It’s not often we get to talk about the Texas Rangers having the edge over the “Evil Empire” New York Yankees in anything, let alone something postseason-related.
But with the Bronx Bombers fresh off a one-and-done 6-2 Wild Card loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, it feels pertinent to mention that when it comes to World Series appearances over the last decade…. the Texas Rangers are ahead!
The Texas Rangers have more World Series appearances in the last 10 years than the New York Yankees
We must admit, it wasn’t fun seeing former Ranger Joey Gallo, traded to New York at the deadline for four prospects, struggle on the big stage as he went 0-4 at the plate in the game.
It was a slog for Gallo in the Bronx overall since arriving there in late July, though he did slug 13 long balls and hit for a .707 OPS. Those numbers represent a drop off from his production with the Texas Rangers, though. His Gold Glove defense also took a tumble with the Yankees.
We digress, however.
The Texas Rangers actually do have more World Series appearances than the Yankees over the last 10 years, and actually 12 if you consider New York last made (and won) the Fall Classic in 2009. Texas, of course, notched back-to-back AL Pennants in 2010 and 2011, but let’s not re-hash what happened after that…
Still, though, the point stands: the Rangers, for all of their postseason misfortune over the years, can boast this playoff edge over the Yankees. The chase for 28 will just have to wait, we guess.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that can put a forgettable 2021 season in perspective. No one is exactly sure when Texas will return to the Fall Classic, but as long as it’s before the next Yankees’ appearance (not out of the realm of possibility at this rate), we won’t complain!