Gulf Coast League Rangers

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Gulf Coast League Rangers
(1973-2002)
Class-level
Previous Rookie
Minor league affiliations
Previous leagues
Gulf Coast League
Major league affiliations
Previous Texas Rangers
Minor league titles
League titles (8)
  • 1973
  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1978
  • 1984
  • 1993
  • 1998
  • 2000
Division titles (7)
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1993
  • 1996
  • 1999
  • 2000
Team data
Nickname GCL Rangers
Previous parks

The Gulf Coast League Rangers, or GCL Rangers were a minor league baseball club in the Gulf Coast League between 1973 and 2002. The club was consistently competitive winning eight league championships and seven division titles, while only posting five losing seasons. The gteam originally played in Sarasota, Florida until 1987, when it relocated south to Port Charlotte, Florida. The team left the Gulf Coast League in 2003 for the Arizona League as exists today as the Arizona League Rangers.

Season-by-season[edit]

(from Baseball Reference Bullpen)

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1973 41-15 1st Bill Haywood League Champs
No Playoffs until 1983
1974 32-20 3rd Bill Haywood
1975 41-12 1st Joe Klein League Champs
1976 38-16 1st Joe Klein League Champs
1977 27-27 4th Joe Klein
1978 33-22 1st Joe Klein League Champs
1979 33-21 2nd Andy Hancock
1980 35-28 4th Andy Hancock
1981 32-30 6th Andy Hancock
1982 36-27 3rd Tom Grieve
1983 40-22 1st Andy Hancock Lost League Finals
vs. GCL Dodgers (1 game to 0)
1984 36-27 2nd (t) Mike Bucci League Champs
vs. GCL White Sox (1 game to 0)
1985 33-29 5th Rudy Jaramillo Lost League Finals
vs. GCL Yankees
Playoff game rained out, Yankees declared
champions based on record
1986 31-31 6th Rudy Jaramillo
1987 23-39 8th Stan Hough
1988 35-28 6th Chino Cadahia
1989 33-30 8th Chino Cadahia
1990 36-27 3rd (t) Chino Cadahia
1991 30-29 6th (t) Chino Cadahia
1992 28-31 11th Chino Cadahia
1993 40-20 1st Chino Cadahia League Champs
vs. GCL Astros (2 games to 0)
1994 32-28 7th Chino Cadahia
1995 24-34 10th Chino Cadahia
1996 37-23 3rd Jim Byrd Lost League Finals
vs. GCL Yankees (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
vs. GCL Cubs (1 game to 0)
1997 34-26 4th Jim Byrd Lost League Finals
vs. GCL Mets (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
vs. GCL Royals (1 game to 0)
1998 34-26 3rd (t) Darryl Kennedy League Champs
vs. GCL Devil Rays (2 games to 0)
Won in 1st round
vs. GCL Twins (1 game to 0)
1999 37-23 2nd Darryl Kennedy Lost in 1st round
vs. GCL Twins (1 game to 0)
2000 38-18 1st Darryl Kennedy League Champs
vs. GCL Yankees (2 games to 1)
2001 24-35 10th Carlos Subero
2002 28-32 8th (t) Carlos Subero