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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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Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time

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Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rubén Sierra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Rubén Sierra Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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

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Elvis Andrus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Elvis Andrus Shortstop

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

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Charlie Hough is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Charlie Hough Pitcher

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

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

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

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

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Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Kevin Brown Pitcher

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

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Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Mark Teixeira First baseman

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Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Yu Darvish Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Dean Palmer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Dean Palmer Third baseman

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Jeff Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
snkhuber added Jeff Burroughs Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

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John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added John Wetteland Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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

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

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Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Mike Napoli Catcher, First baseman

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

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Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cole Hamels Pitcher

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Jeff Russell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Jeff Russell Pitcher

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Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

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

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

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29 14
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Frank Howard Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Prince Fielder First baseman

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30 16
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Mike Hargrove Manager, First baseman

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Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Tom Henke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tom Henke Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shin-Soo Choo Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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C.J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
C.J. Wilson Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Bump Wills is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Bump Wills Second baseman

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Scott Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Scott Fletcher Second baseman, Shortstop

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Ken Hill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ken Hill Pitcher

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

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Gary Pettis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Gary Pettis Outfielder, Center fielder

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Jose Canseco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Jose Canseco Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder