Why are they called the Texas Rangers?

The Texas Rangers baseball club is named for the legendary Texas Ranger law enforcement agency, which traces their roots back to the 1820s.

This franchise, which has their roots in the expansion Washington Senators, debuted in Arlington, Texas in 1972.

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes is the author of three books about baseball, including Ty Cobb: A Biography. He formerly worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media. He lives in Michigan where he writes, runs, and enjoys a good orange soda now and again.

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