An Overview of Texas Rangers Baseball

Stacy Cary is a lifelong resident of Texas. She has spent time as an administrator with Patland Oil Co., and as the owner of GeOasis. Outside of work Stacy Stine Cary enjoys following Texas Rangers baseball.

The Texas Rangers franchise joined Major League Baseball (MLB) in 1961 as the Washington Senators. The team competed for 11 seasons under that name, finishing with a winning record on just one occasion. The franchise’s results improved after relocating to Texas, registering five above .500 seasons over the course of its first decade. In 1994 the Rangers won the American League West division for the first time in franchise history. Two years later the team would make its first postseason appearance, losing a division series to the New York Yankees.

The Rangers would contest additional division series in 1998 and 1999. The 1999 team went 95-67 in the regular season, the franchise’s best mark at the time. After a 10-season playoff drought the Texans would win their division for a fifth time on their way to the Rangers’ World Series debut. The team lost in five games to the San Francisco Giants. In 2011 the Rangers made a second consecutive run to the World Series, this time pushing the St. Louis Cardinals to seven games before eventually falling.

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