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The Best Texas Rangers of All Time

List RulesPlease only rank the players based on their time with the Rangers.

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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  • 1
    748
    167

    Nolan Ryan

    Pitcher
  • 2
    651
    139
    Third baseman
  • 3
    678
    151

    Iván Rodríguez

    Catcher
  • 4
    475
    145
    CMCSS03 added

    Michael Young

    Designated hitter, Infielder
  • 5
    348
    136

    Juan González

    Designated hitter, Right fielder
  • 6
    415
    183

    Josh Hamilton

    Outfielder, Left fielder
  • 7
    225
    80
    Starting pitcher, Pitcher
  • 8
    255
    115

    Ian Kinsler

    Second baseman
  • 9
    269
    121
    Shortstop
  • 10
    278
    132

    Rafael Palmeiro

    Designated hitter, First baseman
  • 11
    192
    82

    Kenny Rogers

    Pitcher
  • 12
    184
    70
    slaft added

    Julio Franco

    Designated hitter, First baseman
  • 13
    189
    82
    slaft added

    Rubén Sierra

    Designated hitter, Right fielder
  • 14
    200
    81
    slaft added

    Rusty Greer

    Outfielder, Left fielder
  • 15
    145
    59
    slaft addedPitcher
  • 16
    147
    55
    slaft added

    Jim Sundberg

    Catcher
  • 17
    134
    50
    slaft addedManager, Third baseman
  • 18
    180
    93
    slaft added

    Yu Darvish

    Starting Pitcher
  • 19
    182
    86

    Nelson Cruz

    Right fielder / Designated hitter
  • 20
    139
    64
    slaft added

    Will Clark

    First baseman
  • 21
    117
    54

    Gaylord Perry

    Pitcher
  • 22
    162
    74

    Mike Napoli

    Catcher, First baseman
  • 23
    159
    88

    Mark Teixeira

    First baseman
  • 24
    108
    44

    Toby Harrah

    Infielder, Shortstop
  • 25
    206
    151
    Shortstop, Third baseman