In the 2015 MLB season, the Texas Rangers came in 10th. In their division, the American League West, they came in 1st. The Rangers won 88 games and lost 74, earning a PCT of .543. Fans throughout the nation—and especially in Texas—enjoyed the successful season. The 2015 MLB season was Jeff Banister’s first year managing the Texas Rangers.
The franchise was originally established in 1961 to replace the Washington Senators, and took on the same name until 1972, when the team moved to Arlington and changed its name to the Texas Rangers, after the notorious law enforcement squad. They’ve won two American League pennants and 6 West Division titles. In 2001, the Rangers signed A-Rod (famous for his games with the New York Yankees) for a 10-year contract valued at over $250 million. They traded him to the Yankees before the 2004 season, for both Alfonso Soriano and Joaquin Arias.
For their first ten years beginning in 1961, the franchise called Griffith Stadium home. They moved to RFJ Stadium, and remained there until 1971. At that point, they moved to Arlington Stadium, formally known as Turnpike Stadium, until 1994. Now their home ballpark is Globe Life Park, in Arlington. The ballpark is surrounded by restaurants and other attractions, such as Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, a 50-acre water park.
The Texas Rangers got off to a promising start for the 2016 MLB season, placing 3rd in Spring Training. 2016 marks Banister’s second year as manager of the Texas Rangers. Will you have the opportunity to see them win games at home and away? buyTickets.com has the schedules for every game the Texas Rangers will play in the 2016 major league baseball season, as well as the best prices and discounts on tickets so that you can see your favorite team and players.