14 shocking numbers and statistics from the first half of the Texas Rangers season

The Rangers have put up some astonishing team numbers over the first half of the 2023 season.
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Rangers on the All-Star field at the same time: 6

This is something that was well documented during the All-Star Game, but when Nathan Eovaldi came into pitch the second inning and there were six Rangers on the field at the same time, history was being made. In fact, it was only the third time in MLB history that such an occurrence had taken place.

The other two times that six players from the same team were on the field at the same time during the All-Star Game was the 1951 Brooklyn Dodgers and the 1939 New York Yankees. That is some pretty good company to keep. The 1939 Yankees would go on the win the World Series that year. The Dodgers would finish second in both '52 and '53 before breaking through and taking the title in 1955.

Team slash line: .274/.341/.460

The Rangers lead MLB in both batting average and on-base percentage. Only the Atlanta Braves and their record setting home run hitting club have a higher slugging percentage. Last season the Rangers had a hitting line of .239/.301/.395. To say that this year's team is hitting the baseball better is a huge understatement.

How many times have grounded into a double play: 50

For the second year in a row, the Rangers find themselves toward the very bottom in MLB for the number of times that the team has grounded into a double play. The 50 times that it has happened this season puts the team at the 29th fewest. Last season the club finished in 30th place, by grounding into only 82 double plays.

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