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The organization that came to be known as the Texas Rangers was originally founded in 1961 in Washington, D.C. However, just ten years later, the Senators would relocate to Arlington and be renamed the Texas Rangers. After moving to Texas, it would take the Rangers 25 years to make their first playoff appearance despite the efforts of Nolan Ryan, who pitched two of his seven no-hitters for the club. Fortunately, the Rangers have been more impressive since that long playoff drought: the team went to the World Series in both 2010 and 2011. However, the Rangers failed to win on both of those occasions.
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Home to the Texas Rangers
Rangers Ballpark has also been named The Ballpark in Arlington and Ameriquest Field in Arlington. The ballpark boasts 126 luxury boxes and 5,704 club seats; and it seats a total of 49,170 fans. It is considered a hitters field due to the short distance to the outfield fences, high temperatures, and swirling winds that often loft hit balls beyond the fences. It has frequently been suggested that the Rangers could attract better pitchers if the field had a dome or retractable roof. However, retractable roof technology was not very advanced when the field opened on April 1, 1994, and the idea was abandoned.
Texas Rangers and the American League West
The Texas Rangers are members of the American League West, a division that also includes the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland Athletics, and Seattle Mariners. The Rangers won the division title five times, two of which led to American League pennants. However, neither pennant ushered in a World Series victory, as the Rangers lost to the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and then again to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011. The Rangers in-state rivals are none other than the Houston Astros.
Texas Rangers 2012 Team Outlook
For the second year in a row, the Texas Rangers were stymied in their quest for a championship by failing to win the World Series. Although the Rangers have one of the deepest teams in baseball, the chances for yet another return to the World Series were hurt by the loss of starting pitcher C.J. Wilson to the rival Los Angeles Angels. However, the Rangers were able to make up for that loss by spending $111 million to sign Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish. The Rangers also improved a relief pitching staff that was already loaded with talent by signing closer Joe Nathan. When these additions are combined with an offense that needs no help, the Rangers have become a complete team and a serious contender again in 2012.