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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
253 46
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time

2
274 58
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

3
240 43
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Third baseman

4
180 57
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
162 56
Juan González is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

6
154 69
Josh Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

7
128 57
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

8
104 46
Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

9
80 32
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
110 49
Elvis Andrus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Shortstop

11
98 47
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
91 30
Rusty Greer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Left fielder

13
92 32
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

14
94 55
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Second baseman

15
74 37
Charlie Hough is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

16
72 22
Jim Sundberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Catcher

17
62 28
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Manager, Third baseman

18
73 31
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added First baseman

19
65 34
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

20
49 20
John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Relief pitcher, Pitcher

21
53 32
Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Pitcher

22
72 42
Nelson Cruz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Right fielder

23
74 53
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
First baseman

24
42 16
Dean Palmer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Third baseman

25
87 62
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Shortstop, Third baseman

26
64 31
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Catcher, First baseman

27
85 49
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

28
55 29
Toby Harrah is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

29
50 19
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 16
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 27
Larry Parrish is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

32
49 37
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

33
33 16
Jeff Russell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

34
35 18
Bobby Witt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Pitcher

35
38 21
Pete O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added First baseman

36
54 43
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added First baseman

37
40 27
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Left fielder, Second baseman

38
39 25
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
33 18
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Manager, First baseman

40
29 18
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

41
30 18
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
25 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 17
Bump Wills is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Second baseman

44
22 22
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

45
35 31
C.J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
24 18
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

47
17 5
Mitch Moreland is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Davidh19 added Right fielder, First baseman

48
19 15
Gary Pettis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Outfielder, Center fielder

49
18 17
José Guzmán is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pitcher

50
20 17
Scott Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman, Shortstop