Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 11/26/13
This holiday season as we gather with friends and family we give thanks to what we are all truly thankful for, baseball. While it is easy to complain about how the Rangers failed to make the postseason this year or that your favorite player may have just been traded, lets us not forget about some things that we should be thankful for. Things such as:   Recent Success The Texas Rangers are not among the list of baseball’s most storied franchise, actually far from it, however we can be thankful for the recent success the club has endured. Since the team began playing in Arlington in 1972, the club has a franchise record of 3287-3381 and are 94 wins under .500. Of the 41 seasons played in Texas, the Rangers have managed to finish 1st or 2nd in their division only 16 times. Only in the last 4 years have the Rangers won their only two A.L. pennants and advanced to play in the World Series. Although the sting still exists from the memories of the 2011 World Series where the club was just ...
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