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List of Texas Rangers team records

Michael Young is the Rangers' career leader in games played (1,823), at bats (7,399), runs (1,085), hits (2,230), doubles (415), and triples (55).

The Texas Rangers Major League Baseball team has played in Arlington, Texas, since 1972. The team began in 1961 as the Washington Senators, an American League expansion team based in Washington, D.C., before relocating to Texas. This list documents players and teams who hold records set in various statistical areas during single games, entire seasons, or their Rangers' careers.

Contents

Table keyEdit

  Record was set when the team was known as the Washington Senators
  Record encompasses career with the Texas Rangers and Washington Senators
* Tied record

Career recordsEdit

These are records of players with the best performance in distinct statistical categories during their career with the Rangers.[1][2][3]

BattingEdit

 
Elvis Andrus is the Rangers' career leader in stolen bases (290).
 
Rafael Palmeiro is the Rangers' career leader in walks (805).
 
Nolan Ryan is the Rangers' career leader in batting average against (.197).
Statistic Player Record Rangers career Ref
Games played Michael Young 1,823 2000–2012 [4]
At bats Michael Young 7,399 2000–2012 [4]
Runs Michael Young 1,085 2000–2012 [4]
Hits Michael Young 2,230 2000–2012 [4]
Doubles Michael Young 415 2000–2012 [4]
Triples Michael Young 55 2000–2012 [4]
Home runs Juan González 372 1989–1999, 2002–2003 [5]
Runs batted in Juan González 1,180 1989–1999, 2002–2003 [5]
Walks Rafael Palmeiro 805 1989–1993, 1999–2003 [6]
Strikeouts Michael Young 1,152 2000–2012 [4]
Stolen bases Elvis Andrus 290 2009–present [7]
Caught stealing Elvis Andrus 100 2009–present [7]
Batting average Al Oliver .319 1978–1981 [8]
On-base percentage Mike Hargrove .399 1974–1979 [9]
Slugging percentage Alex Rodriguez .615 2001–2003 [10]
On-base plus slugging Alex Rodriguez 1.011 2001–2003 [10]

PitchingEdit

Statistic Player Record Rangers career Ref
Wins Charlie Hough 139 1980–1990 [11]
Losses Charlie Hough 123 1980–1990 [11]
Earned run average Darold Knowles 2.46  1967–1971, 1977 [12]
Games pitched Kenny Rogers 528 1989–1995, 2000–2002, 2004–2005 [13]
Games started Charlie Hough 313 1980–1990 [11]
Saves John Wetteland 150 1997–2000 [14]
Innings pitched Charlie Hough 2,308 1980–1990 [11]
Hits allowed Kenny Rogers 1,997 1989–1995, 2000–2002, 2004–2005 [13]
Runs allowed Charlie Hough 1,086 1980–1990 [11]
Earned runs allowed Charlie Hough 943 1980–1990 [11]
Home runs allowed Charlie Hough 238 1980–1990 [11]
Walks Bobby Witt 1,001 1986–1992, 1995–1998 [15]
Strikeouts Charlie Hough 1,452 1980–1990 [11]
Batting average against Nolan Ryan .197 1989–1993 [16]
WHIP Bert Blyleven 1.09 1976–1977 [17]

Single-season recordsEdit

These are records of players with the best performance in distinct statistical categories during a single season.[18]

BattingEdit

 
Josh Hamilton set the single-season batting average record (.359) in 2010.
Statistic Player Record Season Ref
Games played Al Oliver 163 1980 [8]
At bats Michael Young 691 2006 [4]
Runs Alex Rodriguez 133 2001 [10]
Hits Michael Young 221 2005 [4]
Singles Mickey Rivers 165 1980 [19]
Doubles Michael Young 52 2006 [4]
Triples Rubén Sierra 14 1989 [20]
Home runs Alex Rodriguez 57 2002 [10]
Runs batted in Juan González 157 1998 [5]
Walks Frank Howard 132  1970 [21]
Strikeouts Joey Gallo 207 2018 [22]
Stolen bases Bump Wills 52 1978 [23]
Caught stealing Otis Nixon 21 1995 [24]
Batting average Josh Hamilton .359 2010 [25]
On-base percentage Milton Bradley .436 2008 [26]
Slugging percentage Juan González .643 1996 [5]
Consecutive games hitting streak Gabe Kapler 28 2000 [27]

PitchingEdit

 
Jim Bibby (shown) and Ferguson Jenkins set the single-season record for the most games started (41) in 1974.
Statistic Player Record Season Ref
Wins Ferguson Jenkins 25 1974 [28]
Losses Jim Bibby 19 1974 [29]
Earned run average (min. 100 IP) Jim Kern 1.57 1979 [30]
Earned run average (min. 162 IP) Mike Paul 2.17 1972 [31]
Games pitched Mitch Williams 85 1987 [32]
Games started Ferguson Jenkins 41* 1974 [28]
Games started Jim Bibby 41* 1974 [29]
Saves Francisco Cordero 49 2004 [33]
Complete games Ferguson Jenkins 29 1974 [28]
Shutouts Ferguson Jenkins 6* 1974 [28]
Shutouts Bert Blyleven 6* 1976 [17]
Innings pitched Ferguson Jenkins 328 1974 [28]
Hits allowed Ferguson Jenkins 286 1974 [28]
Runs allowed Charlie Hough 159 1987 [11]
Earned runs allowed Jim Bibby 139 1974 [29]
Home runs allowed Rick Helling 41 1999 [34]
Walks Bobby Witt 143 1986 [15]
Strikeouts Nolan Ryan 301 1989 [16]

