A look at some old-school Texas Rangers favorites

Recently it was suggested that I check out some of the Texas Rangers “back in the day” greats. My knowledge of the game before my birth was a little bit foggier so I did my research on a few suggested players and stumbled across a couple interesting guys myself. Here are some guys who I wish I had seen take the field in a Rangers uniform. Toby Harrah Toby Harrah was actually...
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Linking Chris Archer and the Amazing Kenny Rogers

You know who don’t steal a lot of bases? Pitchers. Also big guys, but specifically, for our purposes here, pitchers. For one thing, pitchers are infrequently on base. For another thing, pitchers are infrequently well-trained at running the bases. For still another thing, there’s an injury risk, as attempted base-stealers can hurt their hands or their shoulders. In short, the...
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January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers' Harrison adds Pitcher of Month honor to All-Star berth

It's been quite a two-day stretch for Texas Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison. On Sunday, he was selected to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career. On Monday, Harrison was chosen the AL Pitcher of the Month for June, becoming the first Ranger to win the monthly pitching award since Kenny Rogers in 2005. Rogers went 5-0 with a 1.29 ERA over six...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 03, 2012  |  Discuss

The Three Bagger That Changed My Life

  My story of Mr. C.J. Wilson and how witnessing one hit changed my life By Lily Deerinwater - Feature Writer On Tuesday, June 28, 2011, C.J. Wilson got his first MLB hit, a standup triple, while playing an interleague game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. It was the first triple by a Rangers pitcher since...
Via Angelswin
June 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cain's perfecto recalls memories of Rogers'

Make no mistake about it, Matt Cain's perfect game against the Astros was a great piece of work. It was the 22nd in major league baseball history and the second in which I have been part of the telecast. It just couldn't match the first one for several reasons. My first perfect game telecast had the team I was working with win. Kenny Rogers of the Texas Rangers blanked the...
Via Fox Sports Houston
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenny Rogers visits Lakeland

By DANA WAKIJI LAKELAND, Fla. -- Kenny Rogers was not expecting to do any of his famous dives off the mound during pitchers' fielding practice on Wednesday. But he was willing to talk to the young Tigers pitchers, especially the left-handers. "I think that's probably one of the reasons that (special assistant to the general manager Dick) Egan...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
February 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Four Questions With Jack Vander Linden

Jack Vander Linden is a sophomore pitcher from Georgetown University. He spent this past summer pitching for the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast League. The Dallas, TX native went 1-1 and had a 2.42 era in 22.1 innings of work. He appeared in 15 games, saved one and fanned 15 this summer. ^^^ Jack recently answered four questions for us. Summer Ball--Who was your favorite...
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January 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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