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                            ***** Texas Rangers *****
     
     Team Founded: 1961
     Team History:
                   1961-71      - Washington Senators
                   1972-Present - Texas Rangers
     
      Stadium Address:
      Globe Life Park
      1000 Ballpark Way
      Arlington, TX 76004
     
      Opened: April 1, 1994
      First Official Game:  April 11, 1994, 4-3 loss to Milwaukee Brewers
      Stadium Capacity: 49,166
      Surface: Natural Grass
     
      Owner: Chuck Greenberg
      Co-Chairmen: Ray Davis & Bob R.Simpson
      General Manager: Jon Daniels
      Manager: Jeff Banister
     
      MANAGERIAL HISTORY:
     
      Term               Coach                          Reg.Season    Playoff
      1961-63            Mickey Vernon                   135-227
                         (Replaced after 121 games of 1963 Season)
                         Gil Hodges                       42- 79
      1964-67            Gil Hodges                      279-365
      1968               Jim Lemon                        65- 96
      1969-72            Ted Williams                    273-364
      1973               Whitey Herzog                    47- 91
                         (Replaced after 138 games of 1973 Season)
                         Del Wilber                        1-  0
                         (Interim manager for 1 game of 1973 Season)
                         Billy Martin                      9- 14
      1974-75            Billy Martin                    128-127
                         (Replaced after 91 games of 1975 Season)
                         Frank Lucchesi                   35- 32
      1976-77            Frank Lucchesi                  107-117
                         (Replaced after 62 games of 1977 Season)
                         Eddie Stanky                      1-  0
                         (Interim manager for 1 game of 1977 Season)
                         Connie Ryan                       2-  4
                         (Interim manager for 6 games of 1977 Season)
                         Billy Hunter                     60- 33
      1978               Billy Hunter                     86- 75
                         (Replaced after 161 games of 1978 Season)
                         Pat Corrales                      1-  0
      1979-80            Pat Corrales                    159-164
      1981-82            Don Zimmer                       95-106
                         (Replaced after 96 games of 1982 Season)
                         Darrell Johnson                  26- 40
                         (Interim manager for 46 games of 1982 Season)
      1983-85            Doug Radar                      155-200
                         (Replaced after 32 games of 1985 Season)
                         Bobby Valentine                  53- 76
      1986-92            Bobby Valentine                 528-529
                         (Replaced after 86 games of 1992 Season)
                         Toby Harrah                      32- 44
                         (Interim manager for 79 games of 1992 Season)
      1993-94            Kevin Kennedy                   138-138
      1995-2001          Johnny Oates                    506-476        1- 9
                         (Replaced after 28 games of 2001 Season)
      2001-2002          Jerry Narron                    134-162
      2002-2006          Buck Showalter                  319-329
      2006-2014          Ron Washington                  664-611       18-16
                         (Replaced after 140 games of 2014 Season)
                         Tim Bogar                        14- 8
                         (Interim manager for 22 games of 2014 Season)
      2015-present       Jeff Banister
     
      RETIRED NUMBERS: (2)
     
      34 - Nolan Ryan
      42 - Jackie Robinson
     
      RANGERS IN THE HALL OF FAME: (6)
     
      1966 - Ted Williams
      1991 - Ferguson Jenkins, Gaylord Perry
      1999 - Nolan Ryan
      2008 - Rich "Goose" Gossage
      2009 - Whitey Herzog
      2011 - Bert Blyleven
     
      World Series Titles: None
      American League Pennant: (2) 2010, '11
      Division Titles: (5) 1996, '98, '99, 2010, '11
      Wild Card: (1) 2012
     
      AL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER                AL CY YOUNG AWARD
      -----------------------                -----------------
      1974 - Jeff Burroughs                  None
      1996 - Juan Gonzalez
      1998 - Juan Gonzalez
      1999 - Ivan Rodriguez
      2003 - Alex Rodriguez
     
      AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR                  MANAGER OF THE YEAR
      ---------------------                  -------------------
      1974 - Mike Hargrove                   1996 - Johnny Oates (t-Joe Torre)
      2010 - Neftali Feliz                   2004 - Buck Showalter
     
      YEARLY RECORDS:
     
                            Reg. Season                      Playoffs
      Year Location       W    L   Pct.  GB    Pos.   Div.   W   L  Pct.
      -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      1961 Washington    61  100   .379  47.5  (9t)
      1962 Washington    60  101   .373  35.5  (10)
      1963 Washington    56  106   .346  48.5  (10)
      1964 Washington    62  100   .383  37    (9)
      1965 Washington    70   92   .432  32    (8)
      1966 Washington    71   88   .447  25.5  (8)
      1967 Washington    76   85   .472  15.5  (6t)
      1968 Washington    65   96   .404  37.5  (10)
      1969 Washington    86   76   .531  23    (4)    West
      1970 Washington    70   92   .432  38    (6)    West
      1971 Washington    63   96   .396  38.5  (5)    West
      1972 Texas         54  100   .351  38.5  (6)    West
      1973 Texas         57  105   .352  37    (6)    West
      1974 Texas         84   76   .525   5    (2)    West
      1975 Texas         79   83   .488  19    (3)    West
      1976 Texas         76   86   .469  14    (4t)   West
      1977 Texas         94   68   .580   8    (2)    West
      1978 Texas         87   75   .537   5    (2t)   West
      1979 Texas         83   79   .512   5    (3)    West
      1980 Texas         76   85   .472  20.5  (4)    West
      1981 Texas *       33   22   .600   1.5  (2)    West
                         24   26   .480   4.5  (3)    West
      1982 Texas         64   98   .395  29    (6)    West
      1983 Texas         77   85   .475  22    (33)   West
      1984 Texas         69   92   .429  14.5  (7)    West
      1985 Texas         62   99   .385  28.5  (7)    West
      1986 Texas         87   75   .537   5    (2)    West
      1987 Texas         75   87   .463  10    (6t)   West
      1988 Texas         70   91   .435  33.5  (6)    West
      1989 Texas         83   79   .512  16    (3)    West
      1990 Texas         83   79   .512  20    (3)    West
      1991 Texas         85   77   .525  10    (3)    West
      1992 Texas         77   85   .475  19    (4)    West
      1993 Texas         86   76   .531   8    (2)    West
      1994 Texas *       52   62   .456  --    (1)    West
      1995 Texas *       74   70   .514   4.5  (3)    West
      1996 Texas         90   72   .556  --    (1)    West   1   3  .333 AL WestCh.
      1997 Texas         77   85   .475  13    (3)    West
      1998 Texas         88   74   .543  --    (1)    West   0   3  .000 ALDS
      1999 Texas         95   67   .586  --    (1)    West   0   3  .000 ALDS
      2000 Texas         71   91   .438  20.5  (4)    West
      2001 Texas         73   89   .451  43    (4)    West
      2002 Texas         72   90   .444  31    (4)    West
      2003 Texas         71   91   .438  25    (4)    West
      2004 Texas         89   73   .549   3    (3)    West
      2005 Texas         79   83   .488  16    (3)    West
      2006 Texas         80   82   .494  13    (3)    West
      2007 Texas         75   87   .463  19    (4)    West
      2008 Texas         79   83   .488  21    (3)    West
      2009 Texas         87   75   .537  10    (2)    West
      2010 Texas         90   72   .556  --    (1)    West   8   8  .500 AL Pen.
      2011 Texas         96   66   .593  --    (1)    West  10   7  .588 AL Pen.
      2012 Texas         93   69   .574   1    (2)    West   0   1  .000 ALWC
      2013 Texas **      91   72   .558   5.5  (2)    West
      2014 Texas         67   95   .414  31    (5)    West
     
      * Strike Shortened Season
      ** Played an extra game to determine the wild-card team but lost to the
      Tampa Bay Rays.
     
      Overall Regular Season Record as Texas Rangers: 3355 - 3476  (.491)
      Overall Post Season Record as Texas Rangers:      19 -   25  (.432)
     
     
     
     
     10/17 10:56:10 ET
    
    

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