Single-game recordsEdit

These are records of players and teams with the best performance in distinct statistical categories during a single game.[35]

BattingEdit

 
Adrián Beltré hit two home runs in a single inning on August 22, 2012, against Baltimore.
Statistic Player Record Date Opponent
Most runs scored in a game (team) 30[n 1] August 22, 2007 Baltimore Orioles
Most home runs in a game (team) 8* May 21, 2005 Houston Astros
Most home runs in a game (team) 8* June 30, 2005 Los Angeles Angels
Most home runs in a game Josh Hamilton 4*[n 2] May 8, 2012 Baltimore Orioles
Most home runs in an inning Carl Everett 2*[n 3] July 26, 2002 Oakland Athletics
Most home runs in an inning Adrián Beltré 2*[n 3] August 22, 2012 Baltimore Orioles
Most RBI in a game Iván Rodríguez 9 April 13, 1999 Seattle Mariners
Most total bases in a game Josh Hamilton 18[n 4] May 8, 2012 Baltimore Orioles
Most stolen bases in a game Scarborough Green 5 September 28, 2000 Seattle Mariners

PitchingEdit

 
Cliff Lee twice struck out 13 batters in 9-inning games in 2010.
Statistic Player Record Date Opponent
Most successive strikeouts Nolan Ryan 7 July 7, 1991 California Angels
Most consecutive batters retired Kenny Rogers 27 July 28, 1994 California Angels
Most strikeouts in an inning Bobby Witt 4*[n 3] August 2, 1987 Baltimore Orioles
Most strikeouts in an inning Charlie Hough 4*[n 3] July 4, 1988 New York Yankees
Most strikeouts in a 9-inning game (RHP) Nolan Ryan 16* April 26, 1990 Chicago White Sox
Most strikeouts in a 9-inning game (RHP) Nolan Ryan 16* May 1, 1991 Toronto Blue Jays
Most strikeouts in a 9-inning game (LHP) Jamie Moyer 13* April 8, 1989 Toronto Blue Jays
Most strikeouts in a 9-inning game (LHP) Cliff Lee 13* July 26, 2010 Oakland Athletics
Most strikeouts in a 9-inning game (LHP) Cliff Lee 13* October 18, 2010 New York Yankees
Most strikeouts in a 9-inning game (LHP) Mike Minor 13* April 27, 2019 Seattle Mariners
Most strikeouts in an extra-inning game Tom Cheney 21 (16 inn) [n 5] September 12, 1962 Baltimore Orioles

Rare featsEdit

Hitting for the cycleEdit

 
Jim King became the first player in franchise history to hit for the cycle when he did so on May 26, 1964, for the Washington Senators.

Eleven Rangers have hit for the cycle in franchise history.[37][38]

Player Date Opponent
Jim King May 26, 1964  Boston Red Sox
Oddibe McDowell July 23, 1985 Cleveland Indians
Mark Teixeira August 17, 2004 Cleveland Indians
Gary Matthews Jr. September 13, 2006 Detroit Tigers
Ian Kinsler April 15, 2009 Baltimore Orioles
Bengie Molina July 16, 2010 Boston Red Sox
Adrián Beltré August 24, 2012 Minnesota Twins
Alex Ríos September 23, 2013 Houston Astros
Shin-Soo Choo July 21, 2015 Colorado Rockies
Adrián Beltré August 3, 2015 Houston Astros
Carlos Gómez April 29, 2017 Los Angeles Angels

Triple playsEdit

 
Third baseman Toby Harrah initiated the first Rangers triple play on August 8, 1977.
 
Second baseman Ian Kinsler initiated a triple play on May 20, 2009.

The Rangers have turned six triple plays in their franchise history.[38]

Date Players Opponent
August 8, 1977 Toby Harrah
Bump Wills
Mike Hargrove
Oakland Athletics
June 17, 1999 Mark McLemore
Royce Clayton
Lee Stevens
New York Yankees
August 6, 2001 Alex Rodriguez
Randy Velarde
Boston Red Sox
April 14, 2002 Kenny Rogers
Alex Rodriguez
Iván Rodríguez
Hank Blalock
Kenny Rogers
Michael Young
Seattle Mariners
May 20, 2009 Ian Kinsler
Elvis Andrus
Detroit Tigers
August 16, 2018 Jurickson Profar
Rougned Odor
Los Angeles Angels

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Modern major league record and the all-time American League record
  2. ^ Tied the major league record[36]
  3. ^ a b c d Tied the major league record
  4. ^ American League record[36]
  5. ^ Major league record

ReferencesEdit

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