The Texas Rangers finished the 2017 MLB season with 78 wins and a fourth place finish in the American League West. The Rangers finished behind the Astros, Angels, and Mariners. Look for the Rangers to advance further in the 2018 MLB season and playoffs.
In 1972, the Texas Rangers joined Major League Baseball (MLB) when the Washington Senators relocated to Texas. The Rangers were received very well by the local baseball fan base and sell out numerous games throughout the season at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX.
Possibly the most famous Ranger to play baseball for the Lone Star team is Ted Williams. However, even with the great Teddy Ballgame the Rangers were unable to reach the MLB playoffs until 1996. In 2010-2011, the Rangers won the American League Pennant in back to back years.
The Texas Rangers play in the American League West of the MLB against tough competition on a nightly basis. Their division rivals include Los Angeles Angels, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, and Houston Astros.