Two years ago, the Texas Rangers were in bankruptcy court and the future was unknown. But they were sold to a group led by Nolan Ryan, and went on to the World Series later that season. Last season, they defended their American League title for a second trip to the World Series.
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig called the Rangers rise as one of the great success stories in the game. Did Selig ever see it coming?
“No, you kidding? I’d have been under too many hot showers if I thought they’d be where they are today,” Selig said. “I knew that things were in place there, but this is unprecedented and it’s remarkable.”
The Rangers are drawing a record number of fans this season, already setting the franchise record for most sellouts in a season.
-- Drew Davison