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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.
list ordered by

1
282 58
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

2
258 48
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time

3
244 44
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Third baseman

4
185 59
Michael Young is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman

5
166 57
Juan González is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

6
160 70
Josh Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

7
131 58
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

8
113 50
Elvis Andrus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Shortstop

9
82 34
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

10
105 48
Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

11
96 33
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

12
92 31
Rusty Greer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

13
99 49
Rubén Sierra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

14
77 37
Charlie Hough is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

15
96 57
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Second baseman

16
74 22
Jim Sundberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Catcher

17
64 28
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Manager, Third baseman

18
74 31
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added First baseman

19
67 34
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

20
50 20
John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
75 43
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Right fielder

22
53 33
Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

23
90 63
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

24
67 32
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Catcher, First baseman

25
43 16
Dean Palmer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Third baseman

26
74 54
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
First baseman

27
87 50
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
56 29
Toby Harrah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

29
48 27
Larry Parrish is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

30
50 20
Jeff Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
snkhuber added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

31
43 17
Pete Incaviglia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Outfielder, Left fielder

32
35 16
Jeff Russell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

33
36 18
Bobby Witt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

34
50 38
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

35
39 22
Pete O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added First baseman

36
41 28
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Left fielder, Second baseman

37
54 45
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

38
40 26
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

39
31 18
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

40
28 14
Tom Henke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

41
33 19
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Manager, First baseman

42
29 19
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

43
37 32
C.J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

44
23 23
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
20 6
Mitch Moreland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Davidh19 added Right fielder, First baseman

46
23 18
Bump Wills is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

47
25 18
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
20 16
Gary Pettis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

49
22 18
Scott Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman, Shortstop

50
19 18
José Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher