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Texas Rangers (baseball) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Established 1961 Based in Arlington since 1972 Team Logo Cap Insignia Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Colors Blue, Red, White Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Other nicknames None Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a.k.a. Ameriquest Field in Arlington (2004-2006) a.k.a. The Ballpark in Arlington (1994-2004) Arlington Stadium (1972-1993) RFK Stadium (Washington, DC) (1962-1971) a.k.a. D.C. Stadium (1962-1968) Griffith Stadium (Washington, DC) (1961) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None AL Pennants (0) None West Division titles (3)  1999 • 1998 • 1996 Wild card berths (0) None  - In 1994, a players' strike wiped out the last eight weeks of the season and all post-season. Texas was in first place by two games in the West Division (despite being 10 games under .500) when play was stopped. No official titles were awarded in 1994. Owner(s): Tom Hicks Manager: Ron Washington General Manager: Jon Daniels The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft.Worth area. The Rangers are a member of the Western Division of Major League Baseball's American League. From 1994 to the present, the Rangers have played in Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The "Rangers" name originates from the famous law enforcement agency of the same name. An expansion franchise, the club was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1961 and was called the Washington Senators (not to be confused with the Washington Senators that left D.C. after 1960 to become the Minnesota Twins). The team then moved to Arlington in 1972 and became the Rangers. The Rangers are one of the least successful teams in MLB history, being one of four teams to have never played in a World Series, having never won a league championship. They are also one of only two franchises to have never won a playoff series since the franchise's inception in 1961.
Contents 1 Franchise history 1.1 Washington Senators 1.2 First years in Texas 1.3 Valentine era 1.4 George W. Bush becomes Managing General Partner 1.5 Success in the 1990s 1.6 Hicks era 1.7 The Alex Rodriguez era 1.8 The present 1.8.1 2004 1.8.2 2005 1.8.3 2005–2006 offseason 1.8.4 2006 1.8.5 2006–2007 offseason 1.8.6 Renaming of the ballpark 1.8.7 2007 1.8.8 2008 2 Season-by-season records 2.1 Washington Senators 2.2 Texas Rangers 2.3 Overall totals 3 Quick facts 4 Baseball Hall of Famers 4.1 Washington Senators 4.2 Texas Rangers 5 Retired Numbers 6 Awards 6.1 A.L. Batting Title 6.2 A.L. Home Run Champ 6.3 AL MVPs 6.4 AL Managers of the Year 6.5 AL Rookie of the Year 6.6 AL Gold Gloves 6.7 Comeback Player of The Year 6.8 Hank Aaron Award 6.9 Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award 6.10 Silver Slugger Award 7 Texas Rangers Hall of Fame 7.1 Inductees 8 Current roster 9 Minor league affiliations 10 Radio and television 11 Picture gallery 12 See also 13 References 14 External links  Franchise history  Washington Senators President Richard Nixon throwing out the first pitch of the Senators' season in April 1969; manager Ted Williams is at left; owner Bob Short at right.When the original Washington Senators moved to Minnesota in 1960 as the Twins, Major League Baseball decided to expand a year earlier than planned to stave off threats of lifting its antitrust exemption. At the winter meetings that year, it awarded a new team to Los Angeles (the Angels, now the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) as well as a new team in the nation's capital.
This new team adopted the old Senators name, but was (and still is) considered an expansion team since the Twins retain the old Senators' records and history. The team played the 1961 season at old Griffith Stadium before moving to District of Columbia Stadium (renamed Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in 1969) on East Capitol Street and the Anacostia River. For most of their existence, the new Washington Senators were the definition of futility, losing an average of 90 games a season. Frank Howard, known for his towering home runs, was the team's most accomplished player, winning two home run titles. FAA administrator Elwood Richard Quesada led the 10-man group that bought the Washington franchise. Quesada knew very little about baseball; he once wondered why he needed to pay players who didn't belong in the Majors. He also agreed to a mere 10-year lease at D.C. Stadium--something that would
come back to haunt the Senators later. In 1963, Quesada sold his 10% stake in the club and resigned. Washington stockbrokers James Johnson and James Lemon took over as chairman and vice president, respectively; they bought out the remaining owners two years later. Johnson took the team's massive financial losses philosophically. However, he died in 1967, and Lemon sold the team a year later to hotel and trucking executive Bob Short, who outbid a group headed by Bob Hope. Short named himself general manager, and hired Hall of Famer Ted Williams as manager. This seemed to work at first. Although Williams had never coached--let alone managed--at any level of baseball, he seemed to light a spark under the once-moribund Senators. Williams kept them in contention for most of the season; their 86–76 record was the only winning record in the franchise's first 12 years. What no one knew at the time was that this record would not be approached again until 1977--the franchise's 6th year in Texas. The year also saw the second-best recorded attendance in the history of baseball in Washington; 918,000 fans flocked to RFK Stadium. However, this couldn't last. For one thing, Short had borrowed most of the $9.4 million he'd paid for the team. He was forced to make many questionable trades to service the debt and bring in needed cash. As a result, the team rapidly fell back into the American League cellar. He had little goodwill to start with in Washington since he hadn't promised to keep the team in town, and fans stayed away in droves. It didn't help matters that the Baltimore Orioles (45 minutes away) had turned into a powerhouse. The team's struggles led to a twist on an joke about the old Senators--"Washington: first in war, first in peace and still last in the American League." By the end of the 1970 season, Short had issued an ultimatum--unless someone was willing to buy the Senators for $12 million, he would not renew his lease at RFK Stadium and move elsewhere. Several parties offered to buy the team, but all fell short of Short's asking price. Short was especially receptive to an offer from Arlington, Texas, Mayor Tom Vandergriff, who had been trying to get a Major League team to play in the Metroplex for over a decade. Years earlier, Charles O. Finley, the owner of the Kansas City Athletics, sought to move his team to Dallas, but the idea was rebuffed by the other AL team owners. Arlington's hole card was Turnpike Stadium, a 10,000-seat park which had been built in 1965 to house the AA Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs of the Texas League. However, it had been built to Major League specifications. It was also located in a natural bowl; only minor excavations would be necessary to expand the park to major-league size. After Vandergriff offered a multi-million dollar up-front payment, Short finally decided to pull up stakes and move. On September 20, 1971; he got his wish, receiving approval from AL owners to move the franchise to Arlington for the 1972 season. Washington fans were outraged, leaving public relations director Ted Rodgers with the unenviable task of putting a positive spin on such events as fans unfurling a giant banner saying "Fuck Short." A photo of the banner appeared on the front page of a DC newspaper the following day. Fan enmity came to a head in the team's last game in Washington, on September 30. Thousands of fans simply walked in without paying because the security guards left early in the game, swelling the paid attendance of 14,460 to around 25,000. The Senators led 7–5 with two outs in the top of the ninth. Just then, fans poured onto the field. An obese teenager scooped up first base and ran away. With no security guards in sight, the game was forfeited to the Yankees, 9–0.  First years in Texas During the off-season, additions were made to Turnpike Stadium to increase its seating capacity, and it was officially renamed Arlington Stadium. Bob Short also announced that the franchise would be called the Texas Rangers. The team played its first game on April 15, 1972, a 1–0 loss at the California Angels. The next day, the Rangers defeated the Angels 5–1 for the team's first victory. The first home game was also against the Angels on April 21. After the season, Ted Williams retired as manager; he had made no secret of his distaste with the new city. Whitey Herzog was named the new manager, but he was replaced near the end of the 1973 season by Billy Martin, although Del Wilber managed the team as interim manager for one game between Herzog and Martin's tenures. In 1974, the Rangers began to come into their own as a team. They finished the season 84–76 and in second place behind the eventual World Series champion Oakland Athletics. The 1974 Rangers are still the only MLB team to finish above .500 after two consecutive 100-loss seasons. Mike Hargrove was named AL Rookie of the Year, Billy Martin was named Manager of the Year, Jeff Burroughs was named AL Most Valuable Player, and Ferguson Jenkins was named the Comeback Player of the Year after winning a (still) club record 25 games. However, the following season, after a 44–51 start, Martin was fired as the Rangers manager and was replaced by Frank Lucchesi. The Rangers' first four seasons would set what has become a pattern for the franchise--cycles of poor to mediocre seasons, followed by an
occasional year of near-success, followed by disappointment the following year, then reverting to poor to mediocre seasons. After excellent seasons between 1977–79, the Rangers came very close in clinching a playoff spot in the first half of 1981. However, Texas lost the game before the strike hit; the Oakland A's led the first-half Western Division by a half-game. After 1981, the Rangers would not post a winning record for another five seasons. During this stretch, the Rangers made one of their most unpopular trades ever, sending multi-Gold Glove catcher Jim Sundberg to the Milwaukee Brewers for future Brewers' manager Ned Yost. The Rangers faced attendance problems for a few years after moving to Texas, in part due to the team's uneven performance and in part due to the oppressive heat that can overtake the area in the summer. Until the Florida Marlins arrived in 1993, Arlington Stadium was the hottest stadium in the Majors, with temperatures frequently topping 100 degrees during the day. In part because of this, the Rangers began playing most of their games between May and September at night--a tradition that continues to this day. They usually get a waiver from ESPN to play Sunday night games.  Valentine era Bobby Valentine, who would eventually become the Rangers' longest-serving manager at 1,186 games, became steward over an influx of talent in the team in the late 1980s and 1990s. The 1986 winning season was possible with the help of rookies Rubén Sierra and Pete Incaviglia. However, the Rangers finished 5 games behind division-winning California. The signing of 41-year-old star pitcher Nolan Ryan prior to the 1989 season allowed Ryan to reach his 5,000th strikeout, 300th win, and sixth and seventh no-hitters with the Rangers. Coupled with powerful batters like Juan González, Rubén Sierra, Julio Franco, Harold Baines, and Rafael Palmeiro and a pitching staff that also included Charlie Hough, Bobby Witt, Kevin Brown, and Kenny Rogers, fans expected much from the team. However, the team never improved over second place, and Valentine was let go during the 1992 season.  George W. Bush becomes Managing General Partner In April 1989, the Rangers' owner, oil tycoon Eddie Chiles, sold the team to an investment group that included the future President of the United States George W. Bush. Bush would serve as the Rangers' managing general partner until he was elected Governor of Texas in 1994. Chiles was a friend of the Bush family. After hearing Chiles planned to sell the team, Bush headed a group of investors that bought the team. He secured his share of the Rangers, less than 2-percent equity, by borrowing $500,000. During his tenure, the Rangers and the City of Arlington decided to construct a new stadium to replace the aging Arlington Stadium. Ground was broken on October 30, 1991 on what would become The Ballpark in Arlington (now named Rangers Ballpark in Arlington). Stadium construction was financed by Arlington residents, through a sales tax increase. The city also authorized the seizure of land, through eminent domain. In 1998, Tom Hicks bought the team. Bush received nearly $15 million from the sale, mostly due to a generous 10-percent bonus of the purchases price, which was $250 million.   Success in the 1990s In 1993, Kevin Kennedy took over managerial duties, helming the team for two seasons. The 1993 squad was the first since the 1974 team to be in serious contention for a playoff berth into mid-September. Kennedy was let go in 1994, although the team led the AL West prior to the players' strike. The strike wiped out what could have been the Rangers' first division championship when commissioner Bud Selig canceled the remainder of the season. The 1994 season featured a perfect game by Kenny Rogers. The year 1995 saw the beginnings of the most promise for the Rangers. With a brand new ballpark that hosted its first All-Star Game, Johnny Oates was hired as the Rangers' manager and promptly led them to an AL West division title in 1996. The first Rangers' playoff series in history, 24 years after the franchise came to Texas, saw the Rangers lose to the New York Yankees, though they did win Game 1 for their first, and to date only, playoff victory. Oates was named AL Manager of the Year and Juan González was named AL MVP. The team featured a powerful lineup of hitters with Iván Rodríguez, Will Clark, Mark McLemore, Dean Palmer, Rusty Greer, Juan González, and Mickey Tettleton but continued to struggle with pitching – a reputation that dogs the Rangers to this day – despite having Rick
Helling, and Aaron Sele on their roster. Oates again led the team to AL West championships in 1998 and 1999, but en route to a second straight last place finish, Oates resigned 28 games into the 2001 season.  Hicks era The Tom Hicks era began with his purchases of the team in 1998. The Dallas businessman headed an investment group that purchased the team for $250 million. In 1999, Nolan Ryan became the first player ever elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame to have a Ranger cap placed on his plaque.  The Alex Rodriguez era Prior to the 2001 season, star free-agent shortstop Alex Rodriguez, previously of the Seattle Mariners, was signed by the Rangers in the most lucrative deal in baseball history: a 10-year, US$252 million contract. The move was considered controversial and was frequently maligned by the media who thought that Hicks was placing too much emphasis on one player instead of spreading out money among many players, especially for a team that lacked significant pitching talent. Although Rodriguez's individual performance was outstanding, the Rangers continued to struggle, and manager Jerry Narron was fired following the 2002 season. He was replaced by seasoned manager Buck Showalter. In the 2003 season, the Rangers finished in last place for the fourth straight year, and after a post-season fallout between Rodriguez and team management, the then-reigning AL MVP and new Rangers captain, Alex Rodriguez, was traded to the New York Yankees for Alfonso Soriano and Joaquin Arias.  The present  2004 Prior to the 2004 season, little hope was held out for the Rangers to improve on their losing ways. However, the Rangers battled with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Oakland Athletics for first place in the AL West for much of the season. Mark Teixeira, Alfonso Soriano, Michael Young, and Hank Blalock became one of the better tandems of batting infielders in the league, and Young, Blalock, and Soriano were named to the 2004 All-Star Game. Soriano was named the All-Star MVP after going 2 for 3 with a three-run home run. The Rangers remained in contention until the last week of the season, eventually finishing in third place behind the Angels and A's, but they finished the season only 3 games out of first place. By comparison, the fourth-place team, the Seattle Mariners, were 29 games out of first.  2005 In 2005 the Rangers struggled to find consistency amid controversy and injuries. Frank Francisco and Carlos Almanzar, two key members of the bullpen, were sidelined for Tommy John surgery. Kenny Rogers, the team's ace pitcher, received a 20 game suspension from commissioner Bud Selig for attacking a cameraman at Ameriquest Field. Rogers signed with the Tigers for the 2006 season after the Rangers declined to offer him a contract. Also, shortly after a spectacular homestand where the Rangers swept all three series (the first time in Rangers history that they ever swept an entire homestand involving more than one team), management unexpectedly placed opening-day starter Ryan Drese on waivers, where he was claimed by the Washington Nationals. After Drese's release and Rogers' suspension, the Rangers struggled to find consistency on the mound, and a disastrous road trip in August in which the Rangers went 1-12 all but assured that the Rangers would not make the playoffs in 2005.  2005–2006 offseason On October 4, 2005, the Rangers announced that John Hart was stepping aside as general manager of the franchise, and that Jon Daniels was being promoted from assistant general manager to general manager. Daniels, at 28 years and one month, was the youngest general manager in Major League history. However, Hart remained with the club as a "special consultant", thus giving rise to media speculation that Daniels would be little more than a "yes man" for Hart. In any case, Daniels and the Rangers front office were very active in the 2005–2006 offseason. Alfonso Soriano, who had often been mentioned in trade speculation, was finally dealt to the Nationals for outfielders Brad Wilkerson and Terrmel Sledge. The Rangers then began making moves to acquire the pitching help that they have long sought. The Rangers acquired starter Vicente Padilla from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Ricardo Rodriguez and acquired San Diego Padres pitchers Adam Eaton and Akinori Otsuka in exchange for Chris Young, Adrian Gonzalez, and Sledge. Finally, they signed free agent starter Kevin Millwood to a five-year contract worth US$60 million. The Rangers were also mentioned in speculation as a possible destination for Roger Clemens, who was not offered salary arbitration by the Houston Astros. However, Clemens eventually decided to sign with the Astros and appeared in his first game for Houston on June 22.  2006 The Rangers 2006 season ended with a disappointing 80–82 record and a third-place finish in the American League West. The team contended for the first half of the season with the pitching staff showing some improvement. However, the team proved unable to keep pace with the surging Oakland Athletics in the second half of the year, and fell out of contention in September. To some extent the Rangers were the victims of bad luck, as their won-lost record was worse than their +51 run differential for the season would indicate. The pitching staff, anchored by Kevin Millwood and Vicente Padilla, improved to a ninth-place finish in the AL in combined ERA compared to 2005's twelfth-place record, despite Ameriquest Field's deserved reputation as a hitter's park. Although the offense was inconsistent for much of the season, with outfielder Brad
