The 10 Greatest Home Run Hitters in Texas Rangers History

Chris Giles
CHICAGO - CIRCA 1996: Juan Gonzalez #19 of the Texas Rangers bats during an MLB game at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. Gonzalez played for 17 years, with 4 different teams, was a 3-time All-Star and a 2-time American League MVP. (Photo by SPX/Ron Vesely Photography via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - CIRCA 1996: Juan Gonzalez #19 of the Texas Rangers bats during an MLB game at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. Gonzalez played for 17 years, with 4 different teams, was a 3-time All-Star and a 2-time American League MVP. (Photo by SPX/Ron Vesely Photography via Getty Images) /
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#3- Frank Howard

Years: 8 (1965-1972)

GP: 1,172

HR: 246

Frank Howard started his MLB career in 1957 playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  After seven seasons, Howard was traded to the Washington Senators who became the Texas Rangers in 1972. Howard played 16 MLB seasons for three different organizations.  The 6’7″ Howard was powerful while  playing the OF but, switched to playing primarily 1B towards the end of his career.

In 1,895 career games, Howard hit 382 HR and 1,119 RBI.  For three consecutive seasons playing in Washington, Howard hit more than 40 HR, leading the AL in 1966 with 44 and 1970 with 44.  Interesting enough, Howard’s career best year of 48 HR, he did not lead the AL.

Howard made four All-Star appearances (1968-1971), was the AL RBI leader in 1970 (126), AL BB leader in 1970 (132), and in 2016 was enshrined into the Washington Nationals Ring of Honor.

According to baseball-reference.com, Howard earned less than $1M for his MLB career.  His highest salary was the $125,000 he earned in 1970 at the age of 33 while playing for the Senators.

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