List of Texas Rangers seasons

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This is a list of all seasons by the Texas Rangers professional baseball franchise. The Rangers were founded as the Washington Senators and formed after an older team of the same name moved to Minneapolis as the Minnesota Twins in 1961.

The team was extremely unsuccessful in its early years, not winning more games than it lost until 1969. It moved to Arlington, Texas, in 1972, and continued to perform poorly, with only one season of over ninety wins and not a single postseason appearance until after the 1994 strike. After the George W. Bush/Edward W. Rose Partnership bought the team in 1989, the Rangers earned three postseason appearances in four years (1996 to 1999). The Rangers again declined to mediocrity under owner Tom Hicks until Hicks put the team into bankruptcy in 2010, at which time an ownership group led by Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg bought the team and the Rangers began the best period of success in franchise history. Between 2010 and 2016, Texas reached the postseason five times, won four division titles, and appeared unexpectedly in their first two World Series in 2010 and 2011.

Abstract (1961–2016)[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • 55 Major League Baseball seasons: 4257–4635 (.479)
  • 2 American League Pennants: 2010, 2011
  • 7 Division titles: 1996, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016
  • 1 Wild Card: 2012

Post-season[edit]

  • 1 appearance in Wild Card Game: 0–1 (.000)
  • 7 appearances in Division Series: 9–18 (.333), Series W-L: 2–5 (.286)
  • 2 appearances in the Championship Series: 8–4 (.667), Series W-L: 2–0 (1.000)
  • 2 appearances in the World Series: 4–8 (.333), Series W-L: 0–2 (.000)
  • Post-season record: 21–31 (.404), Total series W-L: 4–7 (.364)

Year by year[edit]

World Series champions AL champions Division champions (1969–present) Wild card berth (1995–present)
Season Level League Division Regular season Playoffs Awards
Finish Won Lost Win% GB
Washington Senators
1961 MLB AL 9th 61 100 .380 47½
1962 MLB AL 10th 60 101 .375 35½
1963 MLB AL 10th 56 106 .345 48½
1964 MLB AL 9th 62 100 .382 37
1965 MLB AL 8th 70 92 .432 32
1966 MLB AL 8th 71 88 .438 25½
1967 MLB AL 6th 76 85 .476 15½
1968 MLB AL 10th 65 96 .399 37½
1969 MLB AL East 4th 86 76 .530 23
1970 MLB AL East 6th 70 92 .432 38
1971 MLB AL East 5th 63 96 .408 38½
Texas Rangers
1972 MLB AL West 6th 54 100 .350 38½
1973 MLB AL West 6th 57 105 .351 37
1974 MLB AL West 2nd 84 76 .525 5 Jeff Burroughs (MVP)
Mike Hargrove (ROY)
1975 MLB AL West 3rd 79 83 .487 19
1976 MLB AL West 5th 76 86 .469 14
1977 MLB AL West 2nd 94 68 .580 8
1978 MLB AL West 3rd 87 75 .537 5
1979 MLB AL West 3rd 83 79 .512 5
1980 MLB AL West 4th 76 85 .468 20½
1981 MLB AL West 2nd 33 22 .600
3rd 24 26 .480
1982 MLB AL West 6th 64 98 .395 29
1983 MLB AL West 3rd 77 85 .475 22
1984 MLB AL West 7th 69 92 .428 14½
1985 MLB AL West 7th 62 99 .385 28½
1986 MLB AL West 2nd 87 75 .537 5
1987 MLB AL West 7th 75 87 .462 10
1988 MLB AL West 6th 70 91 .435 33½
1989 MLB AL West 4th 83 79 .512 16
1990 MLB AL West 3rd 83 79 .512 20
1991 MLB AL West 3rd 85 77 .524 10
1992 MLB AL West 4th 77 85 .475 19
1993 MLB AL West 2nd 86 76 .530 8
1994 MLB AL West 1st 52 62 .456 Postseason cancelled
1995 MLB AL West 3rd 74 70 .513
1996 MLB AL West 1st 90 72 .555 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–1 Juan González (MVP)
Johnny Oates (MOY)
1997 MLB AL West 3rd 77 85 .475 13
1998 MLB AL West 1st 88 74 .543 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–0 Juan González (MVP)
1999 MLB AL West 1st 95 67 .586 Lost ALDS (Yankees) 3–0 Iván Rodríguez (MVP)
2000 MLB AL West 4th 71 91 .438 20½
2001 MLB AL West 4th 73 89 .450 43
2002 MLB AL West 4th 72 90 .444 31
2003 MLB AL West 4th 71 91 .438 25 Alex Rodriguez (MVP)
2004 MLB AL West 3rd 89 73 .549 3 Buck Showalter (MOY)
2005 MLB AL West 3rd 79 83 .487 16
2006 MLB AL West 3rd 80 82 .493 13
2007 MLB AL West 4th 75 87 .462 18
2008 MLB AL West 2nd 79 83 .487 21
2009 MLB AL West 2nd 87 75 .537 10
2010 MLB AL West 1st 90 72 .556 Won ALDS (Rays) 3–2
Won ALCS (Yankees) 4–2
Lost World Series (Giants) 4–1
Josh Hamilton (MVP)
Neftalí Feliz (ROY)
2011 MLB AL West 1st 96 66 .593 Won ALDS (Rays) 3–1
Won ALCS (Tigers) 4–2
Lost World Series (Cardinals) 4–3
2012 MLB AL West 2nd 93 69 .574 1 Lost AL Wild Card Game (Orioles)
2013 MLB AL West 2nd 91 72 .558
2014 MLB AL West 5th 67 95 .414 31
2015 MLB AL West 1st 88 74 .543 Lost ALDS (Blue Jays) 3–2 Jeff Banister (MOY)
Prince Fielder (CBPOY)
2016 MLB AL West 1st 95 67 .586 Lost ALDS (Blue Jays) 3–0
Total 4280 4650 .479 Playoffs: 21–31 (.404)

Record by decade[edit]

The following table describes the Rangers' MLB win–loss record by decade.

Decade Wins Losses Pct
1960s 607 844 .418
1970s 747 860 .465
1980s 720 839 .462
1990s 807 747 .519
2000s 776 844 .479
2010s 620 515 .546
All-time 4277 4649 .479

These statistics are from Baseball-Reference.com's Texas Rangers History & Encyclopedia,[1] and are current as of October 18, 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas Rangers History & Encyclopedia". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 18, 2016. 

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