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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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182 29
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time

2
194 35
Nolan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Nolan Ryan Pitcher

3
167 31
Adrián Beltré is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Adrián Beltré Third baseman

4
120 43
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
113 39
Juan González is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Juan González Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

6
83 40
Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Rafael Palmeiro Designated hitter, First baseman

7
70 31
Kenny Rogers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Kenny Rogers Pitcher

8
91 49
Josh Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Josh Hamilton Outfielder, Left fielder, Center fielder

9
71 36
Rubén Sierra is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Rubén Sierra Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

10
72 34
Elvis Andrus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Elvis Andrus Shortstop

11
50 21
Julio Franco is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Julio Franco Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman

12
65 25
Ferguson Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Ferguson Jenkins Starting pitcher, Pitcher

13
56 25
Charlie Hough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Charlie Hough Pitcher

14
66 37
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Ian Kinsler Second baseman

The Greatest Baseball Players of All Time

15
55 23
Rusty Greer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Rusty Greer Outfielder, Left fielder

16
52 19
Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Will Clark First baseman

17
49 17
Jim Sundberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Jim Sundberg Catcher

18
67 31
Yu Darvish is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Yu Darvish Starting pitcher, Pitcher

19
43 21
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Buddy Bell Manager, Third baseman

20
47 24
Gaylord Perry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Gaylord Perry Pitcher

21
48 24
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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22
56 37
Mark Teixeira is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Mark Teixeira First baseman

23
42 21
Toby Harrah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Toby Harrah Infielder, Shortstop, Third baseman

24
41 19
Mike Napoli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Mike Napoli Catcher, First baseman

25
37 26
Kevin Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Kevin Brown Pitcher

26
32 11
Jeff Burroughs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
snkhuber added Jeff Burroughs Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

27
34 20
Larry Parrish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Larry Parrish Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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

The Best Current MLB Catchers

29
24 10
Dean Palmer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Dean Palmer Third baseman

30
33 24
Cole Hamels is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Cole Hamels Pitcher

31
24 10
Frank Howard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Frank Howard Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

32
56 48
Alex Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
Alex Rodriguez Shortstop, Third baseman

33
28 16
Alfonso Soriano is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Alfonso Soriano Left fielder, Second baseman

34
27 12
Pete Incaviglia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Pete Incaviglia Outfielder, Left fielder

35
21 12
Bobby Witt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Bobby Witt Pitcher

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36
22 10
Mike Hargrove is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Mike Hargrove Manager, First baseman

37
18 11
Jeff Russell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Jeff Russell Pitcher

38
20 11
Bert Blyleven is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Bert Blyleven Starting pitcher, Pitcher

39
36 32
Prince Fielder is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Prince Fielder First baseman

40
23 16
Pete O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Pete O'Brien First baseman

41
15 13
Jamie Moyer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
david-choinacky added Jamie Moyer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

42
16 11
Bump Wills is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Bump Wills Second baseman

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24 21
C.J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
C.J. Wilson Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

44
14 9
Tom Henke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Tom Henke Relief pitcher, Pitcher

45
16 13
Jon Matlack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Jon Matlack Starting pitcher, Pitcher

46
11 7
Danny Darwin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
slaft added Danny Darwin Pitcher

47
14 15
Harold Baines is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Harold Baines Designated hitter, Right fielder

48
13 10
Ken Hill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ken Hill Pitcher

49
19 19
Shin-Soo Choo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Texas Rangers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shin-Soo Choo Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

50
22 24
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