Wilkerson, third baseman Hank Blalock and catcher Rod Barajas particularly disappointing, the team still finished fourth in the AL in runs scored. Significant player moves included the July 28 deal acquiring outfielders Carlos Lee and Nelson Cruz from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for Kevin Mench, Francisco Cordero, Laynce Nix and a prospect pitcher. Cordero became expendable after early season problems led to his replacement as closer by Akinori Otsuka. Although Otsuka pitched well in the closer's role, fellow pitching acquisition Adam Eaton proved of little help to the club after injury wiped out most of his season. Rangers shortstop Michael Young was named the MVP of the 2006 All-Star game, played on July 11 in Pittsburgh, for his game-winning two-run triple in the ninth. Center fielder Gary Matthews, Jr. also played in the All-Star game.  2006–2007 offseason As a result of the third-place finish, on October 4 the Rangers dismissed Buck Showalter as manager with three years left on his contract. On November 6, the team announced that Oakland Athletics third base coach Ron Washington had accepted their offer to manage the team. Washington beat out four other candidates for the job: Rangers bench coach Don Wakamatsu, New York Mets third base coach Manny Acta, Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman, and former Rangers catcher John Russell. Gary Matthews, Jr., Mark DeRosa, Carlos Lee, and Adam Eaton all signed with other clubs as free agents. Vicente Padilla has accepted a three-year, US$33 million offer with an option for a fourth year at US$12 million. The Rangers also signed Frank Catalanotto from the Toronto Blue Jays to a multi-year deal. Catalanotto will likely bat second and play left field, similar to his first tour with the Rangers. He is also expected to be a regular DH, switching duties with the newly acquired Sammy Sosa. The Rangers subsequently signed reliever Eric Gagné and center fielder Kenny Lofton to one-year deals. In a sign that GM Jon Daniels is looking for results in 2007, the Rangers' top pitching prospect John Danks was traded to the Chicago White Sox, along with reliever Nick Masset and low-A pitching prospect Jacob Rasner for 23-year-old starter Brandon McCarthy and 18-year-old outfielder David Paisano. Also new to the roster this year is veteran Sammy Sosa. Initially, the media and fans took this purely as a publicity stunt. However, Sammy quieted the critics with his hot bat during spring training. He has made the 25 man roster, and is expected to bat fifth behind Teixeira.  Renaming of the ballpark On March 19, 2007 the Rangers announced the termination of the agreement with Ameriquest Mortgage Company on ballpark naming rights. The team's stadium will now be known as Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers negotiated a 30-year, US$75 million naming rights agreement with Ameriquest three years ago. Although Ameriquest has since experienced financial difficulties from the 2007 mortgage crisis, club president Jeff Cogen said the Rangers were more concerned about getting their name back on the ballpark rather than what was happening with Ameriquest. "It's all about the brand," Cogen said. The Rangers lose US$2.5 million per year from the naming rights but get back a number of advertising outlets at the ballpark that were included in the Ameriquest deal.  2007 Wikinews has related news: MLB: Rangers score 30 runs against Orioles in first game of doubleheaderAlthough key hitters such as Michael Young and Mark Teixeira have rebounded after poor starts, the team overall ranks only seventh in the AL in runs scored despite playing in a good hitters park. On June 20, Sammy Sosa hit his 600th career home run against the Chicago Cubs at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Hank Blalock, the starting 3rd baseman who had been enjoying a good season, was placed on the 60-day disabled list on the 19th of May due to thoracic outlet syndrome, and Teixeira followed him onto the disabled list on June 9 (for the first time in his career) with a strained left quadriceps muscle. Although the team holds the highest ERA in the Majors there may be a few promising signs for the future with relief pitchers such as Willie Eyre doing a good job from the bullpen. With a record of 46-59 at the July 31st trade deadline, the team traded Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay to the Atlanta Braves in a deal that would eventually bring 5 prospects to the Rangers organization, including three of Atlanta's top prospects Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Elvis Andrus and Matt Harrison. At the trade deadline of 4:00 CST, the team also traded closer Eric Gagné to the Boston Red Sox for left-hander Kason Gabbard and Minor League outfielders David Murphy and Engel Beltre in what can only be seen as an attempt to re-tool the team for the 2008 season. On August 19 at the Metrodome, the Minnesota Twins logged 19 strikeouts against the Rangers, one short of the Major League record. Three days later, the 22nd, in the first game of a doubleheader at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Rangers' bats came alive with a modern record for runs by one team, defeating the Baltimore Orioles 30–3. Their 27-run margin of victory is also a modern day MLB record. Wes Littleton gained probably the easiest save in Major League history. Entering the game in the last of the seventh, with his team already ahead 14-3, Littleton gave up just two hits and a walk, earning a save because he finished the game and pitched at least three innings. The Rangers scored 16 of their 30 runs in the final two innings, giving Littleton a 27-run cushion in the last of the ninth. That raises the unanswerable question of how many runs Littleon would have had to yield before the Texas manager might have decided he was "in trouble". As it was, the O's were 3-up, 3-down in the ninth. The Rangers cooled off a bit in the nightcap, winning 9–7.  2008 The Rangers started off their season in Seattle winning the second game of the three game set. They then moved to Los Angeles where they won two out of three against the Angels of Anaheim to move to .500 for the first time since late 2006. They then took a doubleheader against the Orioles after losing the first game to move over .500 for the first time this year. The Rangers then lost seven straight due to being swept in a four game series in Boston and then a three game series in Detroit to move out of
