The 10 Greatest Pitchers in Texas Rangers History

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ARLINGTON, TX - 1993: Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch during a game in 1993 at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - 1993: Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch during a game in 1993 at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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Greatest Texas Rangers Pitchers: #4- Kenny Rogers

Years: 12 (1989-1995, 2000-2002, 2004-2005)

G/GS/CG: 528/252/21

W-L: 133-96

ERA: 4.16

IP: 1,909.0

SO: 1,201

WHIP: 1.41

SV: 28/28

Kenny Rogers played for the Texas Rangers three times during his 20 year career.  Primarily a reliever for the first four seasons of his career, Rogers was moved to the starting rotation with the Rangers in 1993.

Rogers compiled a 219-156 record during his MLB career.  In 3,302.2 innings, Rogers also had 1,968 SO and a 4.27 ERA.  Three of his four all-star appearances occurred while he was a member of the Rangers (1995, 2004-2005).  Rogers also won five Golden Glove Awards and pitched a perfect game in 1994 while he was a member of the Rangers.

In 2004, at the age of 39 and a member of the Rangers, Rogers won 18 games, the most in his MLB career.

Rogers makes my Top 10 Greatest Rangers Pitchers because he is 2nd in W, 1st in GP, 3rd in GS, 2nd in IP, and 3rd in SO.

During his 20 year career, according to baseball-reference.com, Rogers earned over $82.66M.  His highest salary while he was a member of the Rangers occurred for 2000-2002 when he earned $7.5M annually.  Rogers final MLB game occurred at the age of 43 as a member of the Detroit Tigers.

In 2011, Rogers was enshrined into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame.

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