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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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+ - 134 23
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time

3
+ - 117 26
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

4
+ - 84 30
Juan González is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Juan González Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

5
+ - 86 34
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Michael Young Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

6
+ - 66 27
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

7
+ - 55 23
Rubén Sierra is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Rubén Sierra Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

8
+ - 52 21
Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Kenny Rogers Pitcher

9
+ - 53 26
Elvis Andrus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Elvis Andrus Shortstop

10
+ - 49 19
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Ferguson Jenkins Starting pitcher, Pitcher

11
+ - 65 39
Josh Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Josh Hamilton Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

12
+ - 42 19
Charlie Hough is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Charlie Hough Pitcher

13
+ - 37 16
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

14
+ - 52 30
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Ian Kinsler Second baseman

15
+ - 42 18
Rusty Greer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Rusty Greer Outfielder, Left fielder

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+ - 38 17
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Nelson Cruz Right fielder

17
+ - 52 25
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Yu Darvish Starting pitcher, Pitcher

18
+ - 38 16
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Will Clark First baseman

19
+ - 32 15
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

20
+ - 47 31
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Mark Teixeira First baseman

21
+ - 34 14
Jim Sundberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Jim Sundberg Catcher

22
+ - 37 21
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

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+ - 33 15
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Mike Napoli Catcher, First baseman

24
+ - 30 22
Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Kevin Brown Pitcher

25
+ - 25 16
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Cole Hamels Pitcher

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+ - 31 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
+ - 44 36
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

28
+ - 20 10
John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
John Wetteland Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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

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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
+ - 31 22
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Prince Fielder First baseman

32
+ - 16 7
Dean Palmer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Dean Palmer Third baseman

33
+ - 18 8
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Frank Howard Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

34
+ - 21 14
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

35
+ - 20 10
Pete Incaviglia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pete Incaviglia Outfielder, Left fielder

36
+ - 16 6
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Mike Hargrove Manager, First baseman

37
+ - 13 8
Jeff Russell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Jeff Russell Pitcher

38
+ - 14 9
Bobby Witt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Bobby Witt Pitcher

39
+ - 12 9
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
+ - 14 8
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

41
+ - 16 12
Pete O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pete O'Brien First baseman

42
+ - 19 17
C.J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
C.J. Wilson Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

43
+ - 10 8
Bump Wills is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Bump Wills Second baseman

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+ - 12 10
Chris Davis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Chris Davis First baseman

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+ - 12 13
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

46
+ - 12 10
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
+ - 8 7
Tom Henke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Tom Henke Relief pitcher, Pitcher

48
+ - 15 17
Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Jose Canseco Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

49
+ - 13 14
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Shin-Soo Choo Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

50
+ - 9 10
Gary Pettis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Gary Pettis Outfielder, Center fielder