#1 -- June 5, 2002: Juan returns to Texas for a milestone homer
Following the 1999 season, the Rangers made the decision to part ways with Juan González. Honestly, it was hard to see. In a massive November trade with the Detroit Tigers, the legendary slugger would be moving on.
He later signed with Cleveland and prior to the 2002 season, Gonzo re-joined the Rangers as a free agent, needing just three home runs to reach 400. Batting cleanup in a mid-season matchup, he led off the second inning and pounced all over the first pitch he saw that day from Jarrod Washburn.
His career with the Rangers would end about as quietly as that first year started for Juando. Between 2002 and 2003, he would play a season's worth of games, hitting a combined 32 homers and driving in 105 runs in 152 games. Which honestly, that would be one solid season altogether.
He would finish his career as one of the Rangers' most-decorated players of all-time. Amongst the franchise leaders, the slugger currently ranks 10th in batting average (.293), sixth in games played (1,400), second in slugging (.565), fifth in at bats and plate appearances (5,435 and 5,925, respectively), fourth in runs scored (878), fifth in hits (1,595), fourth in doubles (320), second in total bases (3,073), and the leader in home runs (372), extra base hits (713), and runs batted in (1,180). For those reasons, "Señor Octubre" personifies the 1990's Texas Rangers teams.