Burlington Rangers

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Burlington Rangers
Founded in 1942
Burlington, North Carolina
Minor league affiliations
League Carolina League (1945-1955; 1958-1972)
Division East Division
Previous leagues
Bi-State League (1942)
Major league affiliations
Previous Cleveland Indians (1986–2006)
Team data
Previous names
Burlington Indians (1986–2006, 1958-1963)
Burlington Bees (1942, 1945-1951)
Burlington Pirates (1952-1955)
Burlington Senators (1965-1971)
Burlington Rangers (1972)



The Burlington Rangers were a Carolina League affiliate of the Texas Rangers that played until the 1972 season in Burlington, North Carolina. From 1965 to 1971 the team was known as the Burlington Senators; from 1958 to 1964 it was known as the Alamance or Burlington Indians; from 1952 to 1955 it was named the Burlington-Graham (Bur-Gra) Pirates; and from its founding in 1945 until 1951 it was known as the Burlington Bees. Today, the Burlington Franchise is in the Appalachian League as the Burlington Royals, having began play in that league in 1986.

Notable Alumni[edit]

  • Tommie Agee (1962) 2 x MLB All-Star; 1966 AL Rookie of the Year
  • Luis Tiant (1963) 3 x MLB All-Star; 2 x AL ERA Title (1968, 1972)