vosberg, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1961-12-11 Mike Henneman, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1964-05-11 Bobby Witt, pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • 1964-05-26 Kevin Kennedy, baseball manager (Texas Rangers)
  • 1964-07-03 Warren Newson, American MLB outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Newnan, Georgia
  • 1964-08-03 Kevin Elster, American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in San Pedro, California
  • 1964-10-04 Mark McLemore, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (Texas Rangers), born in San Diego, California
  • 1964-11-10 Kenny Rogers, American MLB pitcher (perfect game 1994), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1964-12-16 Billy Ripken, 2nd baseman (Bal Orioles, Texas Rangers), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1965-04-05 Cris Carpenter, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers), born in St. Augustine, Florida
  • 1965-06-04 Kurt Stillwell, infielder (Texas Rangers), born in Glendale, California
  • 1965-10-26 Gil Heredia, American MLB pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Nogales, Arizona
  • 1967-10-04 Roger Pavlik, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1996; Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1968-02-25 David Hulse, American 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, American baseball outfielder (Texas Rangers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1970-07-14 Mark Brandenburg, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-10-06 Darren Oliver, American pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1971-11-30 Iván Rodríguez, MLB catcher (Texas Rangers), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • 1974-01-17 Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican-American baseball infielder (Texas Rangers), born in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • 1974-07-20 "Big Money" Bengie Molina [Benjamin José Molina], Puerto Rican baseball player (Texas Rangers), born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico

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 law officer and cowboy, dies at 64