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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
269 52
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

2
246 44
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time

3
233 42
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Third baseman

4
176 54
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
157 53
Juan González is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

6
125 54
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

7
149 68
Josh Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

8
107 45
Elvis Andrus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Shortstop

9
102 44
Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

10
77 30
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

11
96 46
Rubén Sierra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

12
87 28
Rusty Greer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

13
91 31
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
94 52
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Second baseman

15
74 35
Charlie Hough is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

16
71 21
Jim Sundberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Catcher

17
61 27
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Manager, Third baseman

18
70 29
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added First baseman

19
65 32
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

20
53 30
Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

21
42 14
Dean Palmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Third baseman

22
47 19
John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

23
69 41
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Right fielder

24
62 29
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Catcher, First baseman

25
83 48
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

26
83 60
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

27
70 53
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
First baseman

28
54 28
Toby Harrah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

29
49 18
Jeff Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
snkhuber added Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

30
43 14
Pete Incaviglia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Outfielder, Left fielder

31
46 25
Larry Parrish is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

32
49 35
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

33
32 15
Jeff Russell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

34
34 17
Bobby Witt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

35
38 19
Pete O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added First baseman

36
54 40
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

37
39 25
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Left fielder, Second baseman

38
29 17
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

39
32 17
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Manager, First baseman

40
37 24
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

41
29 17
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
24 14
Tom Henke is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

43
23 16
Bump Wills is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

44
35 30
C.J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
21 22
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
20 16
Scott Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman, Shortstop

47
23 18
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

48
18 15
Gary Pettis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

49
17 17
José Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

50
21 15
Mike Stanley is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman