Baseball would never be the same without the well-known Texas Rangers. The
Rangers are currently based out of Arlington, Texas. The team takes its name from the law enforcement group, the "Texas Rangers”.
Formerly the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins, the Rangers were moved to Texas in 1972 and Texas Rangers tickets sold quickly to fans excited about a Texas baseball franchise.
Texas welcomed the Rangers and Texas Rangers tickets sales increased
under a new name. The first game at their new home was played against the California Angels on
April 15, 1972.
The team has changed ownership several times, but it did not seem to detour fans.
One of the most memorable transfers to George W. Bush, the former president of the United States. The team is currently owned by a group lead by former Rangers legend, Nolan Ryan.
Though the team has had its up and downs,
including filing for bankruptcy, they are still going strong. The bankruptcy was due to difficulty selling
Texas Rangers tickets and overall mounting debt. As of the close of the 2010 season,
the Rangers played 7,998 games in all and have won 4,240. This is one of the reasons why the Texas Rangers
tickets continue to sell out for each game. Rising out of bankruptcy and continuing to
carry on the name is one reason why the Texas Rangers tickets still sell out to this day.
The Rangers first home was Arlington Stadium.
Originally Turnpike Stadium, the site underwent major renovations and was renamed Arlington Stadium after the city the Rangers play in. These renovations helped increase Rangers ticket sales. In 1994 the Rangers moved to their current home, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Rangers Ballpark is home to the
famous games played by America's beloved team. The stadium, although it has had
many renovations and name changes through the years, changed names once again in
2004. The name was changed to The Ballpark in Arlington.
The original stadium was designed by David M. Schwarz. The concept was a retro
building to give fans the experience of a good old-fashioned ball game. In return they hoped
Texas Rangers ticket sales would pay for these massive expenses. The stadium was
a success and to this day is known as one of the most hitter-friendly ball parks in
Perhaps one of the reasons many people want Texas Rangers Tickets is due to the
posh stadium. The current stadium has seating for 5,704 fans. They also have a special
section that will accommodate 126 fans in luxury.
The Ranger fans are die hard and dedicated. There are fan clubs, fan based websites
and memorabilia to be collected. While their start and history has been turbulent,
they have proven that they had what it takes to be one of America's great baseball
teams. Texas Rangers tickets are still in hot demand and the games full.
3-5-14: The Texas Rangers were involved in what was probably the biggest trade of the off-season which landed them Prince Fielder the former power hitter of the Detroit Tigers. After stating that Neftali Feliz's mechanics were out of work early March he was then clocked between 90 and 92 mph during his cactus league debut. Stepping into the vacated role of second baseman will be the highly touted prospect Jurickson Profar.
1-24-14: The Texas Rangers made a splash this offseason when they traded for the powerful first baseman Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers this past fall. The Rangers had to give up the ultra talented second baseman Ian Kinsler and take on a lot of Fielder’s contract in order to make this trade but believe that Fielder’s power will be well worth the money.
1-7-14: The Texas Rangers have so far been quiet on the free-agent market and it is likely because of their quiet pursuit of Japanese picture Tanaka. Still unsigned is the Rangers long time outfielder Nelson Cruz who is seeking a large contract but has not gotten an offer yet from Texas as they await the news on Tanaka. There have been rumors that there will be room for both Cruz and Tanaka under the budget of the Texas rangers. Cruises been an all-star outfielder for Texas over the last 3 to 4 seasons.
12-9-13: With a blockbuster deal with the Detroit Tigers the Texas Rangers have acquired Prince Fielder in exchange for Ian Kinsler. Last year the Texas Rangers missed out on the playoffs partly because of poor play in the second half of the season as well as the Oakland A's becoming extremely hot at the right time. 91 wins is nothing to shake a stick at but it wasn't enough to get them into the postseason. The Rangers are already dealing with the loss of closer Joe Nathan and may also have to deal with the loss of their starting right fielder Nelson Cruz who is in talks with several teams as a free agent. Joe Nathan signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Tigers. Despite missing the playoffs last year the Rangers still have one of the most potent lineups and a solid pitching staff heading into the 2014 season.
8/20/13 - The Texas Rangers lead the American League West division with a record of 72 – 53. The Rangers have been extremely consistent both at home and on the road notching 36 wins in each venue. In the last 10 games the Texas Rangers have a record of seven – three. The Texas Rangers are +69 in terms of run differential on the season. This week the Texas Rangers will host their neighbors the Houston Astros. Third baseman Adrian Beltran is having a great year offensively batting .324 25 home runs and 76 RBIs. The Rangers opened up their series with the Astros last night, with a big 16-5 win. A.J. Pierzynski led the way, going 4-for-5 with a homer and 4 RBI.
8/6/13 - At 13 games over .500 the Texas Rangers are in second place in the American League West division. As winners of two straight games the Texas Rangers will head to Los Angeles to face their division rivals LA Angels.
In some bad news for the Rangers, outfielder Nelson Cruz was suspended for 50 games for PEDs as part of the Biogenesis investigation.
7/23/13 - The Rangers have traded for Matt Garza. In return, the White Sox will received Mike Olt, pitchers Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards and a player to be named later.
7/18/13 - The second place Texas Rangers are tied for the wild card lead along with the Tampa Bay Rays. After losing Josh Hamilton to free agency, the Rangers haven’t seemed to miss a beat with a record of 54-41. After the break the Rangers will take on the Baltimore Orioles at home, which should turn out to be a good series. The Rangers are 7th overall in slugging percentage at .418. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish is 8-4 with a 3.02 ERA. Offensively, Texas is led by Nelson Cruz and Adrien Beltre. Last year Texas lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the one game playoff for the American League wild card spot.
7/7/13 - Three Texas Rangers were chosen to be reserves on the 2013 American League all-star team. Starting pitcher Yu Darvish and outfielder Nelson Cruz will each be making their second ASG appearance, closer Joe Nathan makes the squad for the 6th time. RHP Tanner Scheppers can also make the team as part of MLB's Final Vote.
6/12/13 - The Texas Rangers are in first place and 13 games over .500. During their 11 game homestand they will face the Cleveland Indians the Toronto Blue Jays and the Oakland A's. Offensively, the Rangers are led by the Dominican-born pair of Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz. Beltre is hitting .304 and Nelson Cruz leads the team with 15 homeruns and 43 RBIs. Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish has struck out 118 batters in just 88 1/3 innings. He has an ERA of 2.75. Last year Texas was a wildcard team in the MLB playoffs.