List of Texas Rangers seasons

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

The team was initially extremely unsuccessful, not winning more games than it lost until 1969 and moving to Texas in 1972; however, success did not easily come its way even in its new abode, with only one season of over ninety wins and not a single postseason appearance until after the 1994 strike. After three postseason appearances in four years, the Rangers again declined to mediocrity before appearing unexpectedly in their first two World Series in 2010 and 2011. In 2012 and 2013, the Rangers entered the last day of the season with a chance to go to the playoffs with a win, only to lose both of them.

Abstract (1961-2013)

Regular Season

  • 53 MLB seasons : 4027-4413 (.477)
  • 5 Division titles : 1996, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011

Post-season

  • 1 appearance in Wild Card Playoff: 0-1 (.000)
  • 5 appearances in Division Series : 7-12 (.368), Series W-L : 2-3 (.400)
  • 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 : 19-25 (.432), Total Series W-L : 4-5 (.444)

Year by year

World Series Champions American League Champions Division Champions (1969–present) Wild Card Berth (1995–Present)
Season Regular season Manager Playoffs
Finish Won Lost  % Attendance Average
Washington Senators
1961 9th AL 61 100 .378 597,287 7,561 Mickey Vernon
1962 10th AL 60 101 .372 729,775 9,122 Mickey Vernon
1963 10th AL 56 106 .345 535,604 6,695 Mickey Vernon (14-26)
Eddie Yost (0-1)
Gil Hodges (42-79)
1964 9th AL 62 100 .382 600,106 7,409 Gil Hodges
1965 8th AL 70 92 .432 560,083 6,915 Gil Hodges
1966 8th AL 71 88 .446 576,260 7,388 Gil Hodges
1967 6th AL 76 85 .472 770,868 9,636 Gil Hodges
1968 10th AL 65 96 .403 546,661 6,749 Jim Lemon
1969 4th AL East 86 76 .530 918,106 11,335 Ted Williams
1970 6th AL East 70 92 .432 824,789 10,183 Ted Williams
1971 5th AL East 63 96 .396 655,156 8,088 Ted Williams
Texas Rangers
1972 6th AL West 54 100 .350 662,974 8,610 Ted Williams
1973 6th AL West 57 105 .351 686,085 8,470 Whitey Herzog (47-91)
Del Wilber (1-0)
Billy Martin (9-14)
1974 2nd AL West 84 76 .525 1,193,902 14,924 Billy Martin
1975 3rd AL West 79 83 .487 1,127,924 14,099 Billy Martin (44-51)
Frank Lucchesi (35-32)
1976 5th AL West 76 86 .469 1,164,982 14,382 Frank Lucchesi
1977 2nd AL West 94 68 .580 1,250,722 15,441 Frank Lucchesi (31-31)
Eddie Stanky (1-0)
Connie Ryan (2-4)
Billy Hunter (60-33)
1978 3rd AL West 87 75 .537 1,447,963 17,658 Billy Hunter (86-75)
Pat Corrales (1-0)
1979 3rd AL West 83 79 .512 1,519,671 18,761 Pat Corrales
1980 4th AL West 76 85 .472 1,198,175 14,977 Pat Corrales
1981 2nd AL West 33 22 .600 850,076 15,180 Don Zimmer
3rd AL West 24 26 .480
1982 6th AL West 64 98 .395 1,154,432 14,252 Don Zimmer (38-58)
Darrell Johnson (26-40)
1983 3rd AL West 77 85 .475 1,363,469 16,833 Doug Rader
1984 7th AL West 69 92 .428 1,102,471 13,781 Doug Rader
1985 7th AL West 62 99 .385 1,112,497 13,906 Doug Rader (9-23)
Bobby Valentine (53-76)
1986 2nd AL West 87 75 .537 1,692,002 20,889 Bobby Valentine
1987 7th AL West 75 87 .462 1,763,053 21,766 Bobby Valentine
1988 6th AL West 70 91 .434 1,581,901 19,530 Bobby Valentine
1989 4th AL West 83 79 .512 2,043,993 25,234 Bobby Valentine
1990 3rd AL West 83 79 .512 2,057,911 25,096 Bobby Valentine
1991 3rd AL West 85 77 .524 2,297,720 28,367 Bobby Valentine
1992 4th AL West 77 85 .475 2,198,231 27,139 Bobby Valentine (45-41)
Toby Harrah (32-44)
1993 2nd AL West 86 76 .530 2,244,616 27,711 Kevin Kennedy
1994 1st AL West 52 62 .456 2,503,198 39,733 Kevin Kennedy No play-offs (players strike)
1995 3rd AL West 74 70 .513 1,985,910 27,582 Johnny Oates
1996 1st AL West 90 72 .555 2,889,020 35,667 Johnny Oates (MOY) Lost ALDS vs. New York Yankees, 1–3 Juan Gonzalez (MVP)
1997 3rd AL West 77 85 .475 2,945,228 36,361 Johnny Oates
1998 1st AL West 88 74 .543 2,927,399 36,141 Johnny Oates Lost ALDS vs. New York Yankees, 0–3 Juan Gonzalez (MVP)
1999 1st AL West 95 67 .586 2,771,469 34,216 Johnny Oates Lost ALDS vs. New York Yankees, 0–3 Ivan Rodriguez (MVP)
2000 4th AL West 71 91 .438 2,588,401 31,956 Johnny Oates
2001 4th AL West 73 89 .450 2,831 021 34,525 Johnny Oates (11-17)
Jerry Narron (62-72)
2002 4th AL West 72 90 .444 2,352,397 29,042 Jerry Narron
2003 4th AL West 71 91 .438 2,094,394 25,857 Buck Showalter Alex Rodriguez (MVP)
2004 3rd AL West 89 73 .549 2,513,685 31,033 Buck Showalter (MOY)
2005 3rd AL West 79 83 .487 2,525,221 31,176 Buck Showalter
2006 3rd AL West 80 82 .493 2,388,757 29,491 Buck Showalter
2007 4th AL West 75 87 .462 2,353,862 29,060 Ron Washington
2008 2nd AL West 79 83 .487 1,945,677 24,021 Ron Washington
2009 2nd AL West 87 75 .537 2,156,016 26,617 Ron Washington
2010 1st AL West 90 72 .558 2,505,171 30,928 Ron Washington Won ALDS vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 3–2
Won ALCS vs. New York Yankees, 4–2
Lost World Series vs. San Francisco Giants, 1–4 Josh Haamilton (MVP) Neftali Feliz (ROY)
2011 1st AL West 96 66 .593 2,946,949 36,382 Ron Washington Won ALDS vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 3–1
Won ALCS vs. Detroit Tigers, 4–2
Lost World Series vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 3–4
2012 2nd AL West 93 69 .574 3,460,280 42,720 Ron Washington Lost ALWCP vs. Baltimore Orioles
2013 2nd AL West 91 71 .562 3,178,273 38,759 Ron Washington
Total 4027 4413 .477 84,999,666 23 different managers, Ron Washington with the most wins at 611 (through Sept. 30, 2013) Playoffs : 19–25 (.432)

External links

  • Texas Rangers Statistics at Baseball-Reference.com
  • Texas Rangers Stadiums and attendances at Baseball-Reference.com