50 years later, no Texas Rangers World Series, but a ton of heart.
It’s been 50 years since the Texas Rangers introduced themselves to the amazing citizens of Texas, and while we haven’t witnessed much winning since 1972, what we have witnessed is perhaps even more meaningful, consistency. With that being said, I do not mean the consistency of losing, I mean the consistency of showing up and being a meaningful part of Texans’ lives on a yearly basis.
Though our lives have changed throughout the years and America itself has changed drastically in this time period as well, the classic American summer still lives thoroughly in front of us. As technology has invaded every aspect of our lives, the game that began being played in the 1800s still largely exists in the same way it always has.
The beauty of baseball lies in the simplicity of the game, and it is something that has never changed. There’s always a ball, a bat, and nine players on the field, and in this ever changing world we live in I feel it is important to honor the significance of a sport that is so pure that the basis of itself has remained in tact after all of this time, and that reigns true for the Rangers as well.
While we haven’t won much, what we have done is be able to go to a ballpark and lose ourselves in the sights, sounds, and smells, and for that we should be thankful we have had the honor of having a hometown team to call our own all these years.
Celebrating 50 years of the Texas Rangers in 2022
Summer after summer, Rangers players and fans withstood the grueling heat of Arlington, Texas, that is until Globe Life Field entered our lives in 2020, and while now there is air conditioning, we are still sweating until the final out of every game hoping for a Texas win. Throughout all of these years, we have witnessed some incredible things in the 3 different ballparks, from watching hall of famers play, to the World Series appearances, and some hilarious things as well.
To honor the 50 years of Texas Rangers baseball, I have put together a decade by decade list of some of the most memorable moments that we have had the privilege of witnessing, and I’ll choose the player that represents each decade of Rangers baseball the best.