The Texas Rangers won’t be very good in 2021, but that’s not stopping us from looking back at some of their best ever playoff performers.
The last time the Texas Rangers were in the post-season was in 2016 and it came with an early first round exit to the Toronto Blue Jays. A team featuring Cole Hamels, Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre, and Ian Desmond was swept in three games in a rather disappointing showing.
Since the team’s move to Texas in 1972, they’ve made eight trips to the postseason, with two of those seasons ending in a chance to play for the World Series title. The 2010 and 2011 World Series runs were also the only time the Rangers advanced beyond the first round.
The team as it stands right now isn’t in great position to make another run any time soon, though. With the immediate future of Rangers baseball seeming somewhat bleak on the playoff front, let’s take a trip down memory lane and put together a lineup that includes some of the Rangers best postseason performers.