The Texas Rangers have had a number of icons suit up for the red, white, and blue. Nolan Ryan, Ivan Rodriguez, and Michael Young are just a few of the notable names that come to mind when thinking about the Rangers. But have the Texas Rangers ever won it all in the Fall Classic? Here’s an answer to that question.
Texas Rangers World Series history
Including the team’s time in Washington, D.C. as the second carnation of the Senators, the Senators/Rangers franchise has never won a World Series.
Texas has been to the MLB Playoffs eight times, with the team’s first appearance coming in 1996. The Senators/Rangers franchise needed over 30 years to make it for the first time, but did so in 1996 thanks an elite offense led by Will Clark, Dean Palmer, Juan Gonzalez, and Ivan Rodriguez. Texas would be bounced by the Yankees in the ALDS that season, and would once again fall to the Bronx Bombers in 1998 and 1999.
The Rangers would make it back to the MLB Playoffs in 2010, led once again by a powerhouse of a lineup. Michael Young, Nelson Cruz, Josh Hamilton, and Vladimir Guerrero helped Texas ride past the Rays in the ALDS, before a clash with the Yankees. This time around, Texas would beat New York and advance to the franchise’s first World Series. However, the Rangers would fall to the Giants in five games.
The following season, Texas would add Adrian Beltre into the mix. Beltre, along with Young, Cruz, Hamilton, and Ian Kinsler, would help lead the Rangers back to the World Series in 2011. Texas would go up 3-2 in the series, and nearly defeated the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis would come back late to win Game 6, and then hand the Rangers yet another World Series defeat in Game 7.
The Rangers have made the MLB Playoffs on three occasions since then, but failed to make it past the ALDS each time.