the race in the division and into the cellar at 7–16. However, the month of May proved better for the team as they won a franchise high 19 games in the month. As of July 13, 2008 the Rangers record was 50 wins and 46 loses, placing them 4 games over .500. During the All Star break Rangers center fielder Josh Hamilton crushed a first round home run record in the 2008 Home Run Derby at Yankee Stadium. The previous record was twenty-four by Bobby Abreu. Hamilton hit twenty-eight home runs in the first round, four in the second round and three during the final round, with a for a total of thirty-five home runs. Four Texas Rangers played in the 2008 All Star Game, Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler, Milton Bradley, and Michael Young, who would repeat his 2006 All Star Game feat by driving in the winning run via a sac fly.  Season-by-season records  Washington Senators Year Record (W-L) Win Average Place 1961 61-100 .379 9th 1962 60-101 .373 10th 1963 56-106 .346 10th 1964 62-100 .383 9th 1965 70-92 .432 8th 1966 71-88 .447 8th 1967 76-85 .472 6th 1968 65-96 .404 10th 1969 86-76 .531 4th 1970 70-92 .432 6th 1971 63-96 .396 5th Beginning in 1969, the Washington Senators began playing in the American League East  Texas Rangers [hide]Season Records Year Record Win % Place Notes 1972 54-100 .351 6th 1973 57-105 .352 6th 1974 84-76 .525 2nd Only MLB team to ever finish over .500 after two consecutive 100-loss seasons 1975 79-83 .488 3rd 1976 76-86 .469 4th 1977 94-68 .580 2nd 1978 87-75 .537 2nd 1979 83-79 .512 3rd 1980 76-85 .472 4th 1981 57-48 .543 2nd/3rd 1982 64-98 .395 6th 1983 77-85 .475 3rd 1984 69-92 .429 7th 1985 62-99 .385 7th 1986 87-75 .537 2nd 1987 75-87 .463 6th 1988 70-91 .435 6th 1989 83-79 .512 4th 1990 83-79 .512 3rd 1991 85-77 .525 3rd 1992 77-85 .475 4th 1993 86-76 .531 2nd 1994 52-62 .456 1st 1994 had no postseason due to the 1994 Major League Baseball strike. 1995 74-70 .514 3rd 1996 90-72 .556 1st Lost the ALDS to New York Yankees, 1-3. 1997 77-85 .475 3rd 1998 88-74 .543 1st Lost the ALDS to New York Yankees, 0-3. 1999 95-67 .586 1st Lost the ALDS to New York Yankees, 0-3. 2000 71-91 .438 4th 2001 73-89 .451 4th 2002 72-90 .444 4th 2003 71-91 .438 4th 2004 89-73 .549 3rd 2005 79-83 .488 3rd 2006 80-82 .494 3rd 2007 75-87 .463 4th 2008 75-80 .484 2nd  Overall totals Through the 2007 season, the Rangers have won 3,491 games and lost 3,976 over their history, equating to a .468 lifetime average winning percentage. The team is 1–9 in individual playoff games, and 0-3 overall for postseason series. See also: Texas Rangers seasons  Quick facts Founded: 1961 (American League expansion) Formerly known as: the Washington Senators, 1961–1971 (Not to be confused with the team that was the Washington Senators prior to 1961 and then became the Minnesota Twins, or with the Washington Senators that existed from 1891–1899 and were contracted). Home ballpark: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (known as The Ballpark in Arlington 1994–2004 and Ameriquest Field in Arlington 2004–2007) Uniform colors: Blue, White, and Scarlet red Logo design: A "T" superimposed on a baseball, set inside a circle with "TEXAS" on the top half and "RANGERS" on the bottom Playoff appearances (3): 1996, 1998, 1999 Local radio: KRLD 1080 in English, KFLC 1270 in Spanish/Español Local television: FSN Southwest, KDFI-TV (My 27), KDFW Fox 4 Spring Training facility: Surprise Stadium, Surprise, AZ InterLeague Play: The Texas Rangers hosted the San Francisco Giants in the first InterLeague Game in baseball history beating the Rangers in front of 48,000 in attendance. The Rangers (when combined with their predecessor the Senators) are the oldest franchise that has yet to appear in a World Series; in fact, they have yet to win any playoff series. They are the oldest franchise in the 4 major pro sports to never win a championship. In their history the team has only one playoff victory, on the road at Yankee Stadium in the franchise's first playoff game; they have never won a home playoff game.  Baseball Hall of Famers  Washington Senators Ted Williams  Texas Rangers Fergie Jenkins Gaylord Perry Nolan Ryan Goose Gossage Affiliation according to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Names in Bold Inducted as Rangers Chuck Hinton and Frank Howard, who played for the franchise in Washington (although Howard played for the Rangers in 1972), are listed on the Washington Hall of Stars display at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in Washington. So are Gil Hodges and Mickey Vernon, who managed the "New Senators". Vernon also played for the "Old Senators", who became the Minnesota Twins.  Retired Numbers Johnny Oates MGR Nolan Ryan P Jackie Robinson Retired by Baseball  Awards  A.L. Batting Title Julio Franco, 1991 Michael Young, 2005  A.L. Home Run Champ Frank Howard, 1968, 1970 Juan González, 1992, 1993 Alex Rodriguez, 2001, 2002, 2003  AL MVPs Jeff Burroughs, 1974 Juan González, 1996, 1998 Iván Rodríguez, 1999 Alex Rodriguez, 2003  AL Managers of the Year Billy Martin, 1974 (award was given by Associated Press) Johnny Oates, 1996 (was co-manager with Joe Torre this year) Buck Showalter, 2004  AL Rookie of the Year Mike Hargrove, 1974  AL Gold Gloves Buddy Bell, 3B, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Juan Beniquez, OF, 1977 Rafael Palmeiro, 1B, 1999 Gary Pettis, OF, 1990 Alex Rodriguez, SS, 2002, 2003 Iván Rodríguez, C, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kenny Rogers, P, 2000, 2002, 2004 Jim Sundberg, C, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981 Mark Teixeira, 1B, 2005, 2006  Comeback Player of The Year Ferguson Jenkins, 1974 Jose Guzman, 1991 Kevin Elster, 1996 Rubén Sierra, 2001  Hank Aaron Award Alex Rodriguez, 2001, 2002, 2003  Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award Jim Kern, 1979 Jeff Russell, 1989  Silver Slugger Award Al Oliver, 1980, 1981 Buddy Bell, 1984 Julio Franco & Rubén Sierra, 1989 Julio Franco, 1990, 1991 Juan González,
1992, 1993 Iván Rodríguez, 1994, 1995 Iván Rodríguez, & Juan González, 1996, 1997, 1998 Iván Rodríguez, & Rafael Palmeiro, 1999 Alex Rodriguez, 2001, 2002, 2003 Mark Teixeria, & Alfonso Soriano, 2004, 2005  Texas Rangers Hall of Fame The Texas Rangers Hall of Fame was created in 2003 to honor the careers of former Texas Rangers players, managers, executives and broadcasters. There are currently ten members. The Hall is located in Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.  Inductees 2003 Charlie Hough Johnny Oates (Manager) Nolan Ryan Jim Sundberg (Player and Broadcaster) 2004 Buddy Bell Ferguson Jenkins Tom Vandergriff (local politician who spearheaded the campaign to bring baseball to the DFW area) 2005 Mark Holtz (Broadcaster) John Wetteland 2007 Rusty Greer  Current roster Texas Rangers roster view • talk • edit Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other Pitchers Starting rotation 39 Scott Feldman 54 Matt Harrison 20 Brandon McCarthy 33 Kevin Millwood 57 Dustin Nippert 44 Vicente Padilla Bullpen 53 Joaquín Benoit 52 Brian Gordon 58 Wes Littleton 43 Kameron Loe 60 Warner Madrigal 46 Luis Mendoza 59 Josh Rupe 56 Bill White 45 Jamey Wright Closer 50 Frank Francisco Catchers 15 Gerald Laird 51 Max Ramírez 25 Jarrod Saltalamacchia 2 Taylor Teagarden Infielders 4 Joaquín Árias 9 Hank Blalock 19 Chris Davis 6 Germán Durán 30 Travis Metcalf 12 Ramón Vázquez 10 Michael Young Outfielders 41 Brandon Boggs 22 Marlon Byrd 27 Frank Catalanotto 17 Nelson Cruz 32 Josh Hamilton Designated hitters 21 Milton Bradley Pitchers 61 Thomas Diamond 35 Tommy Hunter 37 Eric Hurley † 49 Doug Mathis † 36 C. J. Wilson † Outfielders -- Julio Borbon 7 David Murphy † Manager 38 Ron Washington Coaches 48 Jim Colborn (bullpen) 40 Andy Hawkins (pitching) 11 Art Howe (bench) 8 Rudy Jaramillo (hitting) 24 Gary Pettis (first base) 3 Matt Walbeck (third base) 60-day disabled list 13 Kason Gabbard 31 Jason Jennings 5 Ian Kinsler 47 A. J. Murray 48 John Rheinecker † 15-day disabled list * Suspended list # Bereavement list Roster updated 2008-09-16 Transactions • Depth Chart  Minor league affiliations AAA: Oklahoma City RedHawks, Pacific Coast League AA: Frisco RoughRiders, Texas League Advanced A: Bakersfield Blaze, California League A: Hickory Crawdads, South Atlantic League Short A: Spokane Indians, Northwest League Rookie: AZL Rangers, Arizona League  Radio and television As of 2008, the Rangers' flagship radio station is KRLD, 1080AM. Eric Nadel and Victor Rojas alternate play-by-play duties. As part of the contract that landed the team's broadcast rights, KRLD moved its studios to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, although KRLD has since moved to a location in North Dallas. Rangers games are also available in Spanish on KFLC 1270AM. Television rights are held by FSN Southwest. Josh Lewin, also of Fox Sports and the National Football League's San Diego Chargers, calls the action alongside Tom Grieve; Jim Knox provides field reports. Some games produced by FSN are shown over-the-air on KDFW, "Fox 4" and KDFI, "My 27." Coincidentally, KDFW was once known as KRLD-TV.  Picture gallery Texas Rangers plane at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport for a series with the Cleveland Indians in May 2008  See also Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Texas RangersAll-Time roster Lone Star Series - interleague rivalry with the Houston Astros Rangers award winners and league leaders Rangers statistical records and milestone achievements List of Texas Rangers broadcasters Managers and ownership of the Texas Rangers  References ^ Wilber, Rick (2008). My Father's Game. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 41. ISBN 978-0786429844. ^ George W. Bush and the Texas Rangers, Espn.com. Retrieved on 2008-05-27. ^ T.R. Sullivan (2006-11-06). "Rangers select Washington to manage". MLB.com. Retrieved on 2006-05-30. ^ T.R. Sullivan (2006-10-16). "Russell added to list of candidates". MLB.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-30. ^ T.R. Sullivan (2006-12-04). "Rangers come to terms with Padilla". MLB.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-30. ^ T.R. Sullivan (2006-12-23). "Rangers acquire McCarthy from Sox". MLB.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-30. ^ T.R. Sullivan (2007-03-19). "It's now Rangers Ballpark in Arlington". MLB.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-30. ^ "#10 Michael Young SS".
ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-17. ^ "#23 Mark Teixeira 1B". ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2007-05-17. ^ "MLB Team Stats: 2007". ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-14. ^ "#51 Willie Eyre RP". ESPN.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-14.  External links Texas Rangers official web site Lone Star Dugout Lone Star Ball The Newberg Report Sports E-Cyclopedia Texas Rangers Hall of Famers  [show]v • d • eTexas Rangers Formerly the Washington Senators • Based in Arlington, Texas (Dallas–Ft. Worth) The Franchise Team Records • Awards & League Leaders • Broadcasters • Managers • Players • Roster • Rangers Captain Culture Continental League Ballparks Griffith Stadium • RFK Stadium • Arlington Stadium • Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Important Figures Ted Williams • Mike Hargrove • Billy Martin • Ferguson Jenkins • Bobby Valentine • George W. Bush • Nolan Ryan • Kenny Rogers • Juan González • Pudge Rodriguez • Alex Rodriguez • Johnny Oates • Michael Young • Hank Blalock • Josh Hamilton Retired Numbers 26 • 34 • 42 Key Personnel Owner: Tom Hicks • General Manager: Jon Daniels • Manager: Ron Washington Minors Oklahoma City RedHawks (AAA) • Frisco RoughRiders (AA) • Bakersfield Blaze (A) • Hickory Crawdads (A) • Spokane Indians (A) • AZL Rangers (Rookie) Division Titles Western: 1996 • 1998 • 1999 • Wild Card: none [show] Seasons (48) 1960s 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 1970s 1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 1980s 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 1990s 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 2000s 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 [show]v • d • eTexas Rangers managers Washington Senators (1961-1971) Vernon • Yost • Hodges • Lemon • Williams Texas Rangers (1972-present) Williams • Herzog • Wilber • Martin • Lucchesi • Stanky • Ryan • Hunter • Corrales • Zimmer • Johnson • Rader • Valentine • Harrah • Kennedy • Oates • Narron • Showalter • Washington [show]v • d • eTexas Rangers franchise AAA AA A Rookie Oklahoma City RedHawks Frisco RoughRiders Bakersfield Blaze Hickory Crawdads Spokane Indians AZL Rangers Major League Baseball (2008) AL East Central West Baltimore Orioles Chicago White Sox Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians Oakland Athletics New York Yankees Detroit Tigers Seattle Mariners Tampa Bay Rays Kansas City Royals Texas Rangers Toronto Blue Jays Minnesota Twins NL East Central West Atlanta Braves Chicago Cubs Arizona Diamondbacks Florida Marlins Cincinnati Reds Colorado Rockies New York Mets Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers Philadelphia Phillies Milwaukee Brewers San Diego Padres Washington Nationals Pittsburgh Pirates San Francisco Giants St. Louis Cardinals Post-Season: World Series · ALCS · NLCS · ALDS · NLDS All-Star Game · World Baseball Classic · Baseball awards · Hall of Fame · MLBPA · TV contracts Baseball year-by-year · Minor leagues · Negro leagues · All-American Girls Professional Baseball League · Federal League · History of baseball This box: view • talk • editSports teams based in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Soccer MLS: FC Dallas, PASL-Pro: Texas Outlaws, PDL: DFW Tornados Baseball MLB: Texas Rangers, TL: Frisco RoughRiders, AA: Fort Worth Cats • Grand Prairie AirHogs, CBL: McKinney Blue Thunder Basketball NBA: Dallas Mavericks,, ABA/WBA: Texas Tycoons, UBL: Fort Worth Funk • Grand Prairie Stallions • Texas Wranglers Football NFL: Dallas Cowboys, AFL: Dallas Desperados, IFL: Frisco Thunder, APFL: Fort Worth Regulators, NAFL: Dallas Diesels, WPFL: Dallas Diamonds, NWFA: Dallas Rage Hockey NHL: Dallas Stars, CHL: Texas Brahmas, NAHL: Texas Tornado NCAA Div-I North Texas • SMU • TCU • UT-Arlington Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Rangers_(baseball)" Categories: Sports clubs established in 1961 | Texas Rangers | Baseball teams in Texas | Sports in Arlington, Texas
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America East Conference Albany - Will Brown Binghamton - Kevin Broadus Boston University - Dennis Wolff Hartford - Dan Leibovitz Maine - Ted Woodward New Hampshire - Bill Herrion Stony Brook - Steve Pikiell UMBC - Randy Monroe Vermont - Mike Lonergan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! America East Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference Charlotte - Bobby Lutz Dayton - Brian Gregory Duquesne - Ron Everhart Fordham - Dereck Whittenburg George Washington - Karl Hobbs La Salle - John Giannini Rhode Island - Jim Baron Richmond - Chris Mooney St. Bonaventure - Mark Schmidt Saint Joseph's - Phil Martelli Saint Louis - Rick Majerus Temple - Fran Dunphy UMass - Derek Kellogg Xavier - Sean Miller 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic 10 Conference
Atlantic Coast Conference Boston College - Al Skinner Clemson - Oliver Purnell Duke - Mike Krzyzewski Florida State - Leonard Hamilton Georgia Tech - Paul Hewitt Maryland - Gary Williams Miami (Florida) - Frank Haith North Carolina - Roy Williams North Carolina State - Sidney Lowe Virginia - Dave Leitao Virginia Tech - Seth Greenberg Wake Forest - Dino Gaudio 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Coast Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference Belmont - Rick Byrd Campbell - Robbie Laing East Tennessee State - Murry Bartow Florida Gulf Coast - Dave Balza Jacksonville - Cliff Warren Kennesaw State - Tony Ingle Lipscomb - Scott Sanderson Mercer - Bob Hoffman North Florida - Matt Kilcullen Stetson - Derek Waugh USC Upstate - Eddie Payne 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Atlantic Sun Conference
Big 12 Conference Baylor - Scott Drew Colorado - Jeff Bzdelik Iowa State - Greg McDermott Kansas - Bill Self Kansas State - Frank Martin Missouri - Mike Anderson Nebraska - Doc Sadler Oklahoma - Jeff Capel III Oklahoma State - Travis Ford Texas - Rick Barnes Texas A&M - Mark Turgeon Texas Tech - Pat Knight 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big 12 Conference
Big East Conference Cincinnati - Mick Cronin Connecticut - Jim Calhoun DePaul - Jerry Wainwright Georgetown - John Thompson III Louisville - Rick Pitino Marquette - Buzz Williams Notre Dame - Mike Brey Pittsburgh - Jamie Dixon Providence - Keno Davis Rutgers - Fred Hill St. John's - Norm Roberts Seton Hall - Bobby Gonzalez South Florida - Stan Heath Syracuse - Jim Boeheim Villanova - Jay Wright West Virginia - Bobby Huggins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big East Conference
Big Sky Conference Eastern Washington - Kirk Earlywine Idaho State - Joe O'Brien Montana - Wayne Tinkle Montana State - Brad Huse Northern Arizona - Mike Adras Northern Colorado - Tad Boyle Portland State - Ken Bone Sacramento State - Brian Katz Weber State - Randy Rahe 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Sky Conference
Big South Conference Charleston Southern - Barclay Radebaugh Coastal Carolina - Cliff Ellis Gardner-Webb - Rick Scruggs High Point - Bart Lundy Liberty - Ritchie McKay Presbyterian - Gregg Nibert Radford - Brad Greenberg UNC-Asheville - Eddie Biedenbach VMI - Duggar Baucom Winthrop - Randy Peele 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big South Conference
Big Ten Conference Illinois - Bruce Weber Indiana - Tom Crean Iowa - Todd Lickliter Michigan - John Beilein Michigan State - Tom Izzo Minnesota - Tubby Smith Northwestern - Bill Carmody Ohio State - Thad Matta Penn State - Ed DeChellis Purdue - Matt Painter Wisconsin - Bo Ryan 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big Ten Conference
Big West Conference Cal Poly - Kevin Bromley Cal State Fullerton - Bob Burton Cal State Northridge - Bobby Braswell Long Beach State - Dan Monson Pacific - Bob Thomason UC Davis - Gary Stewart UC Irvine - Pat Douglass UC Riverside - Jim Wooldridge UC Santa Barbara - Bob Williams 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Big West Conference
Colonial Athletic Association Delaware - Monte Ross Drexel - Bruiser Flint George Mason - Jim Larranaga Georgia State - Rod Barnes Hofstra - Tom Pecora James Madison - Matt Brady Northeastern - Bill Coen Old Dominion - Blaine Taylor Towson - Pat Kennedy UNC-Wilmington - Benny Moss Virginia Commonwealth - Anthony Grant William & Mary - Tony Shaver 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Colonial Athletic Association
Conference USA East Carolina - Mack McCarthy Houston - Tom Penders Marshall - Donnie Jones Memphis - John Calipari Rice - Ben Braun Southern Methodist - Matt Doherty Southern Mississippi - Larry Eustachy Tulane - Dave Dickerson Tulsa - Doug Wojcik UAB - Mike Davis UCF - Kirk Speraw UTEP - Tony Barbee 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Conference USA
Horizon League - Butler - Brad Stevens Cleveland State - Gary Waters Detroit - Ray McCallum Loyola (Chicago) - Jim Whitesell UIC - Jimmy Collins UW-Green Bay - Tod Kowalczyk UW-Milwaukee - Rob Jeter Valparaiso - Homer Drew Wright State - Brad Brownell Youngstown State - Jerry Slocum 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Horizon League
Independents Bryant - Tim O'Shea Cal State Bakersfield - Keith Brown Chicago State - Benjy Taylor Houston Baptist - Ron Cottrell Longwood - Mike Gillian New Jersey Institute of Technology - Jim Engles North Carolina Central - Henry Dickerson Savannah State - Horace Broadnax SIU-Edwardsville - Lennox Forrester Texas-Pan American - Tom Schuberth Utah Valley - Dick Hunsaker 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! NCAA Division I independent schools (basketball)
Ivy League Brown - Jesse Agel Columbia - Joe Jones Cornell - Steve Donahue Dartmouth - Terry Dunn Harvard - Tommy Amaker Penn - Glen Miller Princeton - Sydney Johnson Yale - James Jones 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ivy League
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Canisius - Tom Parrotta Fairfield - Ed Cooley Iona - Kevin Willard Loyola (Maryland) - Jimmy Patsos Manhattan - Barry Rohrssen Marist - Chuck Martin Niagara - Joe Mihalich Rider - Tommy Dempsey St. Peter's - John Dunne Siena - Fran McCaffery 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-American Conference
Mid-American Conference Akron – Keith Dambrot Ball State – Billy Taylor Bowling Green – Louis Orr Buffalo – Reggie Witherspoon Central Michigan – Ernie Ziegler Eastern Michigan – Charles Ramsey Kent State – Geno Ford Miami – Charlie Coles Northern Illinois – Ricardo Patton Ohio – John Groce Toledo – Gene Cross Western Michigan – Steve Hawkins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-American Conference
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bethune-Cookman - Clifford Reed Coppin State - Ron Mitchell Delaware State - Greg Jackson Florida A&M - Mike Gillespie Hampton - Kevin Nickelberry Howard - Gil Jackson Maryland-Eastern Shore - Meredith Smith Morgan State - Todd Bozeman Norfolk State - Anthony Evans North Carolina A&T - Jerry Eaves South Carolina State - Tim Carter Winston-Salem State - Bobby Collins 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Missouri Valley Conference Bradley - Jim Les Creighton - Dana Altman Drake - Mark Phelps Evansville - Marty Simmons Illinois State - Tim Jankovich Indiana State - Kevin McKenna Missouri State - Cuonzo Martin Northern Iowa - Ben Jacobson Southern Illinois - Chris Lowery Wichita State - Gregg Marshall 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Missouri Valley Conference
Mountain West Conference Air Force - Jeff Reynolds Brigham Young - Dave Rose Colorado State - Tim Miles New Mexico - Steve Alford San Diego State - Steve Fisher Texas Christian - Neil Dougherty UNLV - Lon Kruger Utah - Jim Boylen Wyoming - Heath Schroyer 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Mountain West Conference
Northeast Conference Central Connecticut State - Howie Dickenman Fairleigh Dickinson - Tom Green LIU-Brooklyn - Jim Ferry Monmouth - Dave Calloway Mount St. Mary's - Milan Brown Quinnipiac - Tom Moore Robert Morris - Mike Rice Jr. Sacred Heart - Dave Bike St. Francis (PA) - Don Friday St. Francis (NY) - Brian Nash Wagner - Mike Deane 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Northeast Conference
Ohio Valley Conference Austin Peay - Dave Loos Eastern Illinois - Mike Miller Eastern Kentucky - Jeff Neubauer Jacksonville State - James Green Morehead State - Donnie Tyndall Murray State - Billy Kennedy Southeast Missouri - Zac Roman Tennessee-Martin - Bret Campbell Tennessee State - Cy Alexander Tennessee Tech - Mike Sutton 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Ohio Valley Conference
Pacific-10 Conference Arizona - Russ Pennell Arizona State - Herb Sendek California - Mike Montgomery Oregon - Ernie Kent Oregon State - Craig Robinson Stanford - Johnny Dawkins UCLA - Ben Howland USC - Tim Floyd Washington - Lorenzo Romar Washington State - Tony Bennett 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Pacific-10 Conference
Patriot League American - Jeff Jones Army - Jim Crews Bucknell - Dave Paulsen Colgate - Emmett Davis Holy Cross - Ralph Willard Lafayette - Fran O'Hanlon Lehigh - Brett Reed Navy - Billy Lange 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Patriot League
Southeastern Conference Alabama - Philip Pearson Arkansas - John Pelphrey Auburn - Jeff Lebo Florida - Billy Donovan Georgia - Pete Herrmann Kentucky - Billy Gillispie LSU - Trent Johnson Mississippi - Andy Kennedy Mississippi State - Rick Stansbury South Carolina - Darrin Horn Tennessee - Bruce Pearl Vanderbilt - Kevin Stallings 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southeastern Conference
Southern Conference Appalachian State - Houston Fancher Chattanooga - John Shulman The Citadel - Ed Conroy College of Charleston - Bobby Cremins Davidson - Bob McKillop Elon - Ernie Nestor Furman - Jeff Jackson Georgia Southern - Jeff Price Samford - Jimmy Tillette UNC-Greensboro - Mike Dement Western Carolina - Larry Hunter Wofford - Mike Young 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southern Conference
Southland Conference Central Arkansas - Rand Chappell Lamar - Steve Roccaforte McNeese State - Dave Simmons Nicholls State - J. P. Piper Northwestern State - Mike McConathy Sam Houston State - Bob Marlin Southeastern Louisiana - Jim Yarbrough Stephen F. Austin - Danny Kaspar Texas A&M-Corpus Christi - Perry Clark Texas-Arlington - Scott Cross Texas-San Antonio - Brooks Thompson Texas State - Doug Davalos 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southland Conference
Southwestern Athletic Conference Alabama A&M - L. Vann Pettaway Alabama State - Lewis Jackson Alcorn State - Samuel West Arkansas-Pine Bluff - George Ivory Grambling State - Larry Wright Jackson State - Tevester Anderson Mississippi Valley State - Sean Woods Prairie View A&M - Byron Rimm II Southern - Rob Spivery Texas Southern - Tony Harvey 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Southwestern Athletic Conference
The Summit League Centenary - Greg Gary IPFW - Dane Fife IUPUI - Ron Hunter North Dakota State - Saul Phillips Oakland - Greg Kampe Oral Roberts - Scott Sutton South Dakota State - Scott Nagy Southern Utah - Roger Reid UMKC - Matt Brown Western Illinois - Derek Thomas 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! The Summit League
Sun Belt Conference Arkansas-Little Rock - Steve Shields Arkansas State - Dickey Nutt Denver - Joe Scott Florida Atlantic - Mike Jarvis Florida International - Sergio Rouco Louisiana-Lafayette - Robert Lee Louisiana-Monroe - Orlando Early Middle Tennessee - Kermit Davis New Orleans - Joe Pasternack North Texas - Johnny Jones South Alabama - Ronnie Arrow Troy - Don Maestri Western Kentucky - Ken McDonald 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! Sun Belt Conference
West Coast Conference Gonzaga - Mark Few Loyola Marymount - Rodney Tention Pepperdine - Vance Walberg Portland - Eric Reveno Saint Mary's - Randy Bennett San Diego - Bill Grier San Francisco - Rex Walters Santa Clara - Kerry Keating 227's NCAA Basketball Tournament! West Coast Conference
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