A look back at the Texas Rangers’ 2011 AL Pennant-winning team

Chris Giles
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Adrian Beltre #29 and Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers talk on the field during Game Four of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 23: (L-R) Adrian Beltre #29 and Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers talk on the field during Game Four of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 23, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /
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2011 Texas Rangers Bench

Going down the stretch, the Texas Rangers’ bench was primarily made up by three players.  Mike Napoli ended up being another super-utility player for the Rangers.  Craig Gentry and Endy Chavez also had limited roles on this championship team.

Endy Chavez played in the OF or off the bench for the 2011 Rangers.  In 83 regular season games, Chavez hit for a .301 AVG, with five HR, 27 RBI’s, and 10 SB.  During the post season, Chavez was hitless in five games played.

Mike Napoli was another player without a position on the 2011 Rangers.  During the regular season, Napoli played 61 games at catcher, 35 games at 1B, and 19 games at DH.  In 113 games overall, Napoli his for a .320 AVG, with 30 HR and 75 RBI’s.  During the post season, Napoli played all 17 games, had 19 hits in 58 AB for a .328 AVG, with three HR and 15 RBI’s.

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Speedster Craig Gentry played 64 games in an OF relief role for the Rangers.  Gentry hit for a .271 AVG with one HR, 13 RBI’s, and 18 SB during the regular season.  Gentry ended up playing 13 playoff games for the Rangers collecting five hits in 15 AB for a .333 AVG, one RBI and two SB.

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