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This is a list of the greatest Texas Rangers in the history of the franchise. Originally the second incarnation of the Washington Senators, the team moved to Arlington and became the Texas Rangers. It took the team 25 years, but they made their first playoff appearance in 1996, winning the American League Wild Card. After making the playoffs in three of four years, the Rangers fell off for most of the 2000s. But through a series of shrewd trades and developing their farm system, the Rangers went to back-to-back World Series in 2010 and 2011. Though they didn't win either World Series, many of the best Rangers players ever participated in those playoff games, which is an encouraging sign to fans that the team's better years are ahead.

During those leans years, the Rangers had one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history on their roster. Nolan Ryan ended his career with the Rangers with a bang. Ryan spent five seasons with the Rangers. During his time in Texas, Ryan earned his 300th career victory, struck out his 5,000 batter and threw his sixth and seventh no-hitters. Ryan had his number 34 retired by the Rangers in 1996 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999. 

To many, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez is considered one of the greatest position player in Rangers history. Not too far behind in the hearts and minds of Rangers fans are Juan Gonzalez, Michael Young, Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre to name a few.

This is a list of the Greatest Texas Rangers of All Time. If you see someone who should be on this list, feel free to add him. Vote and rerank this list as you deem fit.
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Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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2
139 24
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time

3
124 26
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

4
92 34
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

5
87 32
Juan González is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Juan González Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

6
68 28
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

7
57 24
Rubén Sierra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Rubén Sierra Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

8
55 21
Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Kenny Rogers Pitcher

9
56 26
Elvis Andrus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Elvis Andrus Shortstop

10
68 40
Josh Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Josh Hamilton Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

11
50 20
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Ferguson Jenkins Starting pitcher, Pitcher

12
42 20
Charlie Hough is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Charlie Hough Pitcher

13
37 17
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

14
52 33
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Ian Kinsler Second baseman

15
42 19
Rusty Greer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Rusty Greer Outfielder, Left fielder

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16
40 16
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Will Clark First baseman

17
54 25
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Yu Darvish Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
36 14
Jim Sundberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Jim Sundberg Catcher

19
39 18
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

20
33 17
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

21
47 33
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Mark Teixeira First baseman

22
38 21
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

23
31 22
Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Kevin Brown Pitcher

24
33 16
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Mike Napoli Catcher, First baseman

25
27 17
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cole Hamels Pitcher

26
32 18
Toby Harrah is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Toby Harrah Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

27
46 39
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

28
17 7
Dean Palmer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Dean Palmer Third baseman

29
23 9
Jeff Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
snkhuber added Jeff Burroughs Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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30
26 18
Larry Parrish is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Larry Parrish Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

31
20 11
John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added John Wetteland Relief pitcher, Pitcher

32
32 24
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Prince Fielder First baseman

33
22 14
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

34
18 9
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Frank Howard Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

35
21 10
Pete Incaviglia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Pete Incaviglia Outfielder, Left fielder

36
16 7
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Mike Hargrove Manager, First baseman

37
15 8
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

38
13 9
Jeff Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Jeff Russell Pitcher

39
14 10
Bobby Witt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Bobby Witt Pitcher

40
12 10
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
20 17
C.J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
C.J. Wilson Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
16 13
Pete O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pete O'Brien First baseman

43
11 8
Bump Wills is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Bump Wills Second baseman

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13 10
Chris Davis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Chris Davis First baseman

45
9 7
Tom Henke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tom Henke Relief pitcher, Pitcher

46
12 14
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

47
14 14
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shin-Soo Choo Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

48
12 11
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

49
9 11
Royce Clayton is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Royce Clayton Shortstop

50
8 7
Danny Darwin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Danny Darwin Pitcher