On this date in Texas Rangers history, the franchise won its first game after moving from Washington D.C. to become the Texas Rangers. The game was on April 16, 1972, in Anaheim as the Rangers squared off with the California Angels.
The Texas Rangers (6-7) won their third-straight road game on Thursday night, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays (5-8) by a score of 6-4 in 10 innings. It's the first time the Rangers have won three consecutive games away from Arlington since a four-game sweep of Baltimore in September 2019.
Jackie Robinson Day is one of the most iconic days in all of sports. It reminds us of the courage that Jack Roosevelt Robinson possessed as he became the first player to break the color barrier when he debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947.
On this date in Texas Rangers history, Ian Kinsler had a cycle for the ages at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The game was on April 15, 2009, against the Baltimore Orioles, and it just happened to be Jackie Robinson Day around Major League Baseball.
Starting Friday, the Rangers offense ran into a string of quality pitching. Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove’s arsenal of pitches was on point, and the command became impeccable all night, resulting in no-hitting the Texas offense.
On this date in Texas Rangers history, the Rangers executed the longest triple play, in terms of touches, in more than 30 years. The game was on April 14, 2002, and the Rangers were hosting the Seattle Mariners.
Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzmán received some bad news on Tuesday, but not as bad as initially feared. For now. The Rangers placed Guzmán on the 10-day Injured List on Tuesday with a meniscus tear in his right knee.
Even on off-days, the Rangers look for ways to enhance their work among the fans. On Thursday, the Rangers joined partnership with NASCAR Driver Kyle Busch (the 2020 Autotrader EchoPark Automotive 500 at Fort Worth winner) and entrepreneur Jeff Church to make Rowdy Energy the official energy drink of the Texas Rangers.