The Texas Rangers have been around, under that name, since 1972.
Before that, they were the Washington Senators from 1961 to 1971.
Since 1972, they haven’t been able to win a World Series.
In fact, from 1961 when they were the Senators to 1995, they didn’t even make the playoffs: the first time that happened was in 1996.
They made it all the way to the final series of the season in 2010 and 2011, and lost on both occasions.
This is, historically, a losing franchise, one with precious few reasons to celebrate and lot of disappointment over the years.
That could change in the next few hours, though.
“The Rangers moved to Texas in 1972. Their fan base is one of only 4 in @MLB without a World Series title since then. That could change in 24 hours,” MLB insider Jon Morosi reminded after Texas took Game 4, 11-7, against the Arizona Diamondbacks to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the 2023 World Series.
The Rangers moved to Texas in 1972.
Their fan base is one of only 4 in @MLB without a World Series title since then.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 1, 2023
The team is just one win away from finally winning a World Series.
They are still not there and shouldn’t start celebrating until they get another victory: we have seen some teams blow 3-1 leads in the Fall Classic.
However, it’s hard to deny that the Rangers are in a privileged position to make history.
To think that this team lost 94 games last year is unbelievable.
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