Top 5 Hitting Seasons in Texas Rangers Franchise History

7 Jun 1998: Juan Gonzalez #19 of the Texas Rangers in action during an interleague game against the San Diego Padres at The Ball Park in Arlington, Texas. The Padres defeated the Rangers 17-8.
7 Jun 1998: Juan Gonzalez #19 of the Texas Rangers in action during an interleague game against the San Diego Padres at The Ball Park in Arlington, Texas. The Padres defeated the Rangers 17-8. /
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1974; Unknown location, USA; FILE PHOTO; Texas Rangers outfielder Jeff Burroughs in action at the plate during the 1974 season. Mandatory Credit: Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY NETWORK
1974; Unknown location, USA; FILE PHOTO; Texas Rangers outfielder Jeff Burroughs in action at the plate during the 1974 season. Mandatory Credit: Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY NETWORK /

The five best hitting seasons in Texas Rangers history

4. 1974 Jeff Burroughs: 162 OPS+

Stats: 152 Games, 167 Hits, 25 Home Runs, 118 RBIs, .301 BA, .397 OBP, .504 SLG, .901 OPS,  162 OPS+

No, Burroughs didn’t hit as many home runs as Palmeiro, nor did he match his OBP numbers, but in the end his OPS+ was higher.

This is a prime example of park factors affecting a hitters stats, as the adjustment for the ballpark is shown here. You see, Burroughs played in the old Arlington stadium, a stadium which rated as a much harder place to hit productively than in the Ballpark in Arlington or the current Globe Life Field.

This makes the numbers Burroughs put up much more impressive. He even won the MVP award this season for his efforts as well, becoming the first Ranger in history to win the award